Fascinating! In a very relevant video produced by MrCometWatch.com, we see demonstrated the effects of solar flares on our atmosphere. According to the genteel voice of Mr. Comet Watch, a new phenomenon was discovered last year by a group of NASA satellites called THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms). Solar flares can pump the Earth’s magnetic field with enough energy to cause a “space quake” in the upper atmosphere. The magnetic field lines that surround the Earth stretch due to the bombardment of solar energy. When it’s stretched to it’s limit, it actually snaps back like a rubber band forcing the energy back into the atmosphere. According to Mr. Comet Watch, this effect can register on seismographs as a 6.5 earthquake. He believes that this could be the source of sky noise. I like his theory and it’s based on an article from National Geographic here.