According to an article on New Scientist the April 3rd CME (coronal mass ejection) arrived earlier then expected, and when I say expected I mean what our scientific community said was normal is not.
The old rate of travel for ionized particles emanating from the Sun was 500 kilometres per second. So the real issue or question is ~ is this the new speed in space. If so, what then is causing this acceleration of current? Is there now less resistance or more force. Or is (6.28 x10 -18th) broke.
Those charged with safeguarding life and electronics need to be on their toes and prepared to act earlier.