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PostSubject: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:06 am

A huge mass of electrically-charged particles thrown out by a gigantic eruption on the Sun is due to strike the Earth tonight.



Scientists expect it to trigger one of the most violent geomagnetic storms ever recorded.
The result could be widespread power surges and even blackouts, disrupted TV and mobile phone signals, and broken down communication satellites.

At the same time the Northern Lights, normally confined to polar latitudes, may produce dazzling displays in the skies above southern Britain.

At least one satellite has already been knocked out of action by the storm. Japan's space agency said its Kodama communications satellite had been temporarily shut down after malfunctioning.

The solar flare that caused the eruption burst out of a sunspot at 10.54am yesterday.
Experts said it was the strongest flare seen in the past 30 years. The explosion caused a coronal mass ejection (CME) which is now speeding towards Earth.

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Last week another CME only hit the Earth a glancing blow, yet was able to disrupt airline communications.
The solar flare was classified as an X18-category explosion, meaning it can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.

Although the charged particles present no direct danger to people on the ground, they could have a devastating effect on electrical equipment.

Geomagnetic storms are classified on a scale of one to five. Initial indications are that the looming storm could reach the highest G5 level and last for 24 hours.

Northern Lights

The most obvious manifestation of the storm is likely to be glorious auroras lighting up the night sky.

Usually the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, is only visible in Britain from northern Scotland. The Earth's magnetic field channels the solar particles that cause auroras towards the poles.

But experts say that over the next two days the Northern Lights may be seen at latitudes as low as Florida and Texas - and even south enough to cover the whole of Europe.

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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:43 am

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please don't take this persoanlly
i am just a picky person
and there is no date on this and no link....
could you please add the link where this comes from..
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 am

I hope it hits when i`m at work tonight and screws all the machines to hell


here you go sky


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-200952/power-cuts-threat-sun-storm-hits-earth.html
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:36 pm

...a gigantic eruption on the Sun is due to strike the Earth tonight.... as in tonight lol!

It's the 19th as in today. smiley-face-sun-clou

Sorry for not putting the link on, so thanks to NB.
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:39 pm

lol!

thanks NB and SW

the reason i ask about the links is that soho didn't have anything about it and i wondered where else you can get info about these things...unfortunately the article didn't give a source where they got the info either...
that always bothers me..cause it is soooo easy to just make shit up on line....
even though you have to take what is sourced at about half truth or less...
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anyway this is from space weather and they say the exact opposite..very curious
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http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html
3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Aug 19 22:00 UTC
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low on Day 1 (20 Aug), becoming low with a chance for moderate activity on Days 2 and 3 (21-22 Aug) when old Region 1261 (N15, L=347) returns.

Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on Day 1 (20 Aug) and rise to unsettled levels with a chance for active conditions on Day 2 (21 Aug). The rise in activity is expected with the arrival of a coronal hole high speed stream. By Day 3 (22 Aug), a return to mostly quiet conditions is expected as weak coronal hole effects wane.


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space weather has this: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/spaceweather/

SPACECRAFT SEES CME ENGULF EARTH: For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released yesterday during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar physicists, who say it could lead to important advances in space weather forecasting. Get the full story from Science@NASA.
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/18aug_cmemovie/

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http://stereo.ssl.berkeley.edu/multistatus.php

Current Solar Activity and Heliospheric Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) Conditions
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:44 pm

When I logged on earlier I couldn't get the info highway to work at all, just nothing and Toshiba told me in a message that sat was down. So I thought here we go..............

Then after a couple of hours tried again and it came back, I must admit though when I thought it was totally wiped I thought shit no communication for biggs at all now.
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:02 am

I presume something had gone on last night because I totally forgot about my own post (doh!!) when all our PC's totally ground to a halt and we just couldn't get pages up or change anything. This lasted for about 2 hours, then it was back on again.

So I can only presume it was down to the solar flares that it had knock off our net connection. I dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:07 am

lol!

must have only affected you guys..no problems here at all..wierd, huh? scratch

maybe they are setting us up so that we think it is a solar flame when they turn stuff off and on
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:19 am

Ours went off early evening, so it would have been morning for you Otter. Perhaps you just weren't online at the time and missed it all. Afternoon for me would be evening for Biggs so maybe that's why she had problems too. scratch who knows.
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PostSubject: Re: Power Cuts Threat as Sun Storm Hits Earth    Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:16 pm

I am not getting any text only the headings in pms being sent to me. Mmmh. Cant figure it out.
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