So, are we now seeing increased solar activity which has been subdued for awhile?
Will that affect our winter weather?
These flares have been getting bigger and bigger and next year is the apex of the cycle. When a flare shoots off it goes in a straight line, no deviation, so one knows where it is going. If it’s path is directed at earth, we will get it.
If we get past 2013 without getting a major burst that destroys our electrical system, maybe we will be okay. That doesn’t guarantee we won’t get a big one the next year but at least we would have made it through the most active year of 2013.
I read up on an EMT from this and also from a nuclear bomb going off over the country and found that a sun EMT is less destructive because it stays in that straight line, and is pulled into the electric system. You car would likely work and so would any electronic equipment IF IT WAS NOT PLUGGED IN when this happens.
A bomb EMT, however, is spread out and corrupts everything, plugged in or not.