Skip to comments.***SOLAR RAGE***
Posted on 01/23/2012 12:37:53 PM PST by TaraP
A powerful solar eruption, the largest since May 2005 according to NOAA, is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth, which could force planes to be re-routed.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
2012-01-23 15:01 Geomagnetic Storm Expected Tuesday, Jan 23
As the strongest Solar Radiation Storm (S3) since May, 2005 continues, the associated Earthward-directed Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to arrive about 1400 UT (9am EST) Jan 24. SWPC has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch with G2 level storming likely and G3 level storming possible, with the storm continuing into Wednesday, Jan 25. All of this activity is related to a moderate (R2) Radio Blackout x-ray flare that erupted Sunday night (11pm EST). Updates will be posted here as we learn more or follow us on Facebook.
Why is the sun so angry?
Everyone knows that solar flares are all part of man-made climate change caused by George W. Bush.
It doesn’t like Mitt Romney and the lies being foisted by his campaign.
BTW, I changed can openers, to one which lifts the entire top of the can. Had to stop letting my kitty lick the cans because she cut her widdle tongue. She loves Italian ...
The Sun (SON) is very angry..
Look what is going on in the earth....
Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.
The prediction is based in part on a major solar storm in 1859 that caused telegraph wires to short out in the United States and Europe, igniting widespread fires.
It was perhaps the worst in the past 200 years, according to the new study, and with the advent of modern power grids and satellites, much more is at risk.
"A contemporary repetition of the  event would cause significantly more extensive (and possibly catastrophic) social and economic disruptions," the researchers conclude.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,478024,00.html#ixzz1kJejlBVA
Re-routed to where? Mars?
RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Solar protons accelerated by this morning’s M9-class solar flare are streaming past Earth. On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications. An example of satellite effects: The “snow” in this SOHO coronagraph movie is caused by protons hitting the observatory’s onboard camera.
ALMOST-X FLARE AND CME (UPDATED): This morning, Jan. 23rd around 0359 UT, big sunspot 1402 erupted, producing a long-duration M9-class solar flare. The explosion’s M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the flare’s extreme ultraviolet flash:
“Why is the sun so angry?”
The real question is what have Republicans done that made the sun angry.
***Geomagnetic Storm Expected Tuesday, Jan 23***
Tuesday will be Jan 24th!!!!
It already happened;) ??????????????
I don’t LET her do that. But she’s kind of sneaky sometimes.
She likes refried beans too. I think she may be illegal, but please don’t tell anyone.
This is the 3rd Flare and will be going on for the next couple days coming from Sunspot 1402....
It’s Freaking NASA/NOAA out and there sites!
Well if that happens you won’t read about it on the internet.
Ammo, food and wisdom will rule the day.
Biological: radiation hazard avoidance recommended for astronauts on EVA; passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to radiation risk.***
Satellite operations: single-event upsets, noise in imaging systems, and slight reduction of efficiency in solar panel are likely.
Other systems: degraded HF radio propagation through the polar regions and navigation position errors likely.
Most people will be ill-prepared to go without electricity.
Having no Internet will be the least of someone’s worries..
No food, no weapons no money and no gas will spiral the world into Global Chaos....
Until that happens, people will laugh this off.. Sad.
Another Newt ex?
Internet is Slow...
Look at what happened in May 2005 when the same kind of flare hit earth.M.8
CALIFORNIA AURORAS: Last night, May 14th, an extreme geomagnetic storm sparked auroras across much of the United States. Dennis Mammana took this picture from Borrego Springs in the Anza-Borrego Desert of Southern California:
The storm is subsiding now, but it’s not finished. Sky watchers, especially those in Canada, Alaska and northern-tier US states such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, should remain alert for auroras tonight.
What caused this storm? A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field. Impact time: May 14th at 0230 UT. Pictured below, the CME left the sun on May 13th, propelled in our direction by an M8-class explosion near sunspot 759. Eighteen hours later it reached Earth and sparked bright auroras.
EARTHQUAKES in 2005
June 13 Tarapaca, Chile 7.8
June 15 Off coast of northern California 7.2
July 24 Nicobar Islands, India 7.3
Aug. 16 Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan 7.2
Sept. 9 New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea 7.7
Sept. 26 Northern Peru 7.5
Oct. 8 Pakistan 7.6
Nov. 14 Off coast of Honshu, Japan 7.0
Space Weather Message Code: WARPX1
Serial Number: 337
Issue Time: 2012 Jan 23 1426 UTC
EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 10MeV Integral Flux above 10pfu expected
Extension to Serial Number: 336
Valid From: 2012 Jan 23 0500 UTC
Now Valid Until: 2012 Jan 24 1900 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence
Predicted NOAA Scale: S3 - Strong
If you were the sun and had to put up with a bunch of global warming deniers, you would be angry, too. :)