Sunny Doom Porn, that may have a really, really bright side.

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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 04:57 AM
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Ok, this is kinda doom, or more accurately solar doom porn.

For those of you not in the know this is really important. From my own professional point of view, if I'm not all over this then I'm in for a bad day when it happens.

I recently put up This Thread

While at the time there was potential for x-flares from this subject, nothing came to pass. TFFT.

What was surprising was the 2, yep 2 x-flares emanated from the approaching face. Initially neither was expected to be Earth bound, until today;

From the source;


Yesterday's double X-flare may have produced a geoeffective CME after all. At first it appeared that Earth was outside the line of fire, but a closer look at the CME reveals an Earth-directed component.


Doesn't sound like too much of a drama. Then you discover this little pineapple at the height of the Mini-Max Cycle;



Pesnell believes that "Solar Cycle 24, such as it is, will probably start fading by 2015." Ironically, that is when some of the bigger flares and magnetic storms could occur. Biesecker has analyzed historical records of solar activity and he finds that most large events such as strong flares and significant geomagnetic storms typically occur in the declining phase of solar cycles—even weak ones


This then sees the drama exit stage left to be replaced by Captain Doom Porn;



Indeed, this "Mini-Max" has already unleashed one of the strongest storms in recorded history. On July 23, 2012, a plasma cloud or "CME" rocketed away from the sun as fast as 3000 km/s, more than four times faster than a typical eruption. The storm tore through Earth orbit, but fortunately Earth wasn't there. Instead it hit NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft, which recorded the event for analysis. Researchers now believe the eruption was as significant as the iconic Carrington Event of 1859—a solar storm that set telegraph offices on fire and sparked Northern Lights as far south as Hawaii. If the 2012 "superstorm" had hit Earth, the damage to power grids and satellites would have been significant.


"the damage to power grids and satellites would have been significant." Possibly an understatement there, I believe. Potential for the development of a whole new world in a very short period of time, possibly.

Read the Source Here

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell
edit on 11-6-2014 by myselfaswell because: emoticons no worky in the title
edit on 11-6-2014 by myselfaswell because: directional correction
edit on 11-6-2014 by myselfaswell because: bloody punctuationalising




posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 05:27 AM
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If it does .. makes me glad that am far from so-called civilization and more than capable of doing just fine without the electronic gadgets and gizmos .. will be relaxing in my hammock having a pint ..or two .. not my concern what happens to so-called civilization its needed a reset for a long time .. out here life will go on as it always has ..



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 05:34 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

I agree in some sense, yet another no. Like yourself I am remote from drivelisation, but I do have to interact with it, hence the relevance.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 05:45 AM
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True .. at times must deal with it .. but looking at it longer term civilization would rebuild and with luck into something better than the cesspool it is now .. as the knowledge would still be available it would be a matter of time after the fools and idiots killed each other off then the more sane ones would be busy rebuilding ..



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 06:03 AM
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I see we just got a couple M class that went off . The sun has been very quiet and like you said the 2 X's were a bit of a surprise . Have a good one ..peace



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 07:17 AM
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Yeah, this is the kind of doom porn I can dive into... as it's not total b.s. (or statistically improbable).

I am sensitive to loss of the grid from a selfish perspective... living in a water poor area that averages 110 degree daytime temps in summer and has dismal local food production, an EM event that burns out the grid and communication/ transportation would be a nightmare (at least for a few days until merciful death comes).

It's another point of proof that our leadership is ... lacking... in that a measly couple million dollars would safeguard against this being debilitating for more than a few days, in my own poor understanding of the matter.

I have grown to like and depend on what electricity brings us on a daily basis... and I would miss it if it was gone... until I didn't.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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Bring it....we need to teach the newer generations how to go outside and actually do something. I didn't have portable electronics as a kid and am thankful they weren't around then. I think knocking out the power grid will do a lot of harm in the short term, but be for the best in the long run.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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Solar flares and CMEs are one of the more likely disasters I've always been concerned with. I had to write a report in college on them and the "Smart Grid". Luckily, the smart grid is supposed to help take care of this, but if the storm is big enough to knock out all the systems in the US I don't believe it would help a whole lot. It isn't exactly hardened against a CME event.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Ha, I never really thought of it from that perspective, good point.

If the data is accurate then I suspect we may see some fireworks. Happy enough with a glancing blow, a direct hit from an x-whateva, not so happy.

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell



posted on Jun, 12 2014 @ 04:03 AM
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So just updating the cheery doom porn.

"AR2087, is particularly potent"

We are currently at "a 30% chance of X-flares on June 11th."

If I was you I'd have this bookmarked for the next wee while. I also urge you to visit the following, if you haven't already.

SpaceWeather.com

Kind Regards
Myselfaswell





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