posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 04:57 AM
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
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