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Powerful X1.6-class Solar Flare

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posted on Sep, 14 2014 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: seentoomuch


And btw, the lightshow was amazing in different areas of the world, you missed that? And at one point they were concerned about aircraft and the radiation.


I suppose so. But lets just say I doubt I missed much. However I am quite sure somebody somewhere enjoyed the light show.




posted on Sep, 15 2014 @ 12:04 AM
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originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: violet

I suppose so, maybe these categorizations are a bit off, last I checked there has not been a big solar flare in millions of years, at least not headed in this direction. I mean I dont know, you all can categorize it any way you like. Its just strange is what I am saying. I was not critiquing your methods, I just never knew that X flares were considered big flares...That's just bizarre.

I also heard that ATS does not allow all caps. But I thought that was some joke people made up.


Millions of years??? In the case of comets yes.


There was a major CME. event in 1859. The carrington event , it fried telegraph poles. had we had a power grid back then it would have been catastrophic.



The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington Event,[1] was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10. A solar coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetosphere and induced one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record. The associated "white light flare" in the solar photosphere was observed and recorded by English astronomers Richard C. Carrington and Richard Hodgson.


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Additionally in 1989 a much more powerful x class flare than this one , an X 15 I believe, cut power in Quebec for 9 days, along with some northern states or state, not sure which state , it can all be googled. Or read NASA

Its not a joke we do not use all caps. Its considered shouting. Its common Internet etiquette. You most certainly cannot use them for thread titles to lure people into your thread. Or everyone would be HEY look at my thread.

Its almost better to stick with the sources headline anyways because it helps for others creating duplicate threads. As in the case of this one, not many other sources existed at time of posting except for Spaceweather. It helps the mods or other members to sort through and close duplicates. Or to others wishing to view, they will know, I already read about this.
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