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Powerful X1.6-class Solar Flare

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posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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I'm in Florida and the lightning and thunder are like nothing I've seen or heard. Is this from the solar storm?




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 05:31 AM
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Aw I'm just a little to far south to see the lights, even with the power boost they got from the flair it looks like.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: ObjectZero

FLAIR - definition……. a special or instinctive aptitude or ability for doing something well

FLARE - definition …. a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light.

FYI….

Regards

PDUK



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 06:53 AM
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The lightning was so bad last night, so many strikes so fast and for so long. It caused a sinkhole. I still don't know if this was from the solar flare or what, but I've never in my life witnessed such lightning. It was incredible to see.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: Rezlooper
I've never seen the colours we see in pics. The first time I was in northern BC and saw white beams coming down from the sky, very strange, had no idea what it was. Went home to southern BC. And thought these beams are following me! The next time I saw them they were just wispy white ghost things and part of the sky looked maroon colour.


Yea, its pretty intense when red-green-blue colors are dancing around and in the skies directly overhead. I've only seen them that one time like that in my life. Once-in-a-lifetime I guess. That's too bad because I've always wanted to see them like that again.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: violet

I knew it!

Late last night my TV signal and wireless internet connection went down and I considered that it might be due to a solar flare, but I didn't give it a second thought.

I envy those who live in the northern latitudes because it would've made a fantastic lights show.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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Okay, it's here, just received this text notification from Space Weather:

"A CME has just hit Earth's magnetic field. Strong geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead"

STM



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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Well space weather.com is down right now. I guess due to heavy traffic.

STM



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: seentoomuch

Yeah, I have been trying to get on spaceweather for a little while now and can't.

*grumble*



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: Darkblade71

Great, it's back up now, DB. Here's the latest summation:

Source: spaceweather.com...


THE SECOND CME HAS ARRIVED: For the second time today, a CME has hit Earth's magnetic field. The first strike, described below, was relatively minor. The second impact, which occured at approximately 1600 UT, could be more potent CME #2 was propelled toward Earth by a powerful X-class solar flare on Sept. 10th. It could spark strong geomagnetic storms extending from Earth's poles to mid-latitudes. Stay tuned for updates about this developing story--and be alert for auroras!



I wish some of y'all experts on this subject would help read the data, it's not my strong suit for sure.

STM



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 12:00 PM
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I don't know if it's related, but we just had 2 power breakdowns (18.45 and 7.10) this afternoon in Athens, When I called the power company they told me a transformer had blown up.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 12:04 PM
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I haven't been able to get spaceweather to load all day


Its bad imo that its hitting now we are getting hit directly, but I don't think its strong enough to do widespread damage.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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My gfci reset twice this morning.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 12:15 PM
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I've been keeping up with this. Thank you for posting about it, and for all the continued updates. Just finished shopping, so just in case anything happens, though hopefully not, I should be ready for it. I really wish I could see the auroras. I've always wanted too. Hopefully someday.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: seentoomuch
It's not my strong suit either. The only expert I know of on ats won't show up unless we write conspiracy stuff like this will destroy our planet. Oddly enough he doesn't contribute his expertise otherwise. (cough)



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Yes it's slow. Try space weather prediction Center
SWPC
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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:07 PM
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ETA Forgot my text to go with this.

Solar radiation storm elevated to S2
S2 is:



Biological: passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to elevated radiation risk.*** Satellite operations: infrequent single-event upsets possible. Other systems: small effects on HF propagation through the polar regions and navigation at polar cap locations possibly affected.
Source

So here goes my conspiracy mind : do they tell people boarding flights there's a risk to radiation?


I think this second flare is upon us now. Not sure. Just taking a wild guess because the sudden impulse warning coincides with the flare arriving, or it did yesterday.

Need to get on soaceweather. Will check my app instead.

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ETA it's been downgraded to S1 now. It was at S 2
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No biological risks to passengers
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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: violet

What!?
" this will destroy our planet "
And of course NASA isn't telling anyone
Oh well its been nice guys

X



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: Xcouncil=wisdom
a reply to: violet

What!?
" this will destroy our planet "
And of course NASA isn't telling anyone
Oh well its been nice guys

X



Was being sarcastic.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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UPDATE
SWPC Space Weather Alerts Issued in the last 24 hours
Space Weather Message Code
ALTK06 Serial Number: 325 Issue Time: 2014 Sep 12 1748 UTC ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 Threshold Reached: 2014 Sep 12 1741 UTC Synoptic Period: 1500-1800 UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.


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