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originally posted by: Phage
Solar storm activity is not very similar to an EMP, contrary to popular misconception.
You'd better write and tell Obama that, as the US government seems to think that there is in fact such as thing as an EMP from a solar storm.
EMPs are bursts of energy that can be caused by a nuclear detonation or a major solar storm.
No. I'm being factual because that's what I like to do.
To be honest, I'm getting the impression that you're being deliberately ornery for your own amusement.
It's false, solar storms do not produce EMPs.
Well, sort of.
Well, I've provided my source
Geomagnetic disturbances or solar storms are initiated by events on the surface of the sun where ejected masses of electrically charged particles of varying levels are hurled toward the Earth, creating the potential for Earth-based disturbances due to their interaction with the
Earth’s magnetic field. When the particles interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, especially in certain geographic regions, they can cause ground-induced currents (GIC) and other potentially disruptive phenomena.
An EMP is a blast of electromagnetic energy that can disrupt, if not destroy electronic devices within an affected area.
“An EMP is a sudden, high-intensity event, whereas a solar storm is a longer-duration, lower-intensity event. Because of these different electrical characteristics, solar storms will typically only generate currents in very long (300 km+) conductors.