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Has happened before
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
Experts in astrology are keeping a close eye on a solar storm that is due to take place across Thursday and Friday and which could have indirect effects on the earth such as causing problems in telecommunications and electricity systems.
The solar storm is being provoked by a coronal mass ejection, a massive burst of solar wind and radiation that emanates from the sun during a period of maximum solar activity. It is anticipated this solar event could hit the earth on Thursday or Friday, according to space weather physicist Doctor Tamitha Skov. The phenomenon could also produce auroras borealis at medium-altitude range.
Solar storm headed for earth could cause black-outs
No mention of this on spaceweather.com at this time.
It is on NOAA's space weather site.
I doubt we will see black outs. But you never know, it is 2020.
Telegraph was an electrical device, not electronic.
Relatively high voltages can be produced in long conductors (like telegraph wires, and power lines, and pipelines, and fences) during geomagnetic events .
This is caused by magnetic induction as the Earth's magnetic field "wiggles,"
It is not an EMP and can last for hours.
Among the effects the solar storm could have are potential problems in radio transmission and satellite communications as well as electricity supply cut-offs, If the radiation wave strikes from a southern direction. If it arrives from the north, it will likely not cause any issues as it will bounce off the earth’s magnetosphere.