posted on Dec, 14 2006 @ 03:41 PM
Did you notice a malfunction of your electronic devices? Did you have any trouble with your internet conection today? Well be ready... Earth,
especialy North America is about to receive a huge geomagnetic 'shower' after the last major flare that erupted on the Sun. Astronauts in space are
warned to take precautions to protect themself.
Space weather forecasters revised their predictions for storminess after a major flare erupted on the Sun overnight threatening damage to
communication systems and power grids while offering up the wonder of Northern Lights.
"We're looking for very strong, severe geomagnetic storming" to begin probably around mid-day Thursday, Joe Kunches, Lead Forecaster at the NOAA
Space Environment Center, told SPACE.com this afternoon.
The storm is expected to generate aurora or Northern Lights, as far south as the northern United States Thursday night. Astronauts aboard the
International Space Station are not expected to be put at additional risk, Kunches said.
Radio communications, satellites and power grids could face potential interruptions or damage, however.
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Scientiest say that the next 11 years Earth will be 'attacted' abruptly by mangetic storms generated at Sun's surfaces. Radioactivity too. That's
not a good news at all considering the danger this electromagnetic storms can represent for our fragile planet.
I know that in the past, few solar storms sent electromagnetic shower on Earth and few of them damaged or affected satelites. What is scary with this
one (considering what scientist say) is its magnetic orientation which if lines up with Earth in a certain way can affect the magnetic field of Earth
Like we didn't have enough...
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[edit on 14-12-2006 by UM_Gazz]