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2012: Repeat Of The 1859 Solar ‘Super Storm’ Catastrophe?

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posted on Jun, 11 2007 @ 11:24 PM
I didn’t know where to put this, in the science forum or the esoteric prophesies/predictions section. But here it is…

This isn’t some dude or a shady end-of-the-world clan or organization interpreting Mayan calendars etc. The 2012 event is scientifically based and a repeat of the 1859 ‘super storm’ catastrophe. Whether it’s a doomsday scenario or not, only time will tell! But here’s what the scientific forecast says...

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Orbital decay and 2,000 satellites dropping out of the sky. Shorted-out power grids and multi-state blackouts. Limited or no cell phone availability. Grounded polar flights. Potential economic devastation.

Hard sci-fi doomsday fodder? Unfortunately not, according to solar physics experts at Purdue University and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The solar activity “we’re really worried about,” according to Lister, is a massive coronal ejection event. It’s a literal once-in-a-century solar super storm. In a coronal ejection event, the sun erupts massive qualities of super-heated plasma and material from its surface at speeds approaching 100 million kilometers per hour. According to ice-core analysis from Antarctica, the estimated total solar mass from the 1859 event was roughly equivalent to the surface land of North America spread out over the entire solar system. Biesecker added: “The coronal event is massive when compared to the size of the planet.”

The report states: “The consequences of a future 1859-caliber super storm event – were it to occur near the peak of the next sunspot cycle – are quite extensive and involve a range of human and technology impacts not unlike a major Force 5 hurricane or tsunami. There will be dramatic increases in UV radiation, effecting life on the Earth’s surface”.

Anyone heading for the hills??


posted on Jun, 11 2007 @ 11:39 PM
Yes. Very interesting stuff happening with this next solar cycle. It reminds me of Major Ed Dames (Dr. Doom), I like the man and he first got me interested in the coming possibilities. Am I prepared? I am a Parent... As for the rest only nature and God can decide. Oh and a very very deep cave until the rad's settle down.

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 12:01 AM
Nice to read a scientific approach to this instead of the ol "we aaall gonna diiiie" prophecies.

Even though the info given isn't too optimistic, I'm very excited to see the outcome of this, especially because 2012 will give science a chance to see what really happens when, in what must be a unique situation, given all the conjunctions of our solarsystem with the galaxy center and now this.

2012 must be a true test of Earths natural defenses
I would be disappointed if we didn't get our ass kicked a little bit...

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 12:07 AM
This is friggin ridiculous, Ed dames is an overrated tabloid astrologer I call him chicken little... I wish someone would pay me to teach people how to predict stuff that never happens, it must be nice to smoke bowls all day and make stuff up.. I have done that except no one listened to me and they told me to get a job. I bet he has military pension too, lucky sob... lol

Seriously, if a solar storm damages things we deserve it anyway...except that i'd suffer, harden the equipment already... 2 Billion a bomb but no electromagnetic protection? If it did would be just desserts and frankly i can live without logging in for a few months...last i checked software was on disk right... shouldn't take forever to learn a lesson..

But like Y2K... trains in USA are mostly diesel if someone doesn't send the damn food... be it by truck or gad damn horse because they can't tally the price... they should suffer the death penalty, last I checked grain wasn't fried by solar flares, know what I mean... it would suck, but one guy can carry alot of cereal and for crying out loud... walk it if you need to jerks... Am i the only one who saw the Postman? LOL Jk

No Puters Git er done boy

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 12:14 AM
If you want to read more on this real issue:

It's going to be a very interesting year either which way you look at it.

We've also got:

January 31 — 433 Eros, the second largest Near Earth Object on record (size 13x13x33 km) is expected to pass Earth at 0.1790 astronomical units (~16.647 Million Miles). NASA studied Eros in the NEAR Shoemaker probe launched February 2000.


[edit on 12-6-2007 by Donoso]

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 12:58 AM
I have good luck... if asteroid hits I bet it nails China not the US, Manifest destiny has been nothing but mostly good luck anyway...we need a break after this president...

Lol thats an extinction level asteroid too huh? I'm sorry but if it doesn't land right on me I'll be alright... I just know it... Giant Winter won't kill me, I'll live on canned greenbeans a few years...I have thermal underwear and i'm pretty skippy with a bow... and everything else that dies freezes right? So it will be fresh until thaw... plenty o meat, I'm on the redneck survival method...

Give me some water and freeze dried coon and I'm good to go...

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 01:19 AM
And btw... burn EVERYTHING to CD and case it in plastic so it doesn't biodegrade for a zillion years and seal it Tight as heck so it floats, enclose a book on how computer chips are made so the damn things can be read again one day...

If we all took this simple 29.99 precaution we might not have to wait 11,000 years to rebuild it all till the # hits the fan again...

use your own method... but these politicians and there mountains of seeds... surviving a global cataclysm... it just needs to be an everyman effort...

what is this they say the 3rd time around the bend... urr hello... at least safe gaurd all the good porn lol...

But seriously, my cds in plastic method may or may not be retarded... but this should be an everyman effort 6 billion shmos... on eguy on the block buys a CB another wraps some good tunes and an operating system in plastic... g-d forbid someone actually puts some computers in their 40,000 dollar nuclear blas bunker in the basement...

We seriously need to embrace the cockroach method here... Raid won't kill the 6 billion..asteroid, nuclear war, nothing is going to "Get Us" entirely

So I make jokes... but a serious PUBLIC effort to preserve the knowledge would certainly get us back on top sooner then 11,000 years this time... you know doesn't it just suck ass that we have lasers and computers decades before a half a dozen or so potential events...

I mean...really I am all about survival... but wouldn't it just be nice if we knew how to use textiles and silk worms for lingerie prior to a 4,000 year hiatus this time? Staright edge razors would be fantastic...

keeping the knowledge should be a top priority...

My guess...last time... the reason we have astronauts on walls... only guys that survived came up from underground and they were facist govt stoolies aka Reptiles... and down from observatories in the mountains... a handful of nerd astronomers... and they all acted like gods to the mutant miserable survivors kids... we really need to preserve knowledge on the ground where it will count... not seed in MT friggin Olympus

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 08:04 AM

Originally posted by vecarenx
...we really need to preserve knowledge on the ground where it will count... not seed in MT friggin Olympus

Right! And then there are those huge underground caverns or 'cities' which have been constructed (Like in the south western part of the United States, particularly Dulce, New Mexico and Nevada. etc) and made ready for this ELE (extinction Level Event).

Few Americans--indeed, few Congressional reps--are aware of the existence of Mount Weather, a mysterious underground military base carved deep inside a mountain near the sleepy rural town of Bluemont, Virginia, just 46 miles from Washington DC. Mount Weather --also known as the Western Virginia Office of Controlled Conflict Operations--is buried not just in hard granite, but in secrecy as well.

Mount Weather is virtually an underground city equipped with such amenities as:

- private apartments and dormitories
- streets and sidewalks
- cafeterias and hospitals
- a water purification system, power plant and general office buildings
- a small lake fed by fresh water from underground springs - a transit system
- a TV communication system

Mount Weather is the self-sustaining underground command center for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The facility is the operational center - the hub - of approximately 100 other Federal Relocation Centers, most of which are concentrated in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Together this network of underground facilities constitutes the backbone of America's "Continuity of Government" program.

Though there is no proof of its existence, there must be some truth to this. No one's gonna take chances here. You see, the New World Order has to start afresh after this ELE, what with the Bilderbergers/illuminati and those neo-cons snuggly holed up hundreds of feet underground. The wise men of yore, remember?

Lesser souls like you and I don't count! We'll just be part of the statistics by 01 Jan 2013!!

Oh! It's a beautiful world!


[edit on 12-6-2007 by mikesingh]

posted on Jun, 12 2007 @ 08:47 AM
I guess we'd need an underground shelter much like we did back in 1859 ...... when nobody died or came to any harm at all

Such a CME today might play havoc with communications etc for a few hours but that's about it.

posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 08:41 AM
Right, no one died directly from the energy that slammed into earth in 1859. There were some fires started when some electrical lines fell.

I'm not a Doomsayer type of person, however. If, in 2012, a rather large sun spot were to become perfectly aligned with the earth, and there was a VERY large out burst at the right moment, it is possible that the “flux density” of the charged particles that end up slamming into the earth could over power earths magnetic field. A lot of ionizing radiation could get through. A lot of life could end up with some level of radiation poisoning. You know, it’s estimated that the “Clump” of charged particles and radiation that hit earth in 1859 only took 18 minutes to reach earth. The faster charged particles are moving, the more energy they have. High energy charged Particles = “Danger Will Robinson.”

The probability level of this happening may be very low, but it is not an impossibility.

The probability level of a killer asteroid hitting earth in our live times is pretty low. But take a look at Mars and our Moon. Killer asteroids have hit our planet in the past.

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