posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 06:02 AM
it's happened before, in the 1980's. a large part of canada went black after a solar flare. it was one of those western provinces, i think.
as for the black out? i thought it was one of the greatest things ever. do you know how many stars i could see? i set up my telescope here in detroit,
for pete's sake! oh, not to mention all the aurora there was. we need another one!
as for the article? well, solar flares are always around that velocity. and the sun spits out billions of tons of particles every day as well. this
was just highly more condensed. i wish in the article they had said how much it was... like protons per cm^3 and whatnot.