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Originally posted by Jomina
Let's see... if it's on a path to earth, these CME's would usually take.. 3/4 days? Am I remembering that correctly?
The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Solar Superstorm, or the Carrington Event, was the most powerful solar storm in recorded history.
From August 28 until September 2, numerous sunspots and solar flares were observed on the sun. Just before noon on September 1, the British astronomer Richard Carrington observed the largest flare, which caused a massive coronal mass ejection (CME), to travel directly toward Earth, taking 18 hours. This is remarkable because such a journey normally takes three to four days. It moved so quickly because an earlier CME had cleared its way.
Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
reply to post by RoofMonkey
Charts and graphs are great for looking at what has happened, however what little I know about OUR sun is that Nothing is predictable with it.
Originally posted by RoofMonkey
"supposed to" assumes that the Sun's activity is a well known phenomena...
The last Solar Max was Mar 2000 at a monthly smoothed index of 120.8. That was about nine years ago.
in the general direction of Earth.