posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 04:08 PM
The way I understand it is this - being fascinated with the idea that we can be wiped out from one sun fart an' all.
The sun's dynamics are really amazing...it's basically a big ball of liquid. That means the equator and the poles move at different speeds more or
less. Having a core that's incredibly dense/compressed hydrogen into super-molten super-metals, the sun's magnetic field is second to none.
Solar maximums, I believe, are when the the magnetic fields simply "snap" from the stress of being warped too drastically from the fluid-like
dynamics of the suns equatorial and polar velocity differences. Think of these magnetic field lines being stretched like rubber bands until they
can't handle it anymore.
These snaps are the "maximums", and launch sun farts exactly like a slingshot
All we need to do is make sure all devices that have an electric current are OFF. If these events happened in the past, we wouldn't know more or
Problem is, scientists are having a rough time predicting exactly when these sun burps will come...maybe the sun will blast us back into the stone
age...would that really be a bad thing? Back to our humble beginnings and the stinging slap to the face like lesson on our over-reliance on
Some of it needed - most of it not.
I think that's how it goes. Feel free to correct me.
diarrhea of the brain..sorry.