Hi Mahree, I am glad that I was able to help out in a very small way.
By the way, there is an interesting debate going on at this ATS thread:
Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'
I almost posted on that thread, but it seems to be getting really polarized over there amongst the 2012 Doomers, the 2012 "Nothing gonna happen be
happy" people, the 2012 Galatic Alignment believers, the end of the world Bible people, and there is no God people.
I rather focus on the science, and leave my opinion out of it.
First of all, NASA does not think the actual peak of Solar Maximum will be until 2013, and that it will actually be relatively weak comapred to past
Second, if and when a large X-Class Solar Flare, or CME is unleashed, it has to actually hit us directly in order to have an effect, like the
Carrington Event of 1859 when Northern Lights were seen as far south as Cuba:
A glancing blow can still harm our technology, if it is large enough, but in order to really hurt our modern society, it needs to be big, powerful,
and directly aimed at us.
Right now, they are debating on the other thread about how our society will completly crumble because our techonology will be destroyed.
They are talking about everything from ancient Mayans to the Bible.
Personally, believe whatever you want. However, the data suggests that this Solar Maximum will not be that strong, and that it will not correspond
with the 2012 stuff, but will actually take place in 2013.
I am not saying that everything will be peachy and happy, or that there will be total devastation. Rather, I present the data for you to make your
decision. And the Data is leaning towards one recommendation in my opinion: Relax, watch, and listen.
A couple of additional Links regarding Solar Maximum:
THE 2012 DEBATE - SOLAR CYCLE 24
Solar Activity (A good link for past articles on Solar Activity)
One other thing, the Sun is having very simliar conditions to yesterday. Still two quiet spots, even though 1101 is rather large.
Have a great day!