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Originally posted by AnotherYOU
reply to post by intergalactic fire
as of now im not quite sure if it missed us.
the sun seems to have pulled a curveball...
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by intergalactic fire
Blue is higher energy radiation which mostly means more penetration of materials (soft x-rays can hardly penetrate anything).
X-rays, like all electromagnetic radiation, travel at the speed of light. That the hard x-rays hit the sensors first means they were emitted from the Sun first.
X-rays, like all electromagnetic radiation, are unaffected by the magnetosphere. But all x-rays are completely absorbed by the atmosphere long before they can be a threat to anyone but astronauts. That's why the sensors are on satellites. The x-rays don't make it to the surface.
The electron flux changes in response to a number of different things; different components of the solar wind, geomagnetic activity. It's of concern to satellite operations more than anything.
But they always are emitted first then? what would be this cause?
Auroras take place in the ionosphere, so the ionosphere absorbes all of the x-rays, so what rays penetrate through the whole atmosphere that affects our power grid? IS it a different type of rays or just a large density of x-rays?
So the effects we see here on the ground are because of magnetic interferences?
Is there a difference if the particles are more positively or negatively charged?
Maybe would have more effect on earth's north or south pole
Solar Terrestrial Activity Report
Catania region 10 (NOAA AR 1236) has produced an M1.3 flare peaking at 21:47 UT on June 14. This AR can produce more M-flares. A partial halo CME was seen leaving the Sun at 07:00 UT (LASCO-C2), the bulk of the ejection is directed towards the east, but a glancing blow to Earth could occur around June 17. The influence of the coronal hole related solar wind is decaying, with speeds below 500 km/s at present. Mostly unsettled geomagnetic conditions are expected.
The geomagnetic field was quiet to unsettled on June 14. Solar wind speed ranged between 425 and 556 km/s under the influence of a high speed stream from CH455.
At midnight UTC the visible solar disk had 5 spotted regions.
Region 11234 developed slowly and was mostly quiet.
Region 11235 was quiet and stable.
New region 11236 rotated into view at the northeast limb on June 13 and was numbered the next day by NOAA/SWPC. The region is complex and has a weak magnetic delta structure in the southernmost penumbra. Further M class flaring is possible. Flares: C1.8 at 00:41, C2.2 at 11:29 and M1.3 at 21:47 UTC.
A partial halo CME was observed after 07h UTC following a large filament eruption in the southeastern quadrant.
The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled on June 15 due to effects from CH455. Effects from CH456 could reach Earth on June 16 and cause some unsettled intervals that day and on June 17.
HOW'S THE WEATHER? "Lately, the Sun has been behaving a bit strangely," write Lika Guhathakurtha (NASA) and Dan Baker (U. Colorado) on the opinions page of today's New York Times. In 2008-2009, solar activity plunged to a hundred-year low; and now that the sun is waking up again, no one is able to predict what will happen next next. "Will solar activity continue to be sluggish, or will solar storms return with pent-up vigor?" they ask. Good question!
LATELY, the Sun has been behaving a bit strangely. In 2008 and 2009, it showed the least surface activity in nearly a century. Solar flare activity stopped cold and weeks and months went by without any sunspots, or areas of intense magnetism. Quiet spells are normal for the Sun, but researchers alive today had never seen anything like that two-year hibernation.
Originally posted by NorthStargal52
Anybody have any details as for how this may affect us on earth that looked huge ..I'm not freaking out yet but it looks like there are more to come