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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
February 2011 Sky and Telescope has this on their cover. 7 page article
They recommend shutting down the High Voltage Transformers before the solar flare hits.
NASA has the SDO Solar Dynamics Observatory up there keeping a very close eye on our sun.
NASA - SDO -
you are really worried and want to prepare, go check out the survivalism forum here on ATS. Lots of information there. Focus on food/water, fuel, and shelter. Also talk to your neighbors and create a plan where each one helps the other.
Well if this does occur, prepare for a tense struggle between nations as each one begins to threaten the other over nervous-induced fears that someone is plotting
If this does occur, it will be both nerve-wrecking and interesting to see what new innovations will arise due to this.
If it did fry most everything, you could be back in with power in less than two days if you planned ahead.
Originally posted by j2000
reply to post by Eurisko2012
Yes, but the fact is that they would still be connected. That is where they are having the issues with a solution.
On events like these, it has already been proven that all the wires act like antenna collecting energy from all around. A complete disconnect is what is needed.
In the Carrington event, the telegraph wires igited on fire, as well as shocking operators, burning the paper, frying batteries connected to the system.
The other part of it, is that even a breaker is too slow and not enough distance to stop the energy from going through. It has to be shorted out between the atmosphere and the ground that is the positive under your feet.