It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Solar Flare X-class 2.2

page: 5
<< 2  3  4    6  7 >>

log in


posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 04:29 PM
Nice video here:

In the high northern and southern latitudes, there will be lighting events in the skies on Tuesday night, reports CNN.
This isn’t the end, though. Scientists are predicting even more X-class flares, including Chamberlain.

And this...interesting and very different view than that of nothing to see here move along


Theoretical physicist and professor, Michio Kaku, appeared on Fox News in 2009 and warned about the “temper tantrum” of our sun. Kaku stated that the sun can release a “tsunami of radiation” that can take out communications satellites, GPS systems, weather satellites and many others.
“The Internet, Fox television, cable, satellite TV, all of it could get wiped out around 2012,”
said Kaku. That’s when we have the peak of the sunspot cycle, that’s when the sun’s magnetic fields, north pole and south pole flip releasing a shockwave of radiation, which will then hit the Earth minutes later, potentially wiping out a good chunk of our satellite communications.”

Read more:

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 04:39 PM
'move along now nothing to see here...'

That's it. Im buying seeds!

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 04:50 PM
Spaceweather updated the forecast:

Updated at: 2011 Feb 15 2200 UTC
FLARE 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
CLASS M 60 % 60 %
CLASS X 20 % 20 %

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 05:17 PM
The sun's largest flare since 2006 and I heard it was pointed at us. The sun just had a M-class flare on the 13th. I would imagine all this is normal since we are entering a period of high solar activity. NASA has a satalite on opposing sides of the sun and if you have a smartphone you can keep track of the sun's activities with the "3D Sun" app. It will update you when there are flares, CME's, or other weird stuff. Plus they show pictures of the Northern Lights when they happen. It's pretty cool. Just a couple of weeks ago the sun had a large hole in it and after that spot passed us we were hit pretty hard with solar winds. For awhile, some areas on the linked "Magnetoshere simulation" were white (off the charts). Earth got a display of lights but I am unaware of any other effects this solar storm had. It was fun to see it on the simulation though, since most of the time conditions are calm. I doubt there will be many, if any disruptions from this incoming X-2 but it will be interesting to find out.
edit on 15-2-2011 by IndieA because: not sure about time fram now

edit on 15-2-2011 by IndieA because: not sure about time frame now

edit on 15-2-2011 by IndieA because: spelling and I fixed the ending

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:08 PM
I have been too busy to post, just caught up on reading in this thread. I see some have had a few
outages and computer problems due to the M flare. Will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings from the X. My boyfriend is a Ham radio and has been receiving a lot of skips this afternoon but no actual blackouts on this end. We still have a pretty good percentage of another M - hope all remains as calm as it has so far.

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by IamAbeliever

and now Indonesia: Feb. 15

Jakarta - An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province late Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage, the Indonesian seismology agency said

The quake struck at 8:33 pm Jakarta time (1333 GMT) and its epicentre was about 143 kilometres south-east of Poso district, or about 1,680 kilometres north-east of Jakarta, the National Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. It occurred at a depth of 21 kilometres

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 07:01 PM

Originally posted by mutantgenius
It looks like noaa cancelled it? I didnt see anything on other sites. Anyone else?

Everyday, I check on the Aurora Forecast which also shows electromagnetic activity of the earth via the University of Alaska's "Geophysical Insitute".

I saw the news story so I checked the Aurora Forecast for tonite (Tuesday night) which is the day the News Story sais i supposed to be pretty spectacular.

It's a 3 out of 9. Which usually means that I won't see squat. Tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb 16th) is predicted to be a 1 out of 9.

Either they know something we don't know or they never got the memo.


posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 07:14 PM
I live about 20 miles east of Cleveland. My wife and I went to the store for groceries and on our way we noticed about 1/3 of our city (pop. approx. 75,000) was without power. While in the store the lights flickered a few times and I told my wife, "oh cool, it's starting." No less than 5 people in front of us in line at the deli turned and looked at me like I was a terrorist and was somehow in on an evil plot to take down the local grocer.

What I should have done was flashed an evil grin and said,"this will teach them not to raise the price of cottage cheese. Bwa ha ha ha".
edit on 15-2-2011 by IamAbeliever because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by IamAbeliever


Fantastic and thank you for the laugh.

I really hope we get some decent Northern Lights.

Spaceweather says:

Geomagnetic Storms:
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth's magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2011 Feb 15 2200 UTC
Mid-latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 15 % 25 %
MINOR 01 % 15 %
SEVERE 01 % 01 %

High latitudes 0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 20 % 45 %
MINOR 05 % 25 %
SEVERE 00 % 05 %

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 07:56 PM

I'm not sure how accurate this is but it supposedly tracks black-outs in United States, Canada,
UK, Australia/New Zealand.

It also list stats like how many affected, cause, ect.

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:28 PM
You guys are nuts? Nothing will become of this! Our planet has enough magnotosphere to protects from such dire flares. How the heck do you think we got to this this point in evolution?
Really?! Just become we now have sophisticated satellites/telescopes watching our parent star does not mean that every dag nabbit solar is the end of times.

Get with the program..


posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:05 PM

Originally posted by Kratos40
How the heck do you think we got to this this point in evolution?

Well, we certainly haven't always had satellites in orbit OUTSIDE of our magnetosphere that many folks today rely on.

Those will be affected by this.

Also, I saw someone mentioned the Michio Kaku interview on Fox...he also went on to say that we had one of these solar storms in the 1800's, but nothing much was affected because there wasn't much to BE affected.

I think the point of the solar hype is "WE could be set back 100 years" not "we're all going to die"..

Just think about the chaos that would ensue if there just happened to be a storm strong enough to knock out power to everyone on the planet for-well, lets say weeks just for the sake of argument.

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:24 PM

I beg these flares to ravage and burn satellite, database, and server. Blind the digital iris to it's core! target dish, net, and whip... raze this system's destructive whore! Fry the very circuits commanding control... cast thier evil wares from beyond mankind's door! Boil the blood from barren backbones, cast down diabolic designs unto dust and floor!

posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:38 PM
Does anyone have any information on whether the CME of this flare was significant enough that it will cause a major increase in aurora borealis activity? Any word on how far down into the northern hemisphere it will be visible, if so? Say...farther than the one a few months ago..?

I looked through the thread but didn't really see this mentioned in between all the doomsday panic posts.


posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 11:48 PM

Originally posted by Kratos40
Nothing will become of this! Our planet has enough magnotosphere to protects from such dire flares. How the heck do you think we got to this this point in evolution?

And our beards are going white because...

J/K (I think)...

Internet and cable unreliable 2nite, but no power outage (yet) on West Coast U.S.

But I got a sunburn without going outside. J/K (I think)...

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by SaneThinking

It's due to hit us tomorrow. There is a warning that some satellites could be affected.

]FIRST X-FLARE OF THE NEW SOLAR CYCLE: Sunspot 1158 has unleashed the strongest solar flare in more than four years. The eruption, which peaked at 0156 UT on Feb. 15th, registered X2 on the Richter scale of solar flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation, circled below: movie formats: 5 MB gif, 1.3 MB iPad, 0.6 MB iPhone X-flares are the strongest type of solar flare, and this is the first such eruption of new Solar Cycle 24. In addition to flashing Earth with UV radiation, the explosion also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in our direction. The expanding cloud may be seen in this movie from NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft. Geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives on or about Feb 17th. Stay tuned.
edit on 16-2-2011 by MITSwagger because: (no reason given)
edit on 16-2-2011 by MITSwagger because:

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:53 AM
reply to post by Kitsunegari

there is a picture on this page of our earth with like, a ring around it, its labeled 'auroral oval' i think. anyways, it should give you an idea of when, if ever, you'll be able to see them. i'm still waiting to see them myself.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 12:59 AM
reply to post by double_frick

Thanks! Much appreciated

Doesn't look like we'll be seeing anything anywhere near me
but oh well! Looks about as far south as the last major CME a couple of months ago.


posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:00 AM
3:45AM Looking North to South I am seeing what appears to be traveling waves of blue in the sky. Seeing one every 15mins or so, it's very faint in light.

posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 05:06 AM
I read this a few months back and I found it very interesting to read the accounts of solar flares and auroral activity related to them throughout history.

Here is a very good rundown that could answer many questions in this thread.


Hope it helps!

<< 2  3  4    6  7 >>

log in