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Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist
reply to post by UKWO1Phot
The last time? Me, personally?
Probably the same time the rest of the world did, and the time before that, etc.
Like I said, we've had worse, not long ago either and can anyone remember the damage it caused them? No you can't, because there wasn't any that concerned us...because we're not astronaughts, or (I at least) don't own a power station or satellite.
Look, if you're all going to get so frightened over this, then I seriously wonder whether your hearts will take the stress when we actually hit solar max!!
But, if you wish to feel genuine fear or even worry over this then that is of course, your perogative.
Look up the 'Carrington Event' and see the things that were reported from that, then come back and tell me you're still worried about the consequences of a lil' old medium sized flare.
edit on 17-2-2011 by OptimisticPessimist because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DarthPhobos
Originally posted by sliceNodice
Looks like it is starting. Look at the graphs.
Slice wondering if you could help. Regarding that site you linked, I remember a while back whilst reading a thread regards the magnetasphere someone posted a link to a site very similar, well the layout was similar, but I was able to click something on the page that showed the graphs & pictures in a video kind of motion, as though all pictures taken from all the 20 min shots were put together in a slide show, Wonder if you or anyone knows where that site is. Its just for someone not as clued up on what the graphs mean (Like me) the motion capture would be a great thing to view as I could see it changing dramatically
Originally posted by mesaana
oh cool, im in anchorage, alaska at the moment, maybe ill get to see a show
Originally posted by UKWO1Phot
AND sort your spelling out..
Originally posted by timewalker
Just a question.
Does anyone else get insomnia during these periods? Before knowing about them. I seem to have a bout of it every time there is a big one. So much so I was going to make a thread in times past.
I can't help but ask now, cause I'm running on fumes. Past 4 nights
Originally posted by 9Cib27
Look at all the creepy wording in this article:
Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around 2013, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
In a new warning, Nasa said the super storm would hit like “a bolt of lightning” and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world’s health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken.
The government has said it was aware of the threat and “contingency plans were in place” to cope with the fall out from such a storm.
These included allowing for certain transformers at the edge of the National Grid to be temporarily switched off and to improve voltage levels throughout the network.
The magnetic field protects all life from damaging solar radiation. Exposure to such radiation can cause cancer and mutate DNA. Some researchers believe evolution has been driven in part by epochs marked by a failing or weak magnetic field that allowed the surface of the world to be bathed with intense ultra-violet and other deadly forms of life-changing radiation.
Originally posted by Upyerheart
So what happens to aircraft that happen to be flying during the time this solar flare hits us?
Originally posted by DakmindAK
I'm in Anchorage Alaska as well, even though we have clear sunny skies lately, a snow storm is supposed to be pounding south central tonight round 12 AM. Anchorage is prolly gonna be getting 2-4 feet of snow, so no auroras for us tonight sadly
Tonight...Increasing clouds. Snow developing by midnight. Snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Lows 10 to 20 except 5 to 10 above east anchorage. Southeast wind to 15 mph...gusting to 30 mph along turnagain arm and over higher elevations with local blowing snow.
Friday...Snow...diminishing to scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation 2 to 4 inches. Storm total snow accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Highs in the lower to mid 20s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts 25 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night...Partly cloudy after evening flurries. Lows zero to 10 above except near 5 below east anchorage. Light winds.