this scenario is really not ridiculous at all.

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:15 PM
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It all starts with the sun... it's common knowledge that we're heading into solar maximum 24, and it is less common knowledge that this is quickly becoming one of the stronger (strongest?) cycles on record. The power of the sun is hard to measure, but we do know that it can have very negative effects on the planet (March 13 1989) the Quebec Blackout. Recently, we have been witnessing some rather peculiar events on our sun's surface. March 20th - a large blast on the southwestern limb of the sun one of the 'largest' astronomers have ever witnessed, Feb 15th, Mar 10 X-ray flares directly at earth. So far, none of these events have triggered any blackouts on earth, but an argument could be posed that the March 10th solar flare could have had a hand in the Japan Earthquake

now it gets interesting.

on Dec 16 2008, nasa posted an article that announced a 'breach' in the magnetic field surrounding earth. As far as i'm aware of that breach has not been closed, and judging by the tone of the article it is of concern. because the scientists studying the event "had never seen anything like it" article below.

science.nasa.gov...

So we have the sun reaching the peak of solar cycle 24, and there is a large breach in the magnetic field surrounding earth, solar cycle 24 is supposed to culminate in the end of 2012, beginning of 2013. Still, the cosmic rays of the sun would have to be exponentially stronger in order to effect life-forms on this planet. Perhaps though, the life-forms do not need to be directly effected in order for a disaster to take place.

As we learned in Quebec in march 1989, our electrical grid is not as robust as it should be. In the event of a massive solar flare, such as the Carrington Event of 1985, it is very possible that the influx of electromagnetic energy from the sun would be so powerful that our current grid would not be able to handle the power, and it would simply fry, as did the telegraph lines during the carrington event. The fact that there is a massive breach in the electrical field around earth makes this very unsettling, as we know the solar cycle is going to get worse the question is can our electrical systems handle it. Now im not going to get into detail of what happens when our electrical systems fail, but transportation would be next to impossible, water pumps wouldn't work, as we saw in japan nuclear power plants could meltdown, the list is endless!

www.scientificamerican.com...

science.nasa.gov...

As if the failure of the electrical grid isn't a doomsday scenario enough, what about the effect the sun has on the inner workings of the planet earth? 3 examples do it for me, 1, the christchurch earthquake in new zealand occurred 3 days after a Coronal mass ejection hit the earth. 2, a New Guinea earthquake occured 2 days after a magnetic filament broke away from the sun. 3, of course, the Japan earthquake occurred a day after the largest flare witnessed in 2 years. It seems as though we have enough evidence to make an assumption that the magnetic energy released by the sun has an effect on the tectonic activity within our planet, once again, the fact that we have a large hole in our magnetic field probably doesn't help.

globalrumblings.blogspot.com...

So ATS community, what do you think? it seems pretty plausible to me.




posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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plausible to me too, but I am only just at the beginning of educating myself about this stuff. will be very interested to read what other more knowledgable people have to say



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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well it's all over the place here it shouldn't take long for you to get up to speed



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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"Three Days Of Darkness" anyone?

Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th century, Italy)

Though an ordinary housewife and mother, Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi led an exemplary spiritual and Christian life that gained her the reputation as one of the greatest saints of all time. She experienced frequent ecstasies, performed miraculous cures, read hearts, foretold deaths, and predicted the coming of future events. She foretold the first two world wars that wreaked havoc in the twentieth century. Eighteen years after her death, her body remained supple and incorrupt. Amid praises, Pope Benedict XV beatified her on May 20, 1920.

The following is her revelation about three days of darkness:

"God will send two punishments: one will be in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils; it shall originate on earth. The other will be sent from Heaven. There shall come over the whole earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing can be seen, and the air will be laden with pestilence which will claim mainly, but not only, the enemies of religion. It will be impossible to use any man-made lighting during this darkness, except blessed candles. He, who out of curiosity, opens his window to look out, or leaves his home, will fall dead on the spot. During these three days, people should remain in their homes, pray the Rosary and beg God for mercy."
"All the enemies of the Church, whether known or unknown, will perish over the whole earth during that universal darkness, with the exception of a few whom God will soon convert. The air shall be infected by demons who will appear under all sorts of hideous forms."
"Religion shall be persecuted, and priests massacred Churches shall be closed, but only for a short time. The Holy Father shall be obliged to leave Rome."
www.americaneedsfatima.org...


I'd stock up on duct tape and candles among other things. But then again: 'What's a little fallout?..."
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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i'm not religious, but thanks, i guess.
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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You don't have to be. One person's "religious prophesy" is another person's "communication from the future".
Any sufficiently advanced technology is bound to be seen as supernatural by less advanced civiliations.

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by minnow329
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i'm not religious, but thanks, i guess.
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You don't have to be. One person's "religious prophesy" is another person's "communication from the future".
Any sufficiently advanced technology is bound to be seen as supernatural by less advanced civiliations.


Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
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For instance:

John Carpenter's "Prince Of Darkness"

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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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WOOOO well now that you've said that.. who's to say that religion is simply a human misinterpretation of aliens who's attempts to help that has been distorted over a couple thousand years?

I do like some parts about religion though, like the 10 commandments, but after that why is it even necessary.. those are pretty solid guidelines.

but lets talk about the end of the world here message me if you want to get into religion
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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First of all,. welcome to ATS,.
Yes, having worked in the electrical distribution industry
I can say now that things are more vulnerable than before
as grids are far more interconnected then they used to be
So an unattended blast from the sun could be very serious.
Fortunately we have some time and good satellite viewing of the
sun to have a good heads up.
The power companies and generation stations here in the states
are to have people stationed at the switchgear posts to pull transformers
offline that cannot be done remotely. Breakers in line should handle the rest.
Some could associate this to rolling blackouts,. If everyone does their job,.
the down time should be minimal.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:55 PM
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that's good, but would the energy from the sun be more of an EMP blast? i read that something of that magnitude could fry electrical equipment that isn't even running



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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so much information, my mind is making brain soup! lol will get there though



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by minnow329
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that's good, but would the energy from the sun be more of an EMP blast? i read that something of that magnitude could fry electrical equipment that isn't even running
Well if you disconnect the battery there is no issue,.
Disconnect a transformer and it will just go to ground. problem averted
FYI when a transformer fails,. that is where your downtime adds up,.
Also I should add,. utilities are instructed to ground transformers after disconnect
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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So the trick then is to know when to shut them down. Btw the bigger the flare the faster it travels! Gotta Hope it doesn't knock out the stereo and Sdo satellites before they can transmit the info.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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how do you explain the CME's and flares that were not followed by earth quakes , and the quakes that had no significant solar activity preceeding them ?



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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I think you are on to something. I have thought the same thing for a while, but you put actual dates on it. Thanks.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Well earthquakes are always happening regardless. It seems though that recently the strongest solar activity has been followed by a noteworthy quake. Obviously there are holes in my theory If it were perfect then it would be gobbled up by the sci guys already . Read the links too, they help piece together the information
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posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Also, for those of you with smartphones get the '3D sun' app. It's free and it's very interesting. Constant updates about flares and cme's and the like



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by minnow329
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So the trick then is to know when to shut them down. Btw the bigger the flare the faster it travels! Gotta Hope it doesn't knock out the stereo and Sdo satellites before they can transmit the info.

Well yeah,. Id be really surprised if Our crack team of space dudes wouldnt see it coming



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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I think it sounds quite plausible. Over the last 150 years or so, our EM field has shrunk about 60% (much of it happening in the last couple decades). In 2008 we did have a stratospheric collapse, but we have one during every solar minimum. The one that happened in 2008 collapsed 28% more than anticipated. They've yet to determine the full reason. There is still a big unknown in that factor. CMEs and solar winds can potentially be more exaggerated and harmful. On the other end of the solar spectrum, there are scientists that believe we are heading into an extended solar phenomenon called a Maunder Minimum which was also what happened about 500 years ago that created the mini ice age of the 1600s. Here's a useful link about it.
If we do in fact go into a highly volatile solar maximum, that could be bad news. Normally our planet had no problem mitigating X class flares and such, but if our planet is magnetically weak, the risk is higher.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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I would also like an update about the hole I mentioned before. That article was from 08 I wonder if it's composition has changed at all.





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