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Is there a X18 flare heading this way?

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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Confirmed: www.redorbit.com...

The link to DailyMail mentioned the Kodama communications satellite being knocked offline.

I cross-checked this and found the above article which references 2003.

Case closed.

~Namaste




posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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The original has... it's an article from October 29, 2003.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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For those who don't feel like reading 3 pages, here's what happened:

An X18 flare occurred in 2003
The Dailymail wrote an article about it...in 2003
In 2011 a minor flare occurred
Also in 2011, the Dailymail article was rehashed
The Dailymail article about the X18 was connected to the recent minor flare
All hell broke loose


And here we are.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Old77
move along people...swamp gas...nothing to see here....nothing major is coming, unfolding, or happening...Please continue to live healthy ignorant yet perceivable happy lives. Its what our corporations count on to continue #ing the world over...


Umm...evil corporations caused the sun to chuck some of itself at us? Really?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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CME arrival time shows at this URL. It doesn't say what class. I can't seem to navigate to the same page as shown in the video...

iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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Thank you my good Sir

Im off to sleep now, quiet confident all will be the same tomorrow.

Cheers



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Confirmed: www.redorbit.com...

The link to DailyMail mentioned the Kodama communications satellite being knocked offline.

I cross-checked this and found the above article which references 2003.

Case closed.

~Namaste


I'm still confused. The article is dated today Friday August 19th, 2011 (in England), and makes no mention to anything from 2003. It does say expect CME to arrive tonight. And it says X 18:

Power Cuts Threat As Sun Storm Hits Earth
Friday, Aug 19 2011 3AM
www.dailymail.co.uk...


A huge mass of electrically-charged particles thrown out by a gigantic eruption on the Sun is due to strike the Earth tonight.

Scientists expect it to trigger one of the most violent geomagnetic storms ever recorded.

The result could be widespread power surges and even blackouts, disrupted TV and mobile phone signals, and broken down communication satellites.

At the same time the Northern Lights, normally confined to polar latitudes, may produce dazzling displays in the skies above southern Britain.

At least one satellite has already been knocked out of action by the storm. Japan's space agency said its Kodama communications satellite had been temporarily shut down after malfunctioning.

The solar flare that caused the eruption burst out of a sunspot at 10.54am yesterday.

Experts said it was the strongest flare seen in the past 30 years. The explosion caused a coronal mass ejection (CME) which is now speeding towards Earth.

Disruption

Last week another CME only hit the Earth a glancing blow, yet was able to disrupt airline communications.

The solar flare was classified as an X18-category explosion, meaning it can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.

Although the charged particles present no direct danger to people on the ground, they could have a devastating effect on electrical equipment.

Geomagnetic storms are classified on a scale of one to five. Initial indications are that the looming storm could reach the highest G5 level and last for 24 hours.

Northern Lights

The most obvious manifestation of the storm is likely to be glorious auroras lighting up the night sky.

Usually the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, is only visible in Britain from northern Scotland. The Earth's magnetic field channels the solar particles that cause auroras towards the poles.

But experts say that over the next two days the Northern Lights may be seen at latitudes as low as Florida and Texas - and even south enough to cover the whole of Europe.
www.dailymail.co.uk...

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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Pay close attention to source 1:


The story is from 2003: source 1, source 2



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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What's up with them reprinting something from 2003 as if it were happening today? What the deuce?
edit on 8/18/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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What probably happened was the old story, without any reference date except the current date, was seen by someone who didn't care enough to check the story. And, as we all know, once one source rehashes an older story, other sources will pick up on it, and, before you know it, it scares a bunch of people and has its own thread on ATS.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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The wording is the same and there
is nothing on Spaceweather.com or
otherwise about this. Why print it
for todays date, what the hay



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Chances are it wasn't printed with today's date. It was printed without the original date, and the current date is at the top of all articles (usually, the date of the article is in the article, itself, not in the .er).



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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So this is probably just a coincidence:

Solar Flare Activity Prompting NASA to Convene a News Briefing Thursday in Washington
www.myweathertech.com...

Solar Flare Activity Prompting NASA to Convene a News Briefing Thursday in Washington
www.abovetopsecret.com...
by Vitchilo
started on 8-17-11 @ 08:36 AM
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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That conference was about the success of capturing the entire journey of a CME from the Sun to the Earth using STEREO. It had nothing to do with actual specifics of solar flare activity, recent or future.
Though, coincidence might be a strong word. The conference might certainly have played a part in setting the tone for the mistake.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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So the dailymail is wrong, just rushing to put the story out i guess, wonder who else has rushed to break it,


How has this thing got so messed up?



Loads of articles dated/stated the X Class CME for today, as if they have all had these things ready to spam for such an event, i wonder if they have a "run to the hills" pre planned article



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:21 AM
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What are you talking about? You really sound funny. It was just posted a bit ago what are you talking about 2003 for?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:39 AM
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Never trust the Daily Fail.

Here endeth today's lesson.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 02:44 AM
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Originally posted by aarys
Just got a message from a friend on facebook. She showed me a u tube video of a x18 flare just being unleashed, and most of the sites that moniter the sun are saying nothing.
www.youtube.com...

Im not fully buying it yet. But thought I would put it out to you guys to look into.


If you're asking if we are about to get another Carrington Event...I dont think so. Not yet anyway.
If your just wondering about what's going on on the sun right now..well you can check in on the spaceweather.com and soho sites and see for yourself. Both sites state clearly a new sunspot region that is coming into earth view is crackling with a "beta-delta-gamma" magnetic field and has the *potential* for X sized flares. Not much new there. Keep in mind an X18 isnt that big a deal given we had an X28+ in 2003 and apart from a bad migraine here and yellow grass, no one seemed to notice it much and nothing seemed to change or get damaged then.
So X 18? meh...imo nothing to doom about...anything above X20 would certainly be a righteous thing to watch and certainly something to see or watch out for but anything less..well..we've already survived it.

Here's the link to the recent history of flare activity

www.spaceweather.com...

R


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