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reply to post by Paroxysm
Not even close. Do you have any Idea how many times the K-index has been at a 6 in the last 5 years? Get a clue.
Originally posted by Paroxysm
Originally posted by Artlicious
Do solar storms increase the risk of sunburn when you are out in the Sun?
No. You would be thinking of UV index, which does not have extensive ties to space weather.
Feel free to look thru some of the past UV index listings and draw your own conclusions.
Originally posted by gamesmaster63
Yes, we can all agree that WISE was launched in 2009, and no, you are not understanding this correctly.
WISE received it's last command and was shut down on February 17, 2011, not 2009. Read the first paragraph of the article and check the publication date.
Magnetic storms set off by the sun could pose a bigger threat than thought to weather, communication, military and other satellites close to Earth, with a potentially devastating economic impact, scientists suggest.
In the new study, researchers found that solar radiation can energize a belt of high-energy particles that surrounds Earth more dramatically than previously believed.
The study focused on the possible effects of a particularly strong magnetic storm on the Van Allen radiation belts, the dangerous rings of high-energy particles that girdle the Earth. The belts are split into two distinct zones. The outer belt, which is made up of electrons, reaches from about 15,800 to 31,600 miles (25,500 to 51,000 kilometers) above the surface, while the inner belt, which consists of a mix of electrons and protons, reaches from about 4,000 to 8,000 miles (6,400 to 12,800 km) above
Originally posted by Human_Alien
reply to post by Phage
You edit out your words once you realize you make mistakes and that is NOT fair play Phage!
You said WISE was up there for YEARS (I would quote you but you erased it).
Show me one article that said that WISE's longevity was only 24 months. Show me where NASA said they specifically designed this quarter billion dollar space craft to take 900 days worth of pictures only.
You attack me and TRY (the operative word there "Try") to make me look like a complete moron!
There is NO way that NASA launched a 300 million dollar satellite to shut it down in 900 days. Bullcrap!
Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
Last night all cell phone reception dropped dead, all internet dropped and we were in a wireless blackout.
Is this a symptom of the solar activity or just a coincidence?
Originally posted by MissCoyote
okay taking care of my electronics lol, whats it every 11 years we go through sun throwing a fit. let her throw her fit she's moody its that time of the decade