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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I hope this does turn out to be a footnote to a fascinating chapter of solar activity and not a short term doomsday to our electrical generating system. It isn't the wires and transformers we'd lose and be in the dark for months...It's the turbines and equipment at the actual power plants themselves. They don't stock spares to the big stuff, and 1859 seems to imply the air itself carrier enough charge to put the whammy on solid state systems of today. We'll see...
edit on 12-11-2011 by Wrabbit2000 because: typo
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by diamondsmith
Here's a striking image of the filament from today.
Solar Filament in the Northeast Quadrant (Saturday) - SDO
Originally posted by moondancer811
reply to post by WhiteHat
Is lovely as all that sounds you have to understand, you would watch many people die for lack of food, water and heat. We would be back to the basics and the sad part is, most people are not even 98% prepared for this event. It would be sad, very, very sad.