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Originally posted by Damrod
Well I tried to find the Gov article that I mentioned but could not.
The front ten pages of google are just Bullsh*t blogs and looney tunes talking doomsday about something they don't have a clue about.
In a nutshell, the gov study says that the worse things that can happen in a minimum to mid x-flare scenario is nuisance issues...dropped calls, missing tv channels, static on the radio, gps malfunction...etc...etc...etc.
To give scale to this, the Carrington Event of 1859 (I think, don't hold me to that) was an X-45. This is like comparing a firecracker to a stick of dynamite...get the picture?
Originally posted by larphillips
"It's hitting us right in the nose," said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He called it the sun's version of "Super Tuesday."
Originally posted by 0bserver1
As like always, allot of screaming....... And nothing happened.
How do the astronauts on the ISS handle such things? They have protection but only so much.
The only way an X5 could hurt us much is if it was in a series of flares that caused a pulsing of our atmosphere. Even 7 M5s spaced about an hour apart could cause more problems. It causes the atmosphere to reverberate and this can cause all sorts of problems with things.
Originally posted by pfwag
Its only a matter of time before one big enough to cause a Carrington Event hits the earth
If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend reading the book One Second After by Forstchen. While the book is actually a fictional account about what happens in a small rural town after an EMP attack, the affects and end results are the same as a Carrington Event.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A huge solar flare produced by a large sunspot group is expected to produce a geomagnetic storm that could disrupt electric power grids and satellite operations, U.S. government scientists predicted on Friday.
Originally posted by ConspiraCity
we need an x50 to hit