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Originally posted by imitator
reply to post by Phage
I would have to disagree, coils are conductors.... geomagnetically induced currents can flow through coils, the only reason they say long wires etc. is because it covers more surface area, more ground conduction etc.edit on 7-3-2012 by imitator because: (no reason given)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest solar storm in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. EST Thursday (0600 GMT and 1000 GMT), according to forecasters at the U.S. government's Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the storm, which started with a massive solar flare, is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.
A strong solar storm is expected to hit Earth shortly, and experts warn it could disrupt power grids, satellite navigations systems and plane routes. The storm - the largest in five years - will unleash a torrent of charged particles between 06:00 GMT and 10:00 GMT, US weather specialists say
"It's hitting us right in the nose," said Joseph Kunches, an expert at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa). He described the storm as the Sun's version of Super Tuesday - in a reference to the US Republican primaries and caucuses in 10 states. "Space weather has gotten very interesting over the past 24 hours," Mr Kunches added. The charged particles are expected to hit Earth at 4,000,000 mph (6,400,000 km/h), and Noaa predicts the storm will last until Friday morning.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
Originally posted by carewemust
Why do so many of the posts here on ATS and Headlines in the news media give the impression that something dire is about to occur, but end up using words like perhaps, could be, possibly, potentially, etc.. ad nauseum?
Originally posted by wrdwzrd
Can anyone with some real knowledge on this subject please let me know why this seems like a new phenomenon? Flares were never in the news now they seem to be such a big topic. Just more end of the world propaganda?
Im 37 and have never heard anything about solar flares until a few years ago but I'm assuming flares happen all of the time, no?
Originally posted by PuterMan
reply to post by Mattodlum
MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have just detected an X5-class solar flare from big sunspot AR1429. The blast peaked on March 7th at 00:28 UT. Radiation storms and radio blackouts are possible.
Biggie eh! That should bring the OMG There will be Mag 10 earthquakes crowds out!!
Doom, doom and more doom!!