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So....A solar flare hit my area.

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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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So yesterday we had reports of loud sonic booms taking place all around the state of Alabama. Thousands of reports were called into the local news station, about the earth shaking, glass rattling, and super loud noises. A report showed at a few minutes before a solar flare happened and these sounds just started to happen.

Article: www.alabamawx.com...

My Question: If it takes pressure to create a "Sonic Boom" what if the sun released a strong enough sonic boom that destroyed buildings, trees anything in its way? IS THAT POSSIBLE? What if it was so powerful it leveled New York City at once or within seconds? Think about it....If a sonic boom is pressure being forced, couldn't a solar flare so powerful be like dropping a billion pounds of pressure onto a New York City Building leveling because of the weight?




posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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The short answer: No it is not possible. Particles emitted by the sun can not apply enough atmospheric pressure to create sonic booms or even rattle buildings. The particles don't even reach earth but are deflected by the magnetosphere.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
The short answer: No it is not possible. Particles emitted by the sun can not apply enough atmospheric pressure to create sonic booms or even rattle buildings. The particles don't even reach earth but are deflected by the magnetosphere.


Well it's kinda of weird that people heard these booms and reported glass shaking right at the time the sun had a major solar flare. You are aware our "ozone layer" that's suppose to protect us from such blasts is well....kinda looks like swiss cheese at the moment.
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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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Our magnetosphere is what protects us from solar storms. The solar flare also didn't reach Earth until this morning. Furthermore, even if the photons produced by the storm made it through the magnetosphere they lack the mass to produce an audible sonic boom.



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Definitely not related. I suppose others can explain how impossible it is for the sun to generate sounds here...because I'm NOT entirely sold on that. However, even the fastest recorded blasts off the sun (1859 comes to mind) took many many hours to get here. The fastest ones. Most take a couple days....but only the impression of the sun getting a bit brighter from a HUGE flare would get here before the main event, to my understanding.

Interesting about Alabama though. I hadn't checked..but did you make a thread on that? I hadn't heard widespread reports of Sonic Booms across there. I didn't realize Military aircraft were going supersonic as a routine thing above populated areas in the U.S.. That alone is notable. Hmmm



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:16 PM
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See that's what I'm saying something is connected to all this. Even reported here:
www.godlikeproductions.com...


Also large scale reports of this event are located here.
blog.al.com...
blog.al.com...

The FAA can NOT find a cause to the noise. Rules out "Planes". What if those sun blasts actually travel faster then we think? Has anyone measured how fast they actually travel?

So far this is what we've got.

Not a Cause:
Planes

Possible Causes:
Solar Flares



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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The speed at which a flare can travel fluctuates. What we do know however is that this particular flare was released on the 6th and did not reach Earth until today. We know that it was released on the 6th due to observations of the Sun. We know that it arrived this morning because there are instruments in LEO that measure such things.

Also, once again, a solar flare is composed of photons. A photon is essentially massless. While the size of a sonic boom is dependent on an object's speed it is also dependent on an object's mass, among other things. A photon simply lacks the mass to produce any kind of sizable sonic boom. Furthermore, no such occurrence has ever occurred. So why would this one instance be any different and why would it only affect Alabama?



posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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Solar Flares don't really hit earth let alone hit an isolated area. 99.9% of anything directed towards earth are averted around it by the earths magnetic field. If anything it might cause disruptions in satellite based software and such like internet and certain electronics, which I actually just made a thread about.


But the sonic boom thing interest me a bit. With the mysterious sound going on all over the world, scientist recently said they believe that it in fact was related to recent high solar activity, which leads me to believe maybe there is some sort of connection here
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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
The short answer: No it is not possible. Particles emitted by the sun can not apply enough atmospheric pressure to create sonic booms or even rattle buildings. The particles don't even reach earth but are deflected by the magnetosphere.


Then tell it to the 19th century solar flares that damaged teh telegraphs? The part 'particles don't even reach the Earth' What? Sonic boom not but damage yes, can do.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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You know what's really evident:
Most in this thread have no idea there is a difference between a CME and flare.

CME's can take days to reach Earth, while a flare can get here in as little as 8 minutes.

Also, a flare cannot affect such a small area, such as one town.

I really suggest researching the difference. I would provide links, but I am on a mobile device.
NASA has a bunch of good information explaining the differences as well.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by Imtor

Originally posted by H1ght3chHippie
The short answer: No it is not possible. Particles emitted by the sun can not apply enough atmospheric pressure to create sonic booms or even rattle buildings. The particles don't even reach earth but are deflected by the magnetosphere.


Then tell it to the 19th century solar flares that damaged teh telegraphs? The part 'particles don't even reach the Earth' What? Sonic boom not but damage yes, can do.

Well, I sure don't do anything related to this field but I think I've spent as much time as anyone else on the amateur side of researching and reading about the Geomagnetic storms we've been hit with, and if the Sun can cause sonic boom type sounds here...Thats a new one. Not impossible..only because nothing can really be said to be impossible when we know so little, but I'll say the people who DO spend their lives doing this have said that sound isn't coming across space from the sun.

1859 did effect the telegraphs as one of the most public and evident signs. They ran clearer and with more strength without the batteries connected than with them. So...it means...they ran BETTER with absolutely NO man made power source of ANY kind than with one.


That didn't make noise, but my understanding of the countless reports of people who lived the events of that year is that the air itself carried the energy charge for that to be possible. Still though..Energy and Sound are two radically different things.

I'd say whatever the noises are coming from MAY have some relation to the Heavens above, but the Sun is good for light and heat...just not noise. Not for our human ears, anyway.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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sounds more earthquake-like to me. there's lost of fracking going on there and that can certainly cause earthquakes.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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The telegraph systems were affected because the long wires connecting the stations had currents induced in them. The particles did not reach the Earth, but the EM energy did.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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Not impossible..only because nothing can really be said to be impossible when we know so little, but I'll say the people who DO spend their lives doing this have said that sound isn't coming across space from the sun.

Sounds cannot pass through a vacuum. And there are things that are impossible such as sounds passing through a vacuum.


They ran clearer and with more strength without the batteries connected than with them. So...it means...they ran BETTER with absolutely NO man made power source of ANY kind than with one.

Not true. Large currents were induced in the long wires connecting stations.


That didn't make noise, but my understanding of the countless reports of people who lived the events of that year is that the air itself carried the energy charge for that to be possible.

That is not how it works. The air is not involved.



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