X-Class Solar Flare Unleashed

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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:18 PM
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I just saw this on spaceweather.com


X-FLARE: Giant sunspot AR1515 unleashed a strong X1.1-class solar flare on July 6th at 2308 UT. Because Earth is well-connected to the blast site by solar magnetic fields, a fusillade of protons accelerated by the explosion might soon reach our planet. Stay tuned for updates. X-flare alerts: text, voice.


I'm not really a solar flare expert, could a flare of this size cause anything extreme to happen?

Spaceweather
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:21 PM
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yup thats a heads up,, due too its 1550 location.

incomming,,
ps nice avatar,

now where did i see that,, hmmm,,



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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only a 1.1 But location, is everything,,
check the wave meter ,,



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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McDonalds.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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Solar wind
speed: 485.9 km/sec
density: 1.6 protons/cm3
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at 0115 UT
X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: X1 2308 UT Jul06
24-hr: X1 2308 UT Jul06
explanation | more data
Updated: Today at: 2359 UT

spaceweather.com
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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spaceweather.com...reply to post by Epirus hard to keep track these days
 





posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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thats the first x class flair in quite a while,, especially at that angel.
just north by north east of 1550 there was a x class 8?? couple months ago??



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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Laymens terms science folk.

What does this mean? Any impending doom to worry about? Satelite outages?

ETA, dooooooooooom!
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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greater proton density means higher resistance so expect things too heat up more,,
i know sounds impossable in some parts of the North American Continent.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Before this year is out a MCE will pulsate from 60% of the suns surface. Transformers around the world will blow, it takes world governments too long to shut off the power grids, a network which is outdated and already faulty.

Earth will take a direct hit. You'll be told not to go outside on the day we get bombarded. 70% of satellites will be fried.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Spaceweather also says,

Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be moderate with a chance for X-class flares for the next three days (07-09 July).


This one is probably the first of a few this weekend.
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posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Who told you that?



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Well the Geometry alone for such and event,, ie the correct time,rotation, wobble, distance,
ya its possable,,
biggest hit would be the key-hole satellites,,,cause there are 2,,3 thousand, stationary,
and 1000 geo-sync,,etcc,,
expect ,little damage other than,, frequiency hits??
now maybe a x 10 at perfect angle timming,etcc,,
well,
maybe a Carrington Event, but by then it wont matter.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by W3RLIED2
Laymens terms science folk.

What does this mean? Any impending doom to worry about? Satelite outages?

ETA, dooooooooooom!
edit on 6-7-2012 by W3RLIED2 because: For the lulz


This means that depending on how the flare hits the earth's magnetic field we could be looking at the following..
1. Power outages. (Unlikely but definitely possible)
2. GPS & Satellite technical problems.
3. The above potentially effecting any and all aspects of our daily lives. Internet, T.V, Radio etc..



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by TechUnique


This means that depending on how the flare hits the earth's magnetic field



Please forgive me, I apologize in advance, as I am not very smart when it comes to anything science or math related.... but can't they sort of map or project the path that the flare will take? One of the links someone posted showed an animation that showed something (I guess the flare?) and it's path... like how they map hurricanes and stuff. Was that link a picture of THIS specific flare?

Also, I keep reading different things that confuse me. Does a solar flare automatically also mean a CME? And is it the CME or the Flare or BOTH that is the most potentially damaging?



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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helios.izmiran.rssi.ru...reply to post by BobAthome
 
.....I love Investigating..I would'nt get the faraday cage out yet




posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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reply to post by MojaveBurning
 


this covers a vierty of time periods,,

nice pin-wheel


www.solarham.net...



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Thank you!
I am a very visual person.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Keep an eye out for big quakes....



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
helios.izmiran.rssi.ru...reply to post by BobAthome
 
.....I love Investigating..I would'nt get the faraday cage out yet



I went to this link...... so, um. Could you please translate Barney style?





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