It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Pirateofpsychonautics
I think we've found the sequel for Y2K..
That's why, as I finish building out my solar power system for my home, I'm hardening it against EMP's...
Not really. During each solar maximum the magnetic field of the Sun reverses so every other maximum it returns to where it was two maximums before. As you say, the 22 year "cycle" is actually just the period of a full cycle, with 11 years being the half cycle.
There is a twenty two year cycle also and this would mean that our cycle could be more like the one in 89.
Why is it only necessary during solar max? The UV output of the Sun doesn't vary much across the cycle and the changes in radiation levels on the surface are not noticeable.
I don't remember much happening then and during that time I worked outdoors without sunscreen a lot. I like the way that they tell us to wear sunscreen all the time when it is really only necessary for most people in a solar Max
You must be special then? Here's another interesting correlation: www.stocktips.com...
Although the solar activity seemed tied to the volitility of the market, the results were not released to the general public.
Yes, when the power blinks off and on the compressor motor on a refrigertor can draw a lot. It's not a bad idea to unplug them if the power goes out, just remember to plug them back in.
These have the capacitors or whatever they are in them to balance along with the overcurrent protection.
Various measures are being undertaken and contingency plans developed. The problem is (in the US anyway) is that the power companies are for the most part independent entities so there isn't really any centralized effort.
The knowledge of solar storms and their potential to drop the grid has been around for a while and it makes one wonder why we haven't at least started to construct some kind of backup underground or in protective casings?