posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 08:12 PM
reply to post by Hijinx
The solar event that took palace in 1859 lasted for some time from what I have read. It stated there was fire in the sky.
The other thing is, I don't know how much you know about electricity and the grid, but the state the grid is in now, it could go down like
domino's. With little cause to cause collapse of.
This is also a big concern of NASA, I have spoken with a few electrical engineers about this and little has been done to protect the grid. There is no
protection. If it was really bad they say it could take years to repair.
This is why you need to be separated from the grid then you can shut down and wait, till the danger passes.
Just before dawn the next day, skies all over planet Earth erupted in red, green, and purple auroras so brilliant that newspapers could be read as
easily as in daylight. Indeed, stunning auroras pulsated even at near tropical latitudes over Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Hawaii.
Even more disconcerting, telegraph systems worldwide went haywire. Spark discharges shocked telegraph operators and set the telegraph paper on fire.
Even when telegraphers disconnected the batteries powering the lines, aurora-induced electric currents in the wires still allowed messages to be