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Originally posted by ChuckNasty
Sooo glad. I did need an excuse to stock up on beer this weekend.
Those mass corona thingies aren't big enough to mess up the grid yet. Those of you with sat TV, you'll prob be getting a ton of green blocky things on the old television.
Wasn't there a topic with a date on/around the 18th this month?
Originally posted by DreamerOracle
x45 is major 2003 ...... x1.2-x3 is very much a none event... moving along.edit on 16-5-2013 by DreamerOracle because: (no reason given)
Fortunately, the Earth did not take a direct hit from this immense blast of radiation and matter. Had it done so, several orbiting satellites would almost certainly have been damaged and there could have been considerable disruption of radio communications and power grids on the planet's surface.
For the third day in a row, a remarkably fast (600 km/s - 700 km/s) stream of solar wind is blowing around Earth.
This is causing magnetic unrest around the poles as well as elevated levels of high-energy electrons in Earth orbit.
NOAA cautions satellite operators that "satellite systems may experience significant charging" in response to accumulated electrons.