Warning 2 X Flare Strike Earth!

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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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Guys things getting bad right now..

New sunspot AR1882 isn't very big, but it is potent. The active region has already unleashed two strong solar flares today: An X1 at 08:01 UT followed by an X2 at 15:07 UT.


2-FLARE BLASTS EARTH'S IONOSPHERE: Electromagnetic radiation from today's X2-class solar flare had a significant effect on Earth's upper atmosphere. As a wave of ionization swept across the dayside of the planet, the normal propagation of shortwave radio signals was scrambled. In Alachua, Florida, electrical engineer Wes Greenman recorded the effects using his own shortwave radio telescope.


GLOBAL ERUPTION ON OCT 25TH: Solar activity is high and intensifying. New sunspot AR1882, which rotated over the sun's eastern limb earlier today, promptly unleashed an X1-class solar flare, adding to a series of lesser flares already underway from sunspots AR1875 and AR1877. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a bright flash of extreme UV radiation from the X1 flare, which peaked at 08:01 UT on Oct. 25th:

www.spaceweather.com...
edit on 26-10-2013 by cheesy because: (no reason given)
edit on 10/26/2013 by kosmicjack because: fixed all caps and exclamation




posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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Hopefully they will be absorbed... with limited physical activities related. Thanks for the update cheesy


NAMASTE*******



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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Thanks for the heads up!



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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I was just outside looking for northern lights. Nothing yet.
I havent seen nice ones for a few years now, they're only properly visible in the winter, summer stays too light out.

Maybe tomorrow.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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Combined with a 7 earthquake that hit Japan today, in the same spot as a 7-pointer hit two days before the 9-pointer that resulted in the devastating Fukushima EQ and tsunami.

This is not good.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:28 AM
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Astronomers classify solar flares into three categories — C, M and X — with C being the weakest and X the strongest. When aimed directly at Earth, X-class sun eruptions can interfere with satellite-based communications and navigation systems and also endanger astronauts in orbit.

That does not appear to be the case with today's X-class flares, according to an SWPC update, though officials are awaiting additional imagery of the events to see if they were associated with a massive explosion of super-hot plasma — known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME — that can hurl solar material into space at more than 1 million mph.


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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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Hmmmm....



That was downright rude of it. Spitting at us like that. What did we do?

Hopefully it doesn't keep climbing. Maybe it's making up for lost energy in what had been a real below average cycle for expectations.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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Not bad, starting to get impressive.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 12:39 AM
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Was it bad to be walking around in the warm SoCal sun all earlier today (yesterday, soon)?
Uh Oh =(



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:00 AM
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Its big..wow



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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Ophiuchus 13
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Hopefully they will be absorbed... with limited physical activities related. Thanks for the update cheesy


NAMASTE*******

Yes i hope like that too..no aftershok after this...tq sir



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Your welcome cheesy keep up the good work


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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 01:52 AM
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The first CME will arrive late tomorrow or Sunday. Its density is estimated to be quite high but its velocity isn't. The real impact will depend on its magnetic orientation. If it takes a south turn it could result in strong geomagnetic storming.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:15 AM
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Is Phage like a virile Steven Hawkings of ATS, or what?

Wonder what Geomagnetic storming would result in to earth?



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:18 AM
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Aurora mostly.

In extreme cases disruption of satellite communications and power grids. It's unlikely that this will be an extreme case.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:21 AM
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posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:24 AM
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Interesting NASA article describing what a CME can do to the surface of the Moon. Having basically no atmosphere, or magnetic field, it actually takes quite a beating. I was really surprised.


"We found that when this massive cloud of plasma strikes the moon, it acts like a sandblaster and easily removes volatile material from the surface," said William Farrell, DREAM team lead at NASA Goddard. "The model predicts 100 to 200 tons of lunar material – the equivalent of 10 dump truck loads – could be stripped off the lunar surface during the typical 2-day passage of a CME."

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NASA/JPL



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 04:43 AM
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And weather-related!
HUGE storm to hit UK/France Sunday/Monday.



posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 06:13 AM
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Don't France and the UK get storms?

Do they need X flares to start them?





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