posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by f4andHALFtoads
The flare is part of a magnetic disturbance. The xrays from it travel at the speed of light. They are photons just like from a lightbulb, except much
higher frequency. This Xray pulse is measured in "M" and "X" events. An R1 is a X1+ event. An R5 is an X20+ event. The thing to worry about with
them is getting "fried" like in a microwave. But, the earth's magnetic field protects us from that.
The theory used to be that an earth directed X10+ would strip all of the atmosphere off the planet, and we would suffocate very quickly. But about
five or six years ago, we got one, and we are still here. So they updated the theory. I don't remember the specifics, but it had to do with
polarities of fields causing the earth magnetosphere to flare up and sheild us from the Xrays. I only pay attention to the Xray events because they
cause radio interference. But they can be a good thing for ham radio, something called "atmospheric skip" which makes the radio waves bounce back to
earth so you can talk to Europeans with very low power.
The G (gravity) wave takes longer to hit us. I have never check, but suspect that the X17 was probably followed by a large G5. When wires are moved in
a magnetic field (or a magnetic field changes across wires), it makes electrical current flow in the wires. Since the power lines are on the spinning
earth, plus the rise and fall of the G wave, the G waves cause DC electrical current in the power lines that can trip breakers, melt wires, burn out
transformers or completely fry electrical things that are connected to the power grid. But disconnected things, especially in closed metal boxes, will
RicyMouse's cats might be sensitive to the either the Xray or microwave emissions. The proton and gravity waves do not arrive here until hours
I call it "wet sock syndrome" because wet socks are so aggravating to put on. They get stuck and you have to pull them on bit by bit...