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A G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for the 8 November, 2016 UTC-day. SWPC forecasters determined that an asymmetric, partial halo CME which occurred on 5 November in association with a disappearing solar filament, is anticipated to provide a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field mid to late day on 8 November.
The glancing blow CME is likely to cause an isolated period of G1 storming conditions later in the day. Please continue to visit our SWPC website for the latest information, forecasts and updates.
CME Group Inc took emergency action on Monday to allow bigger-than-normal price swings in its interest rate futures on Election Day on Tuesday, as the market operator warned that the U.S. presidential vote could increase volatility.
"The emergency action is being taken as a precautionary measure and is intended to ensure fair and orderly trading," it said. The lower limits normally in place for overnight trading are set to apply again starting at 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday (2300 GMT), CME said.
What makes this timing even more unsettling is the fact that just weeks ago, Obama signed a brand new executive order on October 13, 2016 specifically regarding Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security coordination in handling “space weather events.”
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
Like Judaism and Christianity – and strongly influenced by them – Islam has a powerful eschatological strain. It anticipates the end of the world and a final historical confrontation between good and evil, after which human life is set to be miraculously transformed.
And according to one reading of Islamic tradition (hadith), the place where this final malahim (apocalypse) will happen is – of all places – Dabiq. This is where the Muslim and Christian armies will finally face each other and the Crusaders will be destroyed. And this is why Dabiq is the name on the lips of Isis recruiting sergeants.
An excerpt from the Honorable Minister Farrakhan’s historic World Day of Atonement address at the United Nations Plaza on October 16, 1996, the first anniversary of the Million Man March, where he addressed the topic of Armageddon, and warned that actions of nations are moving them toward that fateful battle.
“The inevitable defeat of the Islamic State at Dabiq, should it ever confront “Rome,” would … argue against the prophecy’s applicability,” wrote Will McCants, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who studies Middle East policy, in a piece for the institution’s blog. “But in the apocalyptic imagination, inconvenient facts rarely impede the glorious march to the end of the world.”
November’s date is expected to reach “extra-supermoon” status as it becomes a full moon within about two hours of perigee, making it the closest full moon of the 21st century.
1881 Charles J. Guiteau put on trial for the assassination of US President Garfield
Not to politicize the Sun's fury, but I could see the storm being used to blame any “glitches” that occur during the voting process. We’ve got hackers, Russian hackers, hidden coding, GOP sabotage and now... a geomagnetic storm. What's next?