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Sun wakes up from sleep for busiest sunspot cycle in years and threatens to disrupt Earth communicat

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:33 AM

>Geomagnetic storm activity expected from around 6pm and could last 24 hours.
>Possible disruption to power grids and satellites.
>Flights over polar regions face being rerouted.

This astonishing sequence of images shows a dramatic 'flare' bursting out from the sun which could affect satellite communications and power supplies here on Earth. The spectacular development unleashed a radiation firestorm on a level not seen for five years which is expected to cause a 'moderate' geomagnetic storm when it reaches Earth. Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event which combines a flare, a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a minor radiation storm.

The Space Weather Prediction Centre said the event is 'expected to cause G1 (minor) to G2 (moderate) levels of geomagnetic storm activity today, beginning around 1800 GMT'.

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People of the 21st century rely on high-tech systems for the basics of daily life. But smart power grids, GPS navigation, air travel, financial services and emergency radio communications can all be knocked out by intense solar activity.

Not only Earth is going thourgh changes...Have you took a look at Saturn and Jupiter lately? Huge storms can be seen breaking out of it atmosphere...methane gas exploding...The whole solar system is changing fast.

I believe we are on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather.
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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:47 AM
Yes others sites are reporting this too.

The Sun put on yet another spectacular light show today with a massive solar flare captured in high definition by NASA’s space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory. The solar eruption resulted in a massive plasma cloud being ejected from the Sun. Footage of the solar blast, classed an M2 Class Event, shows the eruption from sunspot 1226 blanketing almost one third of the solar disk. The flare occurred at 6.41 A.M. GMT. today. The US National Weather Service (NWS) today warned that the solar flare, one of the largest to occur since December 2006, will lead to Gemagnetic Storm activity tomorrow, Wednesday. The NWS stated: “A dramatic eruption from an otherwise unimpressive NOAA Region 1226 earlier today is expected to cause G1 (minor) to G2 (moderate) levels of Geomagnetic Storm activity tomorrow, June 8, beginning around 1800 UTC with the passage of a fast CME. A prompt Solar Radiation Storm reached the S1 (minor) level soon after the impulsive R1 (minor) Radio Blackout at 0641 UTC. The Solar Radiation Storm includes a significant contribution of high energy (>100 MeV) protons, the first such occurrence of an event of that type since December 2006.” In 1989, a geomagnetic storm energised ground induced currents which disrupted electric power distribution throughout most of Quebec province in Canada and produced aurorae as far south as Texas in the USA.

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:54 AM
The sun isn't the real issue, it's our magnetic field strength, that is the issue. Weak magnetosphere + Sun = Human Fail.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:08 AM
Yesterday we experienced "brown outs", lights dimming, tv going out for a second etc etc. This morning the same thing....

It was probably due to extreme heat/power usage, but I didn't rule out CME.

posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:15 AM
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Natural events such as these events are going to be more frequent and more extreme in the coming month and years, i agree we are going through a change. Some thoughts in my mind are looking towards elenin, just my opinion.

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