Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2012 10:35 am
Huge solar storm races toward Earth, imperiling satellites and terrestrial technologies
This will hopefully produce some amazing results.
Hopefully any disruptions to electrical and other areas will be short lived and easily repaired. That said, I love when nature gives us these events.

The biggest solar storm in five years is battering our planet right now, and may cause disruptions to satellites, power grids and communications networks over the next 24 hours, space weather experts say.

Two strong solar flares erupted from the surface of the sun late Tuesday (March 6), blasting a wave of plasma and charged particles toward Earth. After speeding through space at 4 million mph, this eruption of material — called a coronal mass ejection (CME) — should be hitting Earth now.

The storm is expected to create strong disruptions due to an odd combination of intense magnetic, radio and radiation emissions, making it the strongest overall solar storm since December 2006, even though the flare that triggered it was not the largest, space weather officials said.

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Reply Thu 8 Mar, 2012 10:41 am
The wave front hit this AM at about 5-6 AM EST. It had disrupted some of the Tv reception that is most dependent upon satellite feed (like the Weather Channel ) The WC was pixellated for about an hour and a half until the wave front passed and the whole thing equilibrated. DAMAGE? dont know.However, my cats are acting looney.
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