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Solar Tsunami to Strike Earth
FoxNews.com ^ | August 03, 2010

Posted on 08/03/2010 5:55:47 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet.

The Sun's surface erupted early Sunday morning, shooting a wall of ionized atoms directly at Earth, scientists say. It is expected to create a geomagnetic storm and a spectacular light show -- and it could pose a threat to satellites in orbit, as well.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earth; satellites; solarflares
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1 posted on 08/03/2010 5:55:52 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

ping


2 posted on 08/03/2010 5:58:32 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Bad~Rodeo
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3 posted on 08/03/2010 5:59:01 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Quick! Who has that “oh noes, OMG” gif?


4 posted on 08/03/2010 5:59:11 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Tuesday Evening???? My parent’s 65th Wedding Anniversary is that night......we’ll take the BBQ inside.


5 posted on 08/03/2010 5:59:14 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

LOL!!!

Fast service!


6 posted on 08/03/2010 5:59:54 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Bad~Rodeo

We're All Gonna DIE!!!!

Seriously, I hope skip conditions improve in this solar minimum ... charge up the ionosphere and let's get dx'ing already!

7 posted on 08/03/2010 6:00:49 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: All


8 posted on 08/03/2010 6:01:04 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

LOL~


9 posted on 08/03/2010 6:02:25 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Been Nice knowing ya.

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Just do it.
10 posted on 08/03/2010 6:03:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
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11 posted on 08/03/2010 6:03:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bad~Rodeo

12 posted on 08/03/2010 6:03:49 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: SunkenCiv; Swordmaker
Plasma physics/Catastrophism/Suncontrolstheweather ping...

I was helping my brother move cars around yesterday around Fredericksburg Va. and the sun was going in and out from behind clouds and every time it did there was a 30-degree change in temperature within five minutes. Show me a man who thinks ANYTHING other than the sun has any effect on weather on this planet and I'll show you a man who spends his entire life indoors.

13 posted on 08/03/2010 6:06:49 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946
I'll show you a man who spends his entire life indoors.

You mean a Freepaholic ?

14 posted on 08/03/2010 6:09:23 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Bad~Rodeo

OMG It’s Y2K all over again. PAGING AL GORP PAGING AL GORP


15 posted on 08/03/2010 6:11:31 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: usconservative

Yep, the old two ways haven’t been good for much lately, have they?


16 posted on 08/03/2010 6:12:01 PM PDT by calex59
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To: al baby
This is what it looks like "outside"...so I've been told....


17 posted on 08/03/2010 6:13:34 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: wendy1946

18 posted on 08/03/2010 6:14:29 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
The Harvard astrophysicist quoted (Leon Golub) is an expert on the sun. How do I know? I graduated high school with him...and yes, in case you want to know, he had better grades in physics than I did.

We still keep in touch...

19 posted on 08/03/2010 6:16:34 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hölderlin)
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To: null and void
"This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here early in the day on Aug. 4," said Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time."

Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

20 posted on 08/03/2010 6:16:34 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Nice ...


21 posted on 08/03/2010 6:18:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (Asked for ZIP? Give 82224 - Lost Springs,Wy - most sparsely populated in country. Freeper:SamAdams)
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22 posted on 08/03/2010 6:19:46 PM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: Pharmboy

Very cool, no pun intended


23 posted on 08/03/2010 6:25:00 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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24 posted on 08/03/2010 6:28:01 PM PDT by seawolf101
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To: BushCountry
Caption: Here's your TOO BUSY WORKING to take me outside
25 posted on 08/03/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Set to strike earth? It already is disrupting radio communications.


26 posted on 08/03/2010 6:32:19 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

It’s supposed to be cloudy here tomorrow, so I think we’ll be OK.


27 posted on 08/03/2010 6:33:45 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
hey guys -- fun's fun, BUT:

1. I don't think this is "The Big One" but CME is no joke or hoax.

2. Look up "The Carrington Event" -- 1859. It energized Long telegraph lines (which had never existed before), and started fires in a number of telegraph stations from the energy so channelled.

3. I don't have the physics to explain it better than that, but SOME CME (almost certainly not this one) could do a lot of damage, with a lot more high-potential electrical stuff around. There are a lot of good solid serious double domes spending some legit time worrying about this.

4. Since there hasn't been one of the "Carrington" size in 150 years, it's not a high-probability, but not negligible.

28 posted on 08/03/2010 6:37:58 PM PDT by BohDaThone
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To: Bad~Rodeo

PRETTY!!


29 posted on 08/03/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Mrs.Z

What is the chance that this event will only fry what’s left of the brains of all LIBs? That would be great.


30 posted on 08/03/2010 6:43:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp)
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LOL

I think you mean REfry.


31 posted on 08/03/2010 6:46:17 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Future Snake Eater

No sweat...spare laptops in the microwave oven. I will check back in tomorrow.....


32 posted on 08/03/2010 6:49:25 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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33 posted on 08/03/2010 6:50:41 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: cripplecreek

Back at ya. Got my tin foil hat, package of ramin and 2 bottles or water ready


34 posted on 08/03/2010 7:05:39 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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35 posted on 08/03/2010 7:07:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Oh Daaaaamn, LMAO~


36 posted on 08/03/2010 7:08:52 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Your puny tin foil can’t save you from Goregas.


37 posted on 08/03/2010 7:16:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Last time this happened, I couldn’t use my debit/credit card all day and I had no cash.


38 posted on 08/03/2010 7:22:00 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: cripplecreek

A spectator wathces the Aurora Goryalis

39 posted on 08/03/2010 7:26:54 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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Excerpt:

NASA scientists warned recently that high-energy electric pulses from the sun could cripple our electrical grid for years, causing billions in damages. In fact, the House is so concerned that the Energy and Commerce committee voted unanimously to approve a bill allocating $100 million to protect the energy grid from this rare but potentially devastating occurrence.

The sun’s activity usually ebbs and flows on a fairly predictable cycle. Typically, a cycle lasts about 11 years, taking roughly 5.5 years to move from a solar minimum, a period of time when there are few sunspots, to peak at the solar maximum, during which sunspot activity is amplified.

The last solar maximum occurred in 2001. The latest minimum was particularly weak and long- lasting.

The most recent solar eruption is one of the first signs that the sun is waking up — and heading toward another maximum.


Yes, it ebbs abd flows.

So what else is new?


40 posted on 08/03/2010 7:27:09 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m getting alot of pixelation on most channels of my TV. Strangely though, the mexican stations are working fine, hmmmm.


41 posted on 08/03/2010 7:30:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

High tides and green gas forever.


42 posted on 08/03/2010 7:33:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: nmh
The most recent solar eruption is one of the first signs that the sun is waking up

Which will reinforce global warming claims no doubt

43 posted on 08/03/2010 7:34:46 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdNnw99-Ic&NR=1


44 posted on 08/03/2010 7:49:36 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I’m looking out a north facing window, when are the norther lights supposed to start?


45 posted on 08/03/2010 7:50:23 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Bad~Rodeo
The most recent solar eruption is one of the first signs that the sun is waking up

Which will reinforce global warming claims no doubt

Butttttt of course!

How convenient.

46 posted on 08/03/2010 7:53:56 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

BTTT!


47 posted on 08/03/2010 8:24:18 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: wendy1946; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ..
Well put.
 
Catastrophism
 
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48 posted on 08/03/2010 8:34:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Obama can suck that plasma up with a straw, but first he needs to figure out whose ass to kick.


49 posted on 08/03/2010 8:57:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet.

"Tons" is not as impressive in this context as the writer seems to think.

50 posted on 08/03/2010 9:00:01 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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