Skip to comments.Huge Solar Eruption Sparks Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years
Posted on 01/23/2012 1:46:00 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota
A powerful solar eruption is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth tomorrow (Jan. 24), as the strongest radiation storm since 2005 rages on the sun.
Early this morning (0359 GMT Jan. 23, which corresponds to late Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:59 p.m. EST), NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught an extreme ultraviolet flash from a huge eruption on the sun , according to the skywatching website Spaceweather.com.
The solar flare spewed from sunspot 1402, a region of the sun that has become increasingly active lately. Several NASA satellites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and the Stereo spacecraft observed the massive sun storm.
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.....waiting to find out how Fracking has caused this.
Our sun is too small to go Nova. It will become a red giant and then collapse to form a white dwarf.
This was another thread about the solar storm, I saw just when I saw this one. It’s not a duplicate post or anything, I just wanted to link to two as an FYI:
“Planes expected to reroute following massive solar eruption”
So Dennis Kuchinich was originally Michael Moore?
December 21, 2012 . . . . .
Isn’t a melanin challenged little person the PC term?
Sun's reaction to the Gingrich victory?
Ok a nuetral color smallish person of distinction!
Actually the sun will go nova, during the collapsing stage to white dwarf. There’s a distinction between nova and supernova.
You know, I have never followed a single thing about 2012, or it’s prophecy, but I know that people always say, “Well, look at y2k.” The thing about Y2K was that it WAS very dangerous, and there was a massive undertaking to get us ready, which averted a lot of problems. After the fact, people like to say everything was fine, but I doubt that would have been the scenario if everybody stuck their heads in the sand. I remember at the time period (98-99, somewhere there about), I saw on the news that a nuclear reactor was doing a test to see what would happen and it was shut down.
Now, humanity ending—No, probably not. But it certainly would have been a cramp in someone’s holiday break especially if a lot of systems went off. The thing is that people are like that (the normalcy bias), in that they think nothing will ever happen. I have helped treat two people (and witnessed a 3rd) with a major infection from a minor cut. I know one teenager who got an infection from a manicure. A MANICURE! There was a small snag the cuticle near the nail that got infected and swole the finger and turned it green, almost to the point of losing the finger. The entire nail had to be ripped off, drained and antibiotics given. The rationale was that since it was a tiny scrape, it would have to get better on its own. Well, it never did, and by the time medical treatment was sought, it was very, very close to being too late (within one or two days for the finger, was the prognosis, IIRC).
Now, if you tell someone, “Wash the most minor of scrapes, because you could die,” they’ll ignore you. I’m not saying people need to fear death at every corner, but I have had 3 people I know (2 I helped treat), in the last 3-4 years alone, have serious infections, that left untreated, could have cost them their lives.
I don’t think people need to worry about the sky falling, but I think everyone should be prepared for certain scenarios. I personally believe in at least 2 years of food, fuel—not for driving, but for cooking, etc.—and clothing, but that’s an individual situation. I think 1 year is a practical minimum. Shoot, if we have a true budget crisis, and the unemployment stops rolling, a 1 year maintainence supply would be a Godsend.
Anyway, my point in this is, that solar flares DO knock out power, even in countries like Canada (one did a few years ago). The sun runs on cycles, and cycles of cycles, and between now and 2014, if I understand correctly, we’ll have the greatest magnitude in the sun cycle of our lifetimes. Maybe like the Carrington Event, maybe not. Either way, I’d rather be prepared before hand, and have an insurance policy. Then worrying what to do 10 min after. Or even “One Second After” which I should probably go read again. My parents were preppers back when it was just called “Common sense.” Dad (and his family), lived during the tail end of the depression, and mom’s grandmother helped raise me (who was an adult trying to raise her family during the depression). I cannot fathom the situation some people put themselves into these days.
The most important thing about being a prepper is that it teaches you to BE a prepper. I know it’s off topic, but I thought it important to say. Because what happens if we do survive the solar storms (I’m confident we all will!), but then Obama doesn’t get re-elected and tens of millions of race rioters revolt? What if worse, he wins? Yeah, people are all ready to defend themselves, but you may not be able to defend the infrastructure the rioters destroy, etc.
2012 Destruction or not, it’s better to be safe, than sorry.
FR comment of the day!
“The Eastern World, it is explodin’....”
Well it will begin to slough off layers of itself at the end of its red giant phase. There will not be a super nova.
Y2K was a con job to get massive increases in government spending at all levels.
Besides, the end of the 20th century was on Dec 31, 2000 and not Dec 31, 1999 like the “masses” think.
I mean for goodness sakes, people were hoarding bottled water. Why? Because they were too stupid to actually believe some “expert” that said a computer chip in water processing plants would go nuts in 2000 and shut down? What crap. Cities were giving us water before computers were used.
And planes would just drop out of the sky because the computer would think it was 1900 and planes weren’t invented then? Really? I actually heard that one on some idiot news program.
Wow, our computers only use a two digit year so the complete laws of physics would go away?
ROFL at your tagline
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