Skip to comments.Sun Unleashes 2 Major Solar Flares Back-to-Back (Video)
Posted on 06/10/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
The sun unleashed two major solar flares early Tuesday (June 10) in amazing back-to-back storms from our nearest star.
The first flare, a powerful X2.2-class solar flare, hit its maximum at about 7:42 a.m. EDT (1142 GMT). The second powerful X1.5-class flare, followed quickly behind, blasting out from the sun at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 GMT). Both flares could cause radio communication blackouts on Earth for about an hour, according to an alert from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's sun-observing Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a video of the flares from space.
"Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation," Karen Fox, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center said in a statement. "Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. However, when intense enough, they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel." [The Biggest Solar Flares of 2014 (Photos)]
Officials with the prediction center do not think there will be a coronal mass ejection a burst of plasma sent out from the sun associated with the first flare, but they will continue to analyze the data they collected on the flares.
"Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point," ...
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I’ve heard that can disrupt electric devi
Some days I really wish a CME would smack us square in the contimential 48....
Maybe knock some sense into us collectively....
Thanks, this should give the tomatoe plants a quick boost.. too bad it can’t zap the dang squirrels..
Right. When was that last experienced?
It’d sure give our “grid” a good test.. which is what I need to give my generator, which I haven’t started in a long time.
candle making could be come very popular again.
AND the last demonstrated case of this was .....
(The hype in the press never matches the reality seen later.)
” Itd sure give our grid a good test..”
Uh uh ...
But it's OK because no one remembers what they saw in the MSM five minutes ago.
but but.. what about the big flare in the mid 1800s that fried telegraphs and wires and made wire hoop skirts catch fancy gals dresses on fire.. Oh wait.. :-}
And for a laugh, the doomporn moron “Bpearthwatch” is insisting... that comet Jacques is causing the x-flare.
He says there was a triple flare as well..
Would be rather amusing to see our politicians try to worm their way out of explaining why they haven’t prepared for such a beast.
[Too busy focusing on “globull warming” instead of “solar smackdown”. Only one of those events can be effectively prepared for and managed.]
While your debunking of alarmist articles is something I normally appreciate without always agreeing, skipping the Carrington Event of 1859 there have been five damaging solar flares since 1972. The have taken out part of the AT&T grid in Illinois, certain satilite systems and the similar moderate impacts. A time or two in the last 45 years they have played a part in electrical grid outages or “events”.
As the events are random events within the eleven year solar cycle, they are not unknown and like a comet strike, a super volcano or other similar catastrophe they may be more likely than an Obama Third Term and certainly bear some discussion in a senisble manner.
This isn’t ConTrails.
And the electrical grid hasn’t been hardened for such since.