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Sun Unleashes 2 Major Solar Flares Back-to-Back (Video)
Yahoo ^ | 6/10/14 | Miriam Kramer - Space.com

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," ...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: backtoback; soho; solarflares; unleashes
Get out the SPF 6000.. Incoming.
1 posted on 06/10/2014 9:52:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Also found here:
http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=98259


2 posted on 06/10/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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Space.com link

Video
http://www.space.com/26183-sun-unleashes-major-solar-flares-video.html


3 posted on 06/10/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve heard that can disrupt electric devi


4 posted on 06/10/2014 9:57:25 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: NormsRevenge

Some days I really wish a CME would smack us square in the contimential 48....

Maybe knock some sense into us collectively....


5 posted on 06/10/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Darksheare

Thanks, this should give the tomatoe plants a quick boost.. too bad it can’t zap the dang squirrels..


6 posted on 06/10/2014 9:57:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: circlecity

Right. When was that last experienced?


7 posted on 06/10/2014 9:58:14 AM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: GraceG

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.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 9:59:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: circlecity

LO


9 posted on 06/10/2014 9:59:42 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: NormsRevenge
However, when intense enough, they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel."

AND the last demonstrated case of this was .....

(The hype in the press never matches the reality seen later.)

10 posted on 06/10/2014 10:00:20 AM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: NormsRevenge

” It’d sure give our “grid” a good test..”

Uh uh ...


11 posted on 06/10/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favored tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: _Jim
(The hype in the press never matches the reality seen later.)

But it's OK because no one remembers what they saw in the MSM five minutes ago.

12 posted on 06/10/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: _Jim

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.. :-}


14 posted on 06/10/2014 10:03:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Welcome.
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..
*lol*


15 posted on 06/10/2014 10:04:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Carrington event!
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.]


16 posted on 06/10/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: _Jim

_Jim,
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.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 10:14:55 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: _Jim

1989.
And the electrical grid hasn’t been hardened for such since.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 10:16:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: _Jim

1989


19 posted on 06/10/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: NormsRevenge

20 posted on 06/10/2014 10:19:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: KC Burke; _Jim

Thanks for that..

SOHO web site

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Here’s a blast of hot plasma in the old eyeballs of climate changelings.

Coincidentally, the spraying of the skies over the South Bay has lessened, maybe they’re concerned of the effects of solar flare activity on micro[particles released in the atmosphere to slow global varming. I have clear blue hazy skies here today that glimmer occasionally but not like they used to earlier this year. :-]


21 posted on 06/10/2014 10:21:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The flares are a result of you idiots who continue to use the internal combustion engine.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 10:21:56 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: GraceG

Ever read the novel One Second After?


23 posted on 06/10/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No...

...It wasn’t the Sun...

It was me... the two Taco Bell Big Beef Burrito Supremes I had for lunch aren’t sitting well... the second one lifted me three inches off my seat...

...And I’m sorry for any confusion, electrical disturbances, or olfactory distress it may have caused...


24 posted on 06/10/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GraceG

Be careful what you wish for...


25 posted on 06/10/2014 10:23:58 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: NFHale

I pass on passing judgment on your sudden passing..

Two of em? wow.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: lormand

Thanks for reminding me, I need to go pollute and run some errands.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 10:28:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; KC Burke; _Jim

https://news.yahoo.com/25-years-ago-amazing-auroras-1989s-great-solar-113634466.html

I was living in Huguenot NY when that happened.
We lost power for a few days.
There were red aurora visible to the north.
Take a look on a map and see where “Port Jervis NY” is, I was a few miles north of PJ.
It was a blast, absolutely dark that night, still, quiet, people standing outside wondering what happened.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 10:29:48 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: KC Burke

Bush’s Fault!


29 posted on 06/10/2014 10:36:00 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Darksheare

First physics experiment was it? :)


30 posted on 06/10/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ..............dot removal in progress.......)
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To: NormsRevenge

... swear I heard someone yell “Launch!” just before the second one happened...


31 posted on 06/10/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: moose07

“Particle accelerator cannon test successful! Neighbors are upset.” - journal entry found amid ruins.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Here it comes ... (Earth to scale)


33 posted on 06/10/2014 10:41:08 AM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP)
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To: Darksheare

Thought so. :)

Is there an ETA for this thing ,Unable to find anything else about it so far.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ..............dot removal in progress.......)
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To: moose07

Been and gone from what I can gather.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamalamadingdong should sign an executive order regulating this sort of activity...That will fix it and prevent it from ever happening again.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 11:22:49 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Darksheare

That was quick.

have put my solars in the shed as a precaution.
Having them on 6’ poles does have its advantages.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 11:35:28 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ..............dot removal in progress.......)
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To: moose07

Yeah, the flare wasn’t pointed at us, but the X-rays took out radio for a bit.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 11:47:39 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

X-rays; oh great, i was out in that.
*checking the time*
Yep, a full chest X-ray. Maybe i’ll get super powers like Jeff Dumham’s Mervin. *chuckle*


39 posted on 06/10/2014 11:57:52 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ..............dot removal in progress.......)
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To: moose07

LOL!
Shouldn’t be that bad, actually.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: circlecity

“I’ve heard that can disrupt electric devi”

That’s funny....


41 posted on 06/10/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: TADSLOS

“LO”

That’s funnier...


42 posted on 06/10/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

I’m reading that book now.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 12:34:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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