Skip to comments.Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'
Posted on 08/27/2010 8:55:30 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.
Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.
Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm since 2006 and reports from the US this week claim the storms could hit on that most Hollywood of disaster dates - 2012.
Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the potential to be even more disruptive.
"The general consensus among general astronomers (and certainly solar astronomers) is that this coming Solar maximum (2012 but possibly later into 2013) will be the most violent in 100 years," News.com.au quoted astronomy lecturer and columnist Dave Reneke as saying.
"A bold statement and one taken seriously by those it will affect most, namely airline companies, communications companies and anyone working with modern GPS systems.
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At least it’s not 100 “M-birds”.
Save us Al Gore...save us!!!!!!!
So I should take a round-the-world cruise now, and really pile up the Mastercard/Visa card debt?
Its called Hurricane Sarah and the rest of us ready to take out this communist junta in DC.
Whew, I was worried it was anthropogenic.
So let’s get Bruce Willis on it. No worries.
Well i just invested in Coppertone
100 million hydrogen bombs? How can they predict this stuff?
I wonder how they could accurately forecast this far out from the event. We don’t even know what’s going to happen on our own planet from one week to the next, let alone what a star is going to do in the way of ‘weather’.
Did these fools ever read the story about the boy that cried wolf?
If it is so, then we need to have Prince, or whatever his name or symbol is today, to strike up the music just one more time.
NASA is more concerned with championing Islam these days.
No-It’s when a bunch of American ex military types remember their training against terrorists and go into action.
Never mind the fact that all of those history books are full of the detials of the 1921 event!?
Who makes up all this crap?
Cause anything the sun does is equal to “100 million hydrogen bombs” plus it sounds really dire.
Wanna buy some Gold?
And lefties are wondering
“how can we use this to advance our agenda?”
How did it wipe out telegraph wires?
I can believe that it disrupted telegraph communication, at least for a while. But, I'm having a hard time believing that it "wiped out" the actual wires.
So, did anyone predict the event. Stuff happens that we cannot predict, FACT. But these goobers say then can predict it, and then carp a year or two on the date. This is about funding "further research". Bogus science. (Remember Globul Warming?).
When it’s my time to die, then so be it.......
Eliminate the fear of death and welcome to joys of life
I can grow man parts too but that does not mean it is going to happen. I’ll take my chances and will wait and see what 2012 has in store for me.
It’s from the Mayan calendar so it MUST be true!
hey, maybe some of that Y2K stuff sitting around my basement will prove to be useful afterall!
One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class.
She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer.
She read, “...and Chicken Little went up to the farmer ans said, The Sky is Falling!”
The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?”
One little girl raised her hand and said, “I think he said: Holy S**t! a talking chicken!”
What makes a barbaric, now extinct society, the end-all-be-all of the end of times?
Astronomers are predicting....
That says it all.
they cannot predict a coronal mass ejection and if they could they cannot predict the direction it travels in...there is a fairly narrow window needed to strike earth with full force....
if a huge one like the one in the 1850s hit we could be seriously screwed...but they cannot predict it to a year like that....
WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!
I need to stock up on AAA batteries to make sure all my remotes will work.
I’d better move my car.
“Never mind the fact that all of those history books are full of the detials of the 1921 event!?”
It’s still talked about today by telegraph operators.
Put everything on Discover Card please, they jacked my rate to 29.8% when the check we mailed supposedly never made it and I am still pissed at them for doing that.
Funny how that works, huh? If THEY take 10 days to process the check after it’s arrived, THEY can say it’s late, and then THEY can jack the interest rate to anything that they can legally get away with.
Why, it’s almost as if they have created a legal ‘Loan Shark’ sort of business plan.
Ah, here we go:
August 12, 1880 - Shortly after 9:00 AM, telegraph lines in Hartford, Connecticut began to show disturbances. With the battery removed, messages could still be sent and received from Boston. By 11:00 AM the wires were working as normal. No aurora were seen at night.
November 18, 1882 - The Transit of Venus Storm - It produced a compass bearing deflection of nearly 2 degrees, All telegraphic transactions east of the Mississippi River and north of Washington D.C came to a halt. The Chicago stock market was severely affected all day. A large sunspot was then seen covering an area of more than three thousand millions of square miles. Simultaneously with the appearance of the spot, magnetic disturbances at the observatory in Greenwich increased in frequency and violence, other symptoms were noticed throughout the length of the British Isles. Telegraphic communication was greatly interfered with. The signal bells on many of the railway lines were rung, and some of the operators received shocks from their instruments. Lastly, on November 17, a superb aurora was witnessed, the culminating feature of which was the appearance, at about six o'clock in the evening, of a mysterious beam of greenish light, in shape something like a cigar, and many degrees in length, which rose in the east and crossed the sky at a pace much quicker than but nearly as even as that of sun, moon, or stars, till it set in the west two minutes after its rising. The daily press was burdened with accounts of widespread magnetic disturbance, in some places telegraphic communication was suspended. In Milwaukee the carbons in the electric lamps were lighted, rendered incandescent by currents of electricity flowing on the wires. At other locations, switchboards in telegraph offices were set on fire and sending keys were melted, while electric balls were seen hovering on the telegraph in Nebraska.
September 10, 1898 - The telegraph lines in Chicago were disabled by a 'daytime aurora borealis'. The effects were seen on telegraphs in Omaha, Tennessee, Washington. The shocks produced 280 volts on the lines.
November 1, 1903 - Telegraph systems of Western Union were affected from 2:00AM to afternoon. This was identified as most severe storm since 1888 according to Chief Electrician for WU. Transatlantic cables were also affected.
March 2, 1905 - Electrical disturbances on telegraph lines from Chicago to Sioux City affected telegraph lines.
September 25, 1909 - Telegraph lines throughout US were affected. Some wires carried 500 volts of electricity and lit incandescent 'resistance lamps' in telegraph circuits.
March 9, 1918- Telegraph lines from New York to Buffalo were disrupted. Motors providing electricity for the telegraph wires were acting strangely. No one could understand how 'atmospheric electricity' could affect motors.
August 11, 1919 - Surplus of atmospheric electricity is blamed as the cause of telegraph disruptions along Atlantic seaboard as far south as Georgia. 'Scientists' quoted as saying that aurora have nothing to do with telegraph line problem.
March 22, 1920 - American Telephone and Telegraph telegraph service disrupted. Atlantic cable traffic reduced from 30 massages per day to one.
May 13, 1921 - The New York Railroad Storm - The prelude to this particular storm began with a major sunspot sighted on the limb of the sun vast enough to be seen with the naked eye through smoked glass. The spot was 94,000 miles long and 21,000 miles wide and by May 14th was near the center of the sun in prime location to unleash an earth-directed flare. The 3-degree magnetic bearing change among the five worst events recorded ended all communications traffic from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi. At 7:04 AM on May 15, the entire signal and switching system of the New York Central Railroad below 125th street was put out of operation, followed by a fire in the control tower at 57th Street and Park Avenue. No one had ever heard of such a thing having happened during the course of an auroral display. The cause of the outage was later ascribed to a 'ground current' that had invaded the electrical system. Railroad officials formally assigned blame for a fire destroyed the Central New England Railroad station, to the aurora. Telegraph Operator Hatch said that he was actually driven away from his telegraph instrument by a flame that enveloped his switchboard and ignited the entire building at a loss of $6,000. Over seas, in Sweden a telephone station was 'burned out', and the storm interfered with telephone, telegraph and cable traffic over most of Europe.
Kinda like an EMP. :-)
Reduced sun spot activity may even allow CMEs (coronal mass ejections) to build to massive proportions. Much like a boiler explodes when the relief valve becomes stuck.
Well, look at this way, if the world ends in 2012 then at least Obama was a one termer ...
It rubs the lotion in
or it gets all burned up
by 100 million H-bombs/
Tell them to cancel the card.
At least we have 16 months to turn our homes into Faraday cages.
> 100 million hydrogen bombs? How can they predict this stuff?
And last year was going to be the most severe hurricane season in 100 years ... and we only have 10 years to save the planet from global warming ... and ... and ... and ...
... ... oh ... never mind.