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SOLAR FLARE headed to earth....M6.6
Spaceweather ^ | Feb 13th, 2011

Posted on 02/13/2011 1:56:04 PM PST by TaraP

SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot 1158 has just unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year, an M6.6-category blast @ 1738 UT on Feb. 13th. The eruption appears to have launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. It also produced a loud blast of radio emissions heard in shortwave receivers around the dayside of our planet. Stay tuned for updates!

BEHEMOTH SUNSPOT 1158: Sunspot 1158 is growing rapidly (48 hour movie) and crackling with M-class solar flares. The active region is now more than 100,000 km wide with at least a dozen Earth-sized dark cores scattered beneath its unstable magnetic canopy. Earth-directed eruptions are likely in the hours ahead.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sol; solarflares; sun; sunspots
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1 posted on 02/13/2011 1:56:05 PM PST by TaraP
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2 posted on 02/13/2011 1:57:47 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: All

Scientists classify solar flares according to their x-ray brightness in the wavelength range 1 to 8 Angstroms. There are 3 categories:

X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms.

M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth’s polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare.


3 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:19 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

So..... what are you doing between now and the end of the world?


4 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:28 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: TaraP

no pictures?


5 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:40 PM PST by Mr. K ("Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved" -Ann Coulter)
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To: TaraP

Flashback

Another dire warning for 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hujQg2E_fDw&feature=player_embedded


6 posted on 02/13/2011 1:59:41 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Mr. K

7 posted on 02/13/2011 1:59:54 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: UCANSEE2

Being prepared.....


8 posted on 02/13/2011 2:01:29 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ......


9 posted on 02/13/2011 2:11:33 PM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: TaraP

It’s gonna rain, it’s gonna rain,
you better get ready and bear this in mind.
God showed Noah by the rainbow sign,
no more water, but fire next time.


10 posted on 02/13/2011 2:14:08 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: The Comedian

Ping.


11 posted on 02/13/2011 2:14:11 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TaraP

Thanks for clarifying that. I guess we can now stop wrapping the vehicles in mylar film and get back to watching cartoons.


12 posted on 02/13/2011 2:17:58 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TaraP

“...they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth’s polar regions.”

Dang. The Polar Bears won’t be able to dance! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qtyHOxNqg4


13 posted on 02/13/2011 2:18:20 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: TaraP

I thought I had an idea.


14 posted on 02/13/2011 2:21:34 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: TaraP

Sun: “I phart in your general direction ...”


15 posted on 02/13/2011 2:24:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: TaraP

Woo hoo! I am going to get on the ham radio tonight!


16 posted on 02/13/2011 2:25:53 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: TaraP

Not big enough. A planet devastating super-flare would be a far kinder fate than being forced to spend another year stuck with the scumbags of this world...therefore we will remain as cursed as possible.


17 posted on 02/13/2011 2:26:37 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Wilum

CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ, CQ......

DX


18 posted on 02/13/2011 2:29:01 PM PST by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: TaraP

This always gets me. If they know a solar flare is headed this way, how did they know. Something going faster than the speed of light tell them?


19 posted on 02/13/2011 2:30:07 PM PST by ully2 (ully)
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To: Soothesayer

I believe alot of people feel the same way as you do....

Sick and tired of being sick and tired....with the ones running (Ruining) this world...


20 posted on 02/13/2011 2:31:42 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Wilum

THis is Lawrence, Kansas, can anybody hear us...THis is Lawrence, Kansas, can anybody hear us...THis is Lawrence, Kansas, can anybody hear us...


21 posted on 02/13/2011 2:41:32 PM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: ully2

They know because the charged particles are not traveling the speed of light and arrive days after the X-ray or other radiation tell-tales.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 2:42:11 PM PST by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: RaceBannon
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,....
23 posted on 02/13/2011 2:44:22 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: RaceBannon
Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,....
24 posted on 02/13/2011 2:44:33 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: UCANSEE2
Give me enough of these and I'll give you a coronal mass ejection.


25 posted on 02/13/2011 2:58:43 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: vetvetdoug

Drat. I lost that last glass Coke bottle, and it’s still too cold to open a window. I still have the shades drawn. Maybe I’ll leave a beer bottle tied to the key, instead...


26 posted on 02/13/2011 3:01:24 PM PST by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: TaraP
Now in STEREO.
27 posted on 02/13/2011 3:04:23 PM PST by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: TaraP

Movie of the solar flare at http://spaceweather.com/


28 posted on 02/13/2011 3:05:27 PM PST by Nobel_1 (bring on the Patriots!)
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To: TaraP

The Sun has been inactive longer than it’s cycle would predict. Looks like El Sol is waking up.


29 posted on 02/13/2011 3:08:03 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: TaraP
From Lunar Pioneer 4

30 posted on 02/13/2011 3:11:44 PM PST by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: All
13 Feb Solar Flare Headed Towards Earth

31 posted on 02/13/2011 3:12:54 PM PST by Nobel_1 (bring on the Patriots!)
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To: Soothesayer

You gotta stick it out with the rest of us.


32 posted on 02/13/2011 3:20:03 PM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: Nobel_1

Thanks for posting!


33 posted on 02/13/2011 3:20:36 PM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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We were warned.......

34 posted on 02/13/2011 3:24:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: TaraP

We were warned.......

35 posted on 02/13/2011 3:24:10 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: TaraP

Great stuff. Love the astronomy posts.


36 posted on 02/13/2011 3:24:26 PM PST by windsorknot (Int)
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Satellites......


37 posted on 02/13/2011 3:25:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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38 posted on 02/13/2011 3:28:16 PM PST by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: steelyourfaith

ping.


39 posted on 02/13/2011 3:31:59 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: diverteach

Mas fina! Bien!


40 posted on 02/13/2011 3:34:17 PM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Nick Danger

Thats IT! Stop the train I wanna get off.


41 posted on 02/13/2011 3:35:00 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TaraP

Looks likr bahneys womb.


42 posted on 02/13/2011 3:37:34 PM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: certrtwngnut

likr = like


43 posted on 02/13/2011 3:41:48 PM PST by certrtwngnut
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To: diverteach
Give me enough of these and I'll give you a coronal mass ejection.

I think the kids say, "Ewwwwwww"!

44 posted on 02/13/2011 3:51:25 PM PST by eddie willers
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45 posted on 02/13/2011 3:55:03 PM PST by woofie
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To: Wilum

DE KI4ZKE


46 posted on 02/13/2011 4:09:56 PM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: TaraP
   John Boehner likes this.
47 posted on 02/13/2011 4:24:37 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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Sun: “I phart in your general direction ...” - NonValueAdded

THANKS! I have felt like death all day (fighting a cold)... I feel much better after having a good laugh, thanks to you. There is just a mental picture that went with that statement that did the trick!

Raven6

48 posted on 02/13/2011 4:31:46 PM PST by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: TaraP

With any luck it’ll bring some heat..


49 posted on 02/13/2011 4:40:14 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: Raven6

we aim to please ... no, wait


50 posted on 02/13/2011 4:52:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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