Skip to comments.Gigantic Eruption off the Sun May 9th
Posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:41 AM PDT by PapaNew
A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. This was the first CME observed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, which launched in June 2013 to peer into the lowest levels of the sun's atmosphere with better resolution than ever before. Watch the movie to see how a curtain of solar material erupts outward at speeds of 1.5 million miles per hour.
(Excerpt) Read more at nasa.gov ...
Get anywhere near *that* and you’ll need SPF 20,000,000,000,000
Dang, I guess I picked a bad day to smoke six racks of ribs.
If that was aimed at Earth we would have had 62 hours to get our preps in order.
Assuming the government gave us the warning.
I suspect they would not have said anything.
“If that was aimed at Earth we would have had 62 hours to get our preps in order.”
But women, children and minorities would have been most affected.
If that had been aimed at Earth, we would have had only 62 hours to raise taxes to stop the incoming climate change.
Even just 100 cars off the roads today, could possibly have prevented this... /s
The gov't is not the only entity watching the sun. I'd bet there are dozens who would raise the alarm.
This is probably a stupid question, but, if it had been aimed at us, what would the effects have been NOT including the effects on electrical devices?
OMG! The Sun is racis'! Who knew?
As far as I know damage to electric power grid and electric/electronic devices are the primary concerns.
This is the report commissioned by the federal government to investigate and define the potential damage from a CME/EMP.
So, in spite of the “SPF 20,000,000,000,000” comment above, any radiation that come with an ejection like that gets filtered out by the atmosphere? That PDF says that an EMP doesn’t have a direct effect on people, but the article described this as “a curtain of solar material” so I thought there might be other things in it than just an EMP.
Thats my take from the PDF too.
I suspect that at this stage no one really knows what the exact effects of a CME or EMP would be. There are so many variables and such a small amount of empirical data that most of what we read seems to be theoretical.
I have been digging around to see if there is any data pertaining to EMP type effects from the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombs but haven't found anything yet. The focus is naturally on the tremendous magnitude of the physical effects of the detonation and subsequent radiation.