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Another Solar Flare

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Bilbo Bagins, Jul 13, 2012.


  1. Bilbo Bagins

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    The solar flare by itself is not the problem, but it is the CME that comes with it.

    Figure the Solar Flare is the Muzzle Blast from the gun. The CME is the Bullet.

    When you see news of a X-class solar flare facing earth's direction take note, because about 2 days later the CME will hit earth.

    Depending on the polarity, it will either wrap around earths Magnetic field, give some crazy northern light, and maybe screw up some satellite communications.

    If the polarity is the other way, we could have massive communication problems and power grid failures.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare
     
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    It will mess up our work comms and make it a real pita.'08.
     
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    Anyone notice warmer weather after these events? Back in March when two or three x-class flares came in, we had near record temps in the mid 80's here in Wisconsin. Before that, in January we had a big Earth directed flare, and we had temps in the mid 50's in January.

    We are also having a record drought here in Southern Wisconsin, and the last year I remember it being this hot and dry was 1988....also a big solar year if I am correct.
     
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  9. Bilbo Bagins

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    Um...yes..

    All CME can cause issues with radiation exposure and communications issues to astronauts in space and satellites, but not all CME can cause issues with us on earth. Only those with a southward/negative polarity ( the z component) are the bad ones that interfere with Earth's protective magnetic field.

    Required reading, you can skip the first 5 paragraphs if its too heady.

    http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/nicky/cme-chase.html


    Read - Interactions with planetary processes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomagnetic_storm
     
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    Howdy to a fellow Southern Wisconsinite! Dry is an understatement.

    Per weather.com this is only the 6th solar flare of the year...don't think we can count these singular events as the reason for our unbelievably mild winter and dry weather.

    Remember, the summers of 2008-2010 were some of the three wettest consecutive years on record.

    As I tell my friends and family..forget global warming or cooling...what about global drying? If we had three summers like this in a row food prices would probably permanently double.

    Not a golfer but friends were raving about the time they got in this spring - talking a different tune now. Courses are burned out and its too hot to chase a little white ball now...
     
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    :rofl:

    While it doesn't specifically use the word polarity,,,it clearly describes it.:whistling:

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    Thats what I say. Nothing we can do about it anyways.
     
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    Well, you can prepare for certain after-effects due to a grid collapse.

    That's part of survival-preparedness.
     
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    :rofl:

    Now I do to go knock on my neighbor's door.

    Penny??...knock, knock, knock.
    Penny??...knock, knock, knock.
    Penny??...knock, knock, knock.
     
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    Love that show,,,:rofl:
     
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    Did it cause any comms problems for youse?
     
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    Solar activity is berry berry good for Ham radio... Get that atmosphere all ionized and charged up... then go bouncing signals off the atmosphere... Talk all over the world like that.