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Old 03-07-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Alert---Solar blast could have earthly impact

For those of you flying .. beware...

PhotoBlog - Solar blast could have earthly impact

The sun unleashed one of the biggest flares ever seen during its current activity cycle late Tuesday — an X5.4-class outburst strong enough to trigger a radio blackout. The resulting geomagnetic storm could affect electrical grids, communication links, satellite navigation systems and airline schedules over the next couple of days.

Those waves are now speeding outward, and space-weather forecasters expect them to touch off strong geomagnetic storms when they interact with Earth's magnetic field late Wednesday and early Thursday.

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For those of you flying .. beware...

PhotoBlog - Solar blast could have earthly impact

The sun unleashed one of the biggest flares ever seen during its current activity cycle late Tuesday — an X5.4-class outburst strong enough to trigger a radio blackout. The resulting geomagnetic storm could affect electrical grids, communication links, satellite navigation systems and airline schedules over the next couple of days.

Those waves are now speeding outward, and space-weather forecasters expect them to touch off strong geomagnetic storms when they interact with Earth's magnetic field late Wednesday and early Thursday.
Well, there goes my cell phone for a couple days
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Well, there goes my cell phone for a couple days
probably not, but it is possible.. as for the airlines it sounds like it could affect things more towards the poles rather than say the Caribbean.. But who knows..Just putting the info out there for what its worth.. ..

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What it does mean is that anyone making a transatlantic flight for the next few evenings might have a glorious spectacle outside the plane window.


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What it does mean is that anyone making a transatlantic flight for the next few evenings might have a glorious spectacle outside the plane window.


That looks really cool and all, But !
I'm thinking I would rather see that from the ground
I keep seeing little dials spinning around and around and computers saying please reboot me now... ..
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I'd like to be up at my cabin tomorrow night just in case this happened again.

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I'd like to be up at my cabin tomorrow night just in case this happened again.

What lake are you on?
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What lake are you on?
The name is Otter Tail Lake. It's located about 200 miles NW of my home in the Twin Cities.
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The name is Otter Tail Lake. It's located about 200 miles NW of my home in the Twin Cities.
We are in the process of buying a place on Big Pine....small world.
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We are in the process of buying a place on Big Pine....small world.
Congratulations! I'm right on Hwy.78, 16 miles from Perham.

It definitely is a small world.
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Oh great, yet one more reason why students won't be able to study for their midterms om Thursday....
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Oh great, yet one more reason why students won't be able to study for their midterms om Thursday....
I hear it's coming at 4 million mph. One of the strongest in five years.
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Shouldnt it have "hit" by now? Hasnt seemed to have affected anything...
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There's not going to be any airline flights, cell phones or driving to the lake-haven't you guys seen Doomsday Preppers? Coronal mass ejection headed our way. Head down to your bunkers immediately.
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This one appears to be not really unusual and a bit of a non-issue.

But solar flares in general are not really anything to scoff at exactly, either....something like that or another, major magnetic pole shift might just turn out to be our eventual demise .....or not.......who knows?

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