3 "X-Class" Solar Flares Hit Earth; Disrupt Flights, Communications

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The sun has had three major "X-Class" solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth and could send a shockwave through Earth this Friday (the 13th), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As ABC reports, the “solar events” caused brief blackouts in high frequency communications when they struck, twice on Tuesday morning and once this morning.

 

As ABC notes,


ABC US News | ABC Celebrity News

 

And a close-up of the solar flares...

 

One of the flares created a “coronal mass ejection” that actually could come into contact with Earth on Friday, according to NOAA. The ejection is essentially a huge cloud of plasma that could hit the Earth and cause a shock wave, affecting communications systems. If an ejection were to hit Earth on Friday, scientists expect it would only cause a minor geo-magnetic storm, according to NOAA.

 

 

So, World Cup is on... and its Friday 13th (and it's a full moon)... stay home!

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Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:36 | 4850935 rtalcott
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:37 | 4850941 gh0atrider
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Who cares about fuken solar flarez?

 

BUY BITCOIN!!

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:45 | 4850958 max2205
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Is this why stock charts.com blew up Tuesday?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:25 | 4851244 Manthong
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Boehner will be outside with the iodine and baby oil for a nice orange flash tan.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:27 | 4851257 IridiumRebel
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...and then he will cry orange tears.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:32 | 4851267 CrazyCooter
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... I was going to go fishing late ... being we are almost to the solstice and it's a full moon ... and now I have to watch aurora ... or not ...

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/Alaska/2014/06/13

Regards,

Cooter

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:44 | 4851968 Four chan
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the sun is black, and hollow and cold.

without the focusing effect of our atmosphere it would only be an extreme magnetic event,

heating the earths iron core through cosmic induction and the planets acting as capacitors

with the vacuum of space the dielectric insulator between the conductants.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:38 | 4851584 NidStyles
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Blame climate change for the flares... 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:29 | 4852092 Calmyourself
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That would be Global Warming, charlatans do not get the priviledge of renaming their scam when it suits them...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:52 | 4850978 ZerOhead
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May your Bitcoins meet a plasma stream directed earthwards from a solar coronal mass ejection... and live to talk about it.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:21 | 4851426 BlindMonkey
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What's it gonna do to our gold?  Should I be worried?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:10 | 4851707 Matt
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If it fries all the sensitive equipment used to verify that your gold is real, it will make your gold practically useless since no one will except it.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:30 | 4852098 Calmyourself
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Eagles...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:53 | 4850982 Eyeroller
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This is probably related to the story reported on FOX about planes disappearing off radar in several European countries for 25 minutes.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/06/12/flights-briefly-vanish-from-air-...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:08 | 4851386 GeorgeHayduke
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Maybe, but the story was on Faux so there's a good chance it was made up to look like Obama did it.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:59 | 4851607 MisterMousePotato
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Unthinking, knee jerk partisanship is just as unattractive on the left as it is the right, you know?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:11 | 4851218 Rathmullan
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Janet does. Don't tell her or she'll reverse the tapering at this month's meeting. God is no excuse for sub 4.0% growth. 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:45 | 4851131 PLira
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This is totally bullshit hyped up reporting by NASA. We've had many more severe X class hit the earth more directly. More of the HYPE the shit up to keep the populous in fear. Fucking asswipes. This ain't shit. Show me a direct hit of X-3 through X-7 class flare, directed to earth before I get  worried about earthbound effects. The Carrington event of 1859 was thought, but not known, to be of an X8 through X10 or more.

Here are the last 4 reports from Solar Influences Data analysis Center which watches the Sun's activity closely, especially solar flares.

 

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Jun 11 at 8:27 AM

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The faint partial halo CME first seen in the SOHO LASCO C2 field of view at 12:36 UT on June 09 had source region at about E165.  Since this was a back side event it will not arrive at the Earth.
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Jun 11 at 8:10 AM

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Two faint but wide CMEs were observed on June 10.
The halo CME first seen in the SOHO LASCO C2 field of view at 14:36 UT  had angular width of about 270 degrees. The bulk of the CME mass was directed northward from the Sun-Earth line. Currently available data give no indications about possible on disc signatures of the CME. We do not expect this CME to arrive at the Earth.
The second, faint partial halo CME first seen in the SOHO LASCO C2 field of view at 18:00 UT had angular width of about 180 degrees. The bulk of the CME mass was directed north-east from the Sun-Earth line. From the currently available data it seems that the CME was associated with the flare at E170 as seen from the Earth, and will therefore not arrive at the Earth.
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Jun 11 at 6:26 AM

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The X1.0 flare peaking at 09:06 UT was reported this morning, June 11. The flare originated from the Catania sunspot group 81 (NOAA AR 2087) presently situated close to the east solar limb. From the currently available data it seems that the associated CME was rather narrow. Details will be reported once the coronagraph data become available.

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Jun 10 at 2:27 PM

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The impulsive X2.2 flare peaking at 11:44 UT and originating from NOAA AR 2087 situated close to the east solar limb  was reported today. The flare was accompanied with narrow CME (angular width of about 70 degrees) which will not arrive at the Earth.

The same NOAA AR 2087 was also source of the long duration X1.5 flare which peaked at 12:52 UT and was associated with coronal dimmings, an EIT wave and a full halo CME. The CME was first seen in the SOHO LASCO C2 field of view at 13:25 UT and had a projected plane of the sky speed of about 1050 km/s. The majority of the CME mass was ejected eastward of the Sun-Earth line. However, the glancing blow associated with this CME can be expected at the Earth in the morning of June 13.

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Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:50 | 4851167 Rusty Shorts
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7 M FLARES IN A DAY -- 12 June 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGZ_Q2iOtOE

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:08 | 4851207 PLira
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Other than satellite disruptions, M class flairs have shown little effect to earth other than satellite disruptions for a short time.

 

And ya, I'm going to believe NASA with it's pro global warming stance. Gee, the us. GOV would never lie to you. NASA is an institution without a reason for being anymore so what would they say to continue funding?

 

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:09 | 4851209 IridiumRebel
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So I shouldn't head to the Family Freedom Farm?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:52 | 4851326 CrazyCooter
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See up thread for my link.

I am going fishing tomorrow night because of the full moon/late sunset ... and I don't see shit on the Aurora forecast. This is the stuff that makes lights in the northern sky happen.

Going fishing anyway, but I don't expect lights.

Regards,

Cooter

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:50 | 4851976 IridiumRebel
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Hope they're biting Cooter.....

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:56 | 4851989 IridiumRebel
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Hope they're biting Cooter.....

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:07 | 4851204 ebworthen
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A Carrington event today could shut down electrical grids and communications.

Back in 1859 it knocked out telegraph systems and shocked some telegraph operators.  Back then most people had outhouses, kerosene lamps, and lived on a farm.

"In June 2013, a joint venture from researchers at Lloyd's of London and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) in the United States used data from the Carrington Event to estimate the current cost of a similar event to the world economy at $2.6 trillion (£1.67tr)."

That should pop the current housing, derivatives, margin debt, FED fueled bubble quite well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:45 | 4851307 Gold is money -...
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It would pop everything. Cost estimate my ass. It would send us to the dark ages with 4 days.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:02 | 4851487 PLira
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Actually, it would not pop everything. Only those things grid related or connected with wires longer than 2 meters or so (could be one meter but who knows). A Solar Flare would only induce high voltage in long lines through its E 1 wave, unlike a High altitude EMP which induces E 1, E 2 and E 3 waves.

The physics are available to those who seek but basically, the grid would be down but not non grid and personal generators, cars, ect which would still have functionality. hence, a gas station who could get/has a generaor could still pump fuel as his pumps might still work. Everone else, ect... Read more on the differences should you dis agree.

Solar Flare of high X magnitude would be a bitch but not a nation/world killer

 

ts;dl Solar events only emit E-1 waves, which are too long to harm integrated circuits wheras, HA EMP emts E-1 and E-2 and E-3 waves which are much shorter and will damage integrated circuits. Look it up. Physics Beeotichs.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 01:06 | 4851621 MisterMousePotato
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Who the fuck gave you an angry downtwinkle for that? Aren't there other internet forums more welcoming to those who hate science, math, and/or facts? (Although, having said that, I am less sanguine than you that much would, could, or might continue as before if the grid actually went down on account of a truly cataclysmic solar event.)

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:33 | 4852119 Calmyourself
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The social/political effects of such an event make it a killer not the event itself.  Just reconfiguring JIT systems to work with less computerization and resetting the welfare systems to paper would lead to massive riots..  But technically +1

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:13 | 4852348 Doubleguns
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The inability to pump water or produce food in factories would be the killer. No food/water = mass riots = death = govt jack boots everywhere = more death. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:54 | 4852575 Citxmech
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"Back then most people had outhouses, kerosene lamps, and lived on a farm."

Another Carrington Event and everybody is going to wish they had outhouses, kerosene lamps and lived on a farm.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:15 | 4852684 Tao 4 the Show
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Yes - analysed by some serious people. The collateral effects could be disasterous. Huge voltages are induced in long power lines due to jello wobbles in the geomagnetic field. Fried transformers can take a year to replace and global capacity could not make up for a major loss of transformers. Nuclear power plants have emergency back up power for a couple of weeks typically. One collateral effect could easily be multiple Fukushima-type events.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:14 | 4851714 Seeing Red
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FWIW, Clif High (of web-bot fame) has been forecasting a downturn for weeks ... that would start June 13th.  Hmm ....

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:32 | 4851574 prains
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Since this was a back side event

 

.....somebody needs to run with this

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 00:59 | 4851609 OldPhart
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Looks like the flare already took out the ABC link.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:40 | 4850950 bbq on whitehou...
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So should i not renew my internet service?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:51 | 4850985 BeetleBailey
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smokesignals.com

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 06:44 | 4851896 RhoneGSM
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Renew. Just don't send a check.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:44 | 4850953 A Nanny Moose
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“coronal mass ejection”

facial gone wrong?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:47 | 4850961 LetThemEatRand
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And to think that we only expected a pearl necklace.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:51 | 4850984 BeetleBailey
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the sun popping a zit

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:14 | 4851071 Kprime
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“coronal mass ejection”,   is that taxable?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:44 | 4850957 Dave Thomas
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Cool hopefully 10 and 11 meters will finally be open for god sakes.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:57 | 4851005 seek
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SSN is 176 and SFI is 201, if that doesn't get them going, nothing will.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:16 | 4851075 Dave Thomas
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Some guy a long time ago told me that solar cycle 19 and 21 were so bad ass because of all the nuclear tests in the Pacific.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:45 | 4850959 whoopsing
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I'll be tanning in the Hamptons friday, should I up my SPF ?

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:12 | 4851057 mt paul
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hide under a hooker

until the event passes...

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:13 | 4851063 Kprime
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ANYONE not wearing two MILLION sunblock is going to have a really FUCKING BAD DAY!!!
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 23:34 | 4851456 ShakaZulu
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YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 01:12 | 4851624 MisterMousePotato
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There is no future but what we make.

At the risk of digressing, I have to confess that this remains one of my favorite movies of all time. A tad slow to start, but when the helicopter started chasing Arnie et al., culminating in the tanker sliding sideways into the foundry? Fuck, Man. That was totally Rad!

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