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Solar Flare Heading For Earth Not Likely to Disrupt Communications


 Solar Flare Heading For Earth Not Likely to Disrupt Communications
23 topic by s7venwords - 07-14-2012, 06:45 AM - Boxden > The Faculty of Science



An X1.4 class flare erupted from the center of the sun, peaking on July 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT. (NASA)



By ALON HARISH
July 14, 2012

A geomagnetic storm from a solar flare that erupted on the sun's surface earlier this week will likely collide with Earth this weekend, scientists say.

The coronal mass ejection on Thursday, caused by the release of excess solar energy, is classified as an X1.4 event. That means the storm is probably too weak to affect satellites used for cell phone communication, but communication using shorter wavelengths, such as radio, may be affected, said John Raymond, a physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

"Imagine something with the mass of a mountain being ejected at a speed of a million miles an hour," Raymond said, adding that by the time the storm reaches Earth, its energy will have been spread out over an enormous area. Scientists expect the storm to arrive Saturday morning, and it is still possible that it will miss Earth.

The effects on communications may not be disruptive, Raymond said. During a recent coronal mass ejection, radio operators suddenly found their reach had extend to new continents. Such storms were first noticed in the 1800s, he said, when telegraph operators found they could send telegraphs without batteries.

On rare occasions, storms 20 times more powerful than the one currently approaching have been known to cause electric surges that shut down entire power grids, Raymond said. The surges are the result of movement in the lines of Earth's magnetic field.

The most notable effect of the coming storm is likely to be the spectacular auroras it produces in the night sky, Raymond said.

In March, the largest solar flare in five years hit Earth, prompting fears of disruptions to flights, GPS systems and power grids, but those problems never materialized.

Solar Flare Headed Toward Earth Likely To Light Up Sky - ABC News


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12 comments for "Solar Flare Heading For Earth Not Likely to Disrupt Communications"


 07-14-2012, 10:20 AMaway - #2
deziking 28 heat pts28

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The sun starting to show wrinkles like the ones on humans faces.
 07-14-2012, 12:32 PMaway - #3
dtf12 35 heat pts35

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2012... iiiiiittsss hheeeeeeerree!!!
 07-14-2012, 06:02 PMaway - #4
House 43 heat pts43

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I love it. Did the storm hit or miss though? It's afternoon now.
 07-15-2012, 02:14 AMonline - #5
ImAMonster 229 heat pts229

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Who gives a !!? Nasa and people like that just tryna cake off little !! like this lol. It happens all the damn time.
 07-15-2012, 10:56 AMaway - #6
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Originally Posted by dtf12
2012... iiiiiittsss hheeeeeeerree!!!




But yea, this some regular !!..
 07-15-2012, 11:22 AMaway - #7
darquecinnamon 5 heat pts

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Hit or miss?
 07-15-2012, 02:36 PMonline - #8
badboy600 10 heat pts10

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After watching Knowing I always cringe when I hear about a big solar flare
 07-16-2012, 11:21 AMaway - #9
Damagegadget 383 heat pts383

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flares do happen all the time..but this is solar maximus..the biggest most frequent flares are about to go down
 07-17-2012, 09:29 AMaway - #10
CoLDBloodED 42 heat pts42

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Solar MAXIMUM, not maximus lol.

It was a hit, but as you might have noticed, nothing happened. It would need to be about 4 times as powerful to pose a threat.
 07-17-2012, 10:07 AMaway - #11
Damagegadget 383 heat pts383

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Originally Posted by CoLDBloodED
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Solar MAXIMUM, not maximus lol.

It was a hit, but as you might have noticed, nothing happened. It would need to be about 4 times as powerful to pose a threat.
Solar Maximus! Intense CME’s From The Sun!
maximus a latin term as defined meaning largest or greatest

all relative my G
 07-17-2012, 01:09 PMaway - #12
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Originally Posted by Damagegadget
Solar Maximus! Intense CME’s From The Sun!
maximus a latin term as defined meaning largest or greatest

all relative my G
 07-17-2012, 01:12 PMaway - #13
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Originally Posted by CoLDBloodED
we on the same page
 
 


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