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Old 10-11-2021, 05:56 PM   #1
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I wondered why my Sirius XM Satellite Radio stations all dropped out for a while today.


Huge solar storm hitting Earth today could cause mass disruption for power grids and satellites, agency warns

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An enormous solar flare is expected to hit Earth today, potentially affecting power grids and generating an aurora in northern latitudes.

The coronal mass ejection originates from the Sun, which is caused by a huge burst of electrically conducting plasma.

An alert published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) informed that we should expect “weak power grid fluctuations” and satellite “orientation irregularities” which could increase drag on craft in low Earth orbit.

The agency rates the storm as G2, which means it is moderately strong. It is expected to arrive around midday and will continue until 12 October.......

https://news.yahoo.com/huge-solar-st...114653707.html
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Old 10-11-2021, 06:02 PM   #2
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I guy I watch on YouTube mentioned this yesterday or the day before. Guess he was right. Hope for the best
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Old 10-11-2021, 07:03 PM   #3
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Let’s put this into perspective for a minute.


Is this a huge solar storm?


Yes and no.



We have been at solar minimum for a couple of years so we have not seen hardly any strong solar flares, till this latest one. So, compared to the last several years, yes, this is a big solar storm.


In the grand scheme of things, it is a mild one. The solar flare that produced the CME(coronal mass ejection) was only around an M1.2 flare. While M class flares can cause disruptions here on Earth, they are typically very minor. It is the X class solar flares that tend to do the most harm. But even then, it takes a strong X class flare to actually knock out electricity and other things for any length of time. For comparison, the Carrignton Event that took place in the 1800’s and caused telegraph offices to catch on fire was somewhere around an X50. If we were to have a solar flare that strong today, it would knock out power for a VERY long time, months at least.


So we are ok, for now.
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:51 PM   #4
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Don't know much about the above, but my game camera started acting like Fauci today. Solar flares for sure
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:55 PM   #5
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I’m glad I read this. I would have never known.
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:58 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:59 PM   #7
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I didn't notice anything but a X50 would be devastating to the side of the earth it hits. I hope its china.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:01 PM   #8
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Learn something new everyday I reckon
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:02 PM   #9
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Guess I missed it lol!
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:09 AM   #10
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Blew right by me.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:13 AM   #11
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How much of a warning do we get if there's an X50? Long enough for me to run to Krogers?
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:41 AM   #12
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Let’s put this into perspective for a minute.


Is this a huge solar storm?


Yes and no.



We have been at solar minimum for a couple of years so we have not seen hardly any strong solar flares, till this latest one. So, compared to the last several years, yes, this is a big solar storm.


In the grand scheme of things, it is a mild one. The solar flare that produced the CME(coronal mass ejection) was only around an M1.2 flare. While M class flares can cause disruptions here on Earth, they are typically very minor. It is the X class solar flares that tend to do the most harm. But even then, it takes a strong X class flare to actually knock out electricity and other things for any length of time. For comparison, the Carrignton Event that took place in the 1800’s and caused telegraph offices to catch on fire was somewhere around an X50. If we were to have a solar flare that strong today, it would knock out power for a VERY long time, months at least.


So we are ok, for now.

Did you sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night by any chance?
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:32 PM   #13
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I wouldve liked to been in Canada last night when it hit to see the Northern Lights. People posting on instagram had some amazing views. I follow Jedlambhunting and he pics were awesome
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:19 PM   #14
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:55 PM   #15
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How much of a warning do we get if there's an X50? Long enough for me to run to Krogers?


Depending on the speed of the CME(coronal mass ejection), the worst of it would hit within a day or two. There is always an initial ionization of the earth’s atmosphere that happens first within a few minutes of the solar flare taking place, but that is not as bad and typically only effects radio.
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:01 PM   #16
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:02 PM   #17
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Did you sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night by any chance?


Nope. Got interested in solar flares back about 15 years ago so I started reading up about them. We had a couple of VERY close calls back in 2012 that did effect things, but once again nothing major. You can go to spaceweather.com and all of the current stuff related to the sun is on that site. You can even get text message alerts for strong solar flares. It’s not a matter of if we are going to get hit by another strong solar flare but rather a matter of when.



When the Carington Event occurred, the northern lights were seen as far south as the Caribbean!!
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Depending on the speed of the CME(coronal mass ejection), the worst of it would hit within a day or two. There is always an initial ionization of the earth’s atmosphere that happens first within a few minutes of the solar flare taking place, but that is not as bad and typically only effects radio.
I sense the excitement/interest in your posts! But I’m thinking this only concerns about .01% of TBH’s population
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:05 PM   #19
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had my sirius/xm on since about 1:00 pm, nothing happened as far as i know.
maybe it was this morning??
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:54 PM   #20
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I sense the excitement/interest in your posts! But I’m thinking this only concerns about .01% of TBH’s population


I’m passionate about stuff like this and find it fascinating. I find it interesting how few people know about this and how big of an impact it has and can have on our lives. Luckily, with a strong solar flare we can have some advance warning to help protect our homes and property. All you need to do is to turn off the main circuit breaker for your house separating your house from the rest of the power grid. A CME needs a long antenna to pick up the voltage in order to cause problems. Power lines (above or below ground) are a perfect antenna that pick up that voltage. This is completely different than what happens with an EMP(electromagnetic pulse) from a nuclear bomb.
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:08 PM   #21
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In such a bad event it is my understanding we will not have enough transformers for many years to get the grid back up to 100% and that was before Covid crap. Guess now it would be measured by decades. Anyone know anything different?

What about those chips in cars?

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Old 10-13-2021, 06:17 PM   #22
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Can I blame the solar flair on all the dumb stuff I do?
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:40 PM   #23
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In such a bad event it is my understanding we will not have enough transformers for many years to get the grid back up to 100% and that was before Covid crap. Guess now it would be measured by decades. Anyone know anything different?

What about those chips in cars?

From what I have read, you are correct. Pretty much every transformer would blow if we got a very strong solar flare to hit us.


As far as cars, they would all be ok. The electromagnetic wave from a CME is VERY long and thus it needs a really big antenna to pick up on that power. Power lines and phone lines are good antennas. Your radio antenna on your car is just not long enough to really pick up on the voltage, nor are the wires in the car long enough either.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:43 PM   #24
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Fascinating stuff
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