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A solar 'superstorm' is coming and we'll only get 30-minute warning

They cause devastation, occur every 150 years – and the last one was in 1859

Steve Connor Thursday 07 February 2013

A solar "superstorm" could knock out Earth's communications satellites, cause dangerous power surges in the national grid and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft avionics, a major report has found.

It is inevitable that an extreme solar storm – caused by the Sun ejecting billions of tonnes of highly-energetic matter travelling at a million miles an hour – will hit the Earth at some time in the near future, but it is impossible to predict more than about 30 minutes before it actually happens, a team of engineers has warned.

Solar superstorms are estimated to occur once every 100 or 200 years, with the last one hitting the Earth in 1859.

read more http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-solar-superstorm...




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Do faraday cages

shield electrical devices from solar storms? I know they block against an EMP attack, but maybe the sun has different properties.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Some types

I am giving the best answer a total layman has to offer... please accept expert advise and correct me if it is offered...
I think there are different types of solar flares, and a Faraday Cage will protect against the more common types.
It does not have to be fancy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoQZY1FtI3c

But I think there are true "kill shot" types of flares (gamma?) that the only way to prepare is Yoga - make sure you can kiss your a$$ goodbye...

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Good call, fishyculture

Here is a video that explains this and it has great cites and references for the inquiring minds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0KJ_dxp170&feature=youtu.be

Freedom Unites

This was the very video I was

This was the very video I was going to post. Well done.

:)

Thanks! I JUST started following him, this is from before I found him.

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Caused by anthropogenic

Caused by anthropogenic global warming, no doubt. Human carbon outputs anger the sun.

We need a virgin!

I hear there's one left in Kansas. Quick! Put her in a spaceship and shoot her into the sun!
Seriously, I recommend "Suspicious0bservers" youtube channel. He does space weather reports every morning, and he is really good at it.

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Suspicious0bserver is the BEST...!!!

Geesh...did anyone even go to the NASA webpage to see all that is written about this topic for the past 3 years? Or just decided to flip out because of a MSM article coming out of the UK?

Better yet, check out the daily solar weather from Suspicious0bserver. Don't be put off by his internet user name. His daily reports are science based. This will enlighten you on what's happening daily with the sun and its effects on the earth, from solar flares to earthquakes. Under each daily news cast he lists multiple scientific links for anyone who wants to dig deeper.

3MIN News February 14, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkEHoiFI9aI

Over a year's worth of daily solar reports by Suspicious0bserver can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers/videos

Then again, Mardi Gras just passed and there are no more virgins here in New Orleans until next year, if anyone feels the need to baaaa out of fear, doubt and superstition without lifting a finger to research.

Great call, oceanoz

SO does good work

OOps. Too late.

She was a waitress at a cocktail bar...when I met her.

dammit Joe!

Now we're ALL screwed!

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Why don't you just do your civic duty and volunteer?

save us all the trouble of needing to look for one.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Does that make my children

Jesus and Jesette?

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How do we know they are not adopted???

Bet your just holding out to be one of the lucky "77".

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

These solar storms are not lethal to anything except electrical

These solar storms are not lethal to anything except electrical devices. The "big one" in 1859 toasted telegraph cables as they overheated from the high voltage.

As it were, only military hardware and their facilities are sufficiently insulated with encasements to protect against, primarily, EMPs from nuclear detonation -- but also the similar effects from an 1859-style storm.

I hear police vehicles are also often protected from EMPs.

Fear not! We will be thrown into the dark ages for a few months, with only horses able to take us where we want to go. But the STATE will be humming along just fine.

And the cruiser WILL cut off you and your horse and issue a ticket for running a red light, even though the lights don't work. Old habits are hard to break.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

A precursor of things to come :)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20010971-504083.html

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

While it is certainly something to be vaguely aware of.

If it is a "kill shot" there's nothing you can do about it save have time to say your goodbye's.

But I'd throw some water on this fire brigade by mentioning, maybe we already saw the event not too long ago?

I recall earlier this decade that there were a series of I think 3 X-class flares that were so powerful, they broke the instruments. Fortunately, they weren't aimed at Earth.

Thus, it could be said indeed, the Sun DID emit such a storm, we were just lucky enough this time around not to be in it's path.

Because we didn't get hit, doesn't mean "it" didn't happen yet.

Storms of all types on Earth happen every day, so do volcanos and earthquakes. But just because YOU don't experience it, doesn't mean it didn't happen or didn't fall right in line with some cycle and that YOU are thus overdue and your destruction is eminent.

Didn't it happen in the 1980's?

I remember bulletins on the tv and days with no reception but a screen talking about historic solar storms. Yeah, I'm pretty sure this particular "big one" has come and gone already.

"We'll only get a 30-minute warning" to do what? Unplug the TV?

"We'll only get a 30-minute warning" to do what? Unplug the TV? Cover the laptop in foil? What?

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

30 minutes

to seek shelter and prepare for life without electricity.....

face palm......

face palm......

If its "the big one"

thirty minutes to get into a position where one may enjoy a long, lingering kiss goodbye... It takes a while to get pretzelled! lol!

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This article is a great example of the dumbing down of

the narrative in news.

Not till the 13th paragraph do they even mention Richard Carrington, and the 1859 event is never actually called the Carrington Event in the article.

Instead of starting with history they jump right into the hysteria, which is actually quite justified.

Dumb it down. Then dumb it down some more.

How to tell if a panda's been eyeballin' your woman - next Focus on Pandas

It would help to understand

It would help to understand the science behind the cycles of solar activity. This - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVi6XoJiflE - is a good start though somewhat more technical than the average American is used to from MSM.

I LOVE that channel!

And just watching every day for a couple weeks gets you up to speed.
This guy is likely to go down in history, he is taking cutting edge science and applying it to "space weather" and teaching us all how to do it as he goes. And checking the weather has never been so beautiful... The telescope videos of the sun are absolutely mesmerizing.

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S0 has some interesting

S0 has some interesting theories on starwater if you're inclined to dig into his channel a little.