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Started by Agaliarept on Oct 11, 2021 11:55:36 AM
Geomagnetic storm warning as solar flare expected to directly hit Earth today

A massive solar flare is due to hit Earth today, authorities are warning - potentially disrupting power grids and bringing the Northern Lights as far south as New York.

The flare - officially known as a coronal mass ejection (CME) - was observed on Saturday on the side of the sun directly facing our planet and comes as we enter a period of increased solar activity.

https://news.sky.com/story/geomagnetic-storm-warning-as-solar-flare-expected-to-directly-hit-earth-today-12431243

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Agaliarept - 11 Oct 2021 11:55:57 (#1 of 64)

What time do you think I should tell my boss my internet has "gone down"?

StakludKar - 11 Oct 2021 11:57:19 (#2 of 64)

Ooh post this on the We're Doomed thread

Agaliarept - 11 Oct 2021 11:58:14 (#3 of 64)

done :)

Atticus - 11 Oct 2021 12:04:40 (#4 of 64)

Alas it hits about 5pm UK time Aga.

machiavelli - 11 Oct 2021 12:09:19 (#5 of 64)

What the fuck's a geomagne......

Electro2 - 11 Oct 2021 11:12:27 (#6 of 64)

The northern lights will head south…

Dementor - 11 Oct 2021 12:13:20 (#7 of 64)

https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/homepage

Predicted G2 “Moderate” - may annoy satellites a bit.

Edit: Ah, may disrupt power grids above 55N - ie Scotland.

Agaliarept - 11 Oct 2021 12:25:11 (#8 of 64)

Alas it hits about 5pm UK time Aga.

Shit.

elderberry - 11 Oct 2021 12:35:09 (#9 of 64)

Now if next rotation it's a bit bigger, AND at the same time a chunk of La Palma falls off causing a Tsunami it would be just like a disaster movie, all we'd need would be a pandem



oh

phantlers - 11 Oct 2021 12:45:07 (#10 of 64)

We don't hear much about solar rotation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_rotation

Dementor - 11 Oct 2021 13:57:23 (#11 of 64)

Apparently the earth rotates about its axis 366.256 times per year:

https://www.maas.museum/observations/2010/09/23/ho
w-does-the-world-rotate/


- I can't say I understand, tbh.

elderberry - 11 Oct 2021 14:19:52 (#12 of 64)

don't we all look at spaceweather.com a couple of times a week to check on what's going on out there?

RosyLovelady - 11 Oct 2021 14:27:00 (#13 of 64)

What happened last time there was a solar flare of this magnitude upon our fragile plant?

Sorry if I've missed a link somewhere.

elderberry - 11 Oct 2021 14:32:32 (#14 of 64)

spaceweather says not to worry, this is not the Carrington Event

this was

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020/08/30/a-warning-from-history-the-carrington-event-was-not-unique/

AdonisBlue - 11 Oct 2021 14:33:54 (#15 of 64)

That's a cool site, thanks

Atticus - 11 Oct 2021 15:23:37 (#16 of 64)

The 1989 flare took out the Quebec provinces power for about 8 hours and caused chaos all over the world.

Tenesmus - 11 Oct 2021 14:28:22 (#17 of 64)

It's the 5g masts attracting the CME, as any fule kno.

StakludKar - 11 Oct 2021 16:37:45 (#18 of 64)

The Carrington Event is what Steampunk is based in isn't it? What the future would have been like without electronics

AdonisBlue - 11 Oct 2021 16:38:40 (#19 of 64)

I didn't notice, but then I was at Uni and still wrote essays by hand until 92.

Snarlygog - 11 Oct 2021 16:44:24 (#20 of 64)

Would this affect Musks string of micro satellites in any way?

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