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EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES REACHING EARTH

BlueMax372 2011/08/06 20:26:39
WASHINGTON -- The impact of a series of eruptions on the sun began arriving at Earth on Friday [August 5] and could affect come communications for a day or so.

Operators of electrical grids are working to avoid outages, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says some satellite communications and Global Positioning Systems could face problems.

Three solar flares erupted on the sun starting Tuesday, and the strongest electromagnetic shocks were being felt Friday by the ACE spacecraft, a satellite that measures radiation bursts a few minutes before they strike Earth.


--From wire reports; The St. Augustine Record, August 6, 2011, p. 6A.

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  • ronbo51 2011/08/09 21:44:51
    ronbo51
    +1
    al gore looney

    IT TURNS AL GORE INTO THIS PERSON?
  • Rodney 2011/08/06 23:38:27
    Rodney
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    Well, as long a big chunk of the sun doesn't come with those electromagnetic waves, I'm cool. We have survived many, many such occurrences for many, many years. Appreciate the heads though.
  • "Abe" 2011/08/06 21:13:15
  • Cognito22 2011/08/06 21:05:14
    Cognito22
    +3
    I've got it under control . . .

    ive tin foil hat
  • Loverofcountry 2011/08/06 20:36:36
    Loverofcountry
    +1
    I haven't seen any effects of it yet.
  • easyeduri~PWCM~JLA 2011/08/06 20:36:03
    easyeduri~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Maybe that's why b.0's brains are fried out? :)
  • pinksgirlygirl 2011/08/06 20:32:37
    pinksgirlygirl
    +2
    we had this back in maybe 1995 and lost cell phone use for a day or two. it was a mess for people who cant live without their electronics. cant imagine how bad that would be today with everything coming from satellites now.
  • Larry 2011/08/06 20:31:06
    Larry
    +1
    Making the northern lights put on a show. One of these times it could cause a lot of trouble.
  • Boris Badinov 2011/08/06 20:30:49
    Boris Badinov
    +2
    The sun is impressive. So far I am receiving radio transmissions without effect. Hope your doing ok!
  • NPC 2011/08/06 20:29:43
    NPC
    +3
    We are just a dot in Outer Space. The Sun, Stars, Astronomy and the Universe are very fascinating to all of us
  • BattleB... NPC 2011/08/06 20:37:02
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
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    Agreed.

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