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Solar x-Flare 9.3 to Hit Earth Today!
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Uh-oh!   tinywhat 






Quote:The largest solar flare of the current solar cycle 24 was just observed around region 2673. The massive event measuring X9.3 peaked at 12:02 UTC Wednesday. A Type II radio emission with an estimated velocity of 1969 km/s was recorded. A bright coronal mass ejection (CME) is visible in the latest STEREO Ahead imagery and will likely be directed our way. More to follow once Earth facing LASCO coronagraph imagery becomes available. Aurora sky watchers may be in for a treat later this week.

This is predicted to hit Earth today. Hold on to your hats, and get the candles out before dark. 

Go to the source page to read more and see all kinds of graphs and charts. 

Solarham.net




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#2
Okay, we can stop stressing out now, I think.

I just read on another site that the flare had already hit. It knocked out radio communications for about an hour, but nothing major.

But, there still might be more to come.

Quote:The orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency, is currently out of contact with Earth because of its location, so observers will not be able to see any coronal mass ejections caused by this morning's flares until 10:30 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT), Battams wrote on Twitter.

If aimed toward Earth, such an ejection could lead to even more spectacular auroras, but could also damage satellites, communications and power systems. That cloud of charged plasma would arrive within 1 to 3 or 4 days, Steenburgh said, although CMEs triggered by energetic flares generally come quickly.



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(09-07-2017, 08:25 AM)727Sky Wrote:


Thank you @727Sky.  I looked all over for this guy's video yesterday because I trust his opinion to not blow things out of proportion, but I never found it, so thanks again for posting it.

He says he is going to stock more into his prep storage, so that's enough for me to get ready for 'something'. I wish he would have told what part of the Earth would most likely be getting the full impact of the flare.   tinyshocked

He puts up a page of how these flares can affect peoples' health at the 2:07 mark. People need to pause the video and read over these, especially anyone with heart problems, or high blood pressure.




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#5
Hopefully, this is over now with no further threat. tinyshocked 



Quote:Early Wednesday morning, the sun released two powerful solar flares -- the second was the most powerful in more than a decade.
At 5:10 a.m. EDT (Sept. 6), an X-class solar flare -- the most powerful sun-storm category -- blasted from a large sunspot on the sun's surface. That flare was the strongest since 2015, at X2.2, but it was dwarfed just 3 hours later, at 8:02 a.m. EDT, by an X9.3 flare, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0).
According to SWPC, the flares resulted in radio blackouts: high-frequency radio experienced a "wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over [the] sunlit side of Earth," and low frequency communication, used in navigation, was degraded for an hour.

Quote:An image of the Sun shot from Seattle earlier today w/ some large sunspots. Sunspot at right launched largest solar flare in a decade today. pic.twitter.com/tMDiwWF9DZ
— NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) September 7, 2017

Solar flares occur when the sun's magnetic field -- which creates the dark sunspots on the star's surface -- twists up and reconnects, blasting energy outward and superheating the solar surface. X-class solar flares can cause radiation storms in Earth's upper atmosphere and trigger radio blackouts, as happened earlier this morning.
During large solar flares, the sun can also sling a cloud of energetic plasma from its body, an event called a coronal mass ejection (CME).

"It was accompanied by radio emissions that suggest there's a potential for a CME," SWPC space scientist Rob Steenburgh told Space.com. "However, we have to wait until we get some coronagraph imagery that would capture that event for a definitive answer."

The orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency, later provided that answer when it picked up the coronal mass ejection from the event, although according to SpaceWeather.com NOAA analysts are still modeling its trajectory to see whether it is directed toward Earth.


The sunspot responsible for this morning's flares, active region 2673, is the smaller of two massive spots on the sun's surface, at only seven Earths wide by nine Earths tall, according to astrophysicist Karl Battams.

On Tuesday, that same sunspot emitted an M-class solar flare — one-tenth the size of an X-class flare — leading to a coronal mass ejection aimed toward Earth that could cause auroras tonight as far south as Ohio and Indiana.

If aimed toward Earth, the CME from these latest flares could lead to even more spectacular auroras, but could also damage satellites, communications and power systems. That cloud of charged plasma would arrive within 1 to 3 or 4 days, Steenburgh said, although CMEs triggered by energetic flares generally come quickly.

The surge of activity might seem surprising, as the sun is approaching its solar minimum, with the lowest levels of activity in its 11-year cycle.

"We are heading toward solar minimum, but the interesting thing about that is you can still have events, they're just not as frequent," Steenburgh said. "We're not having X-flares every day for a week, for instance — the activity is less frequent, but no less potentially strong."

"These kind of events are just part of living with a star," Steenburgh added.
This article was originally posted on Space.com at 10:55 a.m. EDT, on Wednesday.

Biggest solar flare in a decade causes radio blackout




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#6
I think we'll be OK,,, I heard they purposely Over Inflated this Solar Flare to try and tie it into to the Hurricanes and Trump. YES, REALLY!
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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Today's video:




https://youtu.be/zEB-TbrmgGw




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#8
We just missed being hit by a "Planet Killer"!!   tinyhuh  We still have 24 hours to see what the effects are.







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(09-11-2017, 05:05 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: We just missed being hit by a "Planet Killer"!!   tinyhuh  We still have 24 hours to see what the effects are.



We, Were Spared,,,, minusculespooked This Planet Killer Missed us!!!
I Attribute the Earth being Saved To minusculehail TRUMP!!! MAGA   smallroflmao
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Sorry Mystic Wanderer,,,, I just couldn't resist!
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(09-11-2017, 05:47 PM)guohua Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 05:05 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: We just missed being hit by a "Planet Killer"!!   tinyhuh  We still have 24 hours to see what the effects are.



We, Were Spared,,,, minusculespooked This Planet Killer Missed us!!!
I Attribute the Earth being Saved To minusculehail TRUMP!!! MAGA   smallroflmao
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Sorry Mystic Wanderer,,,, I just couldn't resist!

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