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Biggest Solar Storm in Years Is Bombarding Earth Now

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by samurai, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. samurai

    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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  2. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    Earth is all 'Don't give a fuck.'
     
  3. NikkorTheMonk

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    Will it affect my Fleshlight?
     
  4. Buster H

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    It's about time! This year is supposed to be the solar maximum which is part of the 11 year solar cycle. Up until the past few weeks, the sun has been abnormally quiet.
     
  5. samurai

    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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    I almost wish I was in NW Ontario for this, but it's too early for feeeshing. I'd also like to be there for the Perseids & Leonids. Or I guess I could drive west for a while, but it's not the same. Damn metropolitan lights.
     
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    I haven't gotten a chance to check out the NOAA site for the size of the auroras yet. I'm in Montreal for the week. Might have a shot at it!


    Also, we need to talk about some NW Ontario fishing. I'd be down for that.
     
  7. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Preppers are going to be disappointed...
     
  8. samurai

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    We're at G1 right now, but as the magnetic orientation shifts, we might still reach G3.

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

    G3...

    Power systems: voltage corrections may be required, false alarms triggered on some protection devices.

    Spacecraft operations: surface charging may occur on satellite components, drag may increase on low-Earth-orbit satellites, and corrections may be needed for orientation problems.

    Other systems: intermittent satellite navigation and low-frequency radio navigation problems may occur, HF radio may be intermittent, and aurora has been seen as low as Illinois and Oregon (typically 50° geomagnetic lat.)**.
     
  9. Buster H

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    aurora maps are not displaying due to "IT upgrades"..... cue Kirk!
     
  10. lajikal

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    Our heater is 93 million miles away and could rapidly kill us in several ways. The sun is fuckin' pimp.
     
  11. samurai

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    Great timing...eh?

    Mr. Gambini, that is a lucid, intelligent, well-thought-out statement. :icon_roll
     
  12. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Prob doing an upgrade to HAARP...
     
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    Thank you, youre homo.
     
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    yup!



    The good thing about this is all the charged particles will be interacting with the moon and there are some instruments up there that have been waiting for these to be able to find out more about the chemistry of the moon. Pretty cool stuff. Just heard about this from the Astronomy Cast podcast I listen to. I'll post a link to the actual podcast episode when I find it.
     
  15. samurai

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    We're also in New Moon phase, so the light show should be visible at lower latitudes.
     
  16. BIV

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    Fuck. Do you know how many O&A punchlines we are going to miss?
     
  17. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    So can we "still hear the music"?
     
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    G4...

    Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
     
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    G5...

    [Silverware dropping] The Finger of God.
     
  20. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    :clap:
     
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    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Won't we all feel like silly geese if after the big solar flares, the darned thing just goes out?
     
  22. d0uche_n0zzle

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    I, for one, welcome our new Solar Overlord.
     
  23. lajikal

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    Supernova..
     
  24. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    This explains a lot.
     

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