All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘solar flare’

Solar Flare Sends Geomagnetic Storms To Earth

Due to two solar flares that were set off by the sun this week, scientists are expecting a geomagnetic storm to hit the Earth on Friday. The prospect may sound scary to most, but scientists have assured the public that there’s no cause for alarm. The Associated Press reported that the strongest particles emanating from the sun will likely bypass …

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X1 Solar Flare’s Effects On Earth

Solar flares are fairly common and most of them are not strong enough to cause any problems on earth. Every now and then, a strong solar flare will occur and cause issues with cell phone receptions and even satellites. An X1-class flare erupted from the now decaying sunspot AR2017 at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Saturday and was strong enough to …

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Wallops Island Launch Successful Today

The launch that was scheduled for January 8th was delayed due to the massive solar flare that occurred on Tuesday. However, it has now launched a day later in an effort to get supplies to the crew at the space station. Orbital Sciences Corp. said the launch is going just as planned. “It was another excellent launch of Antares, and …

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Aurora Borealis Could Be Lighting Up The Lower 48

The Northern Lights might just give the lower states, predicted all the way to Colorado and possibly Washington, Illinois, and Michigan, a dazzling display thanks to a recent solar flare. That is for those states who have clear skies! The colorful, stunning lights of the aurora borealis are forecasted for Thursday and Friday, and could be putting on quite the …

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Solar Storms Continue, Northern Lights Increase

A “strong geomagnetic storm” is now underway, and is giving us earthlings a dazzling display of an intensified aurora borealis. These storms started from sunspots sited on Tuesday followed by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), effecting our part of the solar system by Thurday. Originally, scientists and space observers, were not impressed with the level of geomagnetic interference the solar …

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Solar Storm 2012 Not So Bad: No Power Outages Yet Reported

We warned you yesterday of a coming solar storm, one of the largest to hit Earth in several years. Some forecasters predicted that the storm–about 10 times more powerful than the solar winds that usually reach us–could cause power outages and disrupt satellites and other technologies, as well as increase the frequency and visibility of the Northern Lights. So far …

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Upcoming Solar Storm May Cause Outages

As if the Earth does not have enough environmental problems to deal with already, especially with the recent tornadoes that northeast America just experienced, there may be another anomaly coming that we might have to deal with… a solar storm! According to the Space Weather Prediction Center @ NOAA, a trusted source with space-related information, the sun erupted this past …

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Solar Flares Are The Greatest Threat To The Internet

What’s the worst possible thing that could happen in 2012? It’s definitely not the apocalypse. Michio Kaku took to bigthink to address the doomsday prophecies for this year. He discredits any ideas that suggest there will be comet impacts or planet alignments. He does, however, say that a solar flare would cause unimaginable chaos to the world today. Now we …

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