Solar Flares coming toward Earth

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by onederlnd, Oct 24, 2003.

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  1. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    Basically, a large Coronal Mass Ejection is heading straight towards the earth... what does this mean for us? It means that some time today, parts of the world may experience power outages, while most of the world will experience communication issues for a bit.

    Read the following articles:

    http://www.astrobiology.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=12850
    http://sec.noaa.gov/
     
  2. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Time to get into my solar flare shelter.

    Mewtwo: You don't have a solar flare shelter, Steve.

    I don't have a psychic cat, either.
     
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  3. Baboon

    Baboon New Member

    So that's why AOL's giving me a hard time dialing up and bringing up pages today. ;)

    Who's the guy with the jumbo magnet that's causing this? ^_^
     
  4. Turbo Blastoise

    Turbo Blastoise New Member

    What would you even try to use for a solar flare shelter anyway? How could anything withstand 10 million degrees F of superheated solar radiation? Thank God for earth's atmosphere!
     
  5. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    I think you answered your own question. ;)
     
  6. Captain Obviousx1

    Captain Obviousx1 New Member

    Man, my Science class must be stalking me...huge project involving solar weather as one of the components coming up soon for me, and I see this. You can imagine my joy. ~_~
     
  7. Joe Monkey

    Joe Monkey New Member

    Hey do think there would be more solarocks out during this time??:lol:
     
  8. Dek

    Dek New Member

    So what exactly does this solar flare mean for us? absolutely nothing. We probaly be dead by the time it comes. Kind of like that asteroid that was supposed to come down here.
     
  9. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    notice how i said "Coronal Mass Ejection". Not literally the solar flare. The Ejection can easily knock out satellite and the like. A solar flare will, that I'm aware of, never be able to reach the earth.
     
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  10. treecko_332

    treecko_332 New Member

    yes onederlnd is right. In a million years a solar flare could never reach earth. They don't even get half way to earth. All it means is a power outage for some. It's really no big deal.
     
  11. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Tell that to New York.
     
  12. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    What does New York have anything to do with this?
     
  13. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    "All it means is a power outage for some. It's really no big deal."
     
  14. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Still convinced its a cover-up for the aliens ;) but I will save that for another day. :cool:
     
  15. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    You've still lost me for where New York is significant. Was that an attempt at a joke? ;)
     
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  16. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

    I think it's a reference to the HUGE FRICKEN power outage that affected the Northeast a few months ago.
     
  17. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    There was a blackout in New York (and much of the northeast) a few months ago.
     
  18. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    That's what I was thinking... but that had nothing to do with NY specifically, nor did it have anything to do with solar flares......
     
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  19. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    But it is reasonable to assume that a New Yorker would not take the threat of a blackout lightly, which was my original supposition.
     
  20. onederlnd

    onederlnd Administrator Emeritus

    The only reason that New York was such a big topic is because the last time the lights were out was September 11th. Nobody knew if it was a terrorist attack. The outage caused mass panic because of that.

    If New Yorkers know an outage is going ot happen, sure, it'll cause problems, but nothing like the past two times.
     
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