Grab Your Sunscreen!! 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Scientists: 'Extreme' solar storm heading to Earth

    By SETH BORENSTEIN
    AP Science Writer

    Sep 10, 6:50 PM EDT

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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.

    It's been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun, said Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

    Solar storms happen often, especially during peaks in the solar cycle, and don't directly harm people. But what makes this one more worrisome is its location on the sun along with its strength, he said.

    "There's been a giant magnetic explosion on the sun," Berger said. "Because it's pointed right at us, we'll at least catch some of the cloud" of highly energized and magnetized plasma that can disrupt Earth's magnetic sphere, which sometimes leads to temporary power grid problems.

    Forecasters don't yet know when Wednesday's solar storm will arrive here and which part of the planet will be facing the sun and bear the brunt of the effects. It could arrive as early as Thursday morning or may take a few days.

    Berger said scientists will have a better idea after they get more satellite data. The first part of the storm, which arrives in only a few minutes, has already affected radio transmissions. It can also damage satellites.

    The flare is considered "extreme" on forecasters' scale, but just barely so, Berger said.

    On the plus side, sun flares expand the colorful northern lights so people farther south can see them..
     
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    Miley could have explained her chest to this...oh well
     
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    more proof of global warming:jj:
     
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    Thanks HS....:chair: guess I better stock up on water, MRE meals and ammo.
     
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    Beth will be shielded by ki'ens.
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    Not scared...this crap pops up every few years, and nothing ever happens.
     
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    Yup. I agree. The real story should be the awesome auroras it should bring. And they will probably be visible rather far south, except for the big ole moon right now.
     
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    Solar Flares? Shit. How are Republicans, corporations and Christians responsible for them and what restrictions can decent Liberals impose to prevent them from happening in the future? I know if we all put our heads together we can come up with a way to control the sun.
     
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    Thanks Obama!
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    Shit. This might knock the Stern Show off the air for the next few days. Oh wait......
     
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    sorry, burrito for lunch
     
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    I wonder how this will affect Air Travel tomorrow? @MyLazyHand :giggle:
     
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    Ya this is on par with last years 1/4 of the sun blew off story. There was an m4 yesterday and an x1 flare today. Both will produce auroras but that's about it.
     
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    And sun glasses.
     
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    Good question... I'm also travelling Friday... from the UK to the US... fun times!
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Famous last words.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Hey, I'm up early to catch my flight and stressed enough already.

    Hopefully the solar flares cook the terrorists before they can affect me.
     
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    yeah I would be alittle concerned if I was flying on Saturday. You wonder how this effects GPS and radar.

    I also think maybe no sunbathing on Saturday. Maybe that's unfounded. I really don't know if it increases UV rays but I won't take a chance.