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I'm not even going to be up then. Only people who are asleep will be safe!
Errr, if I recall correctly, solar flares played no part in The Langoliers biggrin.gif
     
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The radiation storm that began early this morning has continued to rise very slowly throughout the day but has remained at the S3 (Strong) level. It should be at or near its peak and is expected to begin to decrease soon. We are still awaiting the arrival of the Coronal Mass Ejection which is still expected at about 9am EST (1400 GMT) on Tuesday. The SWPC forecast is for Moderate (G2) level geomagnetic storming with G3 levels possible.

Which means the EM is here, but the trouble will hit in 3 hours. If enough charged particles get here, it will cause trouble to satellite comms, and possibly the North Eastern US/Ontario/Quebec power grids as it did about 20 years ago. The power companies in the area say they've put procedures and kit in place to prevent a repeat cascade failure. We shall see.
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No silly, it will look like this:
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Well I hope it sends a few heat rays toward Ohio. Too cold here.
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Well I hope it sends a few heat rays toward Ohio. Too cold here.

Up until today, we've had a heat wave in Alabama (try high 60's yesterday) which is pretty unheard of for mid January. This time last year, we were scraping ice off our cars each morning.

Anyway, regarding this sun spot, put on your sunblock and enjoy the blast of UV.

Seriously, though, this is nothing to worry about. We probably won't even notice that it happened.
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great, it's almost 9 and im about to walk out the door for work. I'm gonna lose all my hair.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post

what are the serious implications?

Nice looking aurora, and maybe some communications failures.
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Funny how massive things explode one day, but actually get to earth several days later.

~93 million miles man.
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Wear sunscreen that day if you're outside?

Short exposures of modestly elevated levels of UV are probably less toxic than most sunscreen.
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I like it when all these disasters are hugely blown out of proportion. Notice that little word, they always use, but makes the common man totally panicking? It's that little word called "since". It's always "THE BIGGEST DISASTER >>SINCE<< [insert year here]".
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Goodbye cruel world! I'd love to say I love you all, but I don't really know all of you yet! So, I lov...lov... lower the standards for all!

I'm READY for the mothership behind the CME! Come get me alien saviors!
    
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