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This flare isn't even all that big...we've had bigger, or at least as big, many times before even in recent years. Next year is when the big ones are supposedly coming. Big to the point of power grids getting upgraded for it and Governments making emergency plans. It isn't going end the world or anything, but things might not be as convenient for a while
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This flare isn't even all that big...we've had bigger, or at least as big, many times before even in recent years. Next year is when the big ones are supposedly coming. Big to the point of power grids getting upgraded for it and Governments making emergency plans. It isn't going end the world or anything, but things might not be as convenient for a while

that greatly depends on where you are. even if the weather calls for a chance of flurries you have lunatics ransacking stores to prepare.
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This flare isn't even all that big...we've had bigger, or at least as big, many times before even in recent years. Next year is when the big ones are supposedly coming. Big to the point of power grids getting upgraded for it and Governments making emergency plans. It isn't going end the world or anything, but things might not be as convenient for a while

Well come on dude, an M-Class rating of 9 is almost an X-Class burst! I'd call that 'big' in the very least...

And although next year is solar maximum, the ramping up toward the sunspot cycle is when the bursts come - which would be this year.
    
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