Massive Solar Flare Headed This Way

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    Umm from the timestamp on that article it must have already made it here.

    Takes what 4 min for light to get from the sun to us?
     
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    Yes. Now, we get to see the impact data.

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    Uncle Ferd got his tin-foil hat on, Granny says is like inna Bible where it says `bout the stars fallin' from heaven - we gonna get zapped an' den we all gonna die...
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    Geomagnetic storm activity increasing, catastrophe looming?
    February 18, 2011 - Geomagnetic storm: A true monster storm has the potential to wreak havoc on a global scale, knocking out communications systems, endangering satellites and astronauts and causing perhaps trillions of dollars in damages.
     
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    Will be a matter of time when our electricity and satellites go out.
     
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    Yea, Uncle Ferd out inna side yard with his fire-retarded suit gettin' ready to do battle with the solar flare breathin' dragon...
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    Solar storm barreling toward Earth this weekend
    13 July`12 — The space weather forecast for Earth looks a bit stormy this weekend, but scientists said not to worry.
     
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    Granny always gets an ache in her knee when there's a solar storm...
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    System could warn of solar storms
    15 August 2012 - Solar flares can send high energy particles streaming towards Earth
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    Galaxy cluster's 'starburst' surprises astronomers
    15 August 2012 - Astronomers have seen a huge galaxy cluster doing what until now was only theorised to happen: making new stars.\
     
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    Observing solar braids to figure out how the sun works...
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    NASA Telescope Spots Solar Braids
    January 24, 2013 - Five or 10 minutes is not a long time when it comes to a NASA mission, but it was long enough for NASA's High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, telescope to capture the sharpest images ever taken of the sun's scorching atmosphere.
     
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    8 1/2 minutes
     
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    But the charged particles emitted by a solar flare or CME do not travel at the speed of light, so it takes much longer for the event to affect the earth--a day or two, I believe.
     

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