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Bilbo Bagins
03-07-2012, 12:29
This ones coming right for us, approx impact 7am EST Thursday.

Maybe nothing, maybe something, who knows.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20120307/US.SCI.Solar.Storm/?cid=hero_media

sebecman
03-07-2012, 12:30
Sunscreen...check.

KennyFSU
03-07-2012, 12:32
Tinfoil hat....check.

rwrjr
03-07-2012, 13:07
Sunscreen...check.

Where are you buying your Chargedparticlesscreen? :supergrin:

sebecman
03-07-2012, 13:44
special order from Dow Chemical....spf 50000000000001:supergrin:

TN.Frank
03-07-2012, 14:48
I've heard that this cycle of Solar Storms are suppose to be pretty bad. Guess we'll wait and see. Thanks for the heads up.

DoctaGlockta
03-07-2012, 14:49
Just got my solar umbrella.....Phew!

mrmedina
03-07-2012, 14:53
If the flare is bad, does GT have a smoke signal forum?:wavey:

cowboy1964
03-07-2012, 15:02
:yawn:

Mike2
03-07-2012, 15:04
Too bad it can't just hit washington and turn the lights out there for a few months, might give us a break from all the BS!!!!

jdavionic
03-07-2012, 16:50
I hope it knocks out electronics. I am so tired from too much work and could use the break.

MoneyMaker
03-07-2012, 17:05
Getting bigger as it races toward earth at 4 million mph

jdavionic
03-07-2012, 17:11
Getting bigger as it races toward earth at 4 million mph

Excellent...knock out the cell phones too

USMCsilver
03-07-2012, 17:12
Take me back to the stone age!

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jdavionic
03-07-2012, 17:16
Take me back to the stone age!

Imagine the joy of going to sleep when it gets dark and waking up when it gets light :supergrin:

wjv
03-07-2012, 18:14
Sorry but when they say: "largest storm in 5 years"

That means there was a larger one 5 years ago and nothing happened. .

Now if they say "largest storm in 75 years", then I might worry.

Angry Fist
03-07-2012, 18:17
Good point.

Javelin
03-07-2012, 18:27
Sorry but when they say: "largest storm in 5 years"

That means there was a larger one 5 years ago and nothing happened. .

Now if they say "largest storm in 75 years", then I might worry.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. My crap still worked 5 years ago.

:wavey:

MoneyMaker
03-07-2012, 18:33
Just the beginning i suppose,we are having crazy climate changes this year,tornado outbreaks,earthquakes,no winter and early spring with severe weather,economic issues,ect.Who knows maybe this will be a exciting year

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:12
Shields up!
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsS6GOsGlB2elYv2OnXw6FYK2CDJj7jM7iJHHs_RP8P6us2VBRhA

Bolster
03-07-2012, 19:12
Given it's a political season, with an incumbent who has no record to run on, I'm certain the media will be waving all kinds of diversionary flags so we're completely distracted and not paying attent...oh, look! :wow: A solar storm!

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:15
But captain, the earth's magnetic field is collapsing because of the polarity shift, we'll be sitting ducks!
http://mario.lapam.mo.it/tos/gifs/scotty.gif

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:21
Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a uh, uh, magnetic field generator guy!
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100113164053/headhuntersholosuite/images/thumb/6/6e/Leonard_McCoy_001.jpg/225px-Leonard_McCoy_001.jpg

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:24
Fascinating.
http://www.geekmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/spock1.jpg

TN.Frank
03-07-2012, 19:31
And if it all does come crashing down because of this then maybe some of ya'll won't be laughing so much about things like this in the future. :cool:

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:38
It's here! Argh!
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx7jwh1nKw1qcuxmzo1_500.jpg

HAMMERHEAD
03-07-2012, 19:46
Captain! Ensign Redshirt is dead!
Wanna make out?
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mo4_N_ytaeI/Td1pWux0TfI/AAAAAAAAAIU/P9w9FPM3w94/s320/Uhura.jpg

MoneyMaker
03-07-2012, 20:06
Id hit it

Angry Fist
03-07-2012, 20:24
Damn right.

Bolster
03-07-2012, 20:52
What do solar flares do (if anything) to solar panels?

rwrjr
03-07-2012, 21:29
What do solar flares do (if anything) to solar panels?

Depends on the level of charged particles that get past the earth's magnetic field.

IMO, this will be yet another non-event.

Bolster
03-07-2012, 21:40
I was just wondering if it was possible for a flare to fry an array of solar panels, or if they are particularly sensitive to solar flares / full-spectrum radiation?

I ask because I don't know the mechanism through which a solar flare can knock out a power grid.

MoneyMaker
03-08-2012, 04:15
yep never even flickered the lights why they talked about it i have no clue,another hoax

TangoFoxtrot
03-08-2012, 05:54
The solar storm is what it is. We have no control over what is coming. Just makes you think how small and at the mercy of whatever comes from space.

SFCSMITH(RET)
03-08-2012, 07:08
Page 2 was slow to load.. thought it got me..

Guess not.

Slept with half a roll of foil around my crotch for nothing..

sebecman
03-08-2012, 07:45
I do plan on being up late tonight to try and catch a glimpse of the northern lights. They say they will be visible over a wide area tonight.

They are on my "things to see before I die" list

kirgi08
03-08-2012, 09:42
I'll find out what the effect/if any at 1600hrs.We use HF radios I'll see 1st hand what happens.'08.

Woofie
03-08-2012, 14:04
According to the radio this morning the sun spot generating the storm is visible to the naked eye. Someone should put on some sun glasses and go check it out. it's cloudy here today.

Bolster
03-08-2012, 14:24
According to the radio this morning the sun spot generating the storm is visible to the naked eye. Someone should put on some sun glasses and go check it out. it's cloudy here today.

Hm -- I have a sun filter for my telescope (glass coated with stainless steel!), and sunspots are almost always visible on any particular day. Did they say this sunspot was unusual in some way?

Bolster
03-08-2012, 14:55
Did my best at a photo. Not set up for eyepiece projection photography, this is holding the camera up to the eyepiece and hoping for the best...

...This is unusual sunspot activity from what I've seen. A massive cluster of spots. Eyeballing it, it looks to be about 12 earth diameters (http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/tharriso/ast105/Ast105week12.html) across. Through the tele, what you see is much sharper and more contrasty. Again sorry for the quality.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/Bolsterman/SunSpotsMar8v2.jpg

racerford
03-08-2012, 15:35
Are we dead yet? Has it taken down the grid yet? Has the internet been overloaded(excluding the drag caused by introding the new iPad and iOs 5.1) and collapsed?

Just checking. I thought maybe I had died and gone to heaven and just didn't realize it. Of cousrse may I will just be imaginning your response too. There is not way to figure out reality. EEEK!

runcible68
03-08-2012, 16:02
I was hoping I could fry an egg this morning without using the stove. Damn!

Much ado about nothing, as usual.

MoneyMaker
03-08-2012, 16:33
The government is playing the role as Doomsday Preppers as everyone is non stop talking about it,talking about weather issues,i bet the guberment will give a huge hoax one of these days to insure we as a nutty civilization cocurs with the issue the world is ending so they can rid the states of some population,therefore creating jobs and a better economy,Hell that will be the best thing that has happen so far from this committee,bwahahahahahahaha

LASTRESORT20
03-08-2012, 17:22
I am glad nothing harmful happened.....

jdavionic
03-08-2012, 17:47
Damn it all...my cell phone kept ringing, my email kept coming, and our company phones worked all day. So much for a relaxing break.

Woofie
03-08-2012, 18:16
Hm -- I have a sun filter for my telescope (glass coated with stainless steel!), and sunspots are almost always visible on any particular day. Did they say this sunspot was unusual in some way?

I don't know. I don't have a light filter for my telescope so I have no experience gazing sun spots.

My guess is that the only thing unusual is that they're saying it's big enough to be seen without needing a scope.

Angry Fist
03-08-2012, 18:33
Welding hood.