Subsiding solar storm and new sun spot- 1267

   
August 6, 2011SUBSIDING STORM: Earth’s magnetic field is still reverberating from a CME strike on August 5th that sparked one of the strongest geomagnetic storms in years. Registering 8 on the 0 to 9 “K-index” scale of magnetic disturbances, the storm at maximum sparked auroras across Europe and in many northern-tier US states. A minor solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on Aug. 8-9. –Space Weather
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8 Responses to Subsiding solar storm and new sun spot- 1267

  1. Anthony says:

    I think I understand how it will go down in the future. There will be wave after wave of X-flares, and they will amplify each other. So initially they won’t seem very strong for the Ace and Sdo spacecraft. But maybe as they smash into the magnetosphere of Earth they will build up and amplify each other.

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    • We dodged a bullet this weekend because two things were noticably absent in the equation to create a dangerous solar storm. We did not have a very strong solar wind and we didn’t have a high particle density count. Basically, no large coronal holes were facing Earth during these flare eruptions- which lessened their transmissible strength without viable solar windspeed and high proton density. Next time, we may not be so lucky…

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      • Anthony says:

        So when the coronal hole opens and faces the Earth, is that when the supposed wormholes open in the magnetic field? Like the opening of a floodgate which lets all the high energy particles into our planet’s sensory motor space.

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      • I don’t know about the wormholes but coronal holes are increasing in appearance on the Sun.

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  2. skywalker says:

    if you have traveled down a motorway behind a lorry then you will know about the effects of slipstreaming, this is what is happening to these multiple cme’s.
    also, when they arive at earth they flatten our magnetosphere, making the side facing the sun more compacted and therefore thinner, which then reduces its effectiveness as a protective shield.
    large x-class flares will also supercharge our atmosphere which will make it expand in size, this will create extra friction for the low lvl satelites , of which there are now thousands. in the 1960’s both usa and ussr launched a few hundred satelites into low lvl orbits and these were powered with nuclear reactors. many of these satelites require regular trajectory adjustments to keep them from re-entering the atmosphere, about 12 years ago 1 of these fell to earth and irradiated scandinavia when it broke up in the lower atmosphere, it was all hushed up, but the fact remains , that every solar maximum carries the potential to bring any number of these objects back down to earth, with unprecedented consequences.

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  3. luisport says:

    ENENEWS Energy News
    Solar storms threaten nuke plants: Power outages could last “for years or even decades” — Risk si http://bit.ly/opcgca #Fukushima
    há 34 minutos

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