Thursday, March 08, 2012

Huge Solar Flare's Magnetic Storm May Disrupt Satellites, Power Grids

"A massive solar flare that erupted from the sun late Tuesday (March 6) is unleashing one of the most powerful solar storms in more than five years, a solar tempest that may potentially interfere with satellites in orbit and power grids when it reaches Earth.

"Space weather has gotten very interesting over the last 24 hours," Joseph Kunches, a space weather scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), told reporters today (March 7). "This was quite the Super Tuesday — you bet."

Several NASA spacecraft caught videos of the solar flare as it hurled a wave of solar plasma and charged particles, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), into space. The CME is not expected to hit Earth directly, but the cloud of charged particles could deliver a glancing blow to the planet."

http://www.space.com/14818-solar-flare-magnetic-storm-satellites.html

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whose Sovereignty?
Javier Solana
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/solana16/English

Isn't it interesting that the little horn candidate is speaking about a ten horn candidate and its loss of sovereignty?
Are we finding order out of Chaos? or is this somehow a prophetic nibble?

Anonymous said...

http://ecfr.podhoster.com/index.php?pid=30039&cflag=1

JS seems to be in the know on internal EU politics AND it may be that we are seeing 1)Greece and 2)Italy and soon Merkel uprooted. Consider that the essay JS wrote on sovereignty about Greece and the formation of the EU is related.
This may not be the three horns uprooted but it should be filed away for later consideration.