Most Powerful Solar Storm In 5 Years Arrives Wednesday

Just when I thought it was safe to go to bed after a late night screening of Doomsday Bunkers, I came across this from Denise Chow on SPACE.com Wednesday afternoon:

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

The CME [coronal mass ejection] is not expected to hit Earth directly, but the cloud of charged particles could deliver a glancing blow to the planet.

Early predictions estimate that the CME will reach Earth tomorrow (March 8, 2012) at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT), with the effects likely lasting for 24 hours, and possibly lingering into Friday, [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration space weather scientist Joseph] Kunches said.

(Editor’s note: Italics added for emphasis)

What could be impacted by this solar superstorm?

• Satellites- Some high-precision GPS users could be affected
• Airplanes- Flights over the polar caps could have communications issues. Commercial carriers have been notified.
• Power grids- The potential exists for induced currents in the grids. Power grid operators have been alerted.

Only a couple more hours until the CME is scheduled to arrive here on Earth. Hopefully, this glancing blow will turn out to be nothing.

Source:

Chow, Denise. “Huge Solar Flare’s Magnetic Storm May Disrupt Satellites, Power Grids.” SPACE.com. 7 Mar. 2012. (http://www.space.com/14818-solar-flare-magnetic-storm-satellites.html). 8 Mar. 2012.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Communications, Space, Transportation, Travel, Utilities, Weather

1 Comment to Most Powerful Solar Storm In 5 Years Arrives Wednesday

  1. […] survivalandprosperity.com / Credit AFP Read more: Doomsday Bunkers, Most Powerful Solar Storm, Solar, Solar Storm, […]

  2. Most Powerful Solar Storm In 5 Years Arrives | World'sTourist on March 8th, 2012

Leave a comment

Survival And Prosperity
Est. 2010, Chicagoland, USA
Christopher E. Hill, Editor

Successor to Boom2Bust.com
"The Most Hated Blog On Wall Street"
(Memorial Day Weekend 2007-2010)

This Project Dedicated to St. Jude
Patron Saint of Desperate Situations



Please Rate this Blog HERE

happyToSurvive

NEW! Advertising Disclosure HERE
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Buy Gold And Silver Coins BGASC Reviewed HERE. Silver Bars & Coins On Sale! 1 Oz., 10 Oz., 100 Oz., 1 Kilo, Monster Boxes Of 1 Oz. Bars/Coins (500 Ct.)
ANY CHARACTER HERE
BullionVault BullionVault.com Reviewed HERE
ANY CHARACTER HERE
MyPatriotSupply.com Reviewed HERE
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Nitro-Pak--The Emergency Preparedness Leader Nitro-Pak Reviewed HERE. Presidents' Day Sale! Save Up To 41% Off Wise Emergency Foods
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Food Insurance Reviewed HERE. Buy Select 4-Can Case, Get Free Upgrade To 6-Can Case; Freeze-Dried Food Sampler Pack Now Only $35
<link>Free Pistol Case w/ Bag Purchase @Cheif</link> CHIEF Supply Reviewed HERE. 25% Off Propper Jackets (Code Needed) Thru 2/29; Fieldtex Products 20% Off Thru 2/29; Tru-Spec Tactical 9 Side-Zip Boots Only $55.96
ANY CHARACTER HERE
bullet proof vests BulletSafe Reviewed HERE
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Not all airguns preform the same in colder weather. Click to learn more. PyramydAir.com Reviewed HERE.
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Airsoft Megastore Reviewed HERE. 20% Off Any Purchase Over $100 (Code Needed)
ANY CHARACTER HERE
Survival Titles Save 20% Paladin Press Reviewed HERE
 

Categories

Archives

Prepper Website

RSS Chris Hill’s Other Blog: Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes

  • Related Reading: Additional Glasgow Vaults Launch Coverage From The Evening Times
    Another Scottish newspaper has written about the launch of new safe deposit box facility Glasgow Vaults in Scotland’s largest city. Catriona Stewart reported on the Evening Times website Tuesday: SCOTLAND’S first independent safe deposit box service has opened in Glasgow – with owners saying a Hatton Gardens-style heist would be impossible. Opened with a £1 […]
  • Related Reading: Vault Security Article By Metropolitan Safe Deposits Of London
    I really haven’t mentioned London, England-based Metropolitan Safe Deposits much on Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes except in conjunction with talk about “Operation Rize.” However, I recently discovered an insightful article on the website of this major player in the U.K. private vault industry. Chief executive Christopher Barrow published “Security is a process, not a product” […]
  • Related Reading: Glasgow Vaults Launch Covered By The Scotsman
    Back on January 20, I alerted blog readers about the opening of a new private vault- Glasgow Vaults- in Scotland’s largest city. Monday morning, I saw an article about the new non-bank safe deposit box facility on The Scotsman (UK) website. Scott Reid reported: What is being billed as “Scotland’s first independent safe deposit box […]
  • Latest Offshore Safe Deposit Box Promotions
    Here are the latest limited-time specials from offshore safe deposit box facilities listed on this blog’s sister site (link included to web page where each promo is displayed): Asia Malaysia mySAFEBOX (Seri Kembangan, Selangor)- “From Jan 11 to Feb 29. Give & Get RM 300 Cash Rebate.” (1/27/16 Facebook post) Titanium Safe Deposit Box (Kota […]
  • Safe Deposit Federation Launched As ‘Self-Regulating Federation Of Independent Safe Deposit Box Companies’
    Since last spring, I’ve been aware of efforts to construct an international trade association for private, non-bank safe deposit box facilities. As recent as last week I discussed the subject. In a January 26, 2016, follow-up post on that series about the 1980s U.S. private vault boom, I blogged: Something else I came across I […]