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Uncovered FEMA Report Warns: 4-10 Years WITHOUT ELECTRICITY After Major Solar Storm

Written by: Daniel Jennings

A perfect solar storm similar to one that slammed into Earth in 1859 would knock out the United States electric grid for four to 10 years if it hit today, an unpublished report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates. 446 more words


Strong Solar Storm Sparked Planet-Wide Aurora on Mars

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According to Space.com

These images from the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument aboard NASA’s MAVEN orbiter show the appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm in September 2017.

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Solar storms:

Solar storms:

It could refer to the following:

  • Coronal mass ejection: Corona, the outer solar atmosphere, is structured by strong magnetic fields. Where these fields are closed, often above sunspot groups, the confined solar atmosphere can suddenly and violently release bubbles of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections.
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In honor of the Lights, caused by a wonderful solar storm, I want to share with you my favorite story from two years ago when an even more intense storm occured, which is where this photos are from (these are not mine, but belong to Nick Gapp). 502 more words

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Solar Storm May Make Northern Lights Visible In Far NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A solar storm is slamming into Earth with the possibility of extending bright auroras into large parts of the northern United States. 105 more words


We are at the Mercy of the Universe

The solar eclipse which was seen across the United States last week completely disrupted the day-to-day lives of millions of people. The eclipse is completely unavoidable, there is literally nothing humanity as a whole could do about it. 552 more words


Eruptions from the Sun move Less Like Bullets, More Like a Sneeze: A Sneeze that Could Blow Out All the Lights on Earth

Solar Flares and Solar Energetic Particles emitted by the Sun’s ‘solar storms’ may cause severe radio interference on Earth and endanger astronauts and spacecraft, but the most dangerous part of a ‘solar storm’ for Earthlings is a Coronal Mass Ejection, (CME) – which occurs when magnetic reconnection on the Sun’s surface “pinches off” a giant loop of magnetic field, blasting off a big chunk of the Sun’s super-hot plasma. 919 more words