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    Arrow Alert: Solar Flare 8 – 9 March

    Scientists announced the possibility that a severe geomagnetic storm will affect Earth starting at around 1200 GMT 8 March; the storm could last through early 9 March. The source of the storm is a coronal mass ejection, or CME, in which charged particles ejected from the sun’s corona will enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The risk to living creatures, including humans, is nonexistent.


    Background and Analysis
    Scientists said that this CME is one of the largest to strike the planet since December 2006. The storm has the potential to disrupt technology across the planet, especially in areas closer to the poles – above 45 degrees north latitude, and below 45 degrees south latitude. The Earth’s magnetic field acts to concentrate the particles in these regions.


    Effects could include degraded cellular and satellite phone communications; degraded radio and television broadcasts (the effect will likely be worst in the AM and shortwave bands); and difficulty with GPS and satellite navigation systems. Some airlines have rescheduled and rerouted flights in polar regions during the height of the storm, due to the possibility of interference with navigational and radio systems; expect some possible flight delays. The storm also has the potential to stress power grids and cause blackouts in some areas. Communications over hardwired systems (e.g. landline phones, Internet, etc.) will likely not be affected.


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    yep heard that on the radio ...we will have to wait and see..

    forum might go down ..but hey they dont need an excuse for that lol ..

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    yes seen thison the news, nothing really to worry about but interesting at the same time.
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    I'll pin it beside the millenium bug tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    I'll pin it beside the millenium bug tbh
    Damn those pesky blokes in white lab coats...

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    i am just hoping that i may get to see the aurora tonight.. shame i have to take the wife out to dinner instead of sitting in the garden with some tinnies..

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    Hope it triggers some zombie mutation in our genome, we could do with some form of apocalypse to wipe the slate clean...

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    I hope it kills everybodies mobile phones

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    forum might go down ..but hey they dont need an excuse for that lol ..



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    Wrap your phone in aluminium foil and it'll be protected from the solar flare. Wrap some around yourself and you'll be protected as well.

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