Showing posts with label CME. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CME. Show all posts

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Solar_Storm_Information-CME- QandA-Resources

In a previous Article I reported: More Active Sun Means Nasty Solar Storms Ahead.  In this post I added emphasis on the facts that:

  • "The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity," said R. Fisher NASA
  • But smart power grids, GPS navigation, air travel, financial services and emergency radio communications can all be knocked out by intense solar activity.
  • A major solar storm could cause twenty times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina, warned the National Academy of Sciences in a 2008 report

It looks like the NASA Scientists were correct.  The Earth just received another blast of CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) Click Here to read about the latest Solar Storm that effected Chinas Radio Communications

 Here are web links for additional information on the Subject and provided links to the information - Damaging Effects caused by a Solar Storm or CME.

Solar Storms
Q: What is a Solar Storm

A solar storm is an electrified gas cloud that erupts from the surface of the sun into space. They come from the space around sunspots. Scientifically it's called a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) and there is more than one stage to it. First comes a solar flare, then a radiation storm and finally the CME. If a powerful solar storm struck Earth, it could destroy crucial technology and cause a worldwide blackout.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_solar_storm#ixzz1EQMhM4GE

Solar storm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solar storm can refer to:
Related article
Sunspot - where most solar flares and coronal mass ejections originate

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