Register to reply

Huge solar flare heading for earth

by StevieTNZ
Tags: earth, flare, heading, solar
Share this thread:
StevieTNZ
#1
Mar7-12, 01:59 PM
PF Gold
StevieTNZ's Avatar
P: 821
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...ectid=10790597

Will it be hitting all around the Earth, or only in particular areas? If any one knows...
Phys.Org News Partner Astronomy news on Phys.org
Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old
Astronomers release most detailed catalogue ever made of the visible Milky Way
Planets with oddball orbits like Mercury could host life
Evo
#2
Mar7-12, 02:09 PM
Mentor
Evo's Avatar
P: 26,659
It's going to miss earth, just glancing off.

The geomagnetic storm unleashed overnight by the biggest solar flare so far this year will not make a direct hit on Earth, but will strike more of a glancing blow early Thursday, forecasters at the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo., said this morning.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technolo...eate-sky-show/

More. http://www.space.com/14818-solar-fla...atellites.html
Greg Bernhardt
#3
Mar7-12, 08:39 PM
Admin
Greg Bernhardt's Avatar
P: 9,701
I hope it's done by Friday! I have a flight on Saturday!

davenn
#4
Mar8-12, 01:22 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
davenn's Avatar
P: 2,728
Huge solar flare heading for earth

Quote Quote by Greg Bernhardt View Post
I hope it's done by Friday! I have a flight on Saturday!
lol we cant have a screwed up GPS system sending your flight to Antarctica instead of its planned destination huh that just wouldnt be fair !! ;)

I was playing a video from the SOHO www site earlier today, it was a sight to see the blast of charged particles hitting the sensors on the SOHO spacecraft

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/c3/512/


Dave


Register to reply

Related Discussions
In binary can we have a value with deci centi mili or more lower valued prefix? Computers 14
Anyone heard of the solar snake Solar system theory? Cosmology 6
Extract data from a huge file using matlab Math & Science Software 1
What is the difference between Protective earth and functional earth? Electrical Engineering 0
Shower head for feeding water onto a solar thermal panel Engineering Systems & Design 14