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Solar flare could unleash nuclear holocaust across planet Earth, forcing hundreds of nuclear power plants into total meltdowns

September 13, 2011 Comments off

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power (NaturalNews) Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it’s right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it’s that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially devastating consequences for life on Earth. To date, Fukushima has already released 168 times the total radiation released from the Hiroshima nuclear bomb detonated in 1945, and the Fukushima catastrophe is now undeniably the worst Read more…

9/4/2011 PROOF that the 7.0 magnitude earthquake solar flare 9/2/2011

September 5, 2011 3 comments

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Major NASA Solar Flare News Conference: New Observations On Solar Storm Impact On Earth

September 2, 2011 Comments off

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.
A three and a half hour (0000 - 0330 UT) time lapse movie of the C4-class flare and filament event
Credit: SOHO/NASA
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is providing new data and images for scientists to better understand the sun’s dynamic processes, which can affect Earth. The spacecraft launched in February 2010.NASA recently made a breakthrough in sunspot and solar storm predictions.Based on data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this movie shows a sunspot emerging from depth in February 2011.

Visualization credit: Thomas Hartlep and Scott Winegarden, Stanford University
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Shape-shifting sunspot 1271 harbors energy for M-class solar flares

August 24, 2011 Comments off

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Every time you look, sunspot 1271 has a new outline. For the past two days the active region has been in a constant state of change, altering its shape on an hourly basis. Click on the image for 48 hours of shape-shifting:

These rapid changes have caused the sunspot’s magnetic field to criss-cross and tangle. The magnetic field now has a “beta-gamma” configuration that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. Any such flares today would be approximately Read more…

Powerful Solar Flare Could Have Caused Serious Damage: Earth ‘Lucked Out’

August 10, 2011 Comments off

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The sun unleashed its most powerful solar flare in four years Tuesday — an eruption that could have had serious consequences on Earth if it had taken place on the side of the sun facing the planet.

“We lucked out because the site of the eruption at the sun was not facing the Earth, so we will probably feel no ill effects,” Joe Kunches, a space scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center, told MSNBC.

So far, it appears that any consequence felt on the Earth will not cause human injury. A minor proton storm currently on the Earth’s surface could affect satellites in high-altitude orbits, and radiation briefly disrupted Read more…

MAJOR SOLAR FLARE: August 9th, 2011.

August 9, 2011 Comments off

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This morning at 0805 UT, sunspot 1263 produced a powerful X7-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the explosion’s extreme ultraviolet flash.

The solar flare was not Earth directed but a minor proton storm is in progress around our planet, which could affect satellites.

Radiation from the flare also briefly disrupted communications on some VLF and HF radio frequencies.

We may get a glancing blow from the flare. Read more…

A Strong M-class solar flare headed for Earth

August 4, 2011 Comments off

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A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole should reach Earth on Aug. 7th or 8th. Credit: SDO/AIA.

STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: For the third day in a row, active sunspot 1261 has unleashed a strong M-class solar flare. The latest blast at 0357 UT on August 4th registered M9.3 on the Richter Scale of Flares, almost crossing the threshold into X-territory (X-flares are the most powerful kind). The number of energetic protons around Earth has jumped nearly 100-fold as a result of this event. Stay tuned for updates.

INCOMING CLOUDS: At least two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are now en route to Earth, propelled toward us by eruptions in the magnetic canopy of sunspot 1261 on August 2nd and 3rd. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab have just produced a new 3-D model of the advancing CMEs. Click on the image to set the clouds in motion below:

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