Tag Archives: Carrington Event

“Admire the beauty but fear the beast.”

What’s your nightmare? From APOD: Explanation: Admire the beauty but fear the beast. The beauty is the aurora overhead, here taking the form of great green spiral, seen between picturesque clouds with the bright Moon to the side and stars … Continue reading

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AURORA ALERT! Events of terrible beauty, presaging we know not what.

Since Sunday a series of Earth-directed CME’s have created Aurora Borealis visible as far South in these USA as, I hear, Arkansas!  I know I will go out to look. Tonight, get out there if you have good viewing conditions, and … Continue reading

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CME IMPACT, SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM

A headline that makes my blood run cold, even as one can marvel at the sights in the heavens. From SpaceWeather: CME IMPACT, SEVERE GEOMAGNETIC STORM: Arriving earlier than expected, a CME [Coronal Mass Ejection] hit Earth’s magnetic field on March … Continue reading

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Events of terrible beauty

One of these days, there will be another Carrington Event. There will be a huge coronal mass ejection from your planet’s yellow star that strikes your planet square on.  The result will be a vast electromagnetic pulse which fries almost … Continue reading

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Catastrophically large solar flare narrowly missed the Earth two weeks ago

In 1859 the Earth was struck by a massive solar storm called the Carrington Event.  Life was not affected much at that time, because so little used electricity.  Were such a storm to strike the Earth now, however, most if … Continue reading

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