Tag Archives: EMP

ASK FATHER: Pipe organs, being expensive, how about manually pumped reed organs?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Pipe organs being too expensive for most parishes, and many electronic organs being used instead sound terrible and turn people off from the organ, what are your thoughts on bringing back reed (pump) organs to church? … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE CMEs ARE COMING – GEOMAGNETIC STORM UNDERWAY NOW

This might have an effect on Ham Radio operation.  Also, those of you in the north might watch for aurora borealis! From SpaceWeather: GEOMAGNETIC STORM UNDERWAY NOW: A surprise geomagnetic storm is underway on May 14th. Storm levels are currently at G2 (moderately … Continue reading

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FINALLY! Pres. Trump’s Exec. Order concerning EMP preparedness

FINALLY! Long-time readers here will recall that I’ve written on occasion about the devastation that a large Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) would cause.  A large enough EMP could take out much or all of the electrical grid that our lives have … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK from William R. Forstchen. “Sauron’s Eye” is about to kill everything on Earth.

One of these days, friends, your planet is going to get really pasted by your yellow Sun.  It is not a matter of “if”.  It is a matter of “when”.  Contemplate losing all electricity.  What would happen to your life? … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI? Double blast CME heading towards Earth.

If the media, mind-clouding, thought-befuddling blitz on the part of catholic and other outlets – Fishwrap, Amerika, RNS, Crux – weren’t bad enough, we have to think about this too. I sure hope you have BOBs ready. From SpaceWeather: STORM WARNING … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI! Well… maybe not…

All of a sudden BAM! Power goes off. After all this stuff I’ve been reading, I started thinking about my BOB. Then I heard my UPS beeping and saw that my phone is still functional. Thus, not the EMP. Today … 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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CME EMP & TEOTWAWKI or… CHAMP

One of these days there will come the big grid-frying EMP caused by a CME thus bringing on TEOTWAWKI. EMPs can also be caused by a nuclear weapon. On the other hand, this is in the offing. From Boeing: CHAMP … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about his inner Gollum

Here is some food for thought from the The Catholic Gift Shop via the blog Acts of the Apostasy: I have to admit, there have been times when I have realized that my phone (aka The Precious) was not nearby … 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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Remember 1859? 2013 will be the peak of solar activity.

I doubt many people reading this have personal memories of September 1859.  The question was rhetorical.  And yet that date should now stick in your mind. in 2013 your earth’s yellow Sun’s activity, such as solar flares and coronal Mass … Continue reading

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CME IMPACT: geomagnetic storm underway

From Spaceweather: CME IMPACT: As expected, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Sept. 3rd at approximately 1200 UT (5 am PDT).  The impact induced measurable ground currents in the soil of northern Scandinavia and sparked bright … Continue reading

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CME Season

If there is a massive ejection of material from the Sun, a coronal mass ejection (CME), billions of tons of charged particles hurled out into space, which strikes the Earth, and if the polarity of the mass lines up with … Continue reading

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“A successful EMP would send the United States spiraling back to the 18th century”

From The Foundry: U.S. Remains Vulnerable to an EMP Bryan KimbellMay 12, 2012 An article recently published by the Los Angeles Times discusses how solar storms pose a grave threat to Earth. Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist in England, … Continue reading

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One of these days… QUAERITUR…

The 11 year cycle of magnetic forces within the Sun is producing more and larger conditions for solar flares and coronal mass ejections, blasts of charged particles that rocket away from the Sun at millions of miles per hour. From … Continue reading

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