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27 May 2022, 11:07 pm

Space experts think a solar flare could hit Earth on May 28.
The predicted “glancing blow” would produce “G1-class geomagnetic storms”.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/scie ... bd162681bd
“The bulk of the CME will miss Earth, passing just ahead and south of our planet. However, a fraction of the cloud will hit.”
G1-class means the solar storm could cause weak power grid fluctuations and have a small impact on satellite communications.
A G1 storm can also confuse migrating animals that rely on the Earth’s magnetic field for a sense of direction.



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28 May 2022, 12:07 am

Our creative writers group meets on Saturdays; as long as the flare doesn't give me writers block today I don't much care about the solar event. :lol:

Right now here it is only 7 minutes in to the 28th.


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28 May 2022, 12:11 am

cyberdad wrote:
Space experts think a solar flare could hit Earth on May 28.
The predicted “glancing blow” would produce “G1-class geomagnetic storms”.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/scie ... bd162681bd
“The bulk of the CME will miss Earth, passing just ahead and south of our planet. However, a fraction of the cloud will hit.”
G1-class means the solar storm could cause weak power grid fluctuations and have a small impact on satellite communications.
A G1 storm can also confuse migrating animals that rely on the Earth’s magnetic field for a sense of direction.


Damn climate change! :mrgreen:


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28 May 2022, 12:45 am

great, mebbe i'll finally see a real by-god aurora in my neck o' the woods.



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28 May 2022, 2:45 am

Anyone notice if their power grid was impacted?



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28 May 2022, 2:47 am

so far no, but the day is very young yet.



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28 May 2022, 2:47 am

cyberdad wrote:
Anyone notice if their power grid was impacted?


Nope.
Solar panels not working at night, as per usual. 8)


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28 May 2022, 10:14 am

auntblabby wrote:
great, mebbe i'll finally see a real by-god aurora in my neck o' the woods.

It’s possible, they made it this far south before.I’ve seen them twice but it wasn’t as spectacular as up north.The sky looked pink towards the north.
https://m.facebook.com/KATVChannel7/vid ... 569861323/


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28 May 2022, 9:44 pm

Problem passed



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28 May 2022, 9:48 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Problem passed


Thank gawd!
I thought billions of people were going to die! :skull: :mrgreen:


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Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet."
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29 May 2022, 9:51 am

cyberdad wrote:
Problem passed
Did any such “problem” even exist?

Sure, there was potential for something to happen, but was it really a threat?

These “doomsday” predictions always seem to have some way to fizzle out.



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29 May 2022, 10:08 am

I hope everyone remembered: Don't Look Up! :lol:


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29 May 2022, 10:37 am

The only storm was me doing a hurricane kick on street fighter 2



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29 May 2022, 10:57 am

Hey...

I am so tough that I survived...the Y2K disaster, the Mayan Apocalypse, the "5-5-2005" event predicted in the book of that title, and the fulfillment of Harold Camping's predictions of the world's end. So - for me- this solar thing was a challenge...but I survived! :D

Actually I didnt notice a damn thing, and didnt know about it until after the fact-when I got around to reading this thread! :lol:



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29 May 2022, 2:17 pm

you will want to look for meteorites in a shower tomorrow (May 30/31) the earth will be passing through a debris field left by a deteriorating comet. It may be nothing, or it may be spectacular. You might also be able to hear meteorites on the radio.

https://www.space.com/meteor-shower-out ... sible-2022

https://www.space.com/meteor-shower-listen-with-radio


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30 May 2022, 12:12 am

autisticelders wrote:
you will want to look for meteorites in a shower tomorrow (May 30/31) the earth will be passing through a debris field left by a deteriorating comet. It may be nothing, or it may be spectacular. You might also be able to hear meteorites on the radio.

https://www.space.com/meteor-shower-out ... sible-2022

https://www.space.com/meteor-shower-listen-with-radio


That damned climate change!
Meteorite attacks now!! ! :evil:


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Don't tell me white lies. Gaslight me at your peril. Don't give me your bad attitude. Hypnosis, psychosis. Tomarto, tomayto. There are *4* lights. Honey badger.
If I'm so bad, pass me by. ;)


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Also, as George Carlin said, "I have no stake in the outcome." I'll stick around for the comedy.

"A stranger is a friend gang-stalker you haven't met yet."
Truth may be inconvenient but it is never politically incorrect...The Oracle of Truth has spoken...8)
Read my lips:-I am not a fan of the orange man.-I would never vote for the Republican party given the chance.-I am interested in being objective and rational.