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Sun Erupts with CME Toward Earth and Mercury

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Sun Erupts with a CME Toward Earth and Mercury

On July 9, 2013, at 11:09 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. These particles cannot travel through the atmosphere to harm humans on Earth, but they can affect electronic systems in satellites and on the ground.

Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, show that the CME left the sun at speeds of around 375 miles per second, which is a fairly typical speed for CMEs.

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Just tell me when and I'll make sure to duck..

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So this should be hitting Earth right about ..........................................

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So for those who are knowledgable: anything to worry about here?

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Nope.

There might be aurora borealis further than normal (and aurora australis further south). They can cause problems for satellites orbiting above the Van Allen belts. Occasionally a powerful CME (and this isn't one) can cause power outages in extreme Latitudes like Alaska, Northern Canada, Northern Russia, etc, but that's it.

We get hit by these things regularly and hardly anyone notices. Hit the "CME tag" under the title of this topic, it will give you a list of all the threads I've started about CMEs in the last 11 months, you will see that there are quite a few (and there are a lot of CMEs that I missed and didn't post about).

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Waspie - a question - what would be an event we WOULD have to be worried about? I mean a serious, loss of life kind of happening? And if this one in a million thing did occur, about how long in advance could we know? I'm thinking about the doomsday event from "KNOWING"

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Waspie - a question - what would be an event we WOULD have to be worried about? I mean a serious, loss of life kind of happening? And if this one in a million thing did occur, about how long in advance could we know? I'm thinking about the doomsday event from "KNOWING"

That's far too much of an open question, there are a whole lot of things that "could" lead to mass extinctions (including humanity) so there is a lot of things we could worry about. There may be things we haven't discovered or considered yet. How long would we know before hand involves so many factors that the only real answer (unsatisfactory as it may be) is it depends.

The fact is that there is no evidence that any of these "could be things to worry about" pose an imminent threat.

Worry about looking both ways before crossing the road, that poses more of a clear and present danger than any sci-fi doomsday scenario.

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Sun Erupts with a CME Toward Earth and Mercury

There's been an apparent increase in aircraft incidents which is related imv. The Heathrow 787 fire and the Manchester 787 problem.

Here's a Wikipedia quote about the 777

As of 2013, the 777 has been in eight aviation accidents and incidents, including three hull-loss accidents, and three hijackings. Before 2013, the only fatality involving the twinjet occurred in a refueling fire at Denver International Airport on September 5, 2001, during which a ground worker sustained fatal burns. The aircraft, operated by British Airways, suffered fire damage to the lower wing panels and engine housing; it was later repaired and put back into service.
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There's been an apparent increase in aircraft incidents which is related imv. The Heathrow 787 fire and the Manchester 787 problem.

Here's a Wikipedia quote about the 777

Any particles getting through the Van Allen Belts, the magnetosphere, and also the atmosphere would have so little energy that there is absolutely NO WAY that they could cause a fire on an unpowered Aircraft, or to cause mechanical problems either. It really is not like an atomic EMP.

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RingFenceTheCity

You have enough topics promoting your views on this. Please stop hijacking other threads.

Thank you.

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