This incoming solar storm, set to arrive in earth’s atmosphere on Thursday morning, March 8th, is not large enough to be categorized as a solar “super storm” but even so, with charged particles slamming into earth’s atmosphere tomorrow morning at 4 million mph, there may be some power disruptions and other effects. Here’s coverage from http://usatoday.com:
WASHINGTON – The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights.
An ultraviolet wavelength image provided by NASA shows a solar flare. An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. It is the biggest in five years and growing.
The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 a.m. EST Thursday, according to forecasters at the federal government’s Space Weather Prediction Center. They say the flare is growing as it speeds outward from the sun.
“It’s hitting us right in the nose,” said Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He called it the sun’s version of “Super Tuesday.”
The solar storm is likely to last through Friday morning, but the region that erupted can still send more blasts our way, Kunches said. He said another set of active sunspots is ready to aim at Earth right after this.
But for now, scientists are waiting to see what happens Thursday when the charged particles hit Earth at 4 million mph.
The storm is coming after an earlier and weaker solar eruption happened Sunday, Kunches said. This newer blast of particles will probably arrive slightly later than forecasters first thought.
That means for North America the “good” part of a solar storm — the one that creates more noticeable auroras or Northern Lights— will peak Thursday evening. Auroras could dip as far south as the Great Lakes states or lower, Kunches said, but a full moon will make them harder to see.
Auroras are “probably the treat we get when the sun erupts,” Kunches said.
But there is the potential for widespread problems. Solar storms have three ways they can disrupt technology on Earth: with magnetic, radio and radiation emissions. This is an unusual situation when all three types of solar storm disruptions are likely to be strong, Kunches said.
That means “a whole host of things” could follow, he said.
The magnetic part of the storm has the potential to trip electrical power grids. Kunches said power companies around the Earth have been alerted for possible outages. The timing and speed of the storm determines whether it will knock off power grids, he said.
In 1989, a strong solar storm knocked out the power grid in Quebec, causing 6 million people to lose power.
Solar storms can also make global positioning systems less accurate, which is mostly a problem for precision drilling and other technologies, Kunches said. There also could be GPS outages.
The storm also can cause communication problems and added radiation around the north and south poles, which will probably force airlines to reroute flights. Some already have done so, Kunches said.
Satellites could be affected by the storm, too. NASA spokesman Rob Navias said the space agency isn’t taking any extra precautions to protect astronauts on the International Space Station from added radiation from the solar storm.
Re-posted with permission from Alternative News Report on 8.4.2011
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My readers are all used to my “newsy citizen journalist self” which reports, posts and comments on the flavor of the week in our national idiocracy. Mostly you all are not too familiar with my shamanic side, which I have mostly kept to myself for obvious reasons. Shamanism is defined in a hundred subjective ways and just the word itself make many uncomfortable. My own definition for shamanism is simple: “experiential spirituality.” That term opens a Pandora’s box of inexplicable experiences, and I can’t get into a lengthy post on “what is shamanism” just right now. Something else is more urgent to be shared and discussed.
For months I have been staring at the sun at all hours, especially early mornings and late evenings, trying to understand what felt and looked so oddly”wrong.” [ Don't worry I own every type and variety of heavy dark lens sunglasses known to man. ]
Something is very wrong. Or might I just say something is VERY different about the sun. Not only does the sun look nearly 15 to 25% larger, whiter and brighter in the early mornings and late evenings, but damn it, the sun is not setting in the right place for June, July and August on the west coast of North America. It’s setting too far north. I have debated my own possible madness as I have studied where the sun is, as opposed to where it ought to be for this time of year.
[Stop! Do not send me irate comments about the science of the seasonal tilt of the sun annually, as the earth's rotational north / south axis wobbles. I know all about that!! This is something different.]
Nights at 3 am you will find me standing outside my house in the dead still of night, craning my neck, intently studying the position of the Milky Way galaxy as it sprays across the night sky. Problem is, once again, it’s not spraying out in the “appropriate” direction for summer in the northern latitudes. I have been staring at the night sky from some sort of wilderness location all my life. Why is the Milky Way now in the wrong position for summer?
While I have quietly debated my own sanity over the past few months, I have also experienced another re-occurring phenomenon that defies all explanation other than “shamanic” and / or energetic oneness aka some sense of a literal vibrational attunement with the planet. [God how I hate to use such language, which makes me sound like some new age nut from Sedona, which I am not! I'm a business woman, pragmatic to a fault, analytical, cautious and I eschew all "woowoo-wahwah" sounding semantics, as I have had to listen to so much of it in my life. Big heavy sigh of hilarity. Here goes.]
At night right as I am falling asleep, there is a re-occurring phenomenon that began happening to me in mid-March of this year. The first time it happened I sat straight up in bed, convinced I had experienced a mild earthquake. When I went to the internet the next morning, there had been a 4.9 earthquake all right, but it had been nearly 675 miles to the south of me, down in southern California, in Baja. It should have been physically impossible for me to feel that quake. Oddly, not only did I feel the quake, but I had precognited that it had come from the south. I knew it was far from me, but I assumed the San Francisco basin or close-by.
OK. I felt a small quake when that should not have been possible from 675 miles away. But it gets odder. After that quake experience, I began to have another experience right on it’s heels. It began that same night, just a few minutes later.
This feels really odd even trying to explain what this felt like. Ummm. Whew, Embarrassing. OK. The only way I know how to say this was that after “feeling” the 4.9 Baja earthquake, I suddenly had a new ability, and it’s not one I had asked for, although I am very deeply grateful for it now. I was lying on my stomach wide awake and thinking over what it felt like to literally feel the earth shivering and shuddering all the way through the floor. Suddenly I realized that the earth was still moving, and that I could still feel it. This movement felt like a surging powerful river of “something” that was grinding and gurgling deep underneath the surface of the earth. This could also be likened to a boiling, roiling feeling, similar to an angry storm surf. Whatever this roiling and boiling was, or is, it is slowly altering the earth’s surface in infinitesimal degrees. I cannot tell you HOW this is happening, but I know it is happening.
As bizarre as all this sounds, there is a relationship between the deep “roiling and boiling” river of “something” which is roaring beneath the earth’s crust and the oddly askew positions of the sun and stars in the northern latitudes. I can’t tell you how I know that either, but my soul has done the math on it. And knows.
For months now, each night as I fall asleep, a part of me “falls into the earth” where I experience this deep inner “roiling, churning and boiling” that is going on beneath the earth’s surface. This is as physical and literal to me as standing on the beach feeling the wind and watching the surf roll churn and boil.
I’m NOT trying to wax “green” or give an environmental speech here. But I can say this with certainty. Our earth has a consciousness and that consciousness is deeply off center and is terribly pressured and distressed. This I know. This “roiling and boiling” is some sort of monumental effort to right itself and come back into proper rotational stasis. This I also know. Can’t for the life of me tell you how.
Even though this post is presently an unfinished work, I am posting it and will add more to it soon. There is more to tell here. I just need to get “spiritual clearance” so to speak, from within, before I spill more beans.
Tonight I found some things that helped me to realize that it’s not just me. Something IS different. Others are seeing and noting this too. Here’s what the Inuit and some others are saying about it. I want to let readers know that there are most likely hundreds of these videos pouring onto Youtube, so many that it would take pages and pages to post them all. Luckily there are so many that there is NO WAY YT can censor all of these. I found dozens and dozens and dozens of these. I only posted a few. Stop and think that over. It’s another manifestation of global unity consciousness. That I do absolutely know.The wisdom of the average man and woman comes bubbling up, for those who have eyes to see. People are noticing something and so they record and upload it.
Have a look. This is a topic I will return to many times with many more updates. See below.
Chase Kyla Hunter 8.3.2011