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Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a Revolution-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun. The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of the Sun also known as solar flares, which sent a pulse of magnetised plasma hurtling out into space and through the Earth’s orbit. If it had happened just nine days earlier, our world would have been hit, potentially wreaking havoc with the electrical...

BREAKING NEWS: Solar Storm Arrives

The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

Scientists Warn of Worst Case Scenario: “Solar Flares… Will Short Circuit Satellites, Power Grids, Ground Communication Equipment”

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder recently completed analyzing data from a Coronal Mass Ejection that took place in the summer of 2012. The CME, which was reportedly the most powerful electrical discharge ever recorded from the sun, narrowly missed earth. It was not “earth directed,” meaning the electro-magnetic mass was ejected by the sun when it was facing away from our planet. However, had it occurred just a week prior, the highly charged particles would have struck earth and, according to CU-Boulder Professor Daniel Baker,...

Gearing Up For a Grid Down Event

So we watched American Blackout, North Korea is working on EMP weapons with technology from Russia, and the sun is acting up. It’s a great day in the neighborhood! One of our dedicated readers asked a simple question; “Will my tactical flashlight work after an EMP attack?”. This made me think that we talk about the doom and gloom all day, but why don’t we change gears and discuss how to be ready for something like this? Are you game? If so, lets roll!

The Solar Max Has Begun: 28 Flares Erupt from Sun in One Week

Every 11 years the sun goes through a period referred to by astronomers and scientists as the Solar Max, or Solar Maximum, when the sun experiences its peak activity with the potential to consistently release powerful solar flares and coronal mass ejections towards earth. After a relatively quiet 2011 and 2012, it looks as if the sun is finally waking back up.

Solar Activity Surges: Multiple X-Class Flares Reported: NOAA Says More To Come: “Powerful”

Leading up to 2013 many solar researches forecast that activity on the sun would be heating up as it transitioned into its solar maximum cycle, something that occurs about every 11 years.

Solar superstorm could kill millions, cost trillions

(Reuters) – Weather has been lousy this year, with droughts, heat and killer storms. But a solar superstorm could be far worse.