Jean Hudon — who is not one to get off on fear porn — sends out this information and warning to his email list. I, for one, will certainly unplug my electronics and store more water, along with already stored food. Batteries? Check. Candles? Check. Wind-up radio? Check. Know and love my neighbors? Check.
Who knows what, if anything we’re in for. We may be about to find out. Or not. Either way, it’s good to watch yourself let go, if at least briefly, of all the civilizational structures that we take for granted, and that, ultimately, as more and more of us realize, are utterly unsustainable on our beautiful, finite, nearly ruined Mother Earth planet.
Incoming Stormy Space Weather
(January 8, 2014)
One of the biggest sunspots of the past decade is now directly facing Earth and has the potential to do much damage.
12:30 UTC G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storming Expected
SWPC Forecasters are anticipating G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9 and 10. The source of this disturbance is a fairly fast Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) launched from centrally-located Region 1944 at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST) on January 7. Full evaluation and modeling of this event has refined the forecast and indicates a fairly direct interaction with Earth, with the WSA-Enlil model putting arrival mid-morning UTC on January 9 (very early morning EST). In addition, the S2 (Moderate) Solar Radiation Storm associated with this event is currently near, but below, the S3 (Strong) threshold, with values leveling off at this time. At the Sun, Region 1944 remains well-placed and energetic. Updates here as this event progresses.
From : http://spaceweather.com/ (on January 8 – it changes daily…)
STORMY SPACE WEATHER: Giant sunspot AR1944 is directly facing Earth and crackling with solar flares. Yesterday, Jan. 7th, an X1-class explosion in the sunspot’s magnetic canopy hurled a CME in our direction. High-latitude sky watchers shoud be alert for auroras on Jan. 9th when the cloud is expected to arrive. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms. The X1-flare that hurled the CME toward Earth also accelerated a swarm of high-energy protons in our direction. Effects of the proton fusillade are visible in this Jan. 7th coronagraph moviefrom the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) The source of all this activity is AR1944, one of the biggest sunspots of the past decade. The sprawling active region is more than 200,000 km wide and contains dozens of dark cores. Its primary core, all by itself, is large enough to swallow Earth three times over. To set the scale of the behemoth, Karzaman Ahmad inserted a picture of Earth in the corner of this picture he took on Jan. 7th from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia:. More flares are in the offing. The sunspot has an unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that is likely to erupt again today. NOAA forecasters estimate an 80% chance of M-class flares and a 50% chance of X-flares on Jan. 8th.
Note from Jean: The force (G3) of yesterday’s solar flare wasn’t like the 1859 Carrington Event or the one we had in 2012 that luckily missed the Earth, but this could be a mere ‘warning shot’. If it gets to G5 and S5 today or tomorrow, we could face planet-wide devastating consequences. See…
Solar Flares And Power Grid Failure Spark Worry In Scientific Community
I recommend you keep an eye of this through http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ and make provisions for a possible power blackout of an uncertain duration. Should a strong enough (X9-class and above) flare occur, you’ll need toprotect all your key electronics through first unplugging them from the power grid AND taking off their electric cord ahead of the impact. Their processor could get disabled by the induced current collected by the powerlines theElectromagnetic pulse (EMP) accompanying the potentially Earth-directed shockwave from a powerful enough solar eruption. Ideally wrapping them in 5 layers of aluminium paper and putting them in a Faraday cage (a steel trash can with a sealed cover placed on non conductive material like glass or porcelain to isolate it from the ground will do just fine) should ensure that they survive a very powerful EMP – more details HERE and HERE. Backing up your key datas on DVDs is also a standard basic precaution to take in case of a loss of your computer hard drive. If there is a global prolonged power grid failure, unless you have some solar-power generating capacity, none of your electronics will work for very long anyway. Potable water and food could also quickly become scarce depending of your situation, so plan accordingly.
Finally, let us remember that while solar activity does affect human behavior, we can also exert an appeasing effect on the sun’s behavior through remaining spiritually focussed, emotionally balanced, and globally connected through Oneness Consciousness. Since all is connected, because all is One, we can, from a soul’s perspective (and definitely NOT from an ego one), temper and energetically ‘massage’ into peacefulness even our beloved star.
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Sun Goes Wild – NOAA Issues Alert: Earth Directed X-Class Flare On Its Way; Chance Of More
Mac Slavo – January 8, 2014
This morning The Daily Sheeple reported that the biggest sun spot in recent history had been identified on the sun and that it had moved into position facing earth. The spot is so large that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it could swallow three earths.
The spot was mostly quiet for the last few days and wasn’t directly facing earth, though a smaller Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) glanced the planet in the early hours of January 7th.
Then at 12:32 Central Time it went wild:
Massive sunspot AR1944 has erupted. The X1 flare has sent a coronal mass ejection into space, and it’s heading towards Earth.
NOAA has upped the risk from further X-class flares to 50% for the next 24 hours. Risk of M-class up to 80%
The NASA-ESA Heliophysics Fleet is monitoring the sunspot and CME. Depending on its speed it could take anywhere from a day to three days to hit earth. NBC News reports that the flare is already responsible for radio traffic disruptions.
Though an X-1 Class flare is not going to cause widespread power outages across earth, the possibility of increased activity on the sun has been noted by NASA and other researchers, as the sunspot destabilizes further.
The rapid formation of sunspot AR1944 and the earth-facing ejections highlight how quickly life on earth could change if the right conditions are met.
In the summer of 2012 a massive solar flare was ejected by the sun and narrowly missed earth.
Had it occurred just a week prior, the highly charged particles would have struck earth and, according to CU-Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, would have led to nothing short of a technological disaster across the globe.
The CME itself was massive… and its speed was unprecedented, clocking in at 7 million miles per hour.
While typical coronal mass ejections from the sun take two or three days to reach Earth, the 2012 event traveled from the sun’s surface to Earth in just 18 hours.
“The speed of this event was as fast or faster than anything that has been seen in the modern space age,” said Baker.
Had it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the health of astronauts and aircraft crews.
But that flare wasn’t a once-in-a-million-years event.
A decade ago in 2003 NASA identified the most powerful flare in recorded observational history:
In 2003 a solar flare emitted by the sun was the most powerful in recorded observational history, measuring in at levels so high that had it hit earth it would have likely disabled everything from the internet and mobile phones, to water utility plants and the whole of the U.S. electricity infrastructure.
That event was originally thought to have been an X-28 class flare, more powerful than necessary to take out modern electronics across earth. It was later revised to a “whopping” x-45.
These events occur quite regularly in the grand scheme. Recent observations suggest at least several occurrences in a lifetime. For the last hundred years since electronics made their way into our society we’ve been lucky, having experienced just minor disturbances.
But as the last decade shows, it can happen at any time and the after-effects would be catastrophic.
This is what prompted Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to warn that the likelihood of a severe geo-magnetic event capable of crippling our electric grid is 100%.
Despite the various earthbound threats that exist, a solar flare is arguably the most probable threat we face as a civilization.
As Congressman Roscoe Bartlett has noted in the documentary Urban Danger, if an event of this magnitude hit earth we’d revert back to the stone age overnight:
We could have events in the future where the power grid will go down and it’s not, in any reasonable time, coming back up. For instance, if when the power grid went down some of our large transformers were destroyed, damaged beyond use, we don’t make any of those in this country. They’re made overseas and you order one and 18 months to two years later they will deliver it. Our power grid is very vulnerable. It’s very much on edge. Our military knows that.
So how does one survive such an event, where pretty much everything we have come to expect in our just-in-time modern society comes to a screeching halt within seconds of the disaster striking?
It won’t be easy, but it is certainly survivable, and if you’ve developed a broad preparedness plan you would fair much better then the 90% of people who studies say wouldn’t make it in such a scenario.
Imagine for just a moment what would be going through your mind and the minds of those with whom you share this report if sunspot AR1944 had emitted an X-25+ Class solar flare that was heading for earth right now and that it would be here within 48 hours.
Would you be prepared for what happens when the national power grid collapses? Would you be ready for the catastrophe that would follow within a matter of hours?
Preparedness for such an event starts with a simple grid-down supply. Once those basics are covered and you have enough to keep your family afloat for two weeks, you could broaden your preparedness horizons with long-term food storage, emergency medical supplies, gold and silver as bartering currencies, and self defense strategies to protect against the inevitable hordes that would follow.
The threat is real. Countless officials and experts have warned of the possibility in our lifetimes.
What if tomorrow was the day?