Solar Flares, CME, Carrington Effect


Solar flares produce geomagnetic storms (CMEs) that can affect ANY country in the world, and knock out power for months or years.

What is the current threat?

This is a compilation of different well written sources. References are given.



= Coronal Mass Ejection – is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space.

Coronal mass ejections are often associated with other forms of solar activity, most notably solar flares, but a causal relationship has not been established. Most ejections originate from active regions on Sun’s surface, such as groupings of sunspots associated with frequent flares. CMEs occur during both the solar maxima and the solar minima of sun activity, albeit with decreased frequency during the minima.

X-class is the largest flare.

M-class is a medium sized solar flare.

C-class is the smallest of the flares.

The Carrington Effect (CME)

A Super Solar Flare

At 11:18 AM on the cloudless morning of Thursday, September 1, 1859, 33-year-old Richard Carrington—widely acknowledged to be one of England’s foremost solar astronomers—was in his well-appointed private observatory. Just as usual on every sunny day, his telescope was projecting an 11-inch-wide image of the sun on a screen, and Carrington skillfully drew the sunspots he saw.

On that morning, he was capturing the likeness of an enormous group of sunspots. Suddenly, before his eyes, two brilliant beads of blinding white light appeared over the sunspots, intensified rapidly, and became kidney-shaped. Realizing that he was witnessing something unprecedented and "being somewhat flurried by the surprise," Carrington later wrote, "I hastily ran to call someone to witness the exhibition with me. On returning within 60 seconds, I was mortified to find that it was already much changed and enfeebled." He and his witness watched the white spots contract to mere pinpoints and disappear.

It was 11:23 AM. Only five minutes had passed.

Just before dawn the next day, skies all over planet Earth erupted in red, green, and purple auroras so brilliant that newspapers could be read as easily as in daylight. Indeed, stunning auroras pulsated even at near tropical latitudes over Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, El Salvador, and Hawaii.

Even more disconcerting, telegraph systems worldwide went haywire. Spark discharges shocked telegraph operators and set the telegraph paper on fire. Even when telegraphers disconnected the batteries powering the lines, aurora-induced electric currents in the wires still allowed messages to be transmitted.

"What Carrington saw was a white-light solar flare—a magnetic explosion on the sun," explains David Hathaway, solar physics team lead at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The explosion produced not only a surge of visible light but also a mammoth cloud of charged particles and detached magnetic loops—a "CME"—and hurled that cloud directly toward Earth.

The next morning when the CME arrived, it crashed into Earth’s magnetic field, causing the global bubble of magnetism that surrounds our planet to shake and quiver. Researchers call this a "geomagnetic storm." Rapidly moving fields induced enormous electric currents that surged through telegraph lines and disrupted communications.

The Biggest Solar Storm in History

It was the 2 September 1859 -the day after Carrington had notice the solar flare. The clipper ship Southern Cross was off Chile when, at 1:30am, it sailed into a living hell.

Hailstones from above and waves from all around whipped the deck.

When the wind-lashed ocean spray fell away to leeward, the men noticed they were sailing in an ocean of blood.

*** This reminds me of the sea turning to blood in Revelation.

Could a huge fiery flare from the sun coming to earth cause the sea to appear red?

Rev 8:
[8] And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
[9] And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

REV. 16:
[3] And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

The colour was reflected from the sky, which, they could see – even through the clouds – was wreathed in an all-encompassing red glow.

The sailors recognized the lights as the southern aurora that usually graced the skies near the Antarctic Circle, just as their northern counterparts cling to the Arctic. To see them from this far north was highly unusual.

As the gale subsided, they witnessed an even more astonishing display.

Fiery lights loomed against the horizon as if some terrible conflagration had engulfed the Earth.

Vivid bolts flew across the now clear sky in spiral streaks and exploded in silent brilliance, as if the very souls of all humanity were fleeing whatever cataclysm had befallen the planet.

Upon their arrival at San Francisco, the ship’s company discovered that theirs was not an isolated experience.

Two thirds of the Earth’s skies had been similarly smothered. Also, there was a sinister side to the aurora.

The beguiling lights had disabled the telegraph system, wiping out communications across the world.

For days, nature refused to allow these arteries of information to flow freely. It was as if today’s Internet had suddenly, inexplicably shut down. Worse still, the aurora also threatened life and limb.
In Philadelphia, a telegrapher was stunned by a severe shock. In some offices the equipment burst into flames.

In Bergen, Norway, the operators had to scramble to disconnect the apparatus, risking electrocution. On top of this, compasses spun uselessly under the grip of the aurora, disrupting global navigation.

Solar flares now

It’s obvious the flare caused considerable trouble back in 1859.

What impact would such a solar storm have on our modern world, if it occurred today?

According to the NAS report, a severe space weather event in the US could induce ground currents that would knock out 300 key transformers within about 90 seconds, cutting off the power for more than 130 million people.

How the solar storm would effect each country in the world depends on their level of dependency on electronic and technical systems.


Solar flares and global famine

Canadian journalist Lorne Gunter writes in February 2009: “According to Robert Toggweiler of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University and Joellen Russell, assistant professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona — two prominent climate modellers — the computer models that show polar ice-melt cooling the oceans, stopping the circulation of warm equatorial water to northern latitudes and triggering another Ice Age.

Gunter observes, “The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850.

Crops failed through killer frosts and drought.

Famine, plague and war were widespread.

Harbours froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.”

“The old solar cycles produced very intense solar storms.

The greatest solar storm in modern time known as the Carrington flare of 1-2 September 1859 occurred in Solar Cycle 10.

In addition to the Carrington flare, several other massive solar storms occurred during the old solar cycles.

These massive solar storms occurred on

12 October 1859,

4 February 1872,

17-18 November 1882,

30 March 1894,

31 October 1903,

25 September 1909 and

13-16 May 1921.

“If a solar storm of the magnitude of the Carrington flare were to occur today, the effect on our modern technologically dependent society would be grave.

Of these, the greatest threat would lie in the loss of stable electrical power. A massive solar storm could destroy many of the large custom Extra High Voltage (EHV) power transformer in the United States.

Imagine the effect of a total power blackout for months/years on 100 million people in the U.S. along with many millions across the globe.

Imagine the effect on the entire earth, if it was big enough.


An increase in Earth’s cloud cover (due to CME) produces a global drop in temperature.

This is despite the fact that during that same time period, atmospheric carbon dioxide (at Mauna Loa) has risen 5% from 367 ppm to 386 ppm.

The main threat from a ‘Dalton Minimum’ or ‘Maunder Minimum’ event is famine and starvation (affecting millions or hundreds of millions worldwide) due to shortened growing seasons and harsher weather.

In the past, in addition to great famines, this cold harsh weather has also lead to major epidemics.


During the Dalton Minimum-1

“The Hudson River at the New York Harbor froze, enabling people to walk across the ice from Manhattan to Staten Island.

The Hudson froze over completely during particularly brutal winter of 1779/1780, when the surface was solid for five weeks straight and the British rolled cannons over the ice.

In 1821, taverns were constructed in the middle of the river to offer warmth and refreshment to pedestrians. [Sources: When New York Harbor Froze Over, 1779-1780 and F.Y.I.]

During the Dalton Minimum-2

“From 1803 to 1806, Captains Lewis and Clark lead a transcontinental expedition to explore the greater Northwest. During the winter of 1804/1805, the explorers set up a winter base camp near the Big Knife River near what is today the town of Bismarck, North Dakota. The winter was bitterly cold.

There were 6 days with temperatures of -30oF or lower. These occurred in 1804 on December 12 (-38oF), December 17 (-45oF), December 18 (-32oF), in 1805 on January 10 (-40oF), January 11 (-38oF), and January 13 (-34oF).

Compare this to the current low temperatures of Bismarck, North Dakota in which only one day in the past decade fell below -30oF. On January 15, 2009 the temperature fell to -44oF. [Sources: (1) The Journals of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, (2) Weather Underground for Bismarck, ND ]

During the Maunder Minimum

“During the Great Frost of (1683–1684) in England, the River Thames was completely frozen for two months, the ice was 11 inches thick at London. Sea ice was reported along the coasts of southeast England, and ice prevented the use of many harbors.

The sea froze, so that ice formed for a time between Dover and Calais, joining England and France. (It is more likely that the shorelines froze and a great mass of densely packed icebergs, some 11 feet thick, built up along the coastlines fusing into a semi-rigid structure that may have connected the two shorelines together.)

The Thames was recorded to have frozen over at London during the years: 1649, 1655, 1663, 1666, 1667, 1684, 1695, 1709, and 1716. [Sources: River Thames Frost Fairs and Historical Weather Events 1650-1699] [See also: The Great Frost of 1683-4 and Where Thames Smooth Waters Glide]

During the Little Ice Age

Growing seasons in England and Continental Europe generally became short and unreliable, which led to shortages and famine. These hardships were nothing compared to the more northerly countries: Glaciers advanced rapidly in Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia and North America, making vast tracts of land uninhabitable.

The Arctic pack ice extended so far south that several reports describe Eskimos landing their kayaks in Scotland.

Finland’s population fell by one-third, Iceland’s by half, the Viking colonies in Greenland were abandoned altogether, as were many Inuit communities. [Sources: The Deniers: Our Spotless Sun]

Previous recent CME storms – effects

A similar flare on March 13, 1989, provoked geomagnetic storms that disrupted electric power transmission from the Hydro Québec generating station in Canada, blacking out most of the province and plunging 6 million people into darkness for 9 hours; aurora-induced power surges even melted power transformers in New Jersey.

In December 2005, X-rays from another solar storm disrupted satellite-to-ground communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation signals for about 10 minutes. This would be dangerous for aviation which uses GPS.

Canada and many of the Scandinavian countries have experienced the most electrical damage from solar storms, because of their proximity to the North pole.


Current status of sunEnormous Ring is Developing on the Sun

Solar Storms and CME/EMP Threats

"What do you think would happen to society without power, water, food, and fuel? It’s not a pretty picture. People will begin dying off by the end of the first week — those without a minimal storage of water or those who live in regions where water is not immediately available to them. Desperation will result in a rampage of crime with hoards searching for food and water. Within several weeks, a complete civil breakdown will be underway as mass migration out of the major cities creates extremely dangerous conditions while people search for food, water and supplies. You get the idea." – Global Power Grid Vulnerability into 2012, Modern Survival Blog, May 6, 2010

What is this strange ring that has been developing on the Sun?

Sunspot 1112, located in the southeast quadrant, has been the source of a giant filament that is currently stretching 400,000 km across the surface of the Sun.

However, today, there appears to be development of a enormous circular ring which looks to be linking with the huge magnetic filament of sunspot 1112.

Most of today’s various wavelength images of the Sun all show this feature over at the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) — NASA website. today reports:

A vast filament of magnetism is cutting across the Sun’s southern hemisphere today. A bright ‘hot spot’ just north of the filament’s midpoint is UV radiation from sunspot 1112. The proximity is no coincidence; the filament appears to be rooted in the sunspot below.

If sunspot flares, it could cause the entire structure to erupt.

This active region merits watching…

What concerns me is that if indeed this is a huge magnetic filament nearly encircling the entire Sun, it is now currently directly facing the Earth.

If sunspot 1112 does erupt, could the entire filament explode into a massive CME?

This particular phenomenon will be all over in a few days as it rotates around the Sun, but it serves to remind us that there are more and more events happening on the Sun as we transit into the next solar cycle maximum (peaking ~ 2012 into 2013).


What would happen without Power and Electricity?

First to go – immediately for some people – is drinkable water.

Anyone living in a high-rise apartment, where water has to be pumped to reach them, would be cut off straight away.

For the rest, drinking water will still come through the taps for maybe half a day. With no electricity to pump water from reservoirs, there is no more after that.

There is simply no electrically powered transport: no trains, underground or overground.

Our just-in-time culture for delivery networks may represent the pinnacle of efficiency, but it means that supermarket shelves would empty very quickly – delivery trucks could only keep running until their tanks ran out of fuel, and there is no electricity to pump any more from the underground tanks at filling stations.

Back-up generators would run at pivotal sites – but only until their fuel ran out. For hospitals, that would mean about 72 hours of running a bare-bones, essential care only, service. After that, no more modern healthcare.

The truly shocking finding is that this whole situation would not improve for months, maybe years: melted transformer hubs cannot be repaired, only replaced.

Even when some systems are capable of receiving power again, there is no guarantee there will be any to deliver.

Almost all natural gas and fuel pipelines require electricity to operate.

Coal-fired power stations usually keep reserves to last 30 days, but with no transport systems running to bring more fuel, there will be no electricity in the second month.

…With no power for heating, cooling or refrigeration systems, people could begin to die within days.

There is immediate danger for those who rely on medication.

Lose power to New Jersey, for instance, and you have lost a major centre of production of pharmaceuticals for the entire US.

Perishable medications such as insulin will soon be in short supply.

"In the US alone there are a million people with diabetes," Kappenman says. "Shut down production, distribution and storage and you put all those lives at risk in very short order."



Be prepared physically and spiritually. Get to know God. Trust in Jesus.

Get down on your knees in prayer and humble yourself before the Creator.

Only he can save you in a case like this.

See also:

Sunspot activity, economic stress, and terrorism?  Click here for more

Earthquakes increase in end times. Click here for more

To read about solar eclipses connected to end time events, Click here for more.

To read about solar cycle 24 and the end times, Click here for more.

To read about star signs in the end times. Click here for more.

To read about famine in the end times Click here for more.

To read about earthquakes increasing in Jerusalem in the end times Click here for more.

57 Responses to “Solar Flares, CME, Carrington Effect”

  1. Looks like our own damn sun is trying to kill us all!
    We’re going to have a global warming meltdown AND an ice age!
    I’ve got to run and hide but what shall I wear?
    How will we blog without power? Will the internet run on batteries?
    Without electricity, how will we fight world war 3?
    We’re gonna need to make a lot more swords.
    Should I invest in Remington Steel? Do they even make swords any more?
    Crap, the Japanese samurai are going to beat the crap out of us!
    NASA needs to invent a gizmo that keeps the US on the shady side away from the sun.
    It would be cold, but we would have electric heaters to keep us warm.
    Actually, a loss of power world wide might be a good thing. Everyone would be too occupied with survival to start a nuclear war and we could cancel the whole thing. Without the second horseman of the apocalypse, the rest of the seals can’t be opened so we can stop worrying about the rest of the tribulation.
    Who knows, maybe this CME stuff could be a good thing. Too bad it’s only a temporary thing. It would wreak havoc with this blog site. Start stocking up on manual typewriters, pencils and paper… and we’re gonna need a lot of stamps and envelopes too.
    Anyone seen the movie “The Postman?” Something like that…
    Then we’ll be lamenting “Gee, I sure miss my electric pencil sharpener!”

    But don’t ask me what any of this means, I just wanted to be the first one to blog this post.
    So there!

    • hi James

      Ha! I will have to stay in touch with you by snail mail!

    • @JAMES we will have to use pigeons to communicate the post office wont be working go read Micah Scott and the happy dog stock up I have started already stove is running gas and already have enough gas to cook and a vegetable garden I think it will be awesome a lot of people will turn back to the real GOD the Father Son and Holy Spirit

  2. I was watching this video above:
    MORE PROOF that they intend to create a disaster, and that they know something!!! PT4

    and it was talking about splitting the United States in half. And it made me think of picture ofyour post on:

  3. Who said it’s the Tribulation?
    This is Nazi Germany. The same thing was going on. It’s a repeat, by the same people. I hope the Jews wake up. Is that sarcasem, James?

  4. Hi Marianne,

    Do you know what does giant full moon signify in a dream? I had this reoccuring dream two days ago and it felt like deja vu (it’s been years since I dreamt of it last time) – I was in a car with several familiar people, we were driving towards northern direction through Israel’s medditerranean seacoast, I saw a large moon in a daytime and it was getting bigger as it was approaching the earth threatening to explode…strange…

    • gavriel

      I do not know what that means. Jesus said to watch the signs in the sun and moon. So maybe that was on your mind.

    • Hey Gavriel,

      See the last 4 comments on the Nibiru page…I had a dream where there was a gigantic moon (actually 2 moons, I thought maybe one was a planet because I couldn’t understand why there were be 2 moons) and then notice the comment regarding Scott and what G-d told him regarding a “moon in your face”.

      Your dream that I “happened” to notice this morning would be a 3rd witness.

    • Gavriel and Lyndsey

      After both these comments, I guess I would have to think more about large moons. There is a large moon due on March 19, 2011.

      It is called a supermoon, which is an illusion, due to the moon being low on the horizon, instead of being up in the sky.

      On March 19th the moon will be at perigee (its closest position in its orbit to Earth). This will be the closest perigee in 18 years.

  5. Know your God, and do exploits. Life goes on still…

  6. Yes since 2010 we ARE in the G’Tribul.- and what Marianne said is correct,…signs in the sky. Things will intensify not get better.
    Sorry for the bad news. The LORD in Mat.24:6-9: beginning of Naations UPRISING, soon warring and already in many African, Arab, Iran nations Jews and Jesus Christians, (not Roman/Vatican) are hunted and killed. Churches and internet are full of false prophets, blinding people to truth. You don’t need any of them.
    Read the “book” yourself, do your own homework. If you do not understand everything the LORD understands/forgives. Not all is revealed just yet anyway. Compare what is written with what goes on in the world, watch TV, News, read about it,- it helps a lot.
    Analyse it yourself, don’t rely on most others.

  7. Does anyone remember the terrible accident of Air France Flight AF 447?

    The plane started from Rio and was heading to Paris. After leaving the Brazilian coast it suddenly disappeared from the Radar. Though this happened in June 2009, the real cause of the crash could not be revealed until now. One result of the investigation is that it might have suffered a total blackout.

    Just wondering if the crash could have been caused by a solar flare …

    • hello philgeland

      That would have been at the solar cycle 24 minimum where the solar activity should have been less. So I am not sure it was solar flares or not. We are approaching the maximum this year and next year, where the flares will be the most.

      This is the path it took:

      so it missed the bermuda triangle;

      If it was a solar flare it would have affected the local area too, and Brazil would have been without power also. That did not happen.

      So it sounds like it was a malfunction on the plane.

  8. Email sent to me:

    They’ve warned about them, you’ve posted about them, now they have officially begun – the first has been released from the sun. Just a FYI: — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

    (edits from their home page)
    X-flares are the strongest type of solar flare, and this is the first such eruption of new Solar Cycle 24. In addition to flashing Earth with UV radiation, the explosion also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in our direction. The expanding cloud may be seen in this movie from NASA’s STEREO-B spacecraft. Geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives on or about Feb 17th. Stay tuned

    AURORA WATCH: A series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) en route to Earth from sunspot 1158 will buffet our planet’s magnetic field during the next 24-48 hours. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of geomagnetic activity on Feb. 17th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
    Daily Sun: 16 Feb 11
    Big sunspot AR1158 poses a 20% threat for Earth-directed X-flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

    “A flare is defined as a sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness. A solar flare occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves at the long wavelength end, through optical emission to x-rays and gamma rays at the short wavelength end. The amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time!”

    FIRST X-FLARE OF THE NEW SOLAR CYCLE: Sunspot 1158 has unleashed the strongest solar flare in more than four years. The eruption, which peaked at 0156 UT on Feb. 15th, registered X2 on the Richter scale of solar flares. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation, circled below:


  10. Everyone from Jesse Ventura’s conspiracy theory show to history channel’s Decoded show are talking about these solar flares like it is going to happen in 2012.

    That tells me that the elite are planning to do something, power cut off, martial law, emp weapons or haarp, and since they already conveniently warned everyone of solar flares, that is what the catastrophe will at least partially be blamed on.

    It will in one or more ways lead to the one world leadership, and probably depopulation in the mean time.

    • hi Susie

      Good point. There has been many solar cycles and the world did not come to an end. While the peak of the solar cycle is in 2012, there may be flares, then, or maybe later. The flares could also be a cover or excuse for man’s doings too. We will still be here in 2013.

  11. Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA

  12. This is in response to Susie’s post and depopulation:
    Susie said this on February 17, 2011 at 8:20 am | Reply

  13. Seems like you either believe in this world or the next. We will find out who are just calling themselves Christians soon.

  14. They should not worry this world was built on top of paradise. All be be revealed!

  15. Hello, Marianne – I think I can post here now without e-mailing and you having to repost for me. Thanks for the prior ones.

    The CME’s continue to heat up in this cycle, though this one was not facing earth and it put off quite a show earlier today. More geoeffective activity is possible in the next 24 – 48 hours. This (below) is off the website:, a really cool site to get up to date info of space weather activity.

    San Diego

    “EASTERN BLAST: The quiet didn’t last long. Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M3-class solar flare at 0735 UT on Feb. 24th. The source was an active region located just behind the sun’s eastern limb. The eruption produced strong radio emissions, a coronal mass ejection (not Earth directed), and this spectacular picture taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory:

    (sorry – couldn’t cut & paste the photo here)

    “Movies of the event are now available. Pick your favorite format: 6 MB Quicktime, 1 MB iPad, 0.5 MB iPhone (more formats will be available soon). The instigating active region will emerge over the eastern limb during the next 24-48 hours, setting the stage for possible geoeffective solar activity. Stay tuned for updates.”

    PS: The space shuttle just lifted off (the last of Discovery). I bet they get some interesting views.

  16. Raw Video: Large solar flare erupts

    Sun Feb 27, 9:38AM PT – AP 0:47 | 142558 views

    NASA released video of a large solar flare that erupted February 24. Scientists say the flare was directed away from earth and should not disrupt satellites or communications. (Feb. 27)

  17. Raw Video: Large solar flare erupts

    Sun Feb 27, 9:38AM PT – AP 0:47 | 142558 views

    NASA released video of a large solar flare that erupted February 24. Scientists say the flare was directed away from earth and should not disrupt satellites or communications. (Feb. 27)

  18. sent by Luisa”

    Piers Corbyn: Massive Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Were Triggered by Solar Action
    Meteorologist, astrophysicist, consultant, and owner of the business Weather Action, Piers Corbyn, talks with Alex about the Japanese tsunami.

    Piers says “The massive Japan Earthquake and Tsunami were triggered by massive events on the Sun and there are more to come in the next two years”

    He Says:

    • “The Earthquake was preceded by an X class solar flare and a significant hit of the Earth by a Coronal Mass Ejection – reported by nasa –

    • “We warned after the New Zealand Earthquake on 21 Feb that the solar-lunar scene is set for more Earthquakes for the next two years:

    • “Many of these Earthquake events, as well as weather events, will be very extreme.

    • “Actual Earthquakes are very difficult to predict but major aftershocks will come after this one. more

  19. @JAMES we will have to use pigeons to communicate the post office wont be working go read Micah Scott and the happy dog stock up I have started already stove is running gas and already have enough gas to cook and a vegetable garden I think it will be awesome a lot of people will turn back to the real GOD the Father Son and Holy Spirit. My family is lucky when not if this happens we can go to my parents who still runs electricity from a generator being so high up in the mountain eskom charges to much for electricity to be connected and water is supplied by a underground river they only live of the land so we are okay DAD is a true believer and the Holy Spirit warned him we stock the farm monthly so we will be able to help alot of believers amen to people that obeys the Word of GOD will miss technology but at least we will live until we go HOME

  20. Hello, everyone. Just an FYI, I opened up this e-mail today from – interesting how this time period is bringing all these wonderous sights.


    Space Weather News for June 7, 2011

    “MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: This morning around 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME. A recording of the blast from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory ranks as one of the most beautiful and dramatic movies of the SDO era. Must-see movies at

  21. Strong solar storm last night 8-18-11. They are saying the strongest they have seen in 30 years. Article below.

  22. ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. (comment sent by Denise) — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

    Photo taken on 11/11/11 – this coronal mass strecheses over the sun’s south eastern horizon – an entire wall of towering plasma
    Remarkably, though, this is not the biggest thing. A dark filament of magnetism is winding halfway around the entire sun: SDO image. From end to end, it stretches more than a million km or about three times the distance between Earth and the Moon. If the filament becomes unstable, as solar filaments are prone to do, it could collapse and hit the stellar surface below, triggering a Hyder flare. No one can say if the eruption of such a sprawling structure would be Earth directed.
    Many blessing to you and those around youl.

  23. january 19, 2012

    EARTH-DIRECTED SOLAR FLARE: Active sunspot 1401 erupted today, Jan. 19th, between 15:15 and 16:30 UT. The long-duration blast produced an M3-class solar flare and a CME that appears to be heading toward Earth. This movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the extreme UV flash

    another active sun spot has erupted into a solar flare, M-3 class, and CME today (lasting over an hour) heading towards earth and expected to hit in two days (Saturday, 1/21/12.) — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

  24. I’m looking for the Northern Lights to extend so far southward that they are seen in Mexico. If and when this takes place, it is a 5 to 7 year lead time indicator of a much larger than normal 22 year Sunspot cycle peak, which would affect earth in unique ways like exacerbating an otherwise minor El Nino into a major earthwide famine, or earth-wide increased propensity for human anxiety/aggression unto a world war.

    To my knowlege such a Northern Lights event did not occur 4 to 6 six years ago therefore this current 11 year Sunspot cycle peak we are just now entering into, is not likely to be much different than recent previous 11 year sunspot cycle peaks.

    • hi 45

      If Isaiah 24 is fulfilled, you will not have to wait 11 years.

      Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

      the rest of the chapter:

    • I love Isaiah 24!

      Very true! If all fulfilled, then waiting another 11 years is irrelevant. And such a display of Northern Lights down to Mexico need not come at all, but IF it does happen in another 6 years or so (assuming we are around to see) then it would be an ominous heavenly sign of great significance, (that occuring within a single generation of Israel becoming a nation).

      But since we are talking about this chapter, Marianne what do you suppose the probability is that Isa24:23 is talking about the moon and sun – being one in the same as the moon turning blood red and the sun becoming as sackcloth?

      Isa 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

  25. A solar storm is hitting Earth today following a huge solar flare eruption Sunday that sent radiation hurtling towards earth. The resulting geomagnetic storm, the biggest since 2005, could disrupt GPS and satellite communications, although scientists say the threat is low. Today’s solar storm could also cause unusually intense Northern Lights with the aurora borealis being visible at lower latitudes than usual.

    The solar flare, or CME, has sent billions of tons of gas and charged particles streaming towards Earth at 2,200 km/s. Some international airlines rerouted planes from polar areas to routes where radio communication is less likely to be affected by the geomagnetic storm. The solar storm may have a particular impact in South Africa because of the South Atlantic Anomaly where the Earth’s magnetic field is weakest. (

  26. Excerpts from:
    “Solar Storm Now Hitting Earth, Called Strongest Since 2005, Could Affect Astronauts: The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption. The solar flare occurred at about 11 p.m. EST Sunday and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado.

    “Radiation from Sunday’s flare arrived at Earth an hour later and will likely continue through Wednesday. Levels are considered strong but other storms have been more severe. There are two higher levels of radiation on NOAA’s storm scale – severe and extreme – Biesecker said. Still, this storm is the strongest for radiation since May 2005.

    “NASA’s flight surgeons and solar experts examined the solar flare’s expected effects and decided that the six astronauts on the International Space Station do not have to do anything to protect themselves from the radiation, spokesman Rob Navias said.

    “First comes electromagnetic radiation, followed by radiation in the form of protons. Then, finally the coronal mass ejection – that’s the plasma from the sun itself – hits. Usually that travels at about 1 or 2 million miles per hour, but this storm is particularly speedy and is shooting out at 4 million miles per hour, Biesecker said.

    “But this coronal mass ejection seems likely to be only moderate, with a chance for becoming strong, Biesecker said. The worst of the storm is likely to go north of Earth. Parts of New England, upstate New York, northern Michigan, Montana and the Pacific Northwest could see an aurora but not until Tuesday evening.”

  27. Mis-quoted or an assumption – CME’s did not cause “In Philadelphia, a telegrapher was stunned by a severe shock. In some offices the equipment burst into flames.” but rather, the telegraph paper caught fire.

  28. geomagnetic storms

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  30. Very good report. Thanks. Better safe than sorry. This is going to be a very hard year, the solar activity will peak around March of 2013. There is a very real threat that this will leave millions without power, potable water, heat, lights and food. Just look at the problems New Jersey and New York are currently dealing with, and that is only a small taste of what is to come. It is not too late to put in multiple 55 gallon drums of potable water, make a ceramic water filter which can produce up to 14 gallons of water per day. Stock plenty of rice, beans, and canned dehydrated food which you can store for up to 25 years, just in case of a shortage. Matches, candles, sterno and sterno stoves, a grill and a big supply of briquets, chlorine, baking soda and white vinegar for sterilization, a big supply of mylar blankets for warmth and for protecting your computer, data stores, cameras and phones, and first aide supplies, medicines, etc. Preppers can find numerous detailed lists available on line

  31. peak of solar cycle in 2013

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    professor discusses how bad it could be

  34. Snowden leak…..killshot due soon

  35. solar flares coming …..effect will be?

  36. Space Weather News for Oct. 22, 2014

    Solar activity is surging on the eve of Thursday’s solar eclipse. Giant sunspot AR2192 is crackling with M- and X-class solar flares as the Moon approaches the sun for a partial eclipse that will be visible across almost all of North America on Oct. 23rd. The eclipse will be particularly beautiful in the Central Time Zone where maximum coverage occurs at sunset. Visit for more information.

    SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Giant sunspot AR2192 is poised to erupt again.

  37. Space Weather News for Oct. 25, 2014

    Solar activity continues to be at high levels this weekend as giant sunspot
    AR2192 crackles with strong flares, including two X-class explosions in less
    than 24 hours. The flares are causing intermittent HF radio blackouts around the dayside of Earth. However, no major CMEs are yet heading in our direction.

    Visit for more information and updates.


  38. FROM:

    WEEKEND MAGNETIC STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% to 65% chance of minor geomagnetic storms this weekend when a pair of CMEs is expected to sideswipe Earth’s magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall.

    Aurora alerts: text, voice
    X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR2242 erupted on Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 00:27 UT, producing an intense X1.8-class solar flare. This picture taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a plume of material flying away from the blast site:

    Radio emissions from shock waves rippling through the sun’s atmosphere suggest that a CME is en route. However, we are still waiting for data from SOHO coronagraphs to confirm the existence and trajectory of a massive storm cloud. If a CME is coming, it will probably take 2 to 3 days to reach Earth.

    There has already been one Earth-effect: Extreme UV radiation from the flare ionized our planet’s upper atmosphere and blacked out HF radio communications over Australia and the South Pacific. Below 10 MHz, transmissions were strongly attenuated for more than two hours.

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