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Solar Flares Predicted To Peak In 2013

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Solar flares will come to their peak during 2013, if scientific predictions are accurate. The Mayan apocalypse did not bring the world to a screeching halt, but a massive solar flare could have the potential to wreak havoc on the world as we know it.

A new solar flare detection tool will reportedly give scientists advanced warning about flares and the potential damage they are capable of producing, NJ.com notes. A power outage that impacted six million people in Canada was caused by a strong solar flare in 1989, Examiner reports. The same type of solar storms are expected in 2013, according to scientists who predict the sun will “re-enter peak activity next year.

The new Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope is now finished and operational in Australia. The first and arguably, the top priority of the massive new telescope, is to monitor the sun for early warnings signs of solar flares. The sun is approximately eight light minutes from earth and it takes about 20 hours for a solar flare to occur and reach the planet’s surface. The Murchison Widefield Array telescope allegedly boasts “quadruple” the warning capabilities of other available telescopes, Gizmag notes.

If a solar flare as powerful as the one that hit in 1865, when the telegraph was the most advanced technological gizmo available, occurs again, the potential for trillions of dollars in damage to communication networks and the power grids reportedly exists.

Although many women would not mind “Daryl” or “Rick” from The Walking Dead showing up at their seeking refuge from slowly chasing zombies, a solar flare may be the doomsday scenario most likely to come true. If the power grid is rendered useless for only a week, millions of people totally dependent upon the power of electricity for food, medical care, transportation, and as a means to purchase necessary items, could find themselves suddenly in a very desperate state.

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18 Responses to “Solar Flares Predicted To Peak In 2013”

  1. Christine Ann Kelley-Agler

    You reference 1865. I am assuming you are referring to the Carrington Event which was in 1859. You need a new fact checker.

  2. Terry Szall

    Ms. Dodrill needs to proofread her articles: "……peak during 2013, is (if) scientific predictions are accurate." "….give scientists advanced (advance) warning about….." ".
    Although many women would not mind “Daryl” of “Rick” from The Walking Dead showing up at their seeking refuge from slowly chasing zombies….."

  3. Glen Dibben

    What are the possibility of Volcanic eruptionsin Australia in the coming. Year, with the shift of the Equator 10 degrees towards Australia. re the areas of Melbourne and Frazer is a hot spot for such events.

  4. Glen Dibben

    What are the possibility of Volcanic eruptionsin Australia in the coming. Year, with the shift of the Equator 10 degrees towards Australia. re the areas of Melbourne and Frazer is a hot spot for such events.

  5. Christine Ann Kelley-Agler

    Has the equator really shifted that much towards Australia? I have been tracking the movement of geomagnetic north, and assumed the equator would shift as well. With Solar events, volcanic eruptions are likely anywhere. There are many astrophysicists and other scientists who see an uptick in earthquakes and volcanism during such events. They are just not able to pinpoint where.

    Tongariro, for instance, came out of its dormancy, as did the Kamchatka volcano and Mexico's Popo.

  6. Christine Ann Kelley-Agler

    Has the equator really shifted that much towards Australia? I have been tracking the movement of geomagnetic north, and assumed the equator would shift as well. With Solar events, volcanic eruptions are likely anywhere. There are many astrophysicists and other scientists who see an uptick in earthquakes and volcanism during such events. They are just not able to pinpoint where.

    Tongariro, for instance, came out of its dormancy, as did the Kamchatka volcano and Mexico's Popo.

  7. Anonymous

    Hmmmm….. I would never even open my mouth….. trying to discuss these things….. not against the sun ever….. after I read some comments by anonymous here…..

    http://space.brevardtimes.com/2012/09/solar-flare-to-hit-earth-today.html

    I happened to talk to them…. and they were amused to see, people scaring themselves to death, after these signs…..

    What do you see when you say "AJAI"…..

    Maybe languages or alphabets are based on pictorial designs…… Looks very similar to the name of the Tetra……

    And now don't blame anyone if you ever see huge solar corona from now onwards….. which varies with their popularity……

  8. Anonymous

    Ooooh…. with the news of eruptions & earth-quake, which are of consequences none….. People are spreading violence, headaches & migraine everywhere…..

    Baby 22XBD from the Pornhouse….. Save me from falling in sync. with the death planet earth…..

    I just like to read these fine comments coming from space scientist (????) here…… and you all do write in English fine….. and everyone here knows how to spell words & cast SPELLS……

  9. Anonymous

    We have made contact with another NEW NICE CAT in the neighborhood….. Are we glad……Yeah…..

    Seems better than the ENVISAT, the envious rogue CAT…..