July 11, 2012
NASA and the National Academy of Sciences has warned us of a coming
2012-2013 solar event that could possibly be the solar catastrophe
that could spell disaster across the globe.
As the sun approaches the
2013 solar maximum, researchers say solar
activity is just beginning,
large solar flares are erupting on a
regular basis with ever increasing strength.
Recently, the Sun ejected an
flare on Friday.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory
spotted the summer’s first ‘X’ solar flare on Friday - a huge
outburst from the sun right at the top of the scale.
This came on the back of 12 ‘M’ flares in just six days, with a
M6.1 flare knocking out radio signals across the planet on
Thursday - hinting at the destruction the sun could reign on our
technology if Earth takes a full blast across its blow.
The sunspot group behind the flares - named as AR1515 -
stretches across 118,681 miles (191,000km) of the sun’s surface.
This makes it’s width more than 15 Earths set end to end, said
NASA solar astrophysicist C. Alex Young.
The biggest flares are known as ‘X-class flares’ based on a
classification system that divides solar flares according to
The smallest ones are A-class, which are similar to normal
background levels, followed by B, C, M and X.
Similar to the Richter scale for earthquakes, each letter
represents a 10-fold increase in energy output, meaning an X is
ten times an M and 100 times a C.
The sun is now heading into the peak of its 11-year solar flare
cycle, with 2013 expected to the tumultuous year.
With the increased spread in communications in the last 11
years, a sever solar storm could cause huge issues for the
Source: Daily Mail
Astronomers have predicted this solar
maximum could be
one of the most damaging on record, potentially
sending millions in the developed world back into the stone age.
What’s more, NASA’s THEMIS satellites have discovered a gigantic
hole in the earth’s magnetosphere 10 times larger than anyone
expected to exist, this could be the key ingredient for a worldwide
Ten days into the U.S. heat-wave,
heat records have been smashed in
over 4,500 locations across the country, showing no signs of relief
and numbers are expected to grow, death toll rose to at least 52
Now more than ever do we need to stock up food and water and prepare
for blackouts that may last for at least 2 years.
The heat is causing droughts in the
United States leading to
one of the worst harvest seasons in recent
memory, with some suggesting it could be as bad as the dust bowl of
the Great Depression.