heads up ... solar storm

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  1. zero7404

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    some time tonight or am tomorrow. i suggest u pull the plug on anything electrical u own or power down battery operated electronics .... to minimize risk of electrical damage.
     
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    Ummm what?
     
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    Do I have to put tinfoil over my head too to be safe?
     
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    huh lol what r you talking about
     
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    Its a solar storm, a solar flare is headed towards earth and hitting on 2 or 3 of august. I am not afraid, just bummed I am not more north to see some northern lights!
     
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    I think he's implying it can hurt our Droids. And while CMEs can certainly have fun with electronics on earth, you'll be perfectly safe as long you use surge protectors and don't take any flights into the magnetosphere for the next few days.
     
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    And this whole time we have been worried about terrorist attacks when really it's the sun we should have been worried about.


    On another note though I am in NH and it would be pretty awesome to see the northern lights.

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    There goes my plans to visit the moon next week :p
     
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    With any big solar flare, it can be potentially harmful. I am not afraid about it hurting my PC, water heater, or even my Droid, however a big enough one could take out satellites no problem. I am waiting on that one in the future destruction of our planet hahaha. Sorry I'm such an optimist,..
     
  11. RobertHaw

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    I will not hurt your phone. If its strong enough, it could interfere with cell communications. Possibly cause issues with the power grid. But I haven't seen anything to suggest it the flares are that strong.
     
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    Solar Flares are a daily occurrence, They peak on an 11 year cycle.
    Just ask any Ham Operator....They come cause static and move on.