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Call to Action: Carrington Effect on Transportation . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 9 September 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Carrington Effect and Transportation Worldwide
    • Effect on People Who Are Homebound and on Oxygen
    • Advantage of Owning an Older Car with Less Susceptible Electrical and Electronic Parts … and a Bicycle or Foot-Powered Scooter
    • Public Water Supply May Fail
    • Thoughts on Storing and Cooking Food
    • What If Parents Are Stranded at Their Workplace, and Children at Their Schools, as a Result of a Midday Strike of the Carrington Effect?
      • Highrises May Be Rendered Uninhabitable
    • Shall We Establish Community Granaries?
    • On Planning to Repurpose Our Military Might to the Home Front in the Event of a Natural Disaster Such as a Carrington Event
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Effects of Solar Flares on Vehicles
    • Effects of Solar Flares on GPS and Phones
    • Effects of Solar Flares on Off-Grid Solar Power Systems
    • On Solar Flares and Carrington Events – SuspiciousObservers and NASA
    • Alice’s Blogs on Solar Flares and Carrington Events
  • ASTROGEOPHYSICAL AND SOLAR FLARE DATA

Dear Ones, Here is a video on mitigating transportation issues with regard to a Carrington Effect. A Summary follows the video. There is a reading list at the end of the blog.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have a topic to discuss that I have been putting off … Please excuse me. It has to do with the likelihood of a Carrington effect, and the short-term consequences resulting from that, due to the fact that, here in the United States, we are very technologically oriented and electronics oriented.

As you may know, in 2012 Pete Riley of Predictive Science, San Diego, CA, calculated the probability of a Carrington event in the next 10 years at approximately 12%; here is the paper …

Link: “On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events,” by Pete Riley, in “Space Weather,” received 16 September 2011; revised 18 November 2011; accepted 22 December 2011; published 23 February 2012;  Vol. 10, S02012, doi:10.1029/2011SW000734 … https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2011SW000734 … 2012 … http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011SW000734/pdf ..

Carrington Effect and Transportation Worldwide

I would like to put forth the notion that a Carrington Effect, in addition to the damage that it might do to the power grids … making gasoline unavailable here in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, for weeks, months, or possibly, years … might also instantaneously halt transportation here in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, because of the electronics in the engines and in the systems of cars now.

My question is: Would a Carrington effect most likely destroy sensitive electrical and electronic mechanisms in cars … such as ignition coils, generators, mechanical distributors, and starting motors … making it no longer possible for transportation to take place?

So this is a Call to Action regarding mitigation of that possibility. What can we do, to prepare ourselves for lack of transportation for, say, a week or two weeks, or maybe an extended length of time?

Effect on People Who Are Homebound and on Oxygen

For instance, with lack of transportation, one of the things that might happen is that people who are homebound and on oxygen are no longer able to obtain oxygen. They need to talk over this possibility with their healthcare providers, and try to keep on hand additional, emergency containers of oxygen.

I know this is possible because, for instance, in snowbound areas, as I recall, Medicare will provide those kinds of large containers, full of oxygen, in case the electricity goes down. I would like to suggest that all people who are on oxygen have those containers on hand, because of the likelihood of the Carrington Effect affecting transportation, and making it difficult or impossible for replacement oxygen canisters to be delivered to homes for some length of time.

Advantage of Owning an Older Car with Less Susceptible Electrical and Electronic Parts … and a Bicycle or Foot-Powered Scooter

If you are able, or have the money, or if you are thinking of trading to a new car, may I suggest the type of car that has no electronics in it … that very basic car? I think that is a good plan for the future.

Possibly even more helpful would be to have on hand a bicycle with a carrying basket on the front or back, or a foot-powered scooter on the handlebars of which shopping bags can be suspended.

Public Water Supply May Fail 

In addition, in terms of water supply, my understanding is that there is a powerhouse that pushes the water from the storage area to the various homes somehow. I do not know how this takes place, but if it is true, and if the power goes out because of the Carrington Effect, then we will have no water. For instance, in towns where water is gravity-fed from a water tower, it must be that electricity is needed to pump the water up into the tower. Without electricity, such a water supply system would fail, would it not? So, everyone has to look into alternatives of water supply, in the event of a Carrington Effect.

Thoughts on Storing and Cooking Food 

Of course, there is an issue of storing food, and of cooking the food. I suggest keeping on hand small cans of food that are already hydrated … that do not need extra water … and that have protein content in them. This is because, if the Carrington Effect takes place, there will be no refrigerators to keep the food in large containers refrigerated, and it will spoil. So, individual, or family-sized containers of canned food are the best bet … Say, beans in cans. Maybe instant rice, or oats that are ‘quick oats’ would be possibilities, if a fire source can be provided. All this I have written up in this blog …

Link: “Pioneer Skills: Planning for Tough Times Ahead,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 19 September 2017; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7H3 ..

… so you can look it up there as well. If we were suddenly reduced to pioneer circumstances, then you would want to have on hand, in your house, at least the least expensive ways of sustaining life until the power grids and transportation are restored.

What If Parents Are Stranded at Their Workplace, and Children at Their Schools, as a Result of a Midday Strike of the Carrington Effect? 

Also as a result of possible transportation take-down, if the strike of the Carrington Effect were to take place, say, midday, there would be an issue of how families might be reunited, so that they would be better capable of surviving, during the interval before power is restored.

How will parents get home, if their job takes them far from their home? How will children get home from school? Is there a plan in place, to help with that?

Suppose they cannot get home? Then, is there a plan for survival at the place where the parents work?

Do people who work far from home keep a comfortable, sturdy pair of walking shoes at work, in case they must walk home?

Is there a plan for survival at the school where the children are?

If part of the family arrives home … say, the children … and the parents cannot, then do the children know what to do, so as to protect themselves and sustain themselves, until the family is reunited?

Highrises May Be Rendered Uninhabitable. I note also, in this regard, that people who live or work in highrises, or in buildings with windows that will not open, might find these buildings unusable, after a Carrington Effect, for lack of ventilation and inoperability of HVAC. (Or, occupants might keep on hand tools for cutting holes in the windows, for ventilation.)

Shall We Establish Community Granaries? 

Here is something else: Could each community provide something along the lines of the Babylonian Granaries (grain storage facilities)? In Jewish times as well, the person in charge of a group of people would have a grain store, just in case of times of difficulty such as a Carrington Effect would cause.

Image: “A Wheat Receipt Issued by Two Officials of the Granary at Babylon (Old Cairo) – Egyptian National Library Inv. No. 126.87 AH / 706 CE” … https://www.islamic-awareness.org/history/islam/papyri/enlp10 ..

Would there be a place … say, a deserted supermarket … where supplies could be kept and doled out, in the way that rations were doled out during World War II?

This is something that each community could decide upon, and provide for on its own … Powdered milk for mothers with children, for instance. And maybe grain stores … cornmeal, flour, and the other things that I have suggested, such as rice and beans, could be on hand and could be given out, in the way that these supplies are given out in developing countries during catastrophic natural disasters.

On Planning to Repurpose Our Military Might to the Home Front in the Event of a Natural Disaster Such as a Carrington Event

We need to look to the home front right now, I feel.  It would be good to draw back our troops, in an organized way, as conflicts begin to cease, worldwide … considering, also the difficulty of getting our men and armaments home in the event of global power grid difficulties … and instead, develop a plan, on the home front, for caring for our communities during a crisis … maybe, extended times of crisis, the Carrington Effect being only one such.

That is my thought for today. I wish you all the very best.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Effects of Solar Flares on Vehicles

Link: “Would Your Car Survive an EMP Attack?: Real-world testing with EMP simulators has led to mixed results,” by Jerry Laukkonen, updated on 2 December 2019, in Lifewire … https://www.lifewire.com/would-your-car-survive-an-emp-attack-3903248 ..

Link: “EMP Effects on Vehicles,” by Jerry Emanuelson, B.S.E.E., of Futurescience, LLC …  http://www.futurescience.com/emp/vehicles.html ..

Link: “Today: Best Car to Protect Against Solar Flares?” by Tom and Ray of Car Talk, 17 September 2013 … https://www.cartalk.com/content/today-best-car-protect-against-solar-flares ..

Effects of Solar Flares on GPS and Phones

Link: “A big solar storm could wreak havoc on GPS and everything else on your phone,” by Hilary Brueck, 24 June 2018 … https://www.businessinsider.com/solar-storms-could-damage-electronics-2018-6 ..

Effects of Solar Flares on Off-Grid Solar Power Systems

Link: “Can Solar Flares, CME, or EMP Damage Your Solar Power System?” at Sundirected … https://www.sundirected.com/can-solar-flares-cme-emp-damge-your-off-grid-solar-power-system/ .. 

On Solar Flares and Carrington Events – SuspiciousObservers and NASA

Link: “The #1 Risk to Earth,” by SuspiciousObservers, 20 April 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVgUZv9ccyQ ..

Link: “Impacts of Strong Solar Flares,” by NASA, 13 May 2013 …  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/flare-impacts.html ..

Alice’s Blogs on Solar Flares and Carrington Events

Link: “11-Year Solar Cycles, X-Flares, and Changeups in the Earth Hologram,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 October 2016; revised on 24 May 2017 and 26 August 2017 …  https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6dV ..

Link: “Airline Navigation Backup Systems Question,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 29 September 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7IZ ..

Link: “Solar Events and Their Effects on Earth and on Humans; Geophysical Alerts,” by Alice B. Clagett, published 17 March 2015; revised on 24 May 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7ea ..

ASTROGEOPHYSICAL AND SOLAR FLARE DATA

GOES X-Ray Flux Archive
Website: http://www.polarlicht-vorhersage.de/goes_archive ..

SpaceWeather.com
updated several times a day — solar wind, solar flares, planetary K-index, auroras:
website: https://www.spaceweather.com/

free space weather alerts, free aurora alerts
wubscribe to night sky voice alerts: https://www.nightskyalerts.com/ ..

Space Weather News
Sun watch, solar news, spacecraft hazards charts (indicating whether satellites and power grids are likely to be affected by solar activity), aurora forecast, earthquake watch, long-term solar sunspot and radioflux progression, etc: https://spaceweathernews.com/ ..

Space Weather Prediction Center Preliminary Reports and Forecasts
Link: “NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Alerts and Historical Data,” by Alice B. Clagett, Published on 7 September 2017; revised 7 September 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7BT ..

Suspicious Observers
Updates on solar flares, earthquakes, weather. SO develops predictive theories.
daily youtube updates:
Blog:  https://suspicious0bservers.org/ ..
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers?feature=watch ..
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuspiciousObservers/ ..

Space Weather Live
Real-time aurora activity and solar activity
website: https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/ ..
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceWeatherLive/ ..

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Cleansing Cellular Memories . Ascension Pass-Fail Fears . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 25 June 2014; published on 28 December 2017

  • INTRODUCTION
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • 11-27 June 2014 Gateway
    • Fear of Flunking Ascension
    • Fear of Being Left Behind on Planet B
    • Fear of Apocalypse
    • Killer X-Flare Fear

Dear Ones,

INTRODUCTION

This is about some fears I felt during the recent (11-27 June 2014) heightened incoming Light, about cleansing our auras, and about how we are all going to make it just fine through the Ascension process.

I had some doubts about posting this video, but finally I decided to post it, even though I am admitting to silly fears in it, because it seemed to me that others may be in the process of hearing their minds propound fearful stories, and needing to deal with these stories.

My best thought about fear is, to rely on Divine guidance, to rely on Christ consciousness, which is flowing through everything, and to create in my mind a new story, a story of love, hope, peace, and joy for myself and all mankind.

So when a fearful story comes up in my mind, I just tell myself firmly that the story is false, and then I tell myself, in detail, the story of a loving New Earth instead.

There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

11-27 June 2014 Gateway

Hello, Dear Ones,

I thought I would mention something about a fear I had, from time to time, in recent months, because others may be experiencing the same fear, and coming to the same conclusions about it.

Fear of Flunking Ascension

Sometimes I would think that I am coming along too slowly. And everybody else is doing ok with Ascension, and with reintegrating Soul fragments, and healing Soul wounding, and feeling pure love all the time.

And then I would fear that I was falling behind, and that I might not make the grade … Pass-fail system, you know?

And so, every time I ask the Divine about that, the answer I would get was that there was just enough time for each of us; that it was all planned out for each of us. And that I need have no fears along those lines, because my path was my path, and the time table has been carefully set, and there are those who will help me to achieve it … and like that. So then, that fear would be laid to rest, right?

Fear of Being Left Behind on Planet B

And then I had another fear. It was: Oh my God! I’ve spun off into an alternate Universe! And it’s not going to make the grade. The whole Universe is not going to make the grade. And then I’m going: How did I get this kind of luck?

I thought about it for a while, and the reason it came up, is because I was going through all kinds of nightmare scenarios, and mental stories were just flooding past me … as if they were coming from the whole world, through my heart, and through my mind, and out … into outer space someplace … and just, like, dissolving.

And I was thinking: This is not like New Earth! This is a lot different! And it got on my nerves after a while. It was like one fear coming up and dissipating, and another terrible scenario fear dissipating, and finally I thought: You know, it i never going to end.

And finally, I just hauled myself up by my boot straps and said: I don’t care if I’m living in Planet B or not. Somewhere in the Universe there’s a New Earth, and the people there are going to make a wonderful go of it. It will uplift the whole Universe, what our human beings are doing there.

And if my line peters out, and if I go directly to Source … that’s the thing that every extraterrestrial … every advanced being … really wants to do. So, what’s the big deal here? I did my part … I’m sure of that!

And the strange thing was, the minute I said that … the minute I admitted I had this terrible fear, and I had done the wrong thing, and I was going the wrong way … and everybody with me … The minute I did that, I ‘dimed’ up … ‘multidimed’ up  [moved multidimensionally up] … and into a feeling of love consciousness.

Fear of Apocalypse

Interesting, these time, huh? I have heard people say: Maybe the world will end in a terrible solar blast … or a nuclear war, or something … everything will end, and that will be that. And the reason we feel that way sometimes … you know, we have those concerns and those fears … is because we are processing a lot of deep, cellular fears. So we come up with these notions of catastrophe.

Killer X-Flare Fear

Now so, along the lines of a solar flare … like the kind of solar flare that wipes out life on Earth; that kind of solar flare, I would like to say that the guidance that I get, the intuition that I have, is that these solar flares are very carefully timed … to the nanosecond. And all of the incoming energy is timed, for our benefit, by the Divine.

Maybe it is stepped down through intermediaries, like they say … you know, ETs, or like that … Christed ETs, we are talking about, without bodies … higher than us. And it could be they are all out there helping us too, as agents of the Divine, of the Divine, Christ love and Light. 

I cannot say for sure, but a lot of people do say that. But I do know that the Divine itself is taking care of all that. And so, we need not fear some senseless act of violence on the part of the Divine. The Divine is taking care of each Soul, each one of us, as if it were the Divine itself.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Airline Navigation Backup Systems Question . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 29 September 2017

  • SUSPICIOUSOBSERVERS NOTES EARTH EFFECTS OF YESTERDAY’S GEOSTORM
  • QUESTION: COULD THE AIRLINES BE COVERING UP FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FAILURES CAUSED BY SOLAR STORMS?
  • CIVILIAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS NO LONGER INCLUDE ENGINEERS OR NAVIGATORS
  • THE STATE OF eLORAN AS A BACKUP FOR GNSS FAILURE: IN THE WINGS, BUT NOT YET HERE
  • CARRINGTON EVENT LARGE AIRCRAFT IN-FLIGHT SCENARIO

Dear Ones,

SUSPICIOUSOBSERVERS NOTES EARTH EFFECTS OF YESTERDAY’S GEOSTORM

I was viewing this video just, to do with the effects of yesterday’s solar storm …

Video: “Record-Breaking Comet, Solar Storm Effects | S0 News Sep.29.2017,” by SuspiciousObservers … https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=27&v=lm4QuCXy3Bc ..

Here’s the Kp index from the solar storm (which was only moderately severe), and had to do with influx of solar winds to Earth:

Image: Kp Index, 29 September 2017 12:30:02 UTC, from NOAA/SWPC … public domain because .gov … This image shows 8 3-hour intervals ‘in the red’ in the last 2 and a half days. Of these, 2 bars were Kp=7, 3 bars were Kp=6, and 3 bars were Kp=5

Image: Kp Index, 29 September 2017 12:30:02 UTC, from NOAA/SWPC … public domain because .gov … This image shows 8 3-hour intervals ‘in the red’ in the last 2 and a half days. Of these, 2 bars were Kp=7, 3 bars were Kp=6, and 3 bars were Kp=5

Nevertheless, these Earth events were apparently associated to the solar storm:

  • A global booking system failure for the airlines, resulting in massive flight delays (1)
  • A transformer fire, resulting in a power outage for 6,000 customers in Snohomish, WA (2)
  • A power outage on a train in the Philadelphia, PA, area, leading the travellers to self-evacuate (3)
  • Playstation went down again. This is a product of Virgin Media, a British internet services provider (4)

QUESTION: COULD THE AIRLINES BE COVERING UP FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FAILURES CAUSED BY SOLAR STORMS?

When the airlines’ booking systems go down, I wonder if flight tower communications or aircraft flight management systems might also be down … If that were true, surely the airlines wouldn’t want to make this public? Could such a coverup be going on?

CIVILIAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS NO LONGER INCLUDE ENGINEERS OR NAVIGATORS

I read in Wikipedia that civilian airline flights no longer include flight engineers or navigators. Instead, these tasks are undertaken by airlines’ flight management systems (FMS), which depend upon GPS and INS, often with radio navigation backup. (5)

As to this airline radio navigation backup, I’ve read at SWPC/NOAA that geostorms can affect both high frequency and low frequency radio wave transmissions. (6)

Large commercial aircraft, in flight, use VHF (very high frequency) radio when near land, and short-wave nagivation while over the oceans (because they are then out of VHF radio range). (7)

Thus, it appears that all large commercial aircraft are at navigation risk from geostorm radio blackouts … whether they are over land, or over the ocean when the storm hits.

THE STATE OF eLORAN AS A BACKUP FOR GNSS FAILURE: IN THE WINGS, BUT NOT YET HERE

I’ve done some reading on eLORAN as a backup for failure of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS). It looks like there’s a proposal to get it up and running, and that this proposal has passed the House of Representatives:

Link: “House Passes Bill Requiring eLORAN to Safeguard GPS,” by Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, 24 July 2017 … https://rntfnd.org/2017/07/24/house-passes-bill-requiring-eloran-to-safeguard-gps/ ..

As far as I can tell, this bill has yet to be approved by the Senate. On the other hand there is the good news that eLORAN and LORAN testing was underway in June 2017:

Link: “eLORAN and LORAN Testing Underway in Late June — GPS World,” by Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, 7 June 2017 … https://rntfnd.org/2017/06/07/eloran-and-loran-testing-underway-in-late-june-gps-world/ ..

CARRINGTON EVENT LARGE AIRCRAFT IN-FLIGHT SCENARIO

Until eLORAN is available as a backup, then, to the extent that FMS rely on GNSS, then, they are set up for quite some difficulties should there be a Carrington event. Worst case scenario would be loss of many, or most, in-flight aircraft because of navigation failure during such an event.

Those large aircraft that succeeded in landing would be navigated down by eyesight, out of luck, since there would be no navigators onboard, if I understand it correctly? Then, air traffic control would also be down, so there would be a considerable hazard of collision with other large aircraft on landing.

On the other hand, small aircraft, which are used to piloting by sight, might be relatively ok to fly and land at small craft airports.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Link: “Airlines Suffer Worldwide Delays After Global Booking System Fails,” by Christopher Jasper, Thomas Seal, and Benjamin D Katz,  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-28/airlines-suffer-worldwide-delays-as-amadeus-booking-system-fails ..

(2) Link: “Fire at Snohomish substation spreads to brush near homes,” posted 1:56 pm , September 28, 2017, by Q13 New Staff, updated at 03:51 pm, 28 September 2017 … http://q13fox.com/2017/09/28/fire-at-snohomish-substation-spreads-to-brush-may-be-threatening-homes/ ..

(3) Link: “Traffic: Power outage leads SEPTA customers to self-evacuate,” by Katherine Scott, at ABC Action News at WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, PA … http://6abc.com/traffic/power-outage-leads-septa-customers-to-self-evacuate/2464333/ ..

(4) Link: “PSN down – PS4 users get ’server maintenance’ error as online gaming network not working: PSN is down right now with the PS4 online servers not working for hundreds of users,” by Dion Dassanayake, published:

(5) Link: “Flight Management System,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_management_system ..

(6) Link: “NOAA Space Weather Scales: Radio Blackouts,” at Space Weather Prediction Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation ..

See also: Link: “Geomagnetic Effects on Radio Propagation,” by Natural Resources Canada … http://www.spaceweather.gc.ca/tech/se-hf-en.php ..

(7) Link: “Shortwave Bands,” from Wikipedia …https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_bands ..

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Yesterday’s Killer X-Flare Fortunately Mostly Not Earth-Directed . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 11 September 2017 at 7:30 pm PDT; revised

  • YESTERDAY’S X-FLARE: X8.2 TO X20
  • EFFECT OF A CORONAL MASS EJECTION ON EARTH DEPENDS ON HOW EARTH-DIRECTED THE EJECTION IS, AS WELL AS ON HOW SEVERE THE GEOSTORM IS
  • WAS YESTERDAY’S X-FLARE A ‘KILLER FLARE’?
    • GOES X-Ray Flux
    •  UV Flash of CME Erupting
    • Space-Space Coronograph of the Eruption, Showing Proton Radiation
    • ENLIL Spiral Model of CME’s Impact on Earth
    • On Figuring Out the ENLIL Model
      • The ENLIL Key
      • Left Image . the Equatorial Cut Plane
      • Center Image … the Meridional Cut Plane
      • Right Image … A Radial Surface
    • Ground Level Event (GLE) on 10 September 2017
    • Conclusion Regarding Strength of the Solar Flare
  • THE MOST POWERFUL SOLAR FLARES EVER: EARTH DIRECTED CME? WHAT CAUSES A CARRINGTON EVENT?
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

YESTERDAY’S X-FLARE: X8.2 TO X20

There has been another X flare … variously extimated as X8.2 to X20 … quite significant … at about 9 am PDT yesterday … it affected about half the solar system, which is unusual. There has been a ham radio blackout in the Americas since then; it 9is now subsiding. There is a mild radiation storm in progress. Because the flare happened as the sunspot turned away from Earth, SWPC predicts only a G2 geostorm. SWPC provides prompt alerts on space weather conditions:

Link: Space Weather Prediction Center alerts: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/alerts-watches-and-warnings ..

SO calls it a ‘Killer X Flare’ … but fortunately it was not facing Earth directly. I feel it would have been a Carrington Event, rather than a planet killer, had it been footprinted to Earth.

Video: “NASA Model Flawed for Huge Solar Blast | S0 News Sept.11.2017,” by SuspiciousObservers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=182&v=Ju1-QZXBEUQ ..

Here is SO’s first video on yesterday’s ‘Killer X Flare’ …

Link: “Solar Killshot Aimed At Mars, Venus, Mercury | Level 3 Proton Storm,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMFBMEj-Kaw ..

EFFECT OF A CORONAL MASS EJECTION ON EARTH DEPENDS ON HOW EARTH-DIRECTED THE EJECTION IS, AS WELL AS ON HOW SEVERE THE GEOSTORM IS

The more Earth-directed the CME, the stronger the Earth effects. These effects incoude:

  • ham radio blackouts
  • interference with low-frequency navigation signals, including loss of navigation signals
  • interference with spacecraft operations, including degradation of satellite navigation systems
  • GPS and internet blackouts or loss
  • radiation hazard to astronauts and people in high-flying airplanes
  • potential isolated or widespread power grid failures, either blackouts or collapse of grids
  • damage to power transformers
  • pipeline currents reaching hundreds of amps
  • auroras seen lower than usual; in the extreme case, as low as Florida and southern Texas

WAS YESTERDAY’S X-FLARE A ‘KILLER FLARE’?

GOES X-Ray Flux

The GOES X-ray flux for the flare was pretty dramatic:

Image: GOES X-Ray Flux Begin 9 September 2017 UTC, showing a sharp spike to about X-9 on 10 September at 1606 UTC (12:06 ET) ; public domain

Image: GOES X-Ray Flux Begin 9 September 2017 UTC, showing a sharp spike to about X-9 on 10 September at 1606 UTC (12:06 ET) ; public domain

UV Flash of CME Erupting

However, the sunspot was departing Earth as it erupted:

Image: “NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the flare’s extreme UV flash,” SDO/AIA CME 20170910_175644_1024_0131 … public domain

Image: “NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the flare’s extreme UV flash,” SDO/AIA CME 20170910_175644_1024_0131 … public domain

Space-Space Coronograph of the Eruption, Showing Proton Radiation

On the other hand, proton radiation from the eruption flew out on all sides of the sun, including, it looks like, a proton cloud headed towards Earth …

Image: 2017-09-10-space-space-coronograph-NASA, showing a proton cloud spewing out from the sunspot in all directions; public domain

Image: 2017-09-10-space-space-coronograph-NASA, showing a proton cloud spewing out from the sunspot in all directions; public domain

ENLIL Spiral Model of CME’s Impact on Earth

Space Weather News has noted that the ENLIL Spiral model below shows a CME blast that is more conservative than the satellite imagery, which shows a CME affecting more than half the solar system:

Image: ENLIL 2017-09-09 plus 4.25 days; on the left-hand image, the large sideways-tilted, red and yellow ‘C’ shape is the path ENLIL expects the X8.2 flare to take as it brushes the atmosphere of Earth (depicted as the yellow circle … public domain because .gov

Image: ENLIL 2017-09-09 plus 4.25 days; on the left-hand image, the large sideways-tilted, red and yellow ‘C’ shape is the path ENLIL expects the X8.2 flare to take as it brushes the atmosphere of Earth (depicted as the yellow circle … public domain because .gov

Here is the moving model from which the above still is taken:

Link: ENLIL model 2017-09-09 … https://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261 ..

On Figuring Out the  ENLIL Model

I have been trying to figure out the ENLIL model for a while now. I haven’t found much out there by way of explanation except this, which, by my non-techie lights is about as clear as mud:

Link: “ENLIL Density Nowcast (Inner Planets),” from ISWA wiki … https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov/support/ILWS/MATERIALS/iswa_wiki/index.php/ENLIL_Density_Nowcast_(Inner_Planets).html ..

I will hazard some comments anyway:

The ENLIL Key. As shown in the key at the top of the streamers, the planets are depicted as variously colored circles.

  • Earth is a yellow circle,
  • Mars is a red circle,
  • Mercury is an orange circle,
  • Venus is a green circle,
  • the squares represent two spacecraft equipped with cameras, Stereo_A (red) and Stereo_B (blue)
  • the black diamond, Osiris-REx, is a spacecraft launched to study a particular asteroid so as to help determine how the Solar system was formed and how it evolved
  • the pink square, Spitzer, may refer to the Spitzer Space Telescope spacecraft

Left Image … the Equatorial Cut Plane: It looks to me like the round image on the far left shows a model of our Solar System as viewed from above. In the moving view, CMEs can be seen sweeping out from the Sun and past the planets. This is termed the ‘equatorial cut plane’ view.

Center Image … the Meridional Cut Plane: This may be a model showing Earth (the yellow circle) and the incoming CME (the wing of yellow, red and green energy) as seen from just beyond the side of Earth on the far side of the Sun. I figure this must be the case, as the CME storm shown as a ‘C’ in the left-hand image would look like the CME wing in the center image if seen from that perspective.

Right Image … a Radial Surface: I notice that spacecraft Stereo_A (the red square), the Spitzer Space Telescope spacecraft (the pink square) and spacecraft Stereo_B (the blue square) are all lined up with Earth in this model.

From the Left Image, I note that all three spacecraft are positioned about as far from the Sun as is Earth.

The second circular line in the Left Image includes the red square, the pink square, the yellow circle (Earth) and the blue square, in the same order as the straight line in the Right Image. It must be, then, that a ‘Radial Surface’ image is a straightened out model of the second circular line in the Left Image. 

From this Right Image we might get a general idea of the composite photos of the event from the three spacecraft. This is just my uneducated guess …

Ground Level Event (GLE) on 10 September 2017

Note also that a ground level event (GLE) was observed near both the North Pole and the South Pole on 10 September 2017. 

Link: “The Bartol Research Institute’s South Pole Neutron Monitor detected a GLE on Sept. 10th” …  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2017/11sep17/southpole_strip.png ..

According to Space Weather, 11 September 2017 Archive … http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=12&month=09&year=2017 … what happened was that radioactive particles penetrated Earth’s protective EMF and touched Earth.

Space Weather feels this happened because of the position of the 10 September 2017 X-Flare on the Western limb of the Sun. On looking at the blue and black photo of the flare, above, you will see the X-flare erupting on right side of the image.

Were this to be a photo of Earth, the right side of the image would be the Eastern side; however, East and West are reversed on Sun images. Thus you are viewing a Western Limb flare.

Per Space Weather, Western Limb flares have a stronger impact on Earth because this area of the Sun is so strongly magnetically connected to Earth. Here is an illustration …

Image: Western Limb Flare, showing Interplanetary (Parker) Field Lines and Interplanetary Shock Wave … http://spaceweather.com/images2017/04apr17/parkerspiral.gif?PHPSESSID=s9u3f727n0v30rr4h96kmjub66 ..

To me, this seems to be another indication that the overall geoeffect of the X-flare may be somewhat greater than expected. At least, the radiation effect, due to the early X-ray influx, was strong.

Conclusion Regarding Strength of the Solar Flare

Taking all the above into consideration, while the sunspot was departing Earth when it erupted into a CME, there was an Earth-directed component to the eruption that may result in a low level geostorm today and tomorrow.

In the event the satellite imagery proves more true-to-life than the ENLIL Spiral model, then the moderate G2 geostorm prediction by Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) for tomorrow … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g2-watch-issued-13-september-g1-watch-issued-14-september … will likely be a little too conservative as well.

Protonfall now … is 6177, which is rather high. Both the speed and the density of protonfall are on the high side, so the CME is most likely already beginning to impact Earth’s atmosphere. 

It might be that we will see G3 geostorm conditions tomorrow, 11 September 2017 PDT, rather than G2.

I myself believe this was, at most, a Carrington Event, even had it been Earth directed, rather than a killer flare … and most likely a ‘semi-Carrington’ … My reasoning is this:

On the attached list of largest X-flares in recorded history, some of the largest … as large as yesterday’s flare … have produced CMEs that were Earth directed. While there were radio blackouts, and in one case, power grid failures in Canada  (which is farther north than the United States, and thus more at the effect of solar storms), none but the 1859 CME produced a Carrington event.

I note also having read that communication lines today are more insulated than the telegraph lines of 1859, which were so greatly affected by the 1859 event. This by way of mitigating factors.

THE MOST POWERFUL SOLAR FLARES EVER: EARTH DIRECTED CME? WHAT CAUSES A CARRINGTON EVENT?

Link: “The Most Powerful Solar Flares,” posted by Space Weather and based on a list compiled by compiled by IPS Radio & Space Services … http://www.spaceweather.com/solarflares/topflares.html ..

Here is a list of the top 6, most gigantic, X-flares, on Space Weather’s list, plus yesterday’s flare, showing whether they have an Earth-directed CME. (1)

1 11/04/2003 X28+ .. CME WAS DEPARTING EARTH
Movie … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/images/Archief/2003/Flares/200311041953X28.0.mp4 ..
Archive … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/archive/2003/11/04/xray ..

2 04/02/2001 X20.0 .. CME WAS DEPARTING EARTH
Movie … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/images/Archief/2001/Flares/200104022151X20.0.mp4 ..
Archive … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/archive/2001/04/02/xray ..

2 08/16/1989 X20.0
I could not find movies or archive for this.

3 10/28/2003 X17.2 .. DIRECT IMPACT ON EARTH
Movie … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/images/Archief/2003/Flares/200310281110X17.2.mp4 ..
Archive … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/archive/2003/10/28/xray ..

4 09/07/2005 X17 .. JUST EMERGING FROM FAR SIDE
Movie … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/images/Archief/2005/Flares/200509071740X17.0.mp4 ..
Archive … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/archive/2005/09/07/xray ..

5 03/06/1989 X15.0 … and an additional X flare on 03/10/1989
I could not find movies or archive for this. However, I have this description from Wikipedia …

“The geomagnetic storm causing this event was itself the result of a coronal mass ejection on March 9, 1989 … A few days before, on March 6, a very large X15-class solar flare also occurred … Three and a half days later, at 2:44 am EST on March 13, a severe geomagnetic storm struck Earth … The storm began on Earth with extremely intense auroras at the poles. The aurora could be seen as far south as Texas and Florida … As this occurred during the Cold War, an unknown number of people worried that a nuclear first strike might be in progress … Others incorrectly considered the intense auroras to be associated with the Space Shuttle mission STS-29, which had been launched on March 13 at 9:57:00 AM … The burst caused short-wave radio interference, including the disruption of radio signals from Radio Free Europe into Russia. It was initially believed that the signals had been jammed by the Soviet government….

“The variations in the earth’s magnetic field also tripped circuit breakers on Hydro-Québec’s power grid. The utility’s very long transmission lines and the fact that most of Quebec sits on a large rock shield prevented current flowing through the earth, finding a less resistant path along the 735 kV power lines …” –from Wikipedia (2)

Rank? 10/09/2017 X8.2 – X20.0 CME WAS DEPARTING EARTH
Movie … https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/mpeg/latest_1024_0193.mp4 ..
Another movie: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-13-solar-x-ray-imager-sxi ..

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As you see, one was just moving out of the dark side of the sun, several were departing Earth, and one was directly facing Earth. Yet none created a Carrington Event.

I read that the series of X-flares that led to the Quebec power grid failure in March 1989 … which might be considered a ‘semi-Carrington event’ …  led the way to the power and speed of the final flare, by clearing the way through space for it.

As to the 1859 Carrington event itself, I have no figures on the strength of the CME. An astronomer at the North Pole was able to see the sunspot, which was presumably Earth facing.

I have yet to isolate the factors specific to a Carrington event.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) The list is from Space Weather … http://www.spaceweather.com/solarflares/topflares.html ..

The links to the movies and the archives are from Space Weather Live … https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/solar-activity/top-50-solar-flares ..

(2) from Link: “March 1989 Geomagnetic Storm” …    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1989_geomagnetic_storm#cite_note-1 .. WP:CC BY-SA

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MORE INFORMATION

Here is NASA on the Economic Effects of X-Flares:

Link: “Solar Flare-Induced Disturbances in the U.S. Electric Grid and Their Economic Impact,” 26 April 2012 …   http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/images/u33/SWxWeek_Presentation_SolarFlarePowerGridOutages_SDMitchell_Final%20%282%29.pdf ..

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Suspicious Observers on Grid Impact from Today’s Consecutive Solar Flares . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 6 September 2017; revised on 7 September 2017

Dear Ones,

Here is Suspicious Observers’ excellent video on the consecutive solar flares described in my last two blogs …

Video: “Great Solar Flare – September 6, 2017,” by SuspiciousObservers, 6 September 2017 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=214&v=pQXu4JmbvzU ..

Note that he mentions these probabilities …

  • Major grid impact … 25-30% probability
  • Global loss … 10% probability [I feel he may be referring to a Carrington event]

I thought earlier the global loss probability might be a 5% chance. Suspicious Observers (SO) is very well respected in Space Weather circles. I feel his thoughts on this topic are well worth considering.

I further note that Pete Riley of Predictive Science, San Diego, CA, in 2012 calculated the probability of a Carrington event in the next 10 years at approximately 12%; here is the paper …

Link: “On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events,” by Pete Riley, in “Space Weather,” Vol. 10, S02012, doi:10.1029/2011SW000734, 2012 … http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011SW000734/pdf ..

Note that he offers a Disaster Prediction App for those with handhelds … This looks like a great product.

There is still time to buy canned food and gallons of water for your kitchen cabinet; it is always good to be prepared, especially when there is plenty of advance warning, as there was today.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

PS: The music at the end of Suspicious Observers’ video seems like “the dance of the solar devi” does it not? (In occult lore, solar devi (devas) are purported to be the angelic beings that create solar flares.)

PSS: I note Space Plasma Physicist Dr. Tamitha Skov has a video on the X9.3 flare here …

Video: “X9.3 Solar Flare Live Update Via Periscope 09-06-2017,” by TamithaSkov, 6 September 2017 …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahMAY_GRxpA ..

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Severe Geostorm Forecast: 3 X-Flares and an Incoming CME . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 6 September 2017; revised on 7 September 2017

Revised at 12:45 pm on 6 September 2017: There was an additional X1 flare at 1301 UT today … That would be 6:01 am PDT. Just now, while outside, I sensed another short-duration solar flare, but it is not yet appearing on the data. 

Revised at 8:20 am on 7 September 2017: NOAA SWPC has strong geostorm watch in effect for 7-9 September 2017; see … Link: G3 Watch: 7 Through 9 September, 2017 Due to CME Effects, by Space Weather Prediction Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (SWPC/NOAA) … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g3-watch-7-through-9-september-2017-due-cme-effects ..

7 September 2017: New events since yesterday, per NOAA:
X1.3 Solar Flare 2017 Sep 07 1420 UTC

M7.3 Solar Flare 2017 Sep 07 1013 UTC
Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted, Issue Time: 2017 Sep 06 2126 UTC

  • INCOMING FLARES AND CMES AS OF THE MORNING OF 6 SEPTEMBER 2017, PDT
  • WHERE TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE X-FLARES WILL BE EARTH-DIRECTED
  • GUIDELINES ON PREPARING FOR SOLAR EVENTS
  • TODAY’S FIRST X-FLARE, WHICH IS MOST LIKELY EARTH-DIRECTED
    • SDO/AIA Images of the First X-Flare
    • Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Solar Flare Photos
  • TODAY’S SECOND X-FLARE, WHICH IS MOST LIKELY EARTH-DIRECTED
    • Tweets on the Second X-Flare
    • Estimated Arrival Time for Today’s Second X-Flare (If It Is Earth-Directed): 2 am PDT on 7 September 2017
  • MIGHT TODAY’S X-FLARES PRODUCE A CARRINGTON EVENT?
    • Speed of Today’s Second X-Flare Compared to that of the Solar Flare Causing the 1859 Carrington Event
    • Duration of the X-Flares
    • Resonance Effect with Incoming M-class Flare Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-RELIANCE DURING A CARRINGTON EVENT
    • Responsiveness of NASA in 2012 Near-Carrington Event: Two Years Late in Alerted the Public
    • On Space Weather Information That Understates the Need for Preparedness
    • On the Inappropriateness of Disinformation or ‘Crowd Control’ Efforts by Government and News Media
    • On Acting with Common Sense During a Natural Disaster
  • ON JUDGING SOLAR STORMS FROM AURORAS THAT WE OBSERVE IN THE NIGHT SKY
    • Planetary K Index (Kp Index) and the Midnight Aurora Lines
  • ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EFFECTS OF CARRINGTON EVENTS
    • Unplug Electric and Electronic Equipment
    • Stay Away from Electric Lines, Power Stations, and Electric and Electronic Equipment
  • PREPARING FOR POWER GRID FAILURES DURING CARRINGTON EVENTS
    • San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Power Outages This Summer
    • My Extrapolation Based on the Above
    • LAPD Circular Offering Tips on What to Do During Rolling Power Outages
    • California Department of Water Resources Blackout Suggestions
    • Alice’s Suggestions for Food Supplies and Cooking
    • United States Areas of Probable Power System Collapse During Severe Space Weather
    • More Information on Power Grid Failures
  • MY PREDICTION FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS OF SPACE WEATHER
  • MORE INFORMATION ON CARRINGTON EVENTS
  • INFORMATION ON X-FLARES

Dear Ones,

INCOMING FLARES AND CMES AS OF THE MORNING OF 6 SEPTEMBER 2017, PDT

There have been 2 X-flares in the last 6 hours …

  • The first was X2 (considerable),
  • and the second X9.3 (massive).

Their X-ray energies will have already arrived at Earth shortly after the flares happened. They are most likely Earth-directed; this is still being studied, and will be announced as soon as it is known.

Meanwhile, there is a coronal mass ejection (CME) from an M-class flare due to impact Earth late this afternoon or this evening (6 September 2017) . From what I could see of the NOAA video, it looks like this CME will be largely, but not completely, a direct hit (not the typical ‘glancing blow’ as is so frequently termed by NOAA).

Here is the GOES Xray Flux graph for this morning …

Image: GOES Xray flux for 6 September 2017, from NOAA, public domain … DESCRIPTION: 2 X-class flares on 6 September 2017

Image: GOES Xray flux for 6 September 2017, from NOAA, public domain … DESCRIPTION: 2 X-class flares on 6 September 2017

WHERE TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE X-FLARES WILL BE EARTH-DIRECTED

The two X-flares are, at this point, considered to be at least partly Earth-directed. However, such predictions change from hour to hour, and there is a fair amount of uncertainty involved. Sometimes, for instance, CMEs may appear to be Earth directed, or appear to be about to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s atmosphere, and then may miss our atmosphere entirely.

Check for changes in the space weather forecast for these flares on Space Weather … www.spaceweather.com … and Space Weather News … www.spaceweathernews.com … at intervals.

Also, see the most recent Suspicious Observers daily video here … https://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers/videos … These come out early in the morning Pacific Time usually.

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center’s home page offers space weather condition alerts … https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ ..

See also “Alerts, Watches and Warnings” from Space Weather Prediction Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (SWPC/NOAA) … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/alerts-watches-and-warnings… This site is updated frequently, but is more technical in presentation.

NOAA Space Weather Scales descriptions can be found at NOAA Space Weather Scales … https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation .. 

The incoming M-class CME may interrupt internet transmission later on today, so it may be difficult to get information on the X-flares during that time.

The same media interruption might take place as the X-flares approach Earth, so it would be best to be prepared for these events beforehand, just in case.

GUIDELINES ON PREPARING FOR SOLAR EVENTS

Here are guidelines for ordinary people, working or at home, for schools, law enforcement, and so on during such a solar event …

Link: “Community Alert: Preparing for Solar and Gateway Event EMF Hypersensitivity,” by Alice B. Clagett. written on 19 February 2015; revised … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-4xN ..

The articles in this compendium were prepared for people who are electromagnetic hypersensitive …

Link: “Compendium: Solar Storm Geoshelters,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 January 2018; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bjF ..

TODAY’S FIRST X-FLARE, WHICH IS MOST LIKELY EARTH-DIRECTED

SDO/AIA Images of the First X-Flare

I took a look at a Solar Dynamics Observatory/Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (SDO/AIA) image of the first X-flare this morning. To me, it looks to be Earth-directed, but from the video I gather it was relatively short in duration.

Nevertheless, because it is fast-moving, there will likely be some resonance and reverb adding to the intensity of an ongoing geostorm, if in fact the first X-flare is Earth directed.

Here is the SDO/AIA image of today’s first X-flare …

Image: SDO/AIA image of first X-flare on 6 September 2017, from NASA, public domain

Image: SDO/AIA image of first X-flare on 6 September 2017, from NASA, public domain

There are more spectacular images of this flare, but by my lights, they overstate the magnitude of the solar event because they lack fine detail. However, for comparison, here is one such image of today’s first X-flare event …

Image: “GOES 13 Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) for the first X-class flare on 6 September 2017,” from NOAA, public domain … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-13-solar-x-ray-imager-sxi ..

Image: “GOES 13 Solar X-Ray Imager (SXI) for the first X-class flare on 6 September 2017,” from NOAA, public domain … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-13-solar-x-ray-imager-sxi ..

Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Solar Flare Photos

For different types of photographs of the Sun’s most recent solar flares, see …

Link: SDO/Solar Dynamics Observatory … https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ ..

TODAY’S SECOND X-FLARE, WHICH IS MOST LIKELY EARTH-DIRECTED

And then we have the second X-flare of today (and any others that may occur today and tomorrow) to consider, as possibly adding to Earth EMF reverb if these subsequent X-flares produce Earth-directed CMEs.

According to Space Weather News … www.spaceweathernews.com … today’s second X-flare is X9.3 … very significant … the largest solar flare since the last Solar Cycle, and the 15th largest since recordkeeping started on X flares in February 1755 (1) …

Here is Stereo A, the first image available on this event … https://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/browse/2017/09/06/ahead_20170906_cor2_512.mpg ..

Tweets on the Second X-Flare

At the bottom of the Solar Dynamic Observatory page … https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ … there is a link to tweets on solar events …

@The Sun Today … https://twitter.com/thesuntoday … which includes these comments …

Estimated Arrival Time for Today’s Second X-Flare (If It Is Earth-Directed): 2 am PDT on 7 September 2017

  • Per the Sun Today tweet mentioned above, today’s second X-flare is travelling at 2000 km/s, which would be 7,200,000 km/hour.
  • The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 149.6 million km. 
  • Dividing 149.6 M by 7.2 M, I get 20.78 hours from the time of the flare to Earth impact.
  • Today’s second solar flare occurred at 1229 UTC on 6 September 2017. That would be 5:29 am Pacific Daylight Time.
  • Adding the 20.78 hours estimated travel time to the 5.29 am PDT flare event moment, I get the likelihood that the X9.3 flare will arrive at Earth a little after 2 am tomorrow, 7 September 2017, or possibly as much as 12 hours later.

Another way of doing this calculation …

  • The first estimate available on the travel time of X9.3 is about 21 hours.
  • As there are 24 hours in a day, the CME ought to arrive in a little less than a day … about 3 hours less (i.e., 24 minus 21 hours)
  • Since the flare happened at about 5:30 am PDT today, it ought to arrive three hours less than that tomorrow … i.e., about 2:30 am tomorrow.
  • However, those of you who have been following space predictions will have observed that speed predictions are very rough estimates. The delta, the ‘wuss factor’ is about 6 hours, plus or minus.
  • In the case of this flare, first estimates of speed are very high. I would thus be inclined to place it on the near end of estimates, and to double the 6-hour delta on the far side of ETA. Anyway, that is my view on the event at the moment.

I would appreciate the reader double-checking my calculations above, and offering any corrections needed …

MIGHT TODAY’S X-FLARES PRODUCE A CARRINGTON EVENT?

Carrington events are exceedingly rare; the last one happened in 1859.  Here is a little from the Wikipedia article on that event …

“Studies have shown that a solar storm of this magnitude occurring today would likely cause more widespread problems for a modern and technology-dependent society … The solar storm of 2012 was of similar magnitude, but it passed Earth’s orbit without striking the planet …” –from Link: “Solar Storm of 1859” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 .. WP: CC BY-SA

Over the last solar cycle, we had a few weeks when two Earth-directed X-flares happened; yet there was no Carrington event. So it is quite possible there will be no Carrington event tomorrow or the next day.

Speed of Today’s Second X-Flare Compared to that of the Solar Flare Causing the 1859 Carrington Event

Comparing the speed of today’s X9.3 flare to that of the flare which produced the 1859 Carrington event, I have this from Wikipedia on the 1859 event …

“The flare was associated with a major coronal mass ejection (CME) that traveled directly toward Earth, taking 17.6 hours to make the 150 million kilometre (93 million mile) journey. It is believed that the relatively high speed of this CME (typical CMEs take several days to arrive at Earth) was made possible by a prior CME, perhaps the cause of the large aurora event on August 29, that “cleared the way” of ambient solar wind plasma for the Carrington event …” –from Link: “Solar Storm of 1859” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 .. WP: CC BY-SA

Thus we have the 21-hour estimated travel time for today’s event, compared to the 17.6-hour travel time of the Carrington event. Based on speed alone, there is congruence that ups the ante re the possibility of a Carrington event tomorrow. This, however, is far from conclusive … a lot more like a long shot than a prediction.

Duration of the X-Flares

I do not have a statement about the duration of the solar event that caused the 1859 Carrington event. I note that the two X-flares so far today were short in duration, and this I feel to be encouraging towards a non-Carrington Earth impact, if the flares are Earth-directed.

Resonance Effect with Incoming M-class Flare Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

However, there will be a resonance swell effect because of today’s M-class solar flare incoming CME, and this increases the likelihood of a greater geostorm.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-RELIANCE DURING A CARRINGTON EVENT

Responsiveness of NASA in 2012 Near-Carrington Event: Two Years Late in Alerted the Public

Wikipedia mentions there was a near-Carrington event in July 2012, and that NASA only shared this publicly in April 2014 …

“On July 23, 2012 a “Carrington-class” solar superstorm (solar flare, coronal mass ejection, solar EMP) was observed; its trajectory missed Earth in orbit. Information about these observations was first shared publicly by NASA on April 28, 2014 …” –from Link: “Solar Storm of 1859” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 .. WP: CC BY-SA

From this I gather we cannot expect help from NASA real-time. In fact, quite the contrary. We must act with common sense to protect ourselves, our families, and our co-workers.

On Space Weather Information That Understates the Need for Preparedness

Along the same lines, NASA has posted a page about today’s two X-flares here …

Link: “Sun Erupts with Significant Flare,” by Karen C. Fox, at
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., 11 September 2017, Editor: Rob Garner … https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/two-significant-solar-flares-imaged-by-nasas-sdo ..

The images on the page are excellent; I feel this is NASA’s forte, to offer precise scientific data on space events. However, there is a passage on the web page with which I take issue …

“Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.” (public domain, since this is a .gov site)

On the Inappropriateness of Disinformation or ‘Crowd Control’ Efforts by Government and News Media

This passage is typical of the soft-shoe, soft-peddling ‘massage the data’ disinformation so often found in the news these days.

The government of the United States has been set up by the people and for the people. We, the people, pay the salaries of our government employees, along with the monies to support their scientific explorations.

The purpose of our government science programs is to convey scientific facts to the American people. We deserve to hear the unadulterated truth, and not to be mollycoddled along like half-cooked breakfast eggs!

As to whether solar flares can pass through the atmosphere and affect us and the ground itself … It is true that our atmosphere protects us from harmful radiation. Nevertheless, solar flares can have a profound effect on our lives …

  • Moderate solar storms affect electric and electronic equipment.
  • Severe solar storms affect earth’s power grids.

Thus I suggest that our space agencies provide tips, or links to tips, on electric and electronic equipment protection, on staying away from power lines and power stations during geostorms, and on power grid failure preparedness, during geostorm alerts.

More on these topics can be found in the sections “Electric and Electronic Effects of Carrington Events” and  “Preparing for Power Grid Failures During Carrington Events” below.

On Acting with Common Sense During a Natural Disaster

Of course, this is true of any natural disaster or emergency: We cannot expect others to provide for us what we must necessarily do for ourselves. It is up to each of us to be prepared, and to help others who are less provident than ourselves.

The help that we get from our government arrives in due time, and for this reason, I count myself very fortunate to live here in America. Meantime, when natural disasters occur, let us keep a clear head and take action as needed.

This American Red Cross link will help your family develop a disaster preparedness plan …

ON JUDGING SOLAR STORMS FROM AURORAS THAT WE OBSERVE IN THE NIGHT SKY

One of the ways to know if a strong solar storm is occurring is by observing the night sky. During the 1859 Carrington event, for instance, auroras were seen as far south as the Caribbean. Here is Wikipedia’s description …

“On September 1–2, 1859, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms (as recorded by ground-based magnetometers) occurred. Auroras were seen around the world,

  • those in the northern hemisphere as far south as the Caribbean;
  • those over the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. were so bright that the glow woke gold miners, who began preparing breakfast because they thought it was morning …
  • People in the northeastern United States could read a newspaper by the aurora’s light …
  • The aurora was visible as far from the poles as Sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Mauritania, perhaps Monrovia, Liberia), Monterrey and Tampico in Mexico, Queensland, Cuba, Hawaii, …
  • and even at lower latitudes very close to the equator, such as in Colombia …

“Estimates of the storm strength range from −800 nT to −1750 nT …” –from Link: “Solar Storm of 1859” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 .. WP: CC BY-SA  [bullets and paragraphing are mine. –Alice]

Planetary K Index (Kp Index) and the Midnight Aurora Lines

Here are images relating the planetary K index (the Kp index) to auroras visible in North America and Eurasia. The higher the Kp index, typically, the stronger the solar event that is impacting Earth …

Image: Midnight aurora boundary at different levels of geomagnetic activity in North America, from NOAA, public domain, from Link: “Auroras,” in English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora … WP CC BY-SA

Image: Midnight aurora boundary at different levels of geomagnetic activity in North America, from NOAA, public domain, from English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora … WP CC BY-SA

Image: Midnight aurora boundary at different levels of geomagnetic activity in Eurasia, from NOAA, public domain, from English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora .. WP CC BY-SA

Image: Midnight aurora boundary at different levels of geomagnetic activity in Eurasia, from NOAA, public domain, from English Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora .. WP CC BY-SA

ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC EFFECTS OF CARRINGTON EVENTS

Unplug Electric and Electronic Equipment

Unplug electric and electronic equipment, as a shock wave can come through power lines that might adversely effect or even render useless this equipment.

Stay Away from Electric Lines, Power Stations, and Electric and Electronic Equipment

Wikipedia describes electric shock from telegraph systems during the 1859 Carrington event …

“Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed, in some cases giving telegraph operators electric shocks … Telegraph pylons threw sparks … Some telegraph operators could continue to send and receive messages despite having disconnected their power supplies …” –from Link: “Solar Storm of 1859” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859 .. WP: CC BY-SA

From this, I would suggest staying away from electric lines, power stations (in case of arcing or sparks), and electric and electronic equipment during X-flare events, and especially Carrington events.

PREPARING FOR POWER GRID FAILURES DURING CARRINGTON EVENTS

San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Power Outages This Summer

In early July 2017, there was an explosion and fire at a Department of Water and Power plant in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, that left 140,000 customers without power for about 12 hours …

Link: “DWP still investigating cause of transformer explosion that left 140,000 Valley customers without power,” by Ben Poston and Dakota Smith, 9 July 2017 … http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-dwp-power-outage-20170709-story.html ..

The San Fernando Valley is very hot in the summertime, and the blackout occurred during a heat wave.

There has been another blackout in the San Fernando Valley (which is local to me) since then; this second Department of Water and Power forced power outage affected about 16,000 people for up to about 8 hours overnight. –from Link: “Over 16,000 Affected by Power Outages, Planned and Unplanned, from San Dimas to San Fernando Valley, posted 9:30 am, 30 August 2017, by Marissa Wenzke, Chris Burrous, and Lauren Lyster … http://ktla.com/2017/08/30/power-outages-planned-and-unplanned-frustrate-residents-from-san-dimas-to-san-fernando-valley-where-16000-were-impacted/ ..

Then there are the rolling blackouts that have been hitting California in 2017 …

Link: “Rolling Blackouts Hit California Again,” by ABC News, 19 March 2017 … http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=93795&page=1 [broken link]

Link: “Amid Heat Wave, Fire Causes Power Failure for Part of Los Angeles,” by Matt Stevens, 9 July 2017 … https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/us/los-angeles-heat-fire.html?mcubz=3 ..

My Extrapolation Based on the Above

I gather from the above that there are already power shortage issues and power station maintenance issues in United states urban areas.

Thus, from the above, and from other reading I have done, I extrapolate that, in the event of a Carrington event affecting the power grids in United States urban areas, there would likely be an interval of, say, from a week to a month, in which we might anticipate having only emergency power in hospitals and police stations, and none at all for consumers.

Then after that, we might having rolling blackouts (or would that be ‘whiteins’?) offering power at intervals throughout the cities.

Then after that we might expect power to slowly be restored to urban areas.

LAPD Circular Offering Tips on What to Do During Rolling Power Outages

I see also that the Department of Water and Power (DWP) has provided the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) with tips on what to do in the event of rolling blackouts (although DWP forecasts there will be no rolling blackouts) …

Link: “Rolling Blackouts Circular,” at Los Angeles Police Department … http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/23511 ..

This circular notes that blackouts can affect these very important things that would affect public health and safety …

  • traffic signals
  • life-support systems, and
  • security systems

For preparation, they suggest, among other things …

  • Have flashlights and extra batteries on hand
  • Leave one light turned on; that will alert you when the power comes back on
  • Keep refrigerator doors closed, to avoid food spoilage
  • Have a battery-operated radio, for news
  • Have a non-electric clock, hand can opener, and extra blankets on hand
  • Check on elderly neighbors, or those who might be affected by loss of power to their home life-support systems [This might include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)  patients, for instance]

California Department of Water Resources Blackout Suggestions

The California Department of Water Resources has these additional blackout suggestions …

  • Do not call 911 unless there’s a real emergency
  • Stay hydrated
  • Slow down at intersections while driving; traffic lights may be out.

–from Link: “Flex Your Power” handout, California Department of Water Resources … https://water.ca.gov/LegacyFiles/pubs/energy/flex_your_power/flex-your-power.pdf ..

Alice’s Suggestions for Food Supplies and Cooking

  • Have canned food and gallon bottles of water on hand. Canned food, because of its water content, helps a person to stay hydrated. It requires no cooking, which is a plus in the event stoves are also not working.
  • Have a propane or sterno can camping stove on hand for cooking, or if you have an outdoor space available, have a sturdy solar cooker and barbecue grill with a supply of charcoal.

United States Areas of Probable Power System Collapse During Severe Space Weather

Here is a NASA map of areas of probable power system collapse due to severe space weather …

Image Markup: Areas of Probable Power System Collapse, NASA … http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/23511 … public domain

Image Markup: Areas of Probable Power System Collapse, NASA … http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/23511 … public domain

More Information on Power Grid Failures

This is a good read, although a little dated …

Link: “Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,” NASA, 21 January 2009 … https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ ..

Here is more in-depth reading on the topic …

NOAA has done a study on how the can affect the United States power grid … Link: “Geomagnetic Storms and the US Power Grid” … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/images/u33/finalBoulderPresentation042611%20%281%29.pdf ..

This study is even more in-depth …

Link: “Geomagnetic Storms and Their Impacts on the U.S. Power Grid,” Meta-R-319, by John Kappenman, Metatech Corporation, for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2010 … https://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indus-act/reliability/cybersecurity/ferc_meta-r-319.pdf ..

Here is the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology’s paper for the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) …

Link: “Space Weather,” by the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology … https://www.sws.bom.gov.au/Category/Products%20and%20Services/Client%20Support/TISN/TISN_space-weather-information-sheet.pdf … See the section “Extreme Space Weather Events and Critical Infrastructure”

MY PREDICTION FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS OF SPACE WEATHER

I expect there will be a severe geostorm in the next few days, provided it’s true that this morning’s two X-flares are Earth directed. We ought not discount the additional … although very small … chance of a Carrington event taking place.

Take care, everyone, and best of luck in weathering our upcoming geostorm!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION ON CARRINGTON EVENTS

In 2012, Pete Riley of Predictive Science, San Diego, CA, calculated the probability of a Carrington event in the next 10 years at approximately 12%; here is the paper …

Link: “On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events,” by Pete Riley, in “Space Weather,” Vol. 10, S02012, doi:10.1029/2011SW000734, Received 16 September 2011; revised 18 November 2011; accepted 22 December 2011; published 23 February 2012 … http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011SW000734/pdf ..

Link: “The Carrington Solar Flares of 1859: Consequences on Life,” by C. Muller, Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2014; 44(3): 185–195. Published online 2014 Oct 30. doi:10.1007/s11084-014-9368-3 PMCID: PMC4669545 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4669545/ ..

Link: “If the Massive Solar Flare of 1859 (the “Carrington Flare”) Happened Today,” by Ellen, updated on 11 January 2018 … https://owlcation.com/stem/massive-solar-flare-1859 ..

Link: “Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: How to Prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse,” by Gaye Levy, 3 October 2019 … https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/prepping-for-an-emp-and-solar-flares/ ..

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INFORMATION ON X-FLARES

Today’s X9.3 is among the two 14th most powerful solar flares recorded since 1976. Here is the list to date …

Link: “The Most Powerful Solar Flares Ever Recorded,” posted by Space Weather and based on a list compiled by IPS Radio & Space Services … http://www.spaceweather.com/solarflares/topflares.html ..

Wikipedia has information on large X-flares Earth has experienced. See Link: “Solar Flare,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare… the section: Examples of Large Solar Flares

I note this section is already up to date with today’s X9.3 flare.

I note in the above descriptive section from Wikipedia that Earth has experienced X-flares up to X45 on 4 November 2003. That makes today’s flare look relatively insignificant! …

“In modern times, the largest solar flare measured with instruments occurred on November 4, 2003. This event saturated the GOES detectors, and because of this its classification is only approximate. Initially, extrapolating the GOES curve, it was estimated to be X28 … Later analysis of the ionospheric effects suggested increasing this estimate to X45 … This event produced the first clear evidence of a new spectral component above 100 GHz …

“Other large solar flares also occurred on April 2, 2001 (X20), … October 28, 2003 (X17.2 and 10),[34] September 7, 2005 (X17), … February 17, 2011 (X2), … August 9, 2011 (X6.9), … March 7, 2012 (X5.4), … July 6, 2012 (X1.1)…–from Link: “Solar Flare,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare … The section: Examples of Large Solar Flares

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(1) For a list of solar flares since record-keeping began, see Link: “List of Solar Cycles,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_cycles ..

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Solar Events and Their Effects on Earth and on Humans; Geophysical Alerts . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published 17 March 2015; revised on 24 May 2017
New text is in green font,
 partly moved over from a blog entitled “Moderate to Strong Geostorm Underway in Early May 2016 … by Alice B. Clagett” and partly moved over from the blog “Our Sun, by Alice B. Clagett” that was in my pre-Shift website (which is now offline)

  • NOAA SPACE WEATHER SCALES: EFFECTS OF SOLAR EVENTS ON PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS
  • GEOMAGNETIC SCORE (Kp INDEX) – PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS ON PEOPLE
  • HEARTMATH ON EFFECTS OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY ON HUMANS
  • TOM KENYON ON PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES DUE TO PERTURBATION OF THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD
  • ALICE CLAGETT ON WEATHERING THE PSYCHIC EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES
  • GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SOLAR EVENTS
  • GEOPHYSICAL ALERTS
    • Solar Activity Alerts
    • Volcanic Alerts
    • Earthquake Alerts
  • SEVERE SPACE WEATHER — SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS
  • CARRINGTON EVENTS
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

NOAA SPACE WEATHER SCALES: EFFECTS OF SOLAR EVENTS ON PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS

The NOAA Space Weather Scales are a way of forecasting the following in relation to space events …

  • radiation hazards for astronauts and people in high-flying aircraft,
  • effects on satellite operations,
  • effects on spacecraft operations,
  • effects on high-frequency radio communications,
  • effects on low-frequency maritime and aviation signals,
  • possibility of power grid blackouts, and
  • effects on pipeline currents.

The general categories measured by the NOAA Space Weather Scales are …

  • G (geomagnetic storms)
  • S (solar radiation storms) and
  • R (radio blackout)

For tables displaying the effects of the NOAA Space Weather Scales, see …

Link: NOAA Space Weather Scales … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation ..

Current observations and forecasts for space events using the NOAA Space Weather Scales may be found here …

LInk: “Space Weather Conditions on NOAA Scales” … http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ … Click on the R, the S, and the G at the top of the page for more information.

GEOMAGNETIC SCORE (Kp INDEX) – PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS ON PEOPLE

See also this table, which also includes biological effects related to very low or very high Planetary K Index (Kp Index) readings. These effects include cognitive diminution, anxiety, heart problems, migraines, digestive disorders, and so on …

Link: Space Weather Health Alerts at Spaceweathernews … http://spaceweathernews.com/space-weather-health-alerts/ ..  

HEARTMATH ON EFFECTS OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY ON HUMANS

See …

Link: “Effects of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity on Humans,” at “Solar Cycle News; DNA, Magnetic Fields and Biological Information Transfer,” in GCI Commentaries, 6 May 2014, at HeartMath Institute … https://www.heartmath.org/gci-commentaries/solar-cycle-news-dna-magnetic-fields-and-biological-information-transfer/#more-5794 ..

TOM KENYON ON PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES DUE TO PERTURBATION OF THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD

Tom Kenyon’s Hathor Archives …

Link: “Hathors Archives,” by Tom Kenyon … http://tomkenyon.com/hathors-archives ..

… have more detail on the psychological issues caused by perturbation of the Earth’s magnetic field, and how to mitigate them. I find his archives well worth the read.

Tom Kenyon also offers a pranic tube meditation …

Link: “Earth’s Magnetic Field,” by Tom Kenyon …  http://tomkenyon.com/earths-magnetic-field ..

The pranic tube is also known as the pranic column, the kundalini, the central vertical power current, the antahkarana, the silver cord, and the silver thread.

ALICE CLAGETT ON WEATHERING THE PSYCHIC EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES

Solar flares give rise to Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and solar wind, which strikes Earth, and cause geomagnetic storms. These storms affect Earth communications, power grids, aviation, and the human psyche.

As to the latter, solar storms can be tremendous opportunities for growth of each individual and of society as a whole. To take advantage of these opportunities, we must place our feet firmly on Mother Earth, aligning our electromagnetic field with hers so as to ride out the waves of incoming protons, as well as the geomagnetic storms.

It is a little like riding a bucking bronco … We would not want to be heading down while the bronco is bucking up, would we? If we feel disoriented, we can go for a walk. Feel the earth. Feel our breathing. Feel gratitude, joy, appreciation. Hug a friend. Offer a stranger a smile! Is it not wonderful to be alive in this time of New Beginnings for us all!

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SOLAR EVENTS

For general information about geomagnetic storms, solar radiation storms, and radiation blackouts, see …

Link: “Storms from the Sun,” by Karen C. Fox of 
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, 8 March 2012, at NASA … https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/storms-on-sun.html ..

For a video series about space weather, see …

Link: “Learn about Space Weather with the SUN SERIES,” by Suspicious0bservers … https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcJj_9clLz7Bggso7qg2PDj ..

See also …

Link: “What Is a Geomagnetic Storm?” by Northern Lighthouse Project … http://www.northernlighthouse.ca/geomagnetic-storms/ … This article separately describes geostorm categories G1 through G5.

GEOPHYSICAL ALERTS

SEVERE SPACE WEATHER — SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS

A report by NASA predicts that the regions of the United States most susceptible to electric grid failure are the East Coast (all of it) and the Pacific Northwest.

Link: “Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,” Author: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASAhttps://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ ..

Suppose there were a big power regional power outage that lasted for a week? Well, might be good to store some drinking water and cans of baked beans, just in case. The upside? There would be no TVs. There would be no Internet. No cell phones. We could go out and meet our neighbors. Maybe have a block party. Maybe sit on the back porch together and sing songs in the evening. Look out for each other. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sun set. Feel the earth beneath our feet. Feel our own hearts again, beating to the rhythm of the universe.

CARRINGTON EVENTS

Carrington Events, produced by very big solar flares, are very rare … here is NASA’s write-up …  Link: “A Super Solar Flare,” 6 May 2008 … http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/ ..

See also Link: “2012: No Killer Solar Flare?” by Ian O’Neill on June 21, 2008 …  http://www.universetoday.com/14645/2012-no-killer-solar-flare/ ..

Link: “Call to Action: Carrington Effect on Transportation,” by Alice B. Clagett, Filmed on 9 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-aap ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Community Alert: Preparing for Solar and Gateway Event EMF Hypersensitivity,” by Alice B. Clagett, Written on 19 February 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4xN ..

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