Do you believe in solar flares destroying our entire electrical grid?
NASA and other various space agencies around the world do talk about them, and 2012 is supposed to be a peak maximum intensity year for them. They are warning that they could potentially destroy our grid, leaving us without electricity for a long time.
I do not know if this is true or possible. What I do know is that I have had constant problems with my wireless internet connections over the last couple weeks!
I remember watching a documentary about it and it is a potentially viable scenario. When a massive solar flare hits the Earth, enormous currents will be induced in overhead power transmissions lines that carry electrical power over hundreds of kilometers. Transformers that convert between high and low voltages at both ends of these transmission lines can potentially be overloaded and destroyed. Demand for such transformers is low and so there are only a few companies in the world capable of producing such transformers. If there is a sudden surge in demand, it could takes months, or perhaps years, before all the damaged transformers can be replaced.
by backporchstories 5 years ago
Sun solar flares increasing in intensity, is this part of 2012 vision of the Mayans?With the 2012 vision of this time ending and the influence of the cosmos recorded to create this vision, do you think the sun's solar flare activity is connected to this possible outcome?
by Marissa 6 years ago
What, if any, are the long term effects of solar flares hitting the Earth?
by Julie Grimes 6 years ago
What impact does solar flares have on human activities?
by dariashakti 6 years ago
Do you think there is a connection between sunspots/solar flares and the stock market as science is discovering? The sun has been very active recently, so has the stock market....how can we understand this connection better?
by Person of Interest 6 years ago
"Biggest solar flare in years about to smack Earth, could disrupt power grid, GPS, and more"We are all doomed!http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ … story.html
by Aficionada 7 years ago
A short while ago tonight I scanned an article that said "Dramatic solar flare [Tuesday, June 7] could disrupt Earth communications [Wednesday, June 8]."Recently I have been trying to research as much as I can about solar flares, because of a chilling coincidence.In one of my hubs, I...
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