What impact does solar flares have on human activities?
Depending on the severity, the blast can take down electrical grids, destroy satellites in earth orbit and cause general havoc on earth. When the charged wind hits the geomagentosphere, the field vibrates and sets up massive currents in any conducting system such as the electrical grid, pipelines and even railway tracks. Power grids fail, sensitive electronics are fried by EMP effects and oil and gas pipelines have been known to rupture and burst into flame. The more severe the solar flare, the greater the damage. In hospitals with complex ICU machinery, a flare can literally end up costing lives. During blackouts, some people go on looting sprees. Others wind up creating a subsequent baby boom. These are the most obvious and immediate effects. The military keeps a close watch for these as some could be mistaken for enemy attacks. In summation, flares car have either little or huge impact on human activities.
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 dariashakti 7 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 SparklingJewel 22 months ago
from the patriotpost:::a new study out of England, where scientists are relying not on computer-generated models of the Earth, but the real thing.Wolfgang Knorr of the University of Bristol's Department of Earth Sciences has found that in the past 160 years the Earth's absorption of carbon dioxide...
by Denise Handlon 6 years ago
Are you interested in watching for solar flares from your country?As Solar Storm reporting continues, I'm wondering if this phenomenon will be something that the ordinary person will be able to view without a powerful telescope? Do you find this intriguing?
by CorinneCanada 6 years ago
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...
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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