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    Gas problems - Part II

    In 1859, the sky was filled with bright lights. In 1989, there was shutdown of several transmission lines, capacitors and other equipment. Corona mass ejections (writing from memory - so I may get some terms wrong) were the common factor.

    Every once in a while, the Sun has gas problems, coupled with other digestive issues. Hence it releases tons of matter including protons and electrons. Preceding these by about a day or two are electromagnetic radiations. Which travel at 1% of the speed of light.

    Source - the same Astronomy mag, while my assistant was shopping.
    Why isn't the Dividend story among the featured threads?

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    Depending on whether these are aligned with earths magnetic field, these can either bypass the earth or pierce earths field. And when they do, the sky lights up.

    In 1859, this happened on back to back days. Telegraph officers had workers jumping out of their seats. Some were unconscious.

    Results far more serious in 1989.shutdowns in Canada. And this was not as severe a event as 1859. Satellites went out of control for brief periods. Large currents experienced in various places.

    What would happen if an 1859 event were to happen now? About 1.5 trillion dollars of damage.

    Don't feed the Sun too many leafy vegetables.
    Why isn't the Dividend story among the featured threads?

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      Amazing. What a fine balance mother nature has to maintain, for us to survive
      People are afraid of what they don't understand

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        Nice post.

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          Amazing

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