Solar Flares Reach Earth

March 1, 2011 | Environment

(Photo: nasa.gov)

Astronomers are constantly watching the active behavior of the sun after the occurrences of massive solar flares.  Since 2006, NASA has been in full alert for disruptive storms similar to those that happened in 1859 and 1921.  When those solar storms hit the Earth’s space there was global chaos due to the interruptions to the communication systems resulting from the wipe out of telegraphic wires.

The solar astronomers also foresee  storms happening between 2012 and 2013. The radiation storms will be massive, powerful and considered as the most disruptive in the decade.  The flares are expected to emit shockwaves of electronic radiation affecting telecommunications, technology, air transport, power grid and orbiting satellites.  There will be temporary disruptions to cable television, cell phone communication and interference to airline and military signals.

The super storms will be like “bolts of lightning” hitting the Earth’s space and could bring great damage not only to infrastructure and technology but to humanity as well.

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