A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March 30, 2010. False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about 60,000 Kelvin, or 107,540 F); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin, or 1,799,540 F). Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO AIA Team
Have you noticed the recent 'extreme weather events' recently? Have you noticed excessive winds in the form of storms and tornadoes? Are you wondering why we are predicted to have a more severe hurricane season than usual?...Have you even noticed periodic 'interruptions' on your cable t.v. transmissions and satellite disruptions?
There's a good reason for these things. And tomorrow, Tues. June 8, 2010, NASA is going to brief D.C. on the NEW SOLAR CYCLE OUR SUN HAS APPARENTLY ENTERED.
Read the details below and take them seriously. I know I've sounded like a 'the-sky-is-falling' hysteric to some of you and that's okay--at least I got your attention.
Now PLEASE make 'Emergency Preparedness' a part of your life and don't expect that anyone in the local, state or federal government will be there to take care of you in the event of a major GEOMAGNETIC STORM.
You've seen the effects of GEOMAGNETIC STORMS in the movies...Believe them! The time to protect your family and yourself is NOW.
With Love In Christ,
God Bless You,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"
As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather
"I believe we're on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather." Fisher concludes. "We take this very seriously indeed."
http://www.nswp.gov/June 4, 2010: Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that's new to human history. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: The Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Press Club on June 8th.
Many technologies of the 21st century are vulnerable to solar storms. [more] Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division, explains what it's all about:
"The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity. At the same time, our technological society has developed an unprecedented sensitivity to solar storms. The intersection of these two issues is what we're getting together to discuss."
The National Academy of Sciences framed the problem two years ago in a landmark report entitled "Severe Space Weather Events—Societal and Economic Impacts." It noted how people of the 21st-century rely on high-tech systems for the basics of daily life. Smart power grids, GPS navigation, air travel, financial services and emergency radio communications can all be knocked out by intense solar activity. A century-class solar storm, the Academy warned, could cause twenty times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina.
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