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Vince your Moderator
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spaceweather says NOT fully earth directed:

MAJOR X-FLARE + CME UPDATE: Earth-orbiting satellites have detected a long-duration X1.4-class solar fare coming from a new sunspot on the sun's eastern limb. The blast, which peaked at 1100 UT, produced a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). Using data from the SOHO-STEREO fleet of spacecraft, analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have modeled the trajectory of the CME and concluded that the body of the cloud will not hit Earth. A minor glancing encounter with the outskirts of the CME is, however, possible on Sept. 25th.


http://spaceweather.com/
 

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Vince your Moderator
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It doesn't ring a bell so, I don't think so.

There was a giant earth directed flare back in the mid-late 1800's. It made the wires on telegraph poles catch fire.

We had that X 19 flare in 2003 but it was perpendicular to the earth and had little impact.

This one is a little more on track. If we get a large earth directed flare, it will not be good.

We will know in a couple of days how much this one will affect us.
 

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Any word on if the planets magnetic field is going to help sheild this?

We've got enough to worry about with the satellite that could fall more or less anywhere.
 

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Meh.
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I'm going to go find me a cave somewhere. Tell me when it's safe to come out again.
 

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If there's a massive solar flare, I'll suck the barrel of my .40 cal.

Burning alive is tue worst way to die. Tied in first with being eaten alive.
 

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Vince your Moderator
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^That depends on what she looks like LOL
 
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