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Deranged40 t1_je6aqsa wrote

I didn't read any doom & gloom in the headline. Instead, I got excited about this. The more pertinent line from the article for my instant reaction is:

>At times, the solar wind can generate aurora at higher latitudes on Earth

I live just a little bit too far south to consistently see Aurora Borealis, but far enough north that I can in the event of extraordinary solar storms such as this one. This article tells me that I should keep my eyes in the sky if there aren't any clouds the next couple nights.


bobzwik t1_je6plpa wrote

Shouldn't it say "at lower latitudes on Earth"?


Boschala t1_je6vr8s wrote

Depends on from what pole you're starting, I imagine.


bobzwik t1_je6zfw3 wrote

But both poles are at 90 degrees, with the equator at 0. Lower latitudes should mean nearer to the equator, no matter the hemisphere. Or am I missing something obvious?


reddit455 t1_je692ds wrote

we watch closely for a reason.



R3 (Strong) HF Radio Blackout Event 29 March, 2023 UTC-Day
published: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 03:14 UTC
A R3 (Strong) HF radio blackout event occurred due to a X1.2 flare from Region 3256 on 28 March, 2023, at 10:33 pm EDT (29/0233 UTC).


Feynnehrun t1_je68j1m wrote

USUALLY harmless doesn't mean ALWAYS harmless. Not to say this particular event is dangerous, but relatively dangerous events resulting from CMEs is not uncommon and happen roughly every 100 years. They haven't been a huge problem before because the world wasn't reliant on technology. CMEs that are large enough can damage electronics and bring down electrical infrastructure. 100 years ago, that was a minor annoyance. Now....having one half of the earth losing its power infrastructure, satellite communications and electronics would be devastation on a massive scale.


Purple-Asparagus9677 t1_je6gbk7 wrote

For comparison you’re referring to something equivalent to a Carington level event which the best guesses would have been from a x(insert number from 30-60) class flare.


solreaper t1_je6fcgu wrote

My time underway in the Navy is the only time that space weather was part of my daily routine. Only had one disruption in two years of underway time and it was HF. We were still concerned because a lot of what we did depended on the satellites that can be affected. Since then I haven’t been real concerned lol


BeriasBFF t1_je74qrl wrote

WE’RE ALL GONNE DI…..oh, nevermind. Thanks


TXTCLA55 t1_je7br3s wrote

Assumed as much. I'd imagine if there was any real danger there would be more than one article on r/worldnews about it.


DankJankMTGAllStar90 t1_je7rmj9 wrote

Honestly the people on the bleeding edge of Sun science are a little concerned at how weak the magnetic field got from the last g4 storm...

Our field has been weaking over time and this means storms have intensified effects.