Thanks for the heads-up.
I thought this was supposed to happen last night ?
Reports of auroras at lower latitudes, and interesting signal propagation for ham radio types, but so far no problems with these flares.
But don't worry, we'll have more!
I had hoped I was far enough north, but never saw any auroras in Oregon. Maybe someday...
Did not see it in Washington St. either.
Though I've seen the "Lights" in the North many times... I did not see them this time either.
I use GPS for time/frequency reference in my lab. As part of that, I have a program monitoring that GPS box. Didn't notice anything unusual over the weekend. I've noticed anomalies in past Class X+ flares.
I did get to see a couple areolas recently.
Was she cute?
I was thinking that too - but bit my lip.
Did you draw blood?
Didn't bother my signal so hope it didn't cause anyone harm while driving
Take all this catastrophic information with not a grain but with a truckload of salt. There is nothing close to real journalism this days. Every stupid and insignificant event is "catastrophic", "life changing", "ending life as we know it" for those "journalists". You noticed that almost every week we are about to be hit by some planetoid that will wreck havoc on Earth? This is in this same sort of events.
Even scientist learn this lesson. They are use to observe Solar flares, now they are "warning about catastrophic results" so they will get more grants to "protect Earth". And they will protect us until last buck will be spent.
I don't (completely) agree that announcements of X Class flares are merely hunting for more funding.
On the science side, predicting what the big flares will actually do is still a crap shoot -- like a tsunami coming from 93 million miles away, a lot can happen.
But as to the majority of the news coverage (I was about to say journalist, but there all too few science journalists around these days), yeah, they don't want to get the science, and hard questions are hard -- not something that can be handled in six words and now back to Doug for sports...
They have no idea what the subject matter is because it has words longer than three sillybulls so they wouldn't know how to even form a thoughful question for response.
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