Richard Carrington

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Name: Richard Carrington
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 2 reports

Met Office opens solar storm centre

Scientists say our growing dependence on technology puts us at greater risk A new forecast centre dedicated to space weather is due to officially open in Exeter later.The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is designed to protect the UK's economy ... [Published BBC - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

1859 Carrington-Class Solar Storm Pummeled Earth's Magnetic Field

Computer models of the magnetic field during the 19th century coronal mass ejection (CME) is compared to a moderate 2006 blast. English amateur astronomer Richard Carrington observed the 1859 solar flare that gave birth to a massive CME, which came to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Summer Flashback Weekend Outlook: More August than September

Relative RiskYes, there is a risk of relatives. On paper today is the first full day of autumn, but "meteorological fall", marking the end of the 90 warmest days of the year, on average, really began September 1.Autumn tends to bring the lowest risk of ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers study ways to protect power grid from solar storms

Nobody knew what to call it in 1859, when the most dramatic solar storm on record shocked telegraph operators, set their paper ablaze and lit up the horizon with brilliant auroras.Sky watchers now know the sun can belch out dozens of solar flares and ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Amazing Northern Lights show main result of massive solar storm hitting Earth

WASHINGTON — A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but caused few, if any, problems. It also allowed more people to see the colourful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun on Wednesday and ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading GPS and radio transmissions on Saturday

Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, “huge expulsions ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Another Carrington Event Inevitable

On September 1, 1859, a massive solar flare struck the Earth, resulting in beautiful auroras but also inducing currents in telegraph wires causing them to spark and start fires. Hours earlier amateur astronomer Richard Carrington was observing the ... [Published NeuroLogica Blog - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Scientist warns of inevitable solar super-storm propelled towards Earth

Image credit: NASA In this month’s issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the “catastrophic” and “long-lasting” impacts of “solar super-storms” and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go unnoticed. ... [Published EarthSky - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012

If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide news.Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, ... [Published Space Daily - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Solar ‘superstorm’ missed Earth in 2012 — but another could stike

In July of 2012, coronal mass ejections (CMEs) came close to hitting Earth, which could have left millions without power and trillions in damage.Two years ago, the worst solar storm in almost two centuries tore through Earth’s orbit. Luckily, the storm’s ... [Published PBS - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilization As We Know It

Two years ago, we apparently came alarmingly close to an event that we could not have possibly avoided which would have had widespread devastating consequences: On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed ... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Solar super storm: near miss threatened life as we know it

Credits: YoutubeAlt Text: Nasa illustration of solar stormSpace storm that narrowly missed Earth would have had a 'catastrophic effect' costing $2 trillion Briefing Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:05pm Earth narrowly avoided being hit by a solar super storm ... [Published The First Post: Latest - Jul 24 2014]

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Met Office opens solar storm centre [Published BBC - Oct 08 2014]
UK to open 'solar storm' centre [Published BBC - Oct 08 2014]
1859 Carrington-Class Solar Storm Pummeled Eart... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 25 2014]
Summer Flashback Weekend Outlook: More August t... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 23 2014]
Researchers study ways to protect power grid fr... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 22 2014]
Amazing Northern Lights show main result of mas... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 13 2014]
Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 12 2014]
Another Carrington Event Inevitable [Published NeuroLogica Blog - Aug 11 2014]
A solar super storm is inevitable and could be ... [Published Green (Living) Review - Aug 04 2014]
Scientist warns of inevitable solar super-storm... [Published EarthSky - Aug 01 2014]
Humanity 'risks catastrophe from a solar supers... [Published Telegraph - Aug 01 2014]
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 [Published Space Daily - Jul 28 2014]
Solar ‘superstorm’ missed Earth in 2012 — but a... [Published PBS - Jul 26 2014]
The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilizat... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
Near Miss [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 24 2014]
Solar super storm: near miss threatened life as... [Published The First Post: Latest - Jul 24 2014]
Hearing: Electric Grid Vulnerable to EMP [Published Washington Free Beacon - May 08 2014]
Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm [Published Space Daily - Jun 23 2011]
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Amazing Northern Lights show main result of mas... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 13 2014]
WASHINGTON — A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but caused few, if any, problems. It also allowed more people to see the colourful northern lights. Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun on Wednesday and ...
Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 12 2014]
Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, “huge expulsions ...
Another Carrington Event Inevitable [Published NeuroLogica Blog - Aug 11 2014]
On September 1, 1859, a massive solar flare struck the Earth, resulting in beautiful auroras but also inducing currents in telegraph wires causing them to spark and start fires. Hours earlier amateur astronomer Richard Carrington was observing the ...
A solar super storm is inevitable and could be ... [Published Green (Living) Review - Aug 04 2014]
by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the August issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the “catastrophic” and “long-lasting” impacts of “solar super-storms” and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go ...
Scientist warns of inevitable solar super-storm... [Published EarthSky - Aug 01 2014]
Image credit: NASA In this month’s issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the “catastrophic” and “long-lasting” impacts of “solar super-storms” and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go unnoticed. ...
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