Space Weather

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Preparing for the next big solar storm

LONDON – The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 percent, according to solar scientists.One such storm erupted from the surface of the sun ... [Published Japan Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

MSFC to stream Aquariid meteor shower

Southern Delta Aquariids will peak July 29-30. (Source: EarthSky) HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -Attention, stargazers! If you like watching stars and showers in the night sky, clear some space for Tuesday.The Southern Delta Aquariids will peak Tuesday and Wednesday. ... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

NSERC invests $2.4 million in 28 UNB researchers

Ed Holder, minister of state (science and technology), today highlighted the funding that scientists, engineers and students at the University of New Brunswick received through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Re Council of Canada (NSERC). Mr. Holder ... [Published Noodls - Jul 28 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 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

It was a close shave for Earth in 2012

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilisation back to the 18th century," Nasa said.The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

2012 solar superstorm just missed causing global damage

Recent studies find that a large solar eruption in 2012 could have fried vast swaths of electronic systems worldwide  if it had impacted the earth:Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 – NASA Science Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came ... [Published HobbySpace - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 4 reports

Solar 'superstorm' narrowly missed Earth in 2012

A massive solar storm that could have caused widespread power outages and disabled “everything that plugs into a wall socket” nearly hit the Earth two years ago – and most of us had no idea.NASA recapped the solar “superstorm” of July 2012 in a post on ... [Published CTV News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

2012`s `Solar flare` could have pushed Earth into dark age

Melbourne: NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.Earth just got lucky and avoided the event, caused from the most ... [Published zeenews.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystemTwo years ago this week the Sun let off one of its periodic solar flares, and a new analysis of its force shows that human civilization had a very near miss indeed."If it had hit, we would still ... [Published The Register - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Space: The Final Frontier and Hazard

Solar weather is as important and sometimes more important than our local, regional or national weather forecasts here on Earth. Emergency Management had a good primer for emergency managers on space weather in one of the magazine's cover stories a few ... [Published Emergency Management - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 8 reports

Study: Earth narrowly avoided catastrophic solar storm in 2012

While the potential for a killer asteroid usually gets the headlines and Hollywood treatment, scientists say the Earth narrowly avoided a potentially catastrophic event two years ago.Scientists from NASA and the University of Colorado published a study ... [Published WLWT - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

What would happen if a massive solar storm hit Earth?

First, your radio would stop working. Your GPS likely would get confused.Minutes to hours later, satellites would start failing, interrupting communications and televisions.Then, the next day, widespread blackouts. Nothing that needed a wall socket would ... [Published Salt Lake Tribune - Jul 23 2014]

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"A powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth orbit on July 23, 2012," reports NASA.gov. (1) "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire."
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"I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did" says Baker. "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire

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Preparing for the next big solar storm [Published Japan Times - 3 hours ago]
MSFC to stream Aquariid meteor shower [Published WFXG FOX 54 - 16 hours ago]
NASA sounds red alert over solar flare that nea... [Published Natural News - Jul 28 2014]
NSERC invests $2.4 million in 28 UNB researchers [Published Noodls - Jul 28 2014]
The Race to Protect Planes From Cosmic Rays [Published MSNBC Newsweek - Jul 28 2014]
Minister of State Holder Highlights Support for... [Published MarketWired - Jul 28 2014]
Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 [Published Space Daily - Jul 28 2014]
'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning Heard Halfway Ar... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jul 28 2014]
Solar flare’s impact under-estimated [Published EE Publishers - Jul 28 2014]
About That ‘World-Ending’ Solar Storm... [Published Daily Beast - Jul 28 2014]
Sun is Becoming Unpredictable, Leaving Astronom... [Published The Guardian Express - Jul 28 2014]
Sun Storm in 2012 Almost Struck Earth Says NASA [Published The Guardian Express - Jul 27 2014]
Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 co... [Published The Verge - Jul 27 2014]
It was a close shave for Earth in 2012 [Published The Hindu - Jul 27 2014]
Time to be afraid - preparing for big solar storm [Published Trade Arabia - Jul 27 2014]
Scientists: Earth survived a civilization-endin... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 27 2014]
Time to be afraid - preparing for the next big ... [Published The News International - Jul 27 2014]
Solar Super Storms Could Hit Earth at any Time [Published The Utah People's Post - Jul 26 2014]
Solar ‘superstorm’ missed Earth in 2012 — but a... [Published PBS - Jul 26 2014]
2012 solar superstorm just missed causing globa... [Published HobbySpace - Jul 26 2014]
UK Space Agency’s first ‘cube-sat' launched [Published Machinery Market - Jul 26 2014]
Powerful Solar Storm Narrowly Missed Earth In 2... [Published International Business Times - Jul 26 2014]
2012`s `Solar flare` could have pushed Earth in... [Published zeenews.com - Jul 26 2014]
DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins te... [Published The Register - Jul 26 2014]
How a storm on the sun almost wreaked havoc on ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 26 2014]
Solar 'superstorm' narrowly missed Earth in 2012 [Published CTV News - Jul 26 2014]
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Could Be a Great Show [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 25 2014]
Solar storm barely missed earth in 2012 [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 25 2014]
Solar "superstorm" just missed Earth in 2012 [Published CBS News - Jul 25 2014]
Space: The Final Frontier and Hazard [Published Emergency Management - Jul 25 2014]
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The Solar Storm That Nearly Destroyed Civilizat... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jul 25 2014]
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 ...
In 2012, Earth narrowly escaped solar blast so ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 25 2014]
Back in 2012, the Earth narrowly escaped a solar storm “big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” according to a report published by NASA. “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces,” University of Colorado Professor ...
Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm:... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jul 24 2014]
WASHINGTON - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said.The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, ...
Breaking down FERC's solar storm reliability st... [Published FierceSmartGrid - Jun 30 2014]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has voted to approve a standard written by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), requiring electric utilities to monitor space weather, have paper plans to protect against solar storms, ...
NASA's Messenger Spots Giant Space Weather Effe... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 17 2014]
The solar wind of particles streaming off the sun helps drive flows and swirls in space as complicated as any terrestrial weather pattern. Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the first time, a classic space weather event called a hot flow ...
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