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Thread: X9.3 solar flare on September 6th

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    Bruss, the Carrington Event (Sept 1, 1859) was right near the maximum of solar cycle 10 (February, 1 1860). It originated from a large sunspot cluster.

    If there's an X30+ just tap the ends of a long wire together, I'll get the signal.

    Cav, most CMEs take a few hours to pass us. The duration doesn't change much. You might have a few systems dealing with heat issues over an extended event versus a normal event but overall the extra effects of an extended event would be negligible.

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    Here is an email I got tonight. Apparently, this flare was a VERY fast mover as it is hitting us right now!!!

    GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING: A CME has just hit Earth's magnetic field (Sept. 7th at ~2300 UT). This is the debris from Wednesday's decade-class X9 solar flare. It arrived earlier than expected, confirming that the solar storm cloud is both fast and potent. The CME appears to contain strong south-pointing magnetic fields that typically do a good job of igniting geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in bright moonlight. Visit Spaceweather.com for updates and more information about this developing event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daelith View Post
    Bruss, the Carrington Event (Sept 1, 1859) was right near the maximum of solar cycle 10 (February, 1 1860). It originated from a large sunspot cluster.

    If there's an X30+ just tap the ends of a long wire together, I'll get the signal.

    Cav, most CMEs take a few hours to pass us. The duration doesn't change much. You might have a few systems dealing with heat issues over an extended event versus a normal event but overall the extra effects of an extended event would be negligible.
    How long a sun spot is belching out a flare can really change the intensity of the CME. For example, if an M9 flare takes 3 hours to be ejected by the sun then it is going to have a lot of effects here in earth. In contrast, if an X5 flare only takes 15 minutes for the event on the sun to be finished then it won't have much of an effect at all here.

    The speed of CMEs also comes into play when figuring the effects felt here. I'm average, a typical CME takes about 3 to 4 days to get here. This CME took just over 24 hours so it was traveling at a much higher rate of speed than what most CMEs travel. This high speed disturbs the magnetic field around our planet more so than what a slower CME does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winni View Post
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    The solar flare was so strong that the northern lights were seen as far south as Arkansas!


    When the Carrington event occurred, the northern lights were seen as far south as the Caribbean islands!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock6 View Post
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    Yeah, my wife was PISSED about the solar flare. She loves photographing that stuff and it would have been an amazing show if we could see the sky through all the smoke.

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