|Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth
||[Jan. 24th, 2012|07:24 am]
"WASHINGTON (AP) — The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving eruption.
The solar flare occurred at about 11 p.m. EST Sunday and will hit Earth with three different effects at three different times. The biggest issue is radiation, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado."
"For the past several years the sun had been quiet, almost too quiet. Part of that was the normal calm part of the sun's 11-year cycle of activity. Last year, scientists started to speculate that the sun was going into an unusually quiet cycle that seems to happen maybe once a century or so."
This fascinating phenomenon can be tracked here: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
at this nasa.gov site.
The big question I have is, "What are we going to do about this?"
I mean, surely, we humans have caused this, and we are going to need some kind of oppressive legislation to solve it.
Don't you guys care about the planet???