Thought you might find this interesting… While keeping an eye on the enormous sunspot region 1339 as it moves across the solar surface and begins to face the Earth – threatening to explode into a CME, I couldn’t help but notice the very extraordinary ‘face’ that has developed on the surface of the Sun.
This happened before, nearly exactly 11 months ago to the day, during Dec-8-2010.
Other than the interesting observation itself, from a preparedness standpoint, I challenge you to visualize what life would be like without our power grid. Although rare, a large enough Flare / CME could bring it down one day. All our eggs are in one basket… electricity.
CME, Coronal Mass Ejection, a very large emission of plasma from the sun, a large-scale solar event involving an ejection of hot plasma that may accelerate charged particles and travel as far as the Earth’s orbit, preceded by a shock front that may create a magnetic storm on Earth.
Our way of life has a single point of failure. There is one single point of failure for all of the systems that bring us our modern day way-of-life, and that is the power transmission system grid, or electric grid – electricity.
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