I’m sure you all heard yesterday about the Solar Flare that was to happen at 1am EST? I did, and I did stay up, waiting to see if something happened. And since I’m writing this, and you all are up and around, nothing really big happened, not even knocking out the grid, but there are plenty of people that worry about it each and everyday. After seeing it on TV last night, yeah of course I worried, I’m a paranoid person haha no I’m not but I do wonder about a lot of things, as so many of us do. I didn’t take it too serious because I seen it mentioned once last night on the news, and then again this morning. So should I rely on the news to tell me everything? Hah! Probably not. We need to stay informed, and being told something is going to happen in a matter of hours, is just not enough notice!!
What is a Solar Flare, as quoted from csmonitor.com
A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the Sun toward Earth, and its arrival on Thursday could affect power grids, airplane routes and space-based satellite navigation systems, U.S. space weather experts said.
The storm, a big cloud of charged particles flung from the Sun at about 4.5 million miles per hour (7.2 million km per hour), was spawned by a pair of solar flares, scientists said.
This is probably the strongest such event in nearly six years, and is likely more intense than a similar storm in late January, said Joseph Kunches, a space weather specialist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It sounds scary doesn’t it? Remember my post about Doomsday Preppers? Well maybe they got something here. Should we be worried? Yeah we should. Should we be prepared? Why not, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared within reason. It’s a scary thought, but thank goodness, nothing big happened like the grid going out.
I don’t even want to imagine it happening, especially if my loved ones aren’t home with me. I imagine if it did, how would I contact them? How long would it take them to get here, to me? Do you ever wonder that? I do sometimes, and I worry also. But I know that our wonderful country here, have all that in mind, and are prepared to help us if such a thing does happen, or are they? Another question to yet ponder about. All I really can recommend is stay alert, stay informed, and do a little preparing, at least communication wise
Have a great weekend, and be safe!