Not freaked out remember when everyone didn't have electricity it will be good to return to those simplier times if only for a few days.
Happens every 11 years.
No, if it is going to happen it will happen, what can I do to prevent it ? Keep calm and carry on.
hopefully we will get a great northern light show
Nope, I'm more freaked out about planes falling from the sky and hitting me, or a neighbor's tree smashing into my house with me in it. I'm so plagued with ridiculous phobias and delusional fears I don't have time for any more.
They sky is falling! They sky is falling! Chicken Little was right!
Some people are so gullible.
Generator and woodburning stove.
Yes and no. NASA has spent decades and billions figuring how to warn people ahead of time and they've finally made serious progress. The remaining problem is that the infrastructure in the US is old and outdated and there is only so much they can do even when they know they're about to get hit. However, with NASA's new prediction of a bad solar maximum coming up hopefully more of the utilities will take it to heart make at least the minimum necessary upgrades.
Yep, but trying not to feel any panic and just be prepared instead.
It won't just cause blackouts, but will disrupt electronics and communications for airplanes as well. Tons and tons of little pieces of our infrastructure puzzle will topple.
<--- I've decided I've been in the dark most of my lifetime - however being a recluse I don't think I'd enjoy all the new company dah chit shuts down for too long
what, is this just the peak of the sunspot cycle? that's always a fun time for the ham radio people
Solar storms have been known to disrupt communications so............................................
Yes but NASA just just trying to cover their legal backsides they put out a warning so no one can come back at them after the disaster and sue them out of existance.
They have no idea when the next great solar storm is going to happen.
In any case people should have at lest 3 months of reserve food stored in a safe location in case of any great natural disaster striking their part of the world.
LOL - Sue NASA? - Good luck getting that through the courts - even if they didn't say squat
Oh an individuel would not be able to do it but if some multinational companies like General Electric bought some top lawyers and had influance with the judges through the good old boy network i am sure they could extract a few billion tax payers dollars off NASA.
No, I will not be effected. I have emergency means to deal with it.
I'm not freaked out, but I felt anxiety from your question... Are there particular solar storms you are worried about? Or are you worried about big storms in general that could cause total black out?
Ah, so your worried about a storm that could wipe out all the transformers and power generators. Have you decided to do anything about it?
You didn't answer my question... :/
not yet i'm going to check that out right now