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Pursued by a bear - on 11 Mar 2019

The Guardian has a report suggesting that the dangers posed by solar storms and the like may have been worryingly underestimated, based on evidence trapped in the Greenland ice from an event around 660 BC. 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/11/radioactive-particles-from-huge-solar-storm-found-in-greenland?

Of course, we don't have any records about it written by those alive at the time.  However, go back to an event in the eighth century and we have.

"Annus Domini 774. This year also appeared in the heavens a red crucifix, after sunset . . . and wonderful serpents were seen in the land of the South-Saxons."

So said the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. So yes, something like this may knock out GPS, TV and phone signals and much else but . . . Wonderful Serpents! 

When's the next one due?

T.

Philip on 11 Mar 2019
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

About 10000 years.

wercat on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

And yet their data storage medium survived it and the subsequent effluxion of time very well!

I believe we are being hit by a class C1 flare on the sin last week causing a bit of ionospheric disruption

Post edited at 08:30
wercat on 12 Mar 2019
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

Though things don't look too bad here at the moment

http://www.sws.bom.gov.au/Images/HF%20Systems/Global%20HF/Ionospheric%20Map/WorldIMap0.gif


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