September 2, 1859: Telegraphs Ran on Electric Air in Crazy Magnetic Storm Wired - September 2, 2009
Spaceweather.com posted this story on September 2, 2009:
As the day unfolded, the gathering storm electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting their telegraph papers on fire. The "Victorian Internet" was knocked offline. Magnetometers around the world recorded strong disturbances in the planetary magnetic field for more than a week.
The cause of all this was an extraordinary solar flare witnessed the day before by British astronomer Richard Carrington. His sighting marked the discovery of solar flares and foreshadowed a new field of study: space weather. According to the National Academy of Sciences, if a similar flare occurred today, it would cause $1 to 2 trillion in damage to society's high-tech infrastructure and require four to ten years for complete recovery.
A repeat of the Carrington Event seems unlikely from our low vantage in a deep solar minimum--but don't let the quiet fool you. Strong flares can occur even during weak solar cycles. Indeed, the Carrington flare itself occured during a relatively weak cycle similar to the one expected to peak in 2012-2013. Could it happen again? Let's hope not.
Though the sun has been extremely quiet this cycle, the best (or worst, as the case may be) is yet to come as solar max, begins in 2010 ... highlighting in 2012.
In the 2009 film Knowing, the Earth is destroyed by a CME on October 19, 2009.
Coronal Mass Ejections Google Videos
Here's the basic Solar Max Pattern: Ongoing coronal mass ejections reach Earth effecting planetary magnetics ----> shifting ocean and jet stream currents in the Ring of Fire ----> creating unusual and extreme weather patterns around the world ----> creating unstoppable Earth changes also affecting the behavior patterns of all sentient life forms.
Sun's Cycle Alters Earth's Climate Live Science - August 27, 2009
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