Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Major explosion on sun raises Atlantic event chances - Update from Climate risk Scientist Doctor Simon Atkins

Because of a number of recent events, such as the X-ray flux M5.0 magnitude explosion on the sun from sunspot AR1745, and the power outage in Vietnam which impacted millions, Doctor Simon Atkins has raised the probability of an event in the North Atlantic from 38% to 62%.

"SIGNIFICANT EXPLOSION: A solar radiation storm is in progress on May 22nd following an M5-class solar flare on the sun's western limb. The explosion not only accelerated a hailstorm of protons toward our planet, but also produced a magnificent CME, which might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field in the days ahead." - spaceweather.com

As you can see in the animation above, there is a double eruption.

"Strong Radiation Storm: A Radiation Storm reaching the Strong S3 Level is currently in progress. Energetic Protons continue to stream past Earth following a strong solar flare on Wednesday morning." - solarham.net

The radiation level is at S3 out of a possible 5. The definition of an S 3 from NOAA is the following,

Biological: radiation hazard avoidance recommended for astronauts on EVA; passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to radiation risk.***

Satellite operations: single-event upsets, noise in imaging systems, and slight reduction of efficiency in solar panel are likely.

Other systems: degraded HF radio propagation through the polar regions and navigation position errors likely.

The GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) satellite went down as a result of the recent explosion on the Sun.