Science and Technology : solar flare coming this weekend….

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    the sun gave up its strongest solar flare so far in 2013, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME) headed toward planet Earth. A massive cloud of energetic, charged particles, the CME will impact the Earth's magnetosphere by this weekend and skywatchers should be on the alert for auroral displays.
     
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    You're in one of the best spots to view this in the country, if you can get away from city lights.
     
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    :11100: sorry, i will be in my under ground concrete bunker…..
     
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    So what effects exactly are expected to happen? Comets falling? What? Are we in danger of something? Or is there just going to be some kind of light show?
     
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    sounds like a light show. doesn't seem catastrophic
     
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    The lights will still get you.
     
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    Has this happened yet?
     
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    yes, last weekend….:underground:
     
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    Oh...it was raining here...so I clearly missed it
     
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    :rofl:... its always raining there :wow:
     
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