Solar watch: Earth hit by back to back geomagnetic storms

Saturday, June 29, 2013
By Paul Martin June 29, 2013 EARTH-DIRECTED CME: When the current spate of geomagnetic storms is over, another could follow close on its heels. A coronal mass ejection (CME), pictured below, is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field late on June 30th or early on July 31st. The cloud was propelled in... »

Solar Flare poses huge threat: Column…”quickly sending us back to the 19th Century.”

Friday, June 28, 2013
By Paul Martin

(OR…They could set off an EMP and blame it on Solar Flare!…The military is EMP proof!) Glenn Harlan Reynolds June 26, 2013 A solar flare that could wipe out the communications and electrical grids while frying a wide variety of electronics, quickly sending us back to the 19th Century. So this week the... »

DHS Report Points To Armageddon Scenario

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington Activist Wednesday, June 26, 2013 In 2009 the DHS commissioned a report into the threats posed by space weather. The fact that they did this is not surprising, we would all prefer that the government actually did something sensible like protect their citizens from the impact of CME’s, flares and such... »

Massive Coronal Hole: Solar Wind Will Hit Earth June 29th-30

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington Activist Wednesday, June 26, 2013 A massive coronal hole straddling the Sun’s equator is sending out a highly charged solar wind that will hit the Earth’s magnetic field square on. Solar winds are a continuous stream of ions, charged particles. The coronal hole allows the particles to escape instead of looping... »

Solar Activity Cycle To Peak In 2013: More Powerful Solar Flares Expected Later This Year

Monday, June 17, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Roxanne Palmer June 11 2013 A powerful solar flare that arose on Friday is the latest reminder that our sun can be a temperamental force of nature. And we are still not quite sure how bad the consequences would be if it threw an especially violent tantrum. Solar flares are regular bursts... »

Space Storm Could Black Out US East Coast for Two Years

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Karin Zeitvogel Jun 12, 2013 Severe space “weather” can knock out satellite communications and GPS systems, expose space tourists and astronauts to dangerous levels of radiation, and even cause massive blackouts on Earth that could last up to two years, scientists and NASA officials warned. A sun storm on the scale of... »

NBC News: “Stock Up On Canned Goods”

Thursday, May 23, 2013
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo May 23rd, 2013 On May 31, 2013 asteroid 1998-QE2 will be passing earth at a distance of approximately 3.6 million miles. The asteroid, believed to be a remnant of a comet, is about 1.7 miles, making it big enough to be a “global killer” should it ever strike earth. But because... »

‘We’re 1 act away from social cataclysm’: Grave threat could affect lives of 160 million people

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
By Paul Martin

ALYSSA FARAH May 20, 2013 WASHINGTON – While Washington is abuzz this week with investigations into several scandals, a summit on a much graver threat that could affect the lives of some 160 million people is underway on Capitol Hill. The annual International Electric Infrastructure Security Summit began Monday with panel discussions on... »

Four Fireballs seen in U.S Skies in Last 24 Hours & Another Coming. Experts say good idea to “stock up”, just in case

Sunday, May 19, 2013
By Paul Martin

BY LYN LEAHZ MAY 19, 2013 In the last 24 hours the AMS has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported... »

Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

Saturday, May 18, 2013
By Paul Martin May 18, 2013 SPACE – It’s 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth, it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its... »