Why are there so many solar flares th...

Why are there so many solar flares these days?

There are 10 comments on the Christian Science Monitor story from Mar 8, 2012, titled Why are there so many solar flares these days?. In it, Christian Science Monitor reports that:

Solar flares are ten million times more powerful than a volcanic explosion on earth.

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Debbie

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Mar 8, 2012
They always have occurred on frequent basis. But more powerful now. Our system is changing and change happens. I would assume with the 2012 deal more news media will jump on any thing to make a scene now days. Its about what sells anymore for survival over facts. However there is a solar flare that occurs every so many x years, last I believe was in the 1920s? maybe some one will correct this, that fried the telegraph lines, but then it was a big deal as everyone was mostly or still on candles and horse back lol. But now days we use allot more tech. But keep in mind, power companies, electronics offer more shielding then they use to, specially any equipment thats military grade labled so with the fancy lingo. I dont think it will be a big deal but will cause temp outages and inconvenience but nothing major so things point to. Now some say the poles will reverse. Idk. Were well past due for many major changes in the earth, the solar system. So maybe we will get to see this in our life time.
Debbie

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Mar 8, 2012
correct the fact of it wasnt a big deal as every one used candles lol

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Mar 8, 2012
Solar flares occur every day. Any where from one during a solar minimum to 80 during a solar maximum.

www.spaceweather.com
Sock-Puppet Alert

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 8, 2012
BarbMoore wrote:
Solar flares occur every day. Any where from one during a solar minimum to 80 during a solar maximum.
www.spaceweather.com
Thank you Copernicus.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Mar 8, 2012
Sock-Puppet Alert wrote:
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Thank you Copernicus.
Remember they shouldn't be dangerous to humans.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Mar 8, 2012
HUGE SUNSPOT: Active sunspot AR1429 continues to grow. It is now more than seven times wider than Earth, which makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. In fact, yesterday, David Tremblay of Alto, New Mexico, saw it using no telescope at all. All he needed was a dust storm:

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pics/d/Da...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pics/d/Da...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pics/d/Da...

http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pics/d/Da...

"The dust blowing from Tularosa Basin was so dense, we could observe the sun with the naked eye--and there was sunspot AR1429. Wow!" says Tremblay.

The behemoth spot has unleashed four strong flares since it emerged on March 2nd, including the X5-class eruption of March 7th. More could be in the offing. The active region has a "beta-gamma-delta" class magnetic field that harbors energy for additional X-class eruptions

And you thought our dust storms were a bad thing. Turns out they make a great solar filter.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#7 Mar 9, 2012
Waiting for the left to tell us why solar flares happen, Wonder if they will blame President Bush for this too..
POTHEAD

Washington, DC

#8 Mar 9, 2012
It's global warming dude. I smoke a bong while I stare at the sun and my face gets hot.
Right Is Wrong

Union City, CA

#9 Mar 10, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
Waiting for the left to tell us why solar flares happen, Wonder if they will blame President Bush for this too..
Nah. Old DUH-BYA isn't bright enough to cause solae flares.

Maybe a candle flame flutter but not a solar flare.

Since: Oct 08

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#10 Mar 12, 2012
it's bush's fault

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