The solar flare of 1859 was a strong flare that burned out our telegraph systems - set telegraph offices on fire and caused havoc with our compasses. The entire world watched as the sky burst into colorful dancing light as the aura from the flares engulfed the world. The world was not sure what caused this event at the time. Our relationship with the sun was just starting to be realized.
Flares have hit us since however this solar flare storm of 1859 was a big one leaving its mark all over this earth. The world watched in awe as our skies filled with incredible shades of reds washing over the earth as if giving the trees and oceans a bath of blood.
We have known about the sun shooting its angry flares at our planet for a very long time. We know what happened to the telegraph systems during the 1859 hit. It was a warning to what would happen if we continued on with communication and power systems that would be defenseless if another large flare hit. Incredible as it seems we ignored all of these things and did not heed what history taught us in 1859.
We have watched and recorded the solar flare hits since. We just decided to do nothing to prepare for the next big hit. During 2003 we endured a solar flare hit that caused satellites to fail, blackouts to occur and planes to be re- routed. Flying too high or near our poles would mean a high dose of x-ray hits for the poor souls in those planes. Bringing the aircraft down to safer altitudes and re- routing them away from the poles had to be done in order to side step tragic ends to those flying during that time. We sustained damage to our electrical grids and communication systems - however we managed to do so with little or nothing said or known about it at the time.
Those on the earth who knew these flare were due and coming sat and watched -holding their breathe as the flares of 2003 headed towards the earth waiting to see what would happen.
We are all completely vulnerable to solar flare hits. A perfect aligned solar flare hit could bring down our way of life for months. So - in 2003 we sat and waited and by pure luck fate had the flares miss our little blue globe and sweep past us out to space.
Those who knew how lucky we were gave a sigh of relief as this catastrophe missed us. The rest of us wandered around our days oblivious any of this was taking place or how lucky we had been.
The sun like all things in this universe has its natural cycles which includes a 11 year turn of its poles which is when huge sun spots develop which build up in power until they explode out into space releasing huge solar flares. The solar flares depending on their alignment can be a huge problem to the earth. If they hit us dead on we are blasted with extreme x-rays and radiation. This hit of blasting radiation can knock out even completely destroy our communication systems, bring down our satellites, wipe out our space station and burn out our electric grids, phone and cable lines.
This is not a theory this is what will happen if we take a direct hit from a large solar flare. Add to this the fact that we have a hole in our magnetic field, which is what protects us from the sun, and we have the making for a serious event coming our way.
We are due to see these flares during the next cycle of the sun, which will occur in 2012.
Knowing this as fact has me completely confused as to what we have been thinking for the last 50 to 75 years? I have to ask myself over and over if we have not completely lost our collective minds?
We knew and know that the sun has and will continue to explode flares out to space towards our planet. We know they are more severe every 11 years. We know that luck alone has protected us.
We know all these things yet we simply ignored these facts and built our earth top societies to be completely belly up vulnerable to this sure to come crisis of having our way of life completely destroyed.
We know that a direct hit of large solar flares will burn apart, rip apart and destroy our satellites dropping them like old hub caps to the side of a old dirt road yet we keep sending up more? We continue to launch our way of life into space with out any protection for what surely will come? We have not and do not build our communications systems, power systems or infrastructures with the added protective elements needed to survive the coming solar flares knowing fully well what the future will bring. How has this happened and how ridiculous can we be as a society to walk off this cliff willingly?
I have to ask where our thinking was and is building entire societies around electricity, satellite communications, gps guidance, air travel, telephones, computers, televisions, and radio. One huge perfect storm solar flare could wipe out our way of life for months in a matter of a day? The question that nags at me is why did we ignore this knowing that we needed to build all of these things in a way that would protect them from the normal cycles of the sun? How is it we simply ignored this fact of eminent solar flare hits leaving our entire society open for extremely trying times once that system fails?
I have read estimates that it may take a few months at best to restore what a solar flare will destroy if we encounter a direct hit here on earth. I am wondering how the world will deal with being thrown back 200 years in a day’s time to living as we once did without electric, communication or modern travel methods.
I have been in a few large blackouts and know that life as we know it comes to an immediate halt without lights, streetlights or traffic lights. People become agitated and irrational. Driving becomes dangerous and slow. If you add all the other factors of living with out power or communication you have an extremely difficult time surviving.
Finding food and water fuel and heat will become major issues. Simple tasks will become matter of life and death circumstances for those not able to weather such a storm. It will be a disaster like no other as there will not be any communications for the masses to find out what to do or how long things will remain difficult.
If the estimated time of a few months is a reality mass chaos will take place. Those who do not have food, water or a heat source will become desperate. Governments will be forced into actions that may be harrowing for many. All of these things will occur if we are hit with on of our suns perfect storm solar flares and yet- no one is talking about it. Have you seen any news specials concerning preparing for a direct hit from a solar flare? Have you read anything openly discussing this situation anywhere at all?
There are good people out there who have written about this subject. Michio Kaku the physicist talks openly about this offering his thoughts to all who will listen.
However the truth of this matter is that just like the year of 2003 I think the powers that be are going to sit and hold their breath hoping that lady luck will once again throw her dice in our favor and once again we will miss a direct hit and all will be well in the world!
I have never been a gambler. I have never been reckless. I like to eat every day and I hate the freezing cold. I am going to try to the best of my ability to approach 2012 as prepared as I do for hurricane season or the occasional crushing snowstorm that knocks out power and communication in my part of the world. I am going to have canned food and water for my family. I am going to have candles, a heat source and try to figure out what type of radio will work during a solar hit and buy one. I am going to try to be able to stay in my own home to survive the turmoil of what will come if we do face a hit from a perfect storm solar flare. Being prepared may be the only asset we will have to survive an event where our world ends as we know it and life returns to 200 years ago.
When thinking about the coming of 2012 I realize there is more then this one solar flare scenario that we may be facing. Other natural cycles are also due to change. Climate changes, volcano activity earthquakes and pole flips have also been dated due over the next years ahead.
I think the key to what may or may not come over the next few years is to simply be prepared. If you are able to ride out a storm or disaster on your own for at least a few weeks you have a good chance of weathering what ever the future may bring. If we can take care of our own while those responsible for us have time to return us to business as usual we will all have a chance of surviving whatever perfect storm hits.
Finding our way over the years ahead without confusion and despair is the job of each and every one of us. Those who refuse will be blind-sided and may have some very difficult days to weather. I hope you will all research some of what I have talked about today and consider the fact that 2012 may not be the end of the world. It may just be a time of lots of natural changes, which may be normal for the universe around us but extremely difficult for the mere mortals of earth. It is far better to be prepared and never need it then to desperately need it and not have it. I think that will be the way for the coming era known as 2012.
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