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Biggest Solar Flare In Years Headed For Earth
February 23, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

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There's always a small chance that it will turn us all into zombies. I think it's best for us to stay inside with tin foil hats on. Hopefully, MAG will release a firmware update with some cool new features before the flare hits... it'll give us something to play with while we wait out the zombie appolcalypse.

I was out caching Friday & Saturday and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary, except I developed an urge to eat the brains of some muggles! πŸ‘Ώ

The feeling passed without incident & by Sunday I was back to normal, for me anyway! πŸ˜‰

If you didn't have a hat on you probably got a little hot headed. :woohoo:

February 23, 2011
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February 23, 2011
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:ohmy:

February 22, 2011
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Yup. Retarded strong winds for 2 days, like gusts to 45-50 mph - yes - MPH. Almost unheard of up here, and not related to any weather systems. Thursday it started blowing, and then Friday a bit of snow came with it.

It blew strong enough to rock my camper (parked for the winter) enough to get the door to unlatch and swing open, allowing all that nice gusting snow to fill the front of it. 4" of it on the table and cushions and floor. Half an hour cleaning the snow out of there. Now there's a bungee strapping across the door, just in case .... :-{

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February 22, 2011
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klasjdfa wrote:

There's always a small chance that it will turn us all into zombies. I think it's best for us to stay inside with tin foil hats on. Hopefully, MAG will release a firmware update with some cool new features before the flare hits... it'll give us something to play with while we wait out the zombie appolcalypse.

I was out caching Friday & Saturday and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary, except I developed an urge to eat the brains of some muggles! πŸ‘Ώ

The feeling passed without incident & by Sunday I was back to normal, for me anyway! πŸ˜‰

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

February 22, 2011
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Did anybody notice anything? I didn't. :S

February 18, 2011
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OK, if you enjoy being paranoid the sun has been increasing in flare, storm & sunspot activity to a max in 2013. It's an 11/12 year cycle.

The last really big flare was in 1859, no modern communications to disrupt then.
The last sort of big flare was in the mid 90s, it caused a major blackout in North America. πŸ™
Not many cell phones to disrupt then. :dry:

As far as the GPS satellites being affected, the Air Force may power them down for a few hours to avoid serious damage to the transmitters. That's what they did in the mid 90s.
Of course there was no geocaching then so nobody cared or noticed! :silly:

The predictions for this one is a medium or smaller flare.
Of course the predictions for the last snowstorm in Boston was only off by 12 inches! :woohoo:

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February 18, 2011
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lol !

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February 17, 2011
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Hmmm, if GPS goes down I'll just update my caches difficulty to a 5 for a few days, lol.

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February 17, 2011
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There's always a small chance that it will turn us all into zombies. I think it's best for us to stay inside with tin foil hats on. Hopefully, MAG will release a firmware update with some cool new features before the flare hits... it'll give us something to play with while we wait out the zombie appolcalypse.

February 17, 2011
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won't hide any caches for a few days, just in case ..... maybe it'll help melt the snow up here though !!!

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February 17, 2011
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Biggest Solar Flare In Years Headed For Earth

After the initial blast of radiation accompanying the coronal mass ejection (CME) β€” the first of its magnitude to occur in the new solar cycle of activity β€” a huge cloud of charged particles is headed toward Earth and is expected likely to arrive on Feb. 17-18.

Among the many potential disasters that can come from a massive CME: disturbances in the planet’s geomagnetic field that may lead to malfunctioning telecom and GPS satellite equipment.

Read about it here.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com.....for-earth/

If anyone is out caching or traveling today or tomorrow I wonder how it will affect the signal?

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