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Solar Storms
12-08-2009 7:32 PM

Could take out power grids in 2012.

https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/...id_in_2013

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12-08-2009 9:58 PM

Unlikely.

We're just coming out of an unusually long solar minimum. It's an 11 year cycle so maximum activity would be expected in about 5 1/2 years.

There's work being done on hardening the grids since Canada lost a good chunk of thiers in '89.

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12-09-2009 2:38 AM

(12-08-2009 9:58 PM)Gone with the Wind Wrote:  Unlikely.

We're just coming out of an unusually long solar minimum. It's an 11 year cycle so maximum activity would be expected in about 5 1/2 years.

There's work being done on hardening the grids since Canada lost a good chunk of thiers in '89.


https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solar-cycle-data.png

       

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