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October 23rd, 2003, 04:38 PM #1
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Anyone see anything about the Geomagnetic Storm. Itâ€™s my understanding itâ€™s going to be one of the largest since the telegraph and may cause technology to not work correctly.
Found this and only this.
Geomagnetic storm on way
October 24, 2003
A strong geomagnetic storm was expected to hit Earth today with the potential to affect electrical grids and satellite communications.
One of the largest sunspot clusters in years developed over the past three days and produced a coronal mass ejection, similar to a solar flare, at 0700 GMT (1700 AEST) Wednesday, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
The disturbance was expected to produce a geomagnetic storm rated G3. A G5 storm is the strongest.
A coronal mass ejection is an explosion of gas and charged particles into space from the corona, the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere.
A second sunspot cluster not yet visible from Earth could produce more geomagnetic storms in the next two weeks, NOAA said.
October 23rd, 2003, 05:30 PM #2
Quick Google check brings up a few links:
I haven't read them yet, but from the little blurbs it looks like there's a few that actually didn't just copy that report from NOAA that you quoted!
Google News will probably pick up a few more stories later tonight or tomorrow if anything on (or orbiting) Earth was significantly affected.
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