Our planet’s magnetosphere is weaker than we’ve all realized.
G1-class geomagnetic storms are likely on May 18-19 as a pair of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) hit Earth’s magnetic field.
The two CMEs left the Sun on consecutive days: the first from sunspot AR2822 on May 13, the second from sunspot AR2823 on May 14.
Individually, the CMEs appear to be weak; however, they could easily add up to a geomagnetic storm when they arrive in quick succession, particularly given Earth’s ever-waning magnetic field, plus what we saw last week:
Additionally, a new sunspot (AR2824) is emerging over the Sun’s northeastern limb, and it is crackling with C-class flares.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this explosion at 0209 UT on May 18th:
As explained by Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com, the C1-class flare hurled a plume of plasma off the surface of the Sun, but not all the way into space. Most of the material fell back to the sun’s surface. Low level C-flares are simply not that powerful.
However, stronger flares might be in the offing, continues Dr. Phillips. This is a relatively large sunspot with the potential for explosive magnetic mixing around its Neptuned-sized dark core.
Stay tuned for updates as AR2824 turns toward Earth.
Coronal Mass Ejections are enormous bursts of superheated gas (called plasma) ejecting from the Sun.
They are powerful eruptions driven by kinks in the solar magnetic field.
The resulting shocks ripple through the solar system, and can interrupt satellites and power grids here on Earth.
“[A big one] could essentially shut down the Industrial Revolution,” warns Weather Ecology Specialist, Frank Billingsley.
As our planet’s magnetosphere continues to wane (due to an ever-intensifying Grand Solar Minimum + a magnetic pole shift), CMEs are certain to impact our modern way of life–it’s only a matter of time.
As this newly developing Solar Cycle (25) continues to build, the level of threat it poses will build with it — between now and the cycle’s Solar Maximum (due around 2024/25), the threat of powerful plasma discharges will be ever-increasing.
CMEs get blown off the sun in all directions, meaning most don’t hit Earth; however, every so often an eruption is aimed right at us, and when that plasma cloud hits, a geomagnetic storm follows.
The Carrington Event
During Sept 1859, a powerful Earth-facing Coronal Mass Ejection was released from the Sun.
And even though our planet’s magnetosphere was full-strength at the time, the CME’s impact still managed to induce one of the largest geomagnetic storms on record.
The atmospheric activity was so vivid that people living in the mountainous regions of North America woke to start their day, believing it was morning, when in fact it was the middle of the night.
In England, electrical currents surged through Victorian-era telegraph wires, in some cases causing sparks and setting telegraph offices on fire.
Quebec was hit by a relatively modest CME in 1989 –around half as strong as the Carrington Event– yet the storm still took out enough of the grid to keep the entire province in the dark for twelve hours.
The storm resulted in the Hydro-Quebec power grid going down, which left millions of people without power in the middle of the winter when the average temperature was below freezing.
“It was the biggest geomagnetic storm of the Space Age,” says Dr. David Boteler, head of the Space Weather Group at Natural Resources Canada. “March 1989 has become the archetypal disturbance for understanding how solar activity can cause blackouts.”
“The March 1989 blackout was a wake-up call for our industry,” says Dr. Emanuel Bernabeu of PJM, a regional utility that coordinates the flow of electricity in 13 US states.
“Now we take geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) very seriously.”
The intensifying global cool-down observed over the past 5-or-so years will cause its own level destruction and strife, but this is more of a gradual-build, and I believe it is a grid-down scenario that will hit first.
It isn’t hard to imagine the sheer panic that would immediately ensue as the masses watch their just-in-time delivery systems fail and realize they can no longer purchase food/medication.
People are utterly dependent on ‘the system’ to survive, but they have no idea how fragile it is.
Prepare your family for what’s coming.
Move away from the modern mollycoddling slave model designed to keep you under the thumb and dumb, and instead head towards a life of self-sufficiency and freedom.
Striving for a meaningful purpose is the key to happiness, and what better purpose can there be than to prepare your loved ones for our civilizations collapse.
The signs are all around us, the cracks are already appearing — our modern society is no different to all those that fell before it. In fact, we have worked ourselves into a position where we far more vulnerable.
Modern humans have no idea how to grow their own food or source their own water. We live like spoon-fed zoo animals, bored and listless, walking from one dead-end job to the other, completely disconnected from the reality around us.
We believe meaningless qualifications are our ticket “up,” and that working every hour under the Sun to make a handful of powerful elites even richer is a good use of our limited time. This is a ruse. This is a slave model. We miss out on family, and we have no time or energy left at the end of the day to obtain any useful skills, or enlightenment.
And when those zoo cage doors are flung open –by some cataclysmic event– and we’re all suddenly forced into the wild to fend for ourselves, what do you think happens? The natural world may be beautiful, but she is also brutal and unforgiving. To put it bluntly, 90+ percent of the population would be dead within a month.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own. And in the meantime, let’s see how Earth’s magnetic field deals with these two minor CMEs forecast to hit either May 18 or 19.
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift