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That Was a Close One! Study: Massive Solar Storm Barely Missed Us In 2012:

from cnn.com on July 26, 2014
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That Was a Close One! Study: Massive Solar Storm Barely Missed Us In 2012:

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That Was a Close One! Study: Massive Solar Storm Barely Miss  
by KG7JRJ on August 1, 2014 Mail this to a friend!
But what if it hit and very little damage occurred? Could this have been another Y2K hysteria?
Perhaps it would have been better if Earth had been 'hit' by this solar storm. Improved electric power & communications infrastructure might be called for, our aging infrastructure is overdue for replacement anyway.
What's at stake here? disrupted power and radio/TV/computer? Power outages, late groceries and grounded airliners for a few days or a week? No T.V. or internet? Have to read a book?
The timing was about right. Damage, although possibly expensive, will be worse if such an event occurs later. If it had occurred, measurement of the effects would guide new standards.
I wonder what would happen on 6 meter?
 
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