Space Weather Warning

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  1. gspot

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    I got this email from my ISP, wondering if anyone was affected by this?

    Hello XXX

    I would like to advise you of some interesting space weather heading our way. Sometime between late tonight and tomorrow afternoon, we're expected to be hit by three successive Coronal Mass Ejections originating from our Sun, headed directly for Earth.

    Usually these are harmless, but the strength of the last batch are on a scale capable of affecting electronic equipment. They're known to cause data corruption and sometimes hardware failure. Our staff will be on site and ready in case of any failure, but we would like you to be forewarned in the event of any downtime.

    You can find more details about today's phenomenon here:
    http://spaceweather.com/

    As an interesting tidbit, if you can look at the Sun during sunset this evening, you will be able to see with your own eyes the dark sunspot that spit the CME at us. Yes, it is that big.

    Kind Regards,
     
  2. DAgent

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    Funny... but my laptop hard drive failed yesterday when it happened... Heil to king Horus..
     
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    Dear user, your server might go down so please stare directly at the sun...

    Kind regards,


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