The Day of the Lord: Solar Megaflares

Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
(Revelation 16:8-9)

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
(2 Peter 3:1-13)

The sun is vital to our lives, but it could cause extreme damage to the high technology that humanity is more dependent on than ever. Solar eruptions in the modern era have disrupted radio communications and power grids, but past events may have been even more powerful, with a storm in 1859 shorting out telegraph wires, causing fires in North America and Europe, and triggering extraordinary auroras - the light shows visible near Earth's poles - bright enough to read by.

A storm that powerful nowadays would likely have devastating impacts, since our electrical and communications infrastructures are so much more developed, with a recent report from the U.S National Academy of Sciences finding that one could cause up to $2 trillion in initial damages by paralyzing communications on Earth and fueling chaos around the world.

Scientists using data from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft have observed the heliosphere - a magnetic 'bubble' around the solar system that is created by the solar wind. These findings help build up a picture of how the sun interacts with the surrounding interstellar medium. They have determined that the Sun going to enter a million-degree galactic cloud of interstellar gas.

The Sun traveling through the Galaxy happens to cross at the present time a blob of gas about ten light-years across, with a temperature of 6-7 thousand degrees kelvin. This so-called Local Interstellar Cloud is immersed in a much larger expanse of a million-degree hot gas, named the Local Bubble.

NASA, the ESA and the National Academy of Science have issued an unprecedented solar storm warning for 2012. But what NASA and the federal government are hiding, according to the eminent astrophysicist Alexey Demetriev, is that the sun-and everything in our solar system-has plunged into a belt of danger that could precipitate gigantic solar explosions, magnetic anomalies, careening cometary masses and destabilizing the orbits of some asteroids.

This highly energized, electrified cloud of gas is disturbing and disrupting the sun. In conjunction with Earth's weakening and moving magnetic shield, the world is becoming defenseless against massive solar flares and intense radiation.

The bottom line is bigger and more frequent solar storms and coronal mass ejections (CME's) resulting in the generation of supermassive flares that affect the Earth in ways that are very unpleasant.

This interstellar cloud of electrical energy is also absorbed by the Earth, and scientist have found that it results in more earthquakes, all while dramatically affecting the weather.

Demetriev warns to prepare for the worst. "Global catastrophe! Not in tens of years from now, but in ones of years."

What to expect? The strong possibility of the loss of high technology, increasing superstorms, an encroaching Ice Age, more frequent and massive earthquakes and volcanic activity, tsunamis and the Earth being exposed to deadly radioactive baths.

True "Fear of the Lord" is understanding that He is your creator, that you are His eternal creation, and that you need to accept His free gift of eternal life! If you have not done that yet, this is a suggested prayer that you can use right now to change your eternal destiny:

"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior."

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he sun is vital to our lives, but it could cause extreme damage to the high technology that humanity is more dependent on than ever. NASA, the ESA and the National Academy of Science have issued an unprecedented solar storm warning for 2012. What to expect? The strong possibility of the loss of high technology, increasing superstorms, an encroaching Ice Age, more frequent and massive earthquakes and volcanic activity, tsunamis and the Earth being exposed to deadly radioactive baths.
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New energy?

In order for the antichrist to be seen ........(not to mention the 2 witnessess) we have to have power to broadcast them on tv. So I dont think there is a imminent danger of the sun causing haavoc.............YET! Unless our new world gov. is hiding a new energy source and will reveal it at the right time for their evil purposes.

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This is a great article. I suppose jesusbabigirl has a point - that major interruptions in technology would have be after the 2 witnesses and after the appearance of the antichrist. But it sounds like, in Revelation, that these solar things are for later in the Tribulation. Nevertheless, it appears to be only a few years away. Gonna meet our Savior soon! Hallelujah!

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Just goes to show, we are not

Just goes to show, we are not appointed to wrath. Mens hearts would be failing them for fear of what is coming upon the Earth. This may be 1 of them..........but I dont believe we will see it.....It is for the worlds unbelievers to be in the tribulation.

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It is true that Christians are not appointed for wrath. However, the Sun's solar maximum is already causing widespread death and damage:

Sun Solar Maximum Ramps Up Earth Cataclysms

What on earth could possibly be causing all the regional droughts, regional deluges, regional freezes, regional snowfalls where it rarely snows, regional floods, regional tornado swarms, regional hurricane/cyclone activity, etc.? We also see the polar ice caps melting, glaciers disappearing, massive icebergs breaking off with greater frequency, and sea levels rising as small islands literally disappear.

Another major planetary drama tied directly into this unfolding solar system-wide scenario are all the seismological and volcanic events. Between the ever-increasing uptick in earthquakes and the volumes of volcanic ash which now permeate the atmosphere, we see that Mother Earth is rocking and rolling like never before.

Perhaps it is what is occurring undersea that has held many of us armchair geologists and meteorologists the most spellbound, however. The dramatic increase in the number of undersea volcanoes, earthquakes, mud domes and mud volcanoes, natural oil and gas seeps, as well as hydrothermal vent releases and new hot vent discoveries, throughout the oceans cannot be ignored any longer. Truly, this is The Greatest Show on Earth happening in real time that the scientific intelligentsia refuses to acknowledge.

It’s the SUN that’s really mediating most of the planetary change which we see all about us! It really is. Why, then, do so many in the scientific community refuse to talk about it?

Answer: Because they know that they have no control over it.

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Researchers have made a startling correlation between the rise and fall of solar activity and the human consciousness.

Professor Raymond Wheeler of the University of Kansas has come to the same conclusions that Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky discovered in 1915. Solar storms directly cause conflict, wars and even death among humans on Earth.

The sun’s activity, as it interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field, effect extensive changes in human being’s perspectives, moods, emotions and behavioral patterns.

During solar minimums and maximums the geomagnetic fields begin to intensify. The magnetic fields interact with human electrochemically within the brain. It affects psychological mechanisms creating anomalous hormonal swings and significantly mutated brain-wave activity.

Wheeler expanded on Chishevsky’s work by studying violence during 1913; measuring the time between battles and severity. These findings were compared with the sun’s 11 year sunspot cycle.

The results showed that as the sun cycle peaked, there was a rise in human unrest, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions, and wars between nations. As the magnetic fields intensified, the reaction within the human brain was a mixture of deadly emotional tantrums and unadulterated killing sprees.

As Wheeler further compared his findings with human history, he found a startling pattern that could be traced back 2,500 years.

In solar cycle 22, at the sun’s maximum we experienced Iraq invading Kuwait and the US entering the first battle against Saddam Hussein.

Just eleven years later, as the sun became active again, 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ensued.

In the latter half of 2010, the sun reached another peak that affected the Earth’s magnetic field; we witnessed dissent in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

Those global uprisings spread to Syria, Libya, Iran and China as riots continued across the European landscape.

This civil unrest has now reached its influence across the modernized world and even into Middle Eastern countries, Africa and Asia.

It is projected, based on Wheeler’s research, as the sun’s activity increases, so will the violence on Earth.

We are now entering the 24th solar cycle.

A surge in solar activity by 50 times more than previously recorded is anticipated. NASA and other space agencies have been warning of this fact.

Through 2011 and onto 2012, the X-flares are expected to endure toward their maximum. As this incredible activity is being witnessed, we are assured that more wars, toppling countries and populations will be displaced.

In 2012 we are seeing these events coming to pass; with only more intensification to come.

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“Everyone is watching the sunspot because it has the potential to produce strong flares, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to have a severe magnetic storm,” Guhathakurta said.

“We can’t predict anything ahead of time,” Guhathakurta said. “We have to wait for particles to arrive at a certain point where we have a spacecraft, and this measures the particles and the orientation of the magnetic field — that’s when we’ll know if the particles will penetrate through.”

NOAA and NASA would then issue a forecast alert to notify people of the possibility of disruptions.

If particles penetrate through, they do have the potential to affect satellites, interfere with radio signals and, in the most severe situations, create voltage fluctuations in power grids. A 1989 power blackout in Quebec was later blamed on a solar storm, though there’s been nothing comparable since.

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An enormous sunspot unleashed a powerful solar flare late Wednesday (May 16), triggering a radiation storm intense enough to interfere with some satellites orbiting Earth, space weather experts said.

The flare erupted from monster sunspot complex AR 1476, which stretches about 60,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) from end to end, at 9:47 p.m. EDT Wednesday (0147 GMT Thursday). The flare spawned a class S2 solar radiation storm around our planet, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), a branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration.

An SWPC description classifies S2 solar radiation storms as moderate, with the potential to cause infrequent "single-event upsets" in Earth-orbiting satellites. People aboard aircraft flying at high latitudes may also be exposed to elevated radiation levels during such events.

The flare also caused limited radio blackouts on the sunlit side of Earth, SWPC researchers said, adding that the radiation storm appears to be subsiding.

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As we approach the next peak of solar activity expected in 2013, our Nation faces multiplying uncertainties from increasing reliance on space weather-affected technologies for communications, navigation, security, and other activities, many of which underpin our national infrastructure and economy. We also face increasing exposure to space weather-driven human health risks as trans-polar flights and space activities, including space tourism and space commercialization, increase.

The Forum
The Space Weather Enterprise Forum brings together the space weather community to share information and ideas among policymakers, senior government leaders, researchers, service- provider agencies, private-sector service providers, space weather information users, media, and legislators and staff from Capitol Hill to raise awareness of space weather and its effects on society. This year, we will continue this outreach but will sharpen the focus on critical infrastructure protection, with the necessary underpinnings of research, improved products and services, and applications to serve a broad and growing user community. Our ultimate goal is to improve the Nation’s ability to prepare for, avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the potentially devastating impacts of space weather events on our health, economy, and national security.

National Press Club
Washington DC
June 5, 2012

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Folks, this is getting serious!!!

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Quote from the planned

Quote from the planned sessions:

"Session 2: What Space Weather is and Why it Matters. As we enter into a period of increased activity as part of the 11-year solar cycle, space weather events will become more frequent and intense. This session will describe the nature of space weather and how it affects us in our daily lives. The panelists will highlight recent spectacular solar events and their impact on the Earth and our vulnerable critical technical infrastructure." (emphasis mine)

- Just like birth pangs

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The two witnesses...

will be seen by all on this planet when their bodies are lying dead in the street and people celebrating and giving gifts. How can that be without today's modern telecommunication? How will it be possible without today's technology to see this spectacle? Just wondering. Any thoughts?

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Record-breaking solar flare

A NASA space telescope detected the highest-energy light ever measured in an eruption on the sun during a powerful solar blast, the space agency has reported.

This image from Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) shows how the entire sky looked on March 7 in the light of high-energy gamma rays. The sun, in the lower part of the image, was the source of the highest-energy rays:

GREENBELT, Md., June 11 (UPI) -- A NASA space telescope detected the highest-energy light ever measured in an eruption on the sun during a powerful solar blast, the space agency has reported.

The powerful solar flare, observed March 7 by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, produced such an outpouring of gamma rays -- a form of light with even greater energy than X-rays -- that the sun briefly became the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky, NASA said Monday.

"For most of Fermi's four years in orbit, its LAT saw the sun as a faint, steady gamma-ray source thanks to the impacts of high-speed particles called cosmic rays," Nicola Omodei, an astrophysicist at Stanford University, said. "Now we're beginning to see what the sun itself can do."

The March flare produced high-energy gamma rays for about 20 hours, two and a half times longer than any event on record, researchers said.

Solar eruptions are increasing as the sun moves toward the peak of its roughly 11-year-long activity cycle, expected in mid-2013, they said.

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