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    Default Do not adjust your TV....



    A 75,000-mile-wide HOLE has appeared on the sun and experts warn it could knock out communications satellites and cause blackouts on Earth



    Some pretty neat videos on the link.

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    Was reading that earlier.

    Might make for some interesting times ahead with comms outages/interference.

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    We worry about the housing market, buying the latest guggagig SMART phone, next years model gallon guggling 'Canardly' and having a BMI (body mass index) of 10,000 when one of these 'events' can in an instant, render all our problems to a cinder!
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    They call it an "M" class spot, does that mean that it is habitable for humans?
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    No G???

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    And looks like it's on again:

    The Sun Just Erupted: Blackouts Reported After Huge Solar Flare

    The sun just released a massive solar flare. In fact, this is the largest solar flare emitted in the past decade, and the earth has already been affected by blackouts.

    NASA has reported a huge solar flare was emitted by the Sun and it is the most powerful one since 2006. This solar flare has already caused some radio blackouts on Earth and it may cause aurora visible as far south as London. On the morning of September 6, scientists watched as two X-flares were unleashed by the sun.




    Saw footage of aurora in Finaland in "No Comment" segment on Euronews today..........some of the most spectacular aurora I've ever seen.

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    Does this mean i can go outside and it might be warm?
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    They speak of HF radio blackouts, but strangely, I observed the exact opposite... increased HF performance over the last couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    Does this mean i can go outside and it might be warm?
    Yeah....but make sure you've got some SPF 10,000 on

    Just kidding.....you seriously expect to be warm in Victoria at the moment????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    They speak of HF radio blackouts, but strangely, I observed the exact opposite... increased HF performance over the last couple of days.
    Increased ionisation of the ionosphere providing better skip??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thala Dan View Post
    Increased ionisation of the ionosphere providing better skip??
    Certainly appears that way.

    It was a sudden dramatic increase of signal levels and oddly, noise reduction.

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    Around 3am (cant sleep) I was watching a movie on Foxtel and it froze several times.
    I stand unequivicably behind everything I say , I just dont ever remember saying it !!

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    Another good one.

    Quick, OB, break out the deck-chair

    Sept. 12, 2017
    Sun Erupts With Significant Flare





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