May 14, 2013
Solar flares are beautiful yet potentially destructive as the sun unleashes huge flares that send streams of particles speeding toward planet Earth at 3 million mph.
Massive electromagnetic explosions can trigger massive power blackouts, wars, revolutions, riots and influence the impulses and behaviors of populations around the world.
It has been said that as the sun loses its boundaries, so does humanity and nature. Is planet Earth entering an age of electromagnetic chaos?
Could the end of the age be unfolding before our very eyes as solar storms are unleashed with increasing intensity?
Solar flares, or large explosions in the sun's atmosphere, affect the photosphere, chromosphere and corona, intensely heating plasma and accelerating electrons, protons, and ions to the speed of light.
Sun flares produce radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum and are powered by an explosive release of magnetic energy stored in the corona.
An extremely powerful solar flare can cause coronal mass ejections.
X-rays and UV radiation from solar flares affect Earth's ionosphere, varying within an 11-year solar cycle, with more sunspots and solar flares at solar maximum of the cycle.
It appears that a solar apocalypse has begun.
In 2013, news coverage of auroras, coronal mass ejections, flare sprays, flare stars, gamma ray bursts, geomagnetic storms, magnetic reconnection, solar winds and solar storms are beginning to dominate headlines.
Solar flare onslaughts will ultimately affect weather, electromagnetic fields and even the visual spectrum.
Things previously unseen will be seen with human eyes. How prepared is mankind for unprecedented sun storms and solar flares during the remainder of 2013?
Waiting for the Sun