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    NASA Reveals Vast Hole in the Sun That Could “Cripple Power Supplies”

    Mac Slavo
    January 12th, 2017
    SHTFplan.com
    Comments (43)
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    solar-flare-1

    NASA has released a graphic showing a rip in the fabric of the sun, so to speak, that is leaking solar radiation through a hole in its surface.

    This is sending a bombardment of particles towards earth that could interfere with the electric grid and disrupt any technologies that are electromagnetic based.

    The experts aren’t expecting a major storm this time – with only a G2 warning issued for the current onset of unusual solar activity. This will be enough only to heighten the aurora borealis effects and test the real world resilience of satellites and other sensitive equipment.

    Here’s what it looks like:

    But future solar eruptions – which could become more volatile if the sun is experiencing drastic changes or anomalies – could be much worse. If a G4 or G5 level solar storm or other space weather event impacts earth, there could definitely be a lights out scenario where supplies and communications reach a critical level, while desperation and unrest set in:

    via Daily Mail:

    An elongated coronal hole stretching across the face of the sun sent solar wind particles gushing toward Earth last week.

    NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has revealed a stunning animation of the phenomenon, showing the massive dark patch marring the surface of our star.
    […]

    These are areas in which the magnetic field has opened, allowing solar wind particles to come streaming out.

    […]

    Space-weather forecasters issued a ‘G2 alert’, the second lowest classification on the geomagnetic storm scale… the resulting geomagnetic storm, while minor, could have some effects on satellites and the power grid.

    […]

    ‘The principal users affected by geomagnetic storms are the electrical power grid, spacecraft operations, users of radio signals that reflect off of or pass through the ionosphere, and observers of the aurora,’ the NOAA said.

    Stronger storms have taken place, and those who are paying attention are anticipating a major, crippling event:

    This past fall, solar winds triggered a giant geomagnetic storm, raising fears that they could cripple power supplies. Warnings were issued by the operator of the biggest power grid in the US, PJM Interconnection LLC, as well as by Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which manages high-voltage power lines across North America…

    The solar storms could potentially affect telecommunications and power infrastructures all over the globe.

    Military and national security infrastructure has already taken precautions. Specialized cement has been invented and commercialized to shield both new and existing buildings from the harm that would be caused by an EMP event or similar disruption via the electromagnetic spectrum.

    Man has adapted rapidly, and utilized technological progress over the many frequencies of the known spectrum. But nature still holds its power over this same band of frequencies, and can unleash some powerful forces that could potentially knockdown or wipe out human-made devices. Meanwhile, governments and rogue players also hold the power to initiate an EMP attack – it remains the most realistic, widespread scenario for a major disaster outside of economic collapse or a truly catastrophic earthquake or volcano.

    Individuals can prepare for this eventuality by building or utilizing a Faraday Cage (a basic metal trashcan with a lid is the simplest way to go). Whatever goes inside is shielded from EMP or electromagnetic disaster. Backup computers, electronics and communications devices need to be stored in one or multiple locations, along with all other preps.

    This one could really happen. It is just a question of when, and of what magnitude.

    Read more:

    EMP Attack Would Destroy Civilization: “A Nightmare You’ll Never Wake Up From”

    A Step-By-Step Guide To Prepare For Any Disaster

    Military Readies Mountain Fortress to “Shield Against EMP Attack”

    Congressman Urges Protection for Power Grid: EMP Attack “Could Bring Our Civilization to a Cold, Dark Halt”

    “Super EMP” Capable of Disabling Power Grid Across Lower 48 States

    EMP Threat: ‘Within One Year 9 Out of 10 Americans Would Be Dead’

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    Author: Mac Slavo
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    Date: January 12th, 2017
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    1. GrandpaSpeaks says:

      Anybody know what is in that EMP proof concrete?

    2. PO'd Patriot says:

      No, but there’s a few head I’d like to put in it.

    3. Anonymous says:

      So many things can go wrong,natural or man made,why folks prep.I would say beyond that things of a natural nature not worth worrying about unless you can do more,like get out of the way!So,will go with the Soundgarden song,aptly titled Black Hole Sun

      In my eyes, indisposed
      In disguises no one knows
      Hides the face, lies the snake
      The sun in my disgrace
      Boiling heat, summer stench
      ‘Neath the black the sky looks dead
      Call my name through the cream
      And I’ll hear you scream again

      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      And wash away the rain
      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      Won’t you come (won’t you come)

      Stuttering, cold and damp
      Steal the warm wind tired friend
      Times are gone for honest men
      And sometimes far too long for snakes
      In my shoes, a walking sleep
      And my youth I pray to keep
      Heaven sent hell away
      No one sings like you anymore

      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      And wash away the rain
      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      Won’t you come

      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      And wash away the rain
      Black hole sun
      Won’t you come
      Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)

      Won’t you come (black hole sun, black hole sun)

    4. TEST says:

      “Could cripple our economy?”

      Too late. Obama already accomplished more damage than the largest CME could ever do. Just ask the Venezuelans, Zimbabweans, the Greeks, the Portuguese, the Soviets, the Argentineans, the rest of the EU how that “free lunch” thingy worked out for them.

      “When socialism comes to the Sahara, there will even be a shortage of sand.”
      – Old Polish proverb in the days of Jaruzelski and communist Poland

    5. Brian says:

      It is a massive whole in the coronosphere that allows large solar winds to stream outward. NASA is pretty good about predicting whatwill occur but not necessarily the magnitude. A G2 geomagnetic storm is significant but not a catastrophe. I think G5 is the largest. http://www.spaceweather.com is a good site.

    6. EMP protection is not a black and white thing. (either your electronics are protected or not). It all depends on the magnitude and frequencies of the radiated pulse. If a thermonuclear device designed as an EMP generator (rather than its energy converted to heat & blast) is large enough (Megatons), and directly over your area, your screwed no matted what you’ve done (faraday cages include). However, a relatively smaller device (kilotons) with a more rudimentary design (fission bomb) would have little effect other than temporary inconveniences…..and everything in between. A Carrington type event (solar mass ejection) would have to be powerful, and the western northern hemisphere would need to be rotated directly into the ejection path. A scenario quite unlikely to happen in the next 100 years or so. Nothing here: move on.!!!!

    7. Sgt. Dale says:

      Well if we get an EMP out of it I think I have things pretty well taken care of. Items in Card boxes wrapped by tin-foil, covered with a mylar blanket setting on a wooden pallet. In a concrete shed with a metal roof, or in my basement in plastic totes setting on wooden pallet with all of the above precautions that is in the shed.

      Does anyone really know how much protection one really needs? I did what I could and will hope for the best.

      Sgt.

      • Genius says:

        A root cellar with a steel door (grounded) should help. Also a copper condom to protect Mr. Winkey lol.

      • Plan twice, prep once says:

        Sounds like you have it pretty well covered.

        I have several working old Cell phones and portable radios plus short wave radios sitting in a cardboard box inside a fat 50 ammo case. It will be just fine. I pull the cell phones and recharge them every 6 months. They will work for 911 out of the box, and I have the info on a card to activate the cell phones.

        Yes, there is super magnetic foil available for EMI shielding, it’s very pricey, but I hardly find it needed unless the powers that shouldn’t be decide to directly EMP your house.

        I fear the sun burping much less than men making war!

        I believe we are under much more threat from men than from an act of God!

    8. Gadocat says:

      There is no current danger from the sun – this above article is from 1/4/17. To see the latest sun weather, go here:

      http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

    9. zelmer says:

      I work for a medium size electric utility. We have executive forums annually where the officers give their talks and then there is a q & a. Someone asked about what they were doing about the idea of an EMP occurring. I don’t know if the answer was canned or off the cuff but they said that the probability of it occurring was so small that it was unimportant to deal with. If that is the case, if it does occur I won’t even bother coming to work!

    10. rellik says:

      I’m a little confused, as usual. High energy particles from the sun are very different from an EMP. A Faraday cage will not help against high energy particles that sun storms hit us with. Generally the atmosphere protects us from such radiation. Our satellites, aircraft, and power lines(really big Inductors) are the risk. I would make sure I had all my electronics on a surge protector.

    11. Jack says:

      EMP is also a lose science. It damages/destroys electronics if the pulse created enough EM flux to damage the circuit. The higher the power in the circuit, the greater the flux (think power spike WITHIN a device). An EMP could easily take down the grid (high energy) but leave wristwatches, pocket calculator, even cell phones untouched as far as being damaged and inoperable.

    12. It seems that there are a multitude of ways, from Islamic Jihadists to criminal Banksters and our own ruling elite, and even naturally occurring events like solar activity, which could bring down the electrical grid.

      My Mexican neighbor’s had a celebration on New Years. They built a platform for a band. It was at night. Some weeks earlier, they dug a hole about three or four feet deep and put a large plastic that holds dirt for a tree or plant. On New Years the plant was taken away. A fire under large stones created a heater, as the celebration was at night till shortly after midnight.

      We, Americans, are too dependent on modern conveniences. If the grid goes out, I want to be with people like this who lived without electricity, and know what to do to survive.

      They also are master carpenters and can put up a little house in a day. I’ve watched them do it. Time to get out and get our skills up to par, if we are to make a go of it, if and when TSHTF.

      __☺️__

    13. We must all understand and realize the fact that if NASA makes any public statements then they are to be immediately regarded as “Very Questionable” and after a period of time placed in the category of “Fake News” – Because they do not play out the way NASA says. NASA is “Fake Science” and consequently “Fake News” and a Multi hundred billion Dollar Boondaggle on American tax payers.

    14. All of the comments here point to a few simple and practical solutions. There is no question we are far too dependent as a society on electronics and electricity for survival and our most basic needs. Your own skills and knowledge as well as your health, physical abilities and mindset, will be the the most important assets going forward in any scenario. Including simple everyday life today. There are no negatives to any of these obvious answers in our lives. Just major benefits, today and everyday ! Unfortunately many Americans have become so fat, dumb, lazy, spoiled and apathetic they only respond when they are forced to, like a heart attack or being diagnosed with cancer or simply accepting living in a far lesser state of health and overall well being. The damage is done by then of course. The vast majority of all maladies treated are in fact related to people simply being overweight or obese. all circulatory issue as well as heart related and all diabetes not just type 1 or 2. As well many other auto immune so-called diseases. What has happened now in many instances is that the so-called medicines given out so freely for decades has created so many side affects that they are diagnosed as a disease, but are in fact side affects of the supposed medicine. At the same time Americans have become very sedentary and that is also part of what is killing them and making them unhealthy and very weak. They have truly lost their common sense and capacity to think or act and how to easily heal themselves and live a far better life. Many still believe that doctors are actually health professionals and what we call health care is real ? It isn’t. It is just another of the many illusions created to control you and take every penny before and after you die. There is a far better way to live and think and yes I am living proof of such and very glad of it !

      • I hear you Down To Earth,

        Cutting out as much (or all) GMO foods, getting R.O. water, and not being a fat filthy, McDonald’s “Loving it” CLOWN goes a long way.

        The water is poison if not intensely filtered, the food is mostly GMO toxic pesticide infested chemical abominations.

        Grow your own, and CHOOSE what’s right and REAL.

    15. Jimbob 327 says:

      Long before NASA came along God took care of things. Long after NASA is forgotten He will be there. Tending to His creation.

    16. Synickel says:

      I have a hard time believing anything NASA says.

    17. blogssuck says:

      Proving once again, Bloggers have zero grasp on their chosen subject matter.

      SHTFPlan does it again.

    18. NASA = Not A Straight Answer. Pure fake news FEAR PORN….Funny space weather.com calls it a “broad coroanl hole” nothing that doesnt happen all the time. Id worry more about the lack of sunspots and a mini ice age…

    19. Brian says:

      When they exploded the first atomic bombs, the Government noticed weird phenomenon that indicated EMP activity. They figured out that an EMP event could be triggered by exploding a nuclear bomb high in the atmosphere and kept this knowledge quiet for decades. Then, about a decade ago, they came out with the EMP possibilities. You have to wonder at what else they aren’t telling us.

    20. Jerry says:

      One day the sun will burn itself out, that is common knowledge, when this happens soon all life as we know it will cease to exist just like on the moon, maybe we’re seeing the beginnings of things to come but doubtfully anyone alive today will see the complete death of the sun and there isn’t anything anyone alive can do about it, no amount of prepping no rockets to pull the earth into another galaxy with a new sun, no amount of changing the way we live or stopping the use of coal and other fossil fuels will have an impact, when it happens that will be the end not so called global warming or green house gasses, there is no magical fix so as the saying goes if you’re around for the end place your head between your legs and kiss the world goodbye!

    21. Minnesota shadowman says:

      Might I recommend a book to read…..

      “Lights Out” by Ted Kopel

      If there is any doubt of how screwed we are if a “event” should happen…. this book has the confirmation.

    22. Vociferous says:

      “Lights Out” by David Crawford.
      “One Second After” by William Forstchen

      Read up on Operation Starfish Prime
      http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/07/09/the-50th-anniversary-of-starfish-prime-the-nuke-that-shook-the-world/#.WHmEsX162So

      The sun will eventually burp in our direction. Electricity is our wings; we are Icarus.

    23. I watch these every morning on SuspiciousObservers. ~5min youtube, well worth the time. They cause medium storms at worst and interestingly there is a correlation With earth quakes they are studying and documenting on the site. Sorry, you need a big flare for EMPs and they are associated with large complex sunspots.

    24. marty says:

      Well, we have to keep in mind NASA has been proven to have been the elites stargazing liars for , well…since its beginning. Anything we hear or SEE from NASA should be considered suspect until we, with our own eye, and ears see and hear it. Further,..meteors? First we have to prove the existence of space and meteors…and that not of man-made origin, and to actually prove “where” if any meteors come from. Saying its an asteroid, or part of a planet is easy to say, proving the matter whole ‘nother ball game. Power outage? That’s easy to fake. EMP, HAARP, sabotage, etc…flip the switch, add a virus,…boom.

    25. raygun says:

      These massive Sun spots are one of the reasons our climate changes over time. The climate has been changing since the beginning of time and there’s nothing we puny humans can do about it. When we add the random effects of the Earth’s massive molten core (~2,000*F) to these massive Solar EM storms, yes, the climate will change. Thousands of active volcanoes and geothermal zones emit massive amounts of heat, molten rock, hot ash, hot “green house” gasses. Our Earthly fears will only be realized when a large comet or asteroid strikes and ends our existence.

    26. Scotty Gunn says:

      Auntie Em, Auntie Em!

    27. philoveritas says:

      this coronal hole has already been there for almost two years now. shooting a stream of negatively charged particles toward the earth every time that part of the sun faces us. It’s not great, but it’s hardly the end of the world…BTW….NOAA is the agency that monitors space weather, not NASA….

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