The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip. "It looks like we're no more than 3 to...

    The Sun's Magnetic Field is about to Flip
     
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    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    kosh_neranek Master Guru

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    OK sun, let's make a few things clear. I know you need to do this, but please be kind enough and don't send any big CMEs our way cause my 2nd GTX660 Ti is on it's way.. :)
     
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    Nothing new, its been doing it every 11 years for as long as I can remember. Might want to include the billion years or so before I can remember too ;)
     

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    I'd watch is just cause DJE is in it.
     
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    Thanks Kosh, thanks a bunch. Now I got Will Smith in my head.
     
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    Apparently this happens about every 11 years, which means I have experienced this 3 times in my life, and I don't remember anything out of the ordinary ever happening because of it
     
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    I like to roll up a fat piff during stormy space weather!
     
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    That's because after 11 years the changes are too subtle to notice. The problem with the solar maximum is all it takes is 1 CME to blast toward us to cause some electronic mayhem. But considering how huge the sun is and how tiny the earth is, we don't get hit by destructive CMEs that often, so we basically just get some extra hot summers and that's it.
     

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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    No matter what you ask of the sun, it doesn't care, it's still going to give you the flip ;)

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    Keitosha Ancient Guru

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    No, it has the same name and is fairly recent. Was about 3 hours and the story revolved in the sun soon to be turning supernova in present time. Thus killing all humans of course. No one survives a supernova. The ending was arse!

    It is the 2005 movie, since there are several also crappy movies with the same name. Supernova must be a synonym for b-movies. :banana:

    The user reviews of that movie on imdb are hilarious.
     
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    Cool, also no wonder its so hot this summer :D
     

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    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    This has been the coldest summer on record.

    http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/07/30/1122-record-cold-temps-in-the-u-s-in-one-week/

    I might be ordering this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Sun-John-L-Casey/dp/1426967918

    Yup all it takes is 1..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
     
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    not here in EU.. We have 38-42C in shade.

    Usually its 29-34C this time of year..



    Edit:
    Although there is a cooler rainier weather on the way, it will drop to 22-27C next week. :)
    Finally, this 40C drought for the last 3-4weeks was a bit too much. I saw cornfields and grass all brown and almost dead..
     
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    Warm ist winter here in nz that i can remember.

    Also, i saw in a docomthat the sun makes a humming noise that can be heard in space, anyone know if thats true.
     
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    (sorry, I had to)
     
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    Should be true, NASA had released recordings of something like that made by Voyager.
     

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