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Should We Expect a G5 Geomagnetic Storm in the Future?

Recent advances in coronagraph data have shed new light on coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and Geomagnetic storms, revealing fascinating acceleration patterns as they journey from the sun to the Earth. These breakthroughs have linked CMEs closely with solar flares and the resulting geomagnetic storms, uncovering an intricate dance of cosmic events. As scientists delve deeper into this solar activity cycle, one question looms large: Should we expect a G5 storm in the future?  We should expect a G5 geomagnetic storm in the future, as coronagraph and many other studies show. These sometimes extremely dangerous storms intensify when solar cycle activity peaks every 11 years, particularly when the sun’s magnetic poles reverse, unleashing tons of magnetically charged matter into the solar system. On the brighter side, it’s fortunate that these magnetically charged G5 level geomagnetic storm particles have not directly collided with Earth recently. We can only hope this good fortune continues, because as we have said before, it is not if, but when one of these storms makes direct head on contact with the Earth. Science and governments can save human lives by upgrading our power grids, and our reliance on ongoing predictions remains strong. So, what do the current

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Why Does an EMP or G5 Geomagnetic Storm Disable Electronics?

Extreme electromagnetic incidents caused by an intentional electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or a naturally occurring geomagnetic disturbance (GMD), caused by severe space weather, could damage significant portions of the Nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, communications equipment, water and wastewater systems, and transportation modes.  Why does an EMP or G5 geomagnetic storm disable electronics? Coronal mass ejections introduce intense currents to Earth’s magnetosphere. These produce energy surges and radio waves. Channeled through electronics, these waves can damage devices unprepared for such high energy, causing disruption.  Why do we write about emergency preparedness? Seemingly, there is brief mention of these potential dangers in mainstream media and news. You will also find very few articles online talking about the possible impacts of an EMP attack, even though this information warrants national attention.  This article delves deeper into the science behind EMP/G5 Geomagnetic storm vulnerability and understands how we can better shield our devices from potential devastation. EMP-G5 Geomagnetic Storm (GMD) Overview Recommended Reading: How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME? and Best Emergency Preparedness Vehicle EMP Shield Protection  EMPs and G5 Geomagnetic Storm are two different phenomena, but with their similarities merging

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What Would A Carrington Event Do Today?

What would happen if today’s world faced the magnitude of the 1859 Carrington Event G5 or greater geomagnetic storm, history’s most intense solar storm? Back then, vibrant auroras lit up the sky, and telegraph equipment caught fire. Imagine the implications for our modern, tech-reliant society.  What would a Carrington Event G5 or greater geomagnetic storm do today? A Carrington event could disrupt global technologies, compromising the global positioning system, hampering satellite communications, and shutting down power grids. Given these potential impacts, emergency preparedness and preventive measures are imperative.  As we delve deeper into what such an occurrence would mean for our modern world, it becomes clear how critical emergency preparedness and preventive measures truly are.  Reomended Reading: Long-Term Power Blackout Coming Soon and How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME? What a Carrington Event Would Do Today A 2013 study by Lloyd’s of London indicated that a Carrington-like event could precipitate widespread electrical outages, potentially resulting in an estimated $2.6 trillion in revenue losses. The grave threat of extensive damage to the power grid looms large, with the world potentially facing prolonged power outages that could last years. Solar flares, coronal

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Are CMEs A Threat To Earth?

Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs): colossal eruptions releasing approximately a billion tons of scorching plasma from the Sun at staggering speeds. While many of these phenomenal bursts venture off in directions distant from our home planet, there are moments when the trajectories of the Sun and Earth ominously align. But does this mean that every CME poses a potential peril to our world?  Are CMEs a threat to Earth? No, not all CMEs threaten Earth, but some do. Their potential harm hinges on magnetic alignment. Specifically, when a CME’s magnetic field opposes Earth’s, it can induce geomagnetic storms which can directly hit the Earth. Conversely, when aligned similarly, the CME largely bypasses Earth without significant effect.  Diving deep into the cosmic dance between Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and our home planet, we unravel the mysteries of these solar phenomena and their potential impact on Earth’s intricate electrical infrastructure.  Are There Different Varieties of CMEs? Recommended Reading: What Are CMEs? and How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME? Throughout the years, space scientists and physicists have extensively studied CMEs, leading them to believe there might be distinct types. A shared characteristic among all

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How Big Are Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)?

The enormity of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) is staggering, with billions of super-hot materials catapulting from the Sun at breakneck speeds. But how do we measure the colossal scale of these solar behemoths, and what implications do their gargantuan sizes hold for Earth?  How Big Are Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)? CMEs can be enormous — by the time they approach Earth, some CMEs encompass nearly a quarter of the space between our planet and the Sun. These solar phenomena play a significant role in space weather and impact Earth’s technological systems. This article delves into the threats posed by CMEs, examining how experts are spearheading space-based research on the Sun’s energy to devise strategies for safeguarding power stations and communication networks.  The Reality Surrounding the Dynamics of CMEs Recommended Reading: How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME? and What Are CMEs? The Sun is Earth’s source of light and energy, a massive ball of fire whose distance from our planet safeguards us from being incinerated. However, this fiery orb occasionally releases pent-up energy as fiery storms or Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). Space scientists have been observing these flare-ups for years, and

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What Are CMEs?

Humans have made significant strides on Earth, encapsulating vast data in tiny pen drives. Yet, certain natural phenomena continue to baffle us. Among these are Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), discovered by space scientists, with the potential to alter our reality in a blink.  What Are CMEs? Coronal Mass Ejections are solar eruptions of billions of tons of molten plasma flying away from the Sun at a million miles per hour. They are the most powerful events in our solar system that we are aware of and could be one of the most significant dangers to life as we humans know it on earth. Delving into the realm of CMEs unveils a fascinating interplay of celestial dynamics. This article embarks on a journey to unravel the essence, historical discovery, and inherent dynamics of these awe-inspiring phenomena.   Dynamics: What Causes CMEs? The initial discovery of CMEs stemmed from an agricultural observation concerning the scarcity of sunspots reaching the Earth and its subsequent impact on wheat production. Further observations revealed that CMEs transpire when there is a disruption in the forces maintaining equilibrium.  Recommended Reading: How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME? Specifically, CMEs

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How Much Time Do We Have Before a G5 Geomagnetic Storm Hits After a Solar CME?

Throughout the last century, and history, natural hazards have wrought catastrophic consequences worldwide. While geomagnetic storms are a less common natural hazard, a single event can cause immense global damage. As such, it’s crucial to be adequately prepared for these space weather events. How much time do we have before a G5 Geomagnetic storm hits after a Solar CME? The time between a Solar CME and a G5 geomagnetic storm ranges from 12 to 36 hours. The 1859 Carrington event took about 17.7 hours to hit the earth. In 1972, a solar storm took 14.6 hours to hit earth and eventually blew up 4,000 Destructor Water Mines during the Vietnam War. To understand how much notice we have before a G5 geomagnetic storm hits the earth after a CME, we must first look at the origin of these storms and a few recent Geomagnetic storms event effects. What Are CMEs? According to Live Science, geomagnetic storms originate from the sun. The sun is a formidable nuclear powerhouse, supplying us with light, heat, and energy. Due to its distance and extreme heat, this dynamic ball of fire remains a system we’re still learning to understand.  Yet, advancements in heliophysics, the study

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Long-Term Power Blackout Coming Soon

There is an ever-increasing load being put on the United States Power Grid. From extreme weather events to millions of new electric vehicles and charging stations, adding to the electricity draw each year. With approximately 59 billions electronic devices powered by electricity and relied on in the U.S., it’s understandable that many people would worry about long-term power blackouts. We know a long-term power blackout is coming soon somewhere. The U.S. would last up to a year during a total power grid collapse before most of the population died. Most food, water, sewer, sanitation, hospitals, medicines, and other products that require electricity are lost within 30 days. Throughout this article, we talk about the issues that cause long-term power blackouts (black sky events.) We give links to articles that will show you how to persevere through, how likely it will be to happen, and what we can do to help at the end of the article. How Vulnerable Is the U.S. Power Grid to Blackouts? Because of age, susceptibility, and antiquated parts, the U.S. power grid is extremely vulnerable in its current state and has a far-reaching effect on the entire North American power grid for Canada and Mexico as

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Will I Lose Water if I Lose Power?

Will I Lose Water if I Lose Power?

If you’ve experienced a power outage in your home, you know it can be frustrating, especially if it lasts more than a few hours or days. Power outages disrupt a lot around the house, from entertainment to necessities. But will you lose water if you lose power? You can definitely lose water if you lose power because the two are intricately tied together in all cities. If you rely on electric pumps to get water from city reservoirs or public utilities into your home, you’ll likely lose water as the pumps can’t work without electricity. In this article, we will explore how a power outage could affect the water flow in your home. We will also discuss preparing for a power outage and keeping your water safe during this period. Keep reading to learn more! Do Power Outages Affect Your Homes Water Supply? Yes, power outages can affect the water supply depending on the length of time the power is out. Some pumps that move the water from the water sources to your home require electricity. An interruption in electricity flow from the power grid can lead to disruptions in the water supply. Any disruption in the supply of electrical

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Solar Storm Watch WARNING Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse Occurred & G4 Storm Predicted 4-23-23

Solar Storm Watch WARNING: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse Occurred & G4 Storm Predicted 4-23-23

NOAA Space Weather Report NOAA has released information that a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse occurred at 1834 UTC and a G4 Level Storm Predicted at 1945 UTC Universal Time Coordinated on Sunday 4-23-23. In this Solar Maximum 11-year cycle, Geomagnetic Solar storms affect on our planet and near-earth space could be severe on Sunday 4-23-23. Affected components could be spacecraft, power grids, navigation systems, and radio systems. G4 (SEVERE) GEOMAGNETIC K-INDEX OF 8, 9 THRESHOLD REACHED: 2023 1945 UTC NOAA Space Weather Product Code: ALTK08 Serial Number: 27 Issue Time: 2023 APR 23 1945 UTC Prepared by: US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8, 9- Threshold Reached: 2023 Apr 23 1944 UTC Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G4 – Severe Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 45 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Power Grid – Possible widespread voltage control problems. Induced Currents – Possible widespread voltage control problems and some protective systems may mistakenly trip out key assets from the power grid. Induced pipeline currents intensify. Spacecraft – Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low earth orbit satellites, and tracking and orientation problems may occur. Navigation – Satellite navigation

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Solar Storm Watch WARNING Geomagnetic G4 Storm Has Occurred 3-24-23

Solar Storm Watch WARNING: Geomagnetic G4 Storm Has Occurred 3-24-23

NOAA Space Weather Report NOAA has released information that a Geomagnetic G4 Level Storm occurred at 06:00 Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) on Friday 3-24-23. In this Solar Maximum 11-year cycle, Geomagnetic Solar storms affect on the planet and near-earth space could be severe on Friday 3-24-23. Affected components could be spacecraft, power grids, navigation systems, and radio systems. G4 (SEVERE) GEOMAGNETIC STORM ALERT ON 24 MARCH UTC-DAY NOAA Space Weather Product Code: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt Serial Number: Issue Time: 2023 Mar 24 0600 UTC Prepared by: US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center WARNING: Geomagnetic storms reaching the G4 level occurred Valid From:2023 Mar 24 0600 UTC Valid To: 2023 Mar 24 0900 UTC Warning Condition: Occurred NOAA Scale: G4 or greater – Severe Geophysical Alert Message Solar-terrestrial indices for 23 March follow. Solar flux 151 and estimated planetary A-index 60. The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 24 March was 7.67. Space weather for the past 24 hours has been severe. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G4 level occurred. Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected. Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of

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How Vulnerable Is the U.S. Power Grid

How Vulnerable Is the U.S. Power Grid?

Considering how much we rely on electric power, it can be scary to think about losing access to it. From charging our phones to quickly cooking food, we count on the power grid to keep our lives running as we know them. But this leaves many people wondering how vulnerable the U.S. power grid may be.  The U.S. power grid is quite vulnerable to cyber attacks, physical attacks on substations, and natural disasters. Not only are cyber-attacks a significant risk for the U.S. power grid, but overload and aging technology can significantly affect its future sustainability. Let’s talk more about this vulnerability and how we can seek to improve it in the future.  Potential Dangers to the U.S. Power Grid The U.S. power grid consists of three major parts. One covers eastern states, one covers western, and finally, Texas has its own power grid. That only tells part of the story, as the North American power grid is much more complex than that. Not only does the North American power grid extend north through Canada and to Alaska, but it also goes South into Mexico, with more work South of the border planned for the future. Authority over electricity generation

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Solar Storm Watch WARNING Geomagnetic G3 Storm or Greater Expected 3 15 23

Solar Storm Watch WARNING: Geomagnetic G3 Storm or Greater Expected 3-15-23

NOAA Space Weather Report NOAA started this morning with another Solar Storm Watch Warning for a Geomagnetic G3 Storm K-index of 7 or greater at 04:25 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on Wednesday 3-15-23. In this Solar Maximum cycle Geomagnetic Solar storms affect on the planet and near-earth space could be extremely strong on Wednesday 3-15-23. Affected components could be spacecraft, power grids, navigation systems, and radio systems. NOAA Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 87 Issue Time: 2023 Mar 15 0425 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2023 Mar 15 0425 UTC Valid To: 2023 Mar 15 1200 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G3 or greater – Strong to Extreme Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents – Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices. Spacecraft – Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur. Navigation – Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur. Radio – HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to

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Solar Storm Watch WARNING Geomagnetic G3 Storm K index of 7 or greater expected 2 27 23 1

Solar Storm Watch WARNING: Geomagnetic G3 Storm K-index 7 or Greater Expected 2-27-23

NOAA Space Weather NOAA started this morning with a Solar Storm Watch Warning for a Geomagnetic G3 Storm K-index of 7 or greater expected at 5:54 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on Monday 2-27-23. Geomagnetic Solar Storm affect on the planet and near earth space could be extremely strong. Affected areas and components could be spacecraft, power grids, navigation systems, and radio systems. Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 85 Issue Time: 2023 Feb 27 1354 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2023 Feb 27 1353 UTC Valid To: 2023 Feb 27 1800 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G3 or greater – Strong to Extreme NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents – Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices. Spacecraft – Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur. Navigation – Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur. Radio – HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low

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Solar Storm Watch: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse 2-20-23

Solar Storm Watch: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse 2-20-23

NOAA Space Weather NOAA started with a warning then issued a Space Weather observation of a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse at 10:59 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on 2-20-23. Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD Serial Number: 243 Issue Time: 2023 Feb 20 1059 UTC SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse Observed: 2023 Feb 20 1039 UTC Deviation: 16 nT Station: WNG NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation Geomagnetic Sudden Impulses (SIs) Geomagnetic sudden impulses (SIs) are sharp changes of the horizontal magnetic field which are caused by sudden increases or decreases of the solar wind dynamic pressure at interplanetary shocks and discontinuities. adshelp[at]cfa.harvard.edu: A Statistical Study of Sudden Impulse Characteristics to Understand their Space Weather Importance Sudden Impulse (SI+ or SI-) In solar-terrestrial terms, a sudden perturbation of several gammas in the northward component of the low-latitude geomagnetic field, not associated with a following geomagnetic storm. (An SI becomes an SC if a storm follows.) NOAA forcast weather glossary: Sudden Impulse (SI+ or SI-) Further Descriptions of SI Related to CMEs by NOAA A Sudden Impulse (SI) caused by CME and detected by ground magnetometers that measure deviations in the Earth’s natural geomagnetic field in nanoteslas (nT). An SI is an instantaneous deviation

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Solar Storm Watch Category G2 Geomagnetic Storm Predicted 2-18-23

Solar Storm Watch: Category G2 Geomagnetic Storm Predicted 2-18-23

NOAA Space Weather NOAA has issued a Space Weather Storm Watch over the next three days and a Category G2 Geomagnetic Storm is Predicted for Saturday February 18, 2023. The following is the report from NOAA issued this morning. Highest Geomagnetic Storm Level Predicted by Day: Feb 16: G1 (Minor) Feb 17: G1 (Minor) Feb 18: G2 (Moderate) THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents – Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft – Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio – HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state. If you have further questions, please see our articles “What To Do Before a G5 or Greater Geomagnetic Storm?” and “Should You Be Worried About Weather-Caused Power Grid Outages?” NOAA Space Weather Solar Geomagnetic Storm Scale Scale Description Effect / Reaction G5* Extreme Power systems: Some power grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers

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The U.S. Power Grid Is the Problem With the Future of Electric Vehicles

U.S. Power Grid Is The Problem With The Future Of Electric Vehicles

As we see in the news, the U.S. Power Grid is under duress and constantly having problems. From the 2022 California rolling blackouts caused by drought and heat, outages from Hurricane Ian, to the Texas power grid blackouts of February 2021. Is the U.S. power grid ready to support the Electric Vehicle future? The U.S. power grid is the problem with the future of electric vehicles because of its constrained capacity, frequent failures, and struggle to include renewable energy. Massive investment, expanding the power infrastructure, and adjusting EV charging schedules may help address these challenges. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a zero-emission vehicle; currently, electric vehicles require as many resources as gasoline-powered vehicles to manufacture and maintain over the vehicle’s entire life.  The shift to electric cars from gas-powered types is seen as a solution to climate change. While drivers may be willing to make the transition, we will explain why the current U.S. power grid is a significant obstacle. Why the U.S. Power Grid Isn’t Ready for Electric Vehicles The U.S. power grid is the system that makes electricity available at your home or business. It includes power plants, transmission lines, substations, and distribution lines that deliver

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Should You Be Worried About Weather-Caused Power Grid Outages?

Should You Be Worried About Weather-Caused Power Grid Outages?

If you have been paying attention lately, worldwide power grids are having more outages. Many of the outages have been caused by extreme weather. Should you be worried about weather-caused power grid outages? Recently, power grid outages were caused by an extreme weather-related event, a Category 4 Hurricane, Ian, with wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Between the U.S. and Cuba, there were approximately 14.4 million people without power because of Ian. Weather-caused power grid outages have doubled over the past two decades across the U.S. If you are interested in discovering why there are more power grid outages, the danger of a national grid power outage, and the extreme weather causing them, please read on. How Does Weather Affect Power Grids? Category 5 Hurricanes are rare, and only five have hit the United States in its history. 11.4 million people lost power from Category 4 Hurricane Ian that hit Cuba and the U.S. between September 27 and 30, 2022.  Nearly 310,000 homes and businesses did not have power in Florida the following Wednesday, a week after Hurricane Ian decimated large parts of the state and the power grid. In areas like Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel in

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What To Do Before a G5 or Greater Geomagnetic Storm?

What To Do Before a G5 or Greater Geomagnetic Storm?

Have you ever thought about what you would do if a natural disaster happened in your life? G5 level Geomagnetic Storms hit Earth approximately four times every 11-year solar cycle. The most recent catastrophic G5 magnetic storm to occur was in 2012 and just missed the Earth by nine days. A G5 or greater Geomagnetic Solar Storm is coming to Earth with worldwide devastation to our electronic devices and power grids like humanity has never seen before. According to NOAA, these storms have the ability to cause the world’s Power Grid Systems to completely collapse or blackout.  Preparing yourself and your family for natural disasters like a G5 Carrington Class level or greater Geomagnetic Storm is imperative. The implications of one of these storms would change life as we know it. Please read on if you are interested in protecting yourself and your family. What is a G5 Carrington Class Geomagnetic Solar Storm? G5 Carrington Class Geomagnetic Solar Storms are very rare but have tremendous destructive potential. The strongest geomagnetic storm on record was the Carrington Event of 1859, which led to the failure of telegraph systems around the world, the most advanced electronics of the time. Our recent article

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What Is An Internet Apocalypse?

What Is An Internet Apocalypse?

Have you ever thought about what would happen if the whole world’s internet was shut down for an extended period of time? What about just your area? Like some epic Hollywood disaster movies, the dangers to society are real. What is an Internet Apocalypse? An Internet Apocalypse is an internet shutdown event that could keep large sections of the world’s population offline for weeks, months, or years. This internet shutdown could be caused by a severe solar event, power grid failure, hacking, your government, or a nuclear weapon.  We will discuss in this article the real-life ramifications of a global internet shutdown caused by one of these events. If you are interested in this information, please read on. The Concept of an Internet Apocalypse The world is entirely dependent on the internet today and our electronic connectivity. Every day we use the internet for online banking, e-mail communication, and e-commerce, just to name a few. A Pew Research Study from 2021 states that “About three-in-ten or (31%) of U.S. adults say they are almost constantly online.”  The world’s electronic systems are structured, and the internet is the backbone of connectivity for modern society. Most people have no understanding of what

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What Will Happen to Bitcoin if the Power Grid Is Down?

What Will Happen to Bitcoin if the Power Grid Is Down?

Bitcoin miners have a lot on their plates, running complex computer programs to authenticate a set of blocks before adding them to the blockchain. It is easy to see how much Bitcoin depends on our power grids to remain operational. But electricity may sometimes fail, and what happens to Bitcoin if the power grid is down? Bitcoin will probably suffer a bit if the power grid goes down temporarily, but it will survive. Bitcoin operates on several blockchain servers joined together. Data is stored in several network devices in different locations, and the failure of one device due to power doesn’t impact the entire blockchain. Bitcoin mining’s proof of work mechanism uses computer resources that consume enormous amounts of electricity, so it’s only natural to worry about power outages. Learn more about what happens to Bitcoin when the power grid is down. What Happens to Bitcoin in a Power Outage? In the case of a power outage, Bitcoin will survive as long as a single blockchain server is still running and accessible. Other energy sources can be used to temporarily operate Bitcoin networks and servers, enabling it to survive even if the whole world experiences a power failure. Bitcoin is

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What Happens if the American Power Grid Goes Down?

What Happens if the American Power Grid Goes Down?

If the American Power Grid went down, it would impact practically every sector of society. It’s not just your lights going out with no way to charge your phone. Industries like healthcare, banking, and transportation would grind to a sudden halt. If the American Power Grid went down, the country could expect to experience economic losses, national security risks, threats to the healthcare system, as well as personal devastation. The chaos in these areas could range from minor inconveniences to grave losses of life.  In the rest of this article, we will take a look at what some of the experts speculate would happen if the American Power Grid went down. We will also see some of the reasons why something so drastic is being considered possible by many people worldwide.  Potential Outcomes if the American Power Grid Goes Down Weather from unprecedented cold fronts to heatwaves affects our United States Power grids. Experts have speculated on a wide range of potential outcomes if the U.S. Power Grid suffered a cyber-attack or an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) and went down. From economic losses to threats to the healthcare system, practically every part of modern life would be touched by even a

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