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Fraser
2017-Jan-18, 03:51 AM
In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so strong it fried electrical wires and set telegraph towers on fire.
What would happen if a solar storm of this magnitude happened today? It would be a very bad day indeed.
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Tom Mazanec
2017-Dec-30, 09:02 PM
The article makes it sound like a pleasnat vacation.
For a more...unsettling...view of what it might be like, see the numerous EMP survivalist novels, especially the ones using a solar EMP rather than a nuclear EMP, like the Harley Tate series I'm reading now.

Spacedude
2017-Dec-30, 10:35 PM
Missed this thread on first go round. I suppose when the next C event occurs we won't have much of a chance to chat about it.