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Thread: Can a strong geomagnetic storm make a CRT flicker slightly?

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    Can a strong geomagnetic storm make a CRT flicker slightly?

    I've heard some people saying the images on their displays are a little bit shakey today. Is it possible this has to do with the current geomagnetic storm?
    I know that high performance CRTs have some compensation for the geomagnetic field, that means, if you move it to somewhere else on the earth, you've to recalibrate them?

    Anyone can answer this?

    Harald

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    Not directly. However, if they are set to a refresh rate of 60hz, power line fluctuations may be noticable.

    Today is "Genius day". Make people's monitors stop flickering and decrease their eyestrain by bumping their refresh to 75 hz. You will be loved.

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