Solar Flare Alert
Solar Flare Awareness. What is it worth?
How much would you pay to be alerted of a possible catastrophic scenario? Earlier this year I signed up for FlareAware’s service. For $12 a year, you can have access to their website, with a Dashboard that provides you with updates and resources. But the most important benefit for me are the text messages to your cellphone that a solar flare has been detected!
Just recently I received a text message and it kind of freaked me out…I’ve read the books. I was able to get on my computer and check the dashboard for more info. The flare was a serious one, but the CME then got downgraded. But what if?
We always think about the BIG ONE. But have you ever thought about other disruptions for people with pacemakers or hikers who are out backpacking with their GPS? Check out NASA’s site on GeoStorm Classifications and how they disrupt?
FlareAware is on Twitter and Facebook. They update both of their social media tools. However, it isn’t ever guaranteed that you will be on at the same time they update.
To me, the $12/year is worth it! For more info. Check out their website – FlareAware.
This is an example of the kind of update you would find on your dashboard.
Breaking News Alerts
**All Subscribers** **July 13th, 2012 UPDATE**ETA JULY-14 around 9:00AM**-National Weather Service has adjusted ETA and it’s predictions of only Minor G1 geomagnetic storming to chances of Moderate G2 geomagnetic storming throughout the day after arrival.-Also, experts have noted a degradation of AR2015 though it still has retained a capacity for flaring, chances of major flaring is limited.
**UPDATE**Earth Directed CME Detected in association with X1.4 Flare**ETA JULY-14 around 6:20AM**-A CME WATCH has been issued due to the size of the Flare and associated CME though only geomagnetic storming of a Minor G1 level is currently expected by the National Weather Service. –Note that geomagnetic storming of up to Severe G4 levels is possible (Please refer to NOAA Space Weather Scales for further information on the effects of space weather and geomagnetic storms)