T.W. Fendley is a award-winning fantasy and science fiction author for adults and young adults.

Tag Archive: CME

Sep 02

Anniversary of Carrington Event: Are we ready?

Reprinted from Space Weather News http://spaceweather.com NOTE: This event was one of the inspirations for my short story, SOLAR LULLABY. Contact me at twfendley@gmail.com if you’d like a free copy of the audiobook. Today is the anniversary of an historic solar storm, the Carrington Event. On Sept. 2, 1859, a CME struck Earth’s magnetic field …

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Mar 19

Total solar eclipse on March 20 equinox

Reprinted from Space Weather News http://spaceweather.com ARCTIC ECLIPSE: On March 20, the first day of northern spring, Arctic sky watchers could witness something rare and wonderful:  Northern Lights during a total eclipse of the sun.  Earth’s magnetic field is reverberating from a CME strike on March 17 that sparked the strongest geomagnetic storm of the …

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Oct 19

X1 flare blasts dayside; HF radio blackout

Reprinted from Space Weather News http://spaceweather.com X-FLARE: Solar activity increased sharply on Oct. 19th when huge sunspot AR2192 unleashed an X1-class solar flare.  The blast produced an HF radio blackout on the dayside of Earth and it likely hurled a CME into space. Check http://spaceweather.com for pictures of the flare and more information about possible …

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Sep 10

Strong solar flare affecting communications

Reprinted from Space Weather News for Sept. 10, 201,  http://spaceweather.com X-FLARE:  Active sunspot AR2158 erupted on Sept. 10th, producing a strong X1.6-class solar flare.  Because the sunspot is directly facing Earth, this is a geoeffective event. HF radio blackouts and other communications disturbances have already been observed on the day-lit side of Earth. Stay tuned …

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Sep 04

Near-Earth asteroid flyby Sept. 7

Reprinted from Space Weather News for Sept. 4, 2014 http://spaceweather.com ASTEROID FLYBY:  On Sunday, Sept. 7, a house-sized asteroid  named “2014 RC” will fly through the Earth-Moon system approximately 40,000 km from our planet. At closest approach,  the space rock will be almost inside the orbit of Earth’s geosynchronous satellites.  Amateur astronomers, especially those in the southern …

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