Massive Solar Storm To Pass Earth

Solar Storm
A massive burst of solar awesomeness is on its way past Earth, having been vomited into space by the Sun.

On July 16, 2013, at 12:09 a.m. EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. These particles cannot travel through the atmosphere to harm humans on Earth, but they can affect electronic systems in satellites and on the ground.

Full article from NASA

Expect more of these as we approach the height of these storms, expected to peak towards the end of 2013.

NASA, Nibiru, 2012, And Now Solar Storms

For the past year, NASA has been hard at work debunking all the 2012 doomsday chatter. The have a nice little Question and Answer explaining that “Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012” and that “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax”.

Now unless NASA has a time traveling Nostradamus in a lab somewhere, their statement that “Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012” is more worrisome than if they had said nothing.

Are they sure ‘Nothing bad’ will happen? Despite the increase in weird chunks of stuff flying through our solar system in recent years?

What about the statement that Nibiru is an internet hoax? Um… Zecharia Sitchin might argue with you on that one.

Nibiru (the planet associated with Marduk in Babylonian cosmology) has been credited by Zecharia Sitchin, author of The Earth Chronicles, as being a large planet with a long, elliptical orbit, reaching the inner part of our solar system every 3600 years. Sitchin claims it was instrumental in forming the planet Earth and the asteroid belt and comets, from a collision with a planet that once occupied the space between Mars and the outer planets, now filled by the asteroid belt. Nibiru is home of a technologically advanced human-like alien race Anunnaki of Sumerian/Mesopotamia myth, who came to Earth and subsequently genetically engineered our species, originally as slave animals to work in their gold mines, by crossing their genes with those of primitive man. These are the Biblical Nephilim and responsible for the creation of mankind.

And the final question and answer on the page

Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?
A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.

Average solar cycle? Or Nasa warns solar flares from ‘huge space storm’ will cause devastation?

I guess NASA has stepped up its opinion of the next solar cycle
Dr Richard Fisher, the director of Nasa’s Heliophysics division:

“We know it is coming but we don’t know how bad it is going to be.

It will disrupt communication devices such as satellites and car navigations, air travel, the banking system, our computers, everything that is electronic. It will cause major problems for the world.

Large areas will be without electricity power and to repair that damage will be hard as that takes time.”

Systems will just not work. The flares change the magnetic field on the earth that is rapid and like a lightning bolt. That is the solar affect.”

Every 22 years the Sun’s magnetic energy cycle peaks while the number of sun spots hits a maximum level every 11 years. These events both take place in 2013.