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Magnetic bursts by the old man sun..

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by Linnik, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Linnik

    Linnik Flat Earth - Source First

    There was another magnetic burst few days ago. A storm.

    Did anybody have any problems?

    Last time, was it in October or November, we had few days a huge magn. storm. I have reckon that may have been the reason for the unexpected tant burn I suddenly had in my secreg in the NAC.

    May be possible if the tant was on the edge, who knows?

    In the end of 2003 whole Southern Sweden lost electricity by sun bourne magnetic burns, they say. BTW in the end of 2004 Sweden again lost it's electricity in some Southern parts but this time by storming winds and rains. Before we joked about the Russian submarines Swedes saw everywhere, now their electric systems..


    Look, how my tant was treated:

  2. Mus

    Mus pfm Member

    Did you drink too much beer and wire it up wrong? :D


  3. rod

    rod beach bum

    Russian submarine, I reckon.
  4. Linnik

    Linnik Flat Earth - Source First

    Most propable. A clear torpedo hit. :D

    One day I woke up from my nap (no, I was not in a NAP!)
    for a bumb sound. Then smaller scratching and bumbing from
    spkrs. Went to look and saw my open NAC was smoking.

    At once turned my cap down. This had happened.
    A tant burned from one sec. reg. After being on about 2-3 weeks.

    Saw a periscope heading off our garden...

    No other damages reported.

  5. rod

    rod beach bum


    Mind you, when I think about it, it's more likely to have been an American one. I think most of the Soviet ones are tied-up and on the verge of reactor meltdown.

    Makes sense really...
  6. Linnik

    Linnik Flat Earth - Source First

    Kyllä kyllä, Rod!

  7. rod

    rod beach bum

    Hyvää iltaa Linnik!

    I have to confess, I'm a bit of a fraud. I am just practising a few words and phrases, prior to a very short business trip to somewhere in your locality.
  8. Linnik

    Linnik Flat Earth - Source First


    It's very soon gonna be Huomenta! here..

  9. rod

    rod beach bum

    Another hour to go... :)
  10. cliveastro

    cliveastro pfm Member

    As you are all waiting for this info with baited breath.
    It was caused by a powerful X (class x3.8) Solar flare from sunspot region 10720. The solar explosion was also exceptionally
    "loud." At frequencies of 10 cm (about 2800 MHz), the explosion was over 80 times louder than the background noise of the Sun, registering a burst intensity of 12,000 sfu (the normal background level being about 150 sfu).

    Do I get the anorak

  11. Linnik

    Linnik Flat Earth - Source First


    You've earned your anorak. Nice you've got your hearing back, at least partially.

  12. cliveastro

    cliveastro pfm Member

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