Revised on 24 May 2017; originally published 17 March 2015.
New text is in green font, partly moved over from a blog entitled “Moderate to Strong Geostorm Underway in Early May 2016… by Alice” and partly moved over from the blog “Our Sun … by Alice”
- NOAA Space Weather Scales: Effects of Solar Events on People and Systems
- Geomagnetic Score (Kp Index) – Physical, Mental and Emotional Effects on People
- HeartMath on Effects of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity on Humans
- Tom Kenyon on Psychological Issues Due to Perturbation of the Earth’s Magnetic Field
- General Information about Solar Events
- Geophysical Alerts
- Severe Space Weather — Social and Economic Impacts
- Carrington Events
NOAA SPACE WEATHER SCALES: EFFECTS OF SOLAR EVENTS ON PEOPLE AND SYSTEMS
The NOAA Space Weather Scales are a way of forecasting the following in relation to space events:
- radiation hazards for astronauts and people in high-flying aircraft,
- effects on satellite operations,
- effects on spacecraft operations,
- effects on high-frequency radio communications,
- effects on low-frequency maritime and aviation signals,
- possibility of power grid blackouts, and
- effects on pipeline currents.
The general categories measured by the NOAA Space Weather Scales are:
- G (geomagnetic storms)
- S (solar radiation storms) and
- R (radio blackout)
For tables displaying the effects of the NOAA Space Weather Scales, see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Current observations and forecasts for space events using the NOAA Space Weather Scales may be found here: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ … click on the R, the S, and the G at the top of the page for more information.
GEOMAGNETIC SCORE (Kp INDEX) – PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS ON PEOPLE
See also this table, which also includes biological effects related to very low or very high Planetary K Index (Kp Index) readings. These effects include cognitive diminution, anxiety, heart problems, migraines, digestive disorders, and so on: Geomagnetic Score (Kp Index) at Spaceweathernews: http://spaceweathernews.com/space-weather-health-alerts/
HEARTMATH ON EFFECTS OF SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY ON HUMANS
See “Effects of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity on Humans,” at “Solar Cycle News; DNA, Magnetic Fields and Biological Information Transfer, GCI Commentaries, 6 May 2014: https://www.heartmath.org/gci-commentaries/solar-cycle-news-dna-magnetic-fields-and-biological-information-transfer/#more-5794
TOM KENYON ON PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES DUE TO PERTURBATION OF THE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD
Tom Kenyon’s Hathor Archives — http://tomkenyon.com/hathors-archives — have more detail on the psychological issues caused by perturbation of the Earth’s magnetic field, and how to mitigate them. I find his archives well worth the read.
Tom Kenyon also offers a pranic tube meditation: http://tomkenyon.com/earths-magnetic-field
ALICE ON WEATHERING THE PSYCHIC EFFECTS OF SOLAR FLARES
Solar flares give rise to Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and solar wind, which strikes earth, giving rise to geomagnetic storms. These storms affect earth communications, power grids, aviation, and the human psyche.
As to the latter, solar storms can be tremendous opportunities for growth of each individual and of society as a whole. To take advantage of these opportunities, we must place our feet firmly on Mother Earth, aligning our electromagnetic field with hers so as to ride out the waves of incoming protons, as well as the geomagnetic storms.
It’s a little like riding a bucking bronco — we wouldn’t want to be heading down while the bronco is bucking up, would we? If we feel disoriented, we can go for a walk. Feel the earth. Feel our breathing. Feel gratitude, joy, appreciation. Hug a friend. Offer a stranger a smile! Isn’t wonderful to be alive in this time of new beginnings for us all!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SOLAR EVENTS
For general information about geomagnetic storms, solar radiation storms, and radiation blackouts, see “Storms from the Sun,” by Karen C. Fox of
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/storms-on-sun.html
For a video series about space weather, see “Learn about Space Weather with the SUN SERIES,” Learn about Space Weather with the SUN SERIES,” by Suspicious0bservers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcJj_9clLz7Bggso7qg2PDj
See also “What Is a Geomagnetic Storm?”: http://www.northernlighthouse.ca/geomagnetic-storms/ .. This article separately describes geostorm categories G1 through G5.
Solar Activity Alerts – www.spaceweather.com and www.spaceweathernews.com
Daily 5-Minute Astrophysical and Geophysical Alerts by suspiciousobservers: https://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers
Volcanic Alerts – http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/status.php
Earthquake Alerts – https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/
SEVERE SPACE WEATHER — SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS
A report by NASA predicts that the regions of the United States most susceptible to electric grid failure are the East Coast (all of it) and the Pacific Northwest.
See: “Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,” Author: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA: https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ ..
Suppose there were a big power regional power outage that lasted for a week? Well, might be good to store some drinking water and cans of baked beans, just in case. The upside? There would be no TVs. There would be no Internet. No cell phones. We could go out and meet our neighbors. Maybe have a block party. Maybe sit on the back porch together and sing songs in the evening. Look out for each other. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sun set. Feel the earth beneath our feet. Feel our own hearts again, beating to the rhythm of the universe.
Carrington Events, produced by very big solar flares, are very rare … here is NASA’s write-up: “A Super Solar Flare,” 6 May 2008, http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/ ..
See also “2012: No Killer Solar Flare?” by Ian O’Neill on June 21, 2008: http://www.universetoday.com/14645/2012-no-killer-solar-flare/ ..
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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