Saturday, May 09, 2009

Solar rhythm, we listen...

People call them sunspots but your cellphone calls them ugly. The sunspot cycle is picking up and you will notice it in the form of dropped calls and general electrical discombobulation. AP says, "If a sunstorm as severe as one in 1859 occurred today, it could cause $1 trillion to $2 trillion in damage the first year and take four to 10 years to recover. The 1859 storm shorted out telegraph wires, causing fires in North America and Europe, sent readings of Earth's magnetic field soaring, and produced northern lights so bright that people read newspapers by their light."

(Paul Sano, ‘Lady and inset of solar eclipse’ c. 1910)


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