solar storms causing disruption of signal on internet and cellphones

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
August 16, 2011 12:49pm CST
i cannot be very certain about the date (maybe three weeks or a month ago), but i have read news about solar storm affecting the earth and it is potentially vulnerable to electromagnetic disruption. if i remember correctly, it said there that these "coronal mass ejections" will slam into the earth's magnetic shield causing the disruption of electrical power grids and satellites used on earth in the next few weeks. the latest sun solar flare storm which is set to reach earth will not only cause Northern lights but also the earthquake as well. two year back, NASA report on sun solar storm which is carried out for NASA by the US National Academy of Sciences had also warned about upcoming solar Storm in year 2011-2012. the signal on the cellphones seems unsteady now. do you think this is starting to happen already? ann
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@rollylolly (2708)
• India
17 Aug 11
I too heard about this news but have no idea of the authenticity of it . So far we have not seen or felt the effects . Jamming of networks etc. are happening but it's not proven to be consequence of solar storms . Lets think positive and hope and pray God protects us . Since prevention is not in our hands so lets not panic or pay heed to rumours .
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hello rolly, maybe not in our places, but if you read some NASA reports, it has done quite a disruption in other places. am talking of sun solar flares of the previous years. in the news, it is said to hit the earth around end of august or september this year and also next year and 2013.. that is if their computation is correct. ann
• India
17 Aug 11
Ok thanks for the information . I was not so informed . Pray that all goes well .
@Fireheart (683)
• India
29 Aug 11
I dont want to die this early yet, i hope this solar storm thing is not being exaggerated by this news people, if its for real then it would be like in a movie Knowing by Nicolas cage, like solar storm hitting earth and wiping even bacteria out of earth, the distance between sun and earth i hope it maitains that same distance too, anyway lets hope for the best and prepare for the worst, so far people were told world will end at some point of time by any causes i hope it doesn't end soon, i got some life in me that i want to live ahead.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
hi fireheart, i dont think the recent solar storm would wipe out everything now. that is an exaggeration. i read it will only be the signals of cellphones and telecommunication. but surely it can be restored. have a great day. thank you for making me smile. ann
• India
17 Aug 11
Sweety As a Physist i can say, the disturbence can certainly interfere with electromagnetc signals of all kinds, the solar strom comes after a regular interval.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hello professor, thank you for confirming that. i do hope we dont get those interruptions that the news was saying though. take care always and have a nice day. ann
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
Well so far, I haven't noticed any significant and noticeable fluctuations with my internet and mobile connection. Well there are times when internet is really slow or when servers has heavy traffic or when it is really cloudy and windy, but overall I still feel that everything is cool on this part of the planet.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi lipstick, what a positive way to say it. am with you. happy people dont think of bad things to happen. well, signal sometimes is slow.. and i hope it is due to some technical concerns and not the sun storm flares. have a really nice day. ann
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
I also heard this new from a news two weeks ago. It's a little bit scary because they said that if this solar storm happen we will lose our cellphones signal. Actually the news says that in some part of the world, solar storm has already happened but we tend not to notice it. Let us just pray that this will not happen.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi angel, i guess we just have to be vigilant and observant. these are God's nature ways hence we cannot stop it. probably there are some methods to counter this though. i am hoping very much that nothing so drastic will happen. have a blessed day. ann
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
Hello tigeraunt, if that is happening then my connection would be lower or stalling because our iinternet or even Television signals depends on a satellite above earths atmosphere into space. and if a solar storm hits our atmosphere, yuo won't be receiving my response right now, and there wn't be a steady internet connection.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi LK, am hoping you are right. am hoping it is just technical problems of the network and their base stations. have a nice day. ann
@ravinskye (8247)
• United States
17 Aug 11
I haven't noticed a problem with cell phone signals but I have noticed that our radio stations have days where they don't come in very well at all. I don't know if that is because of solar storms, but it just made me think of it. I remember hearing something about some shift of things were all cell phones and stuff will stop working because signals will be blocked. I don't know how much there is to worry about. Sometimes it seems like they make a big deal out of this stuff them nothing happens.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi ravinskye, the best thing to do is not to panic. if it happens or not, we will only be the expectators here. let's just hope it doesnt come to worse and that the news was an exaggeration. ann
@bobmnu (8161)
• United States
16 Aug 11
From what I have read the storms or flairs can interfere with transmissions through the atmosphere.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi bob, that is what i read too. but then, they mentioned of earthquakes hence that is something more serious, isnt it? i hope it doesnt affect us like that. Let use just be the keen observers and pray ann
@Eskimo (2329)
16 Aug 11
If you log on to Space Weather (.com ) then it shows the activity of the sun, including sunspots, and Coronal Mass Ejections. There have been quite a number recently, however many of these have missed the earth completely, although there have been some which have hit it. There doesn't seem to have been much damage to communications so far (luckily), not like the one which hit Canada some years back damaging power lines and causing blackouts. It has caused lots of Northern Lights though.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
17 Aug 11
hi eskimo, we can do anything to stop it when it ever it hits the earth's athmosphere.. but i am just hoping that it will have a milder effect than the devastations that was said in the news. have a nice day. ann
@Kalyni2011 (3504)
• India
8 Jun 12
Hey Anny Did that really happen? Well i was unable to notice it at all, may be it happened, and i don't remember, this post is 10 months old.. Best of luck. Happy posting, cheers.
@xfahctor (14115)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 Aug 11
" the latest sun solar flare storm which is set to reach earth will not only cause Northern lights but also the earthquake as well" What utter nonsense. Solar flares cannot cause earthquakes. " had also warned about upcoming solar Storm in year 2011-2012" Actually the regular (more or less) solar peak (not specific solar storm) will be around 2013-2014 and is not expected to be any more than usual.