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4 X class solar flares to impact this weekend.

Is there a grid risk on the night side of the planet? Do the charge particles follow the magnetic field and disrupt the dark side too? Or is it just the sun facing side where the particles push through the magnetic field?
 
News release will probably let us know without any doubt that the Sun is causing the warming of the globe we are on! LOL

Some people might be in fear over this as a cause!

Hopefully there is some news reported that solar flares aid in solar production, and more DIY'ers visit the forum for installation advise.
 
Is there a grid risk on the night side of the planet? Do the charge particles follow the magnetic field and disrupt the dark side too? Or is it just the sun facing side where the particles push through the magnetic field?
It's the electromagnetic energy from the solar flare that is traveling near the speed of light that only hits the sun side of the earth and causes radio blackouts. It's the actual "mass" of energetic particles that takes days to arrive (if it was pointing towards the path of where earth will be in a few days) since they are traveling much slower and is what results in auroras, potential energizing of electric lines, etc. Auroras form in both daylight and night time but the human eye can only see them at night.
 
It's the electromagnetic energy from the solar flare that is traveling near the speed of light that only hits the sun side of the earth and causes radio blackouts. It's the actual "mass" of energetic particles that takes days to arrive (if it was pointing towards the path of where earth will be in a few days) since they are traveling much slower and is what results in auroras, potential energizing of electric lines, etc. Auroras form in both daylight and night time but the human eye can only see them at night.
Seems like I am ok connecting to the grid at night.
 
This channel also has some good info (warning, music can be intense).

I don't think this weekends event will cause any severe issues but AR3664 is definitely something to pay attention to. (a lot of this is way over my head).
I kinda dig the music..

Interesting videos, probably should be aware of the possibilities of these events.
 
They've since updated it to 12% because of another couple bursts.
 
Did anything bad happen in 2005? Not to my memory.
Not worried...

I'm still standing by my statement. Bring on the lights.

My luck, it will be cloudy and rainy when it hits so we can't see nothing anyway. Darn it Ohio.
 
Much more to worry about than CMEs if you get on a Boeing imo.

Heh. Truth. Heard about another incident with a 737.

 
Would tripping the breaker help the situation off grid? Are the short grid of a pv panel be enough to induce damaging current?
 
Would tripping the breaker help the situation off grid? Are the short grid of a pv panel be enough to induce damaging current?
Tripping the breaker would theoretically protect you from DC induced onto your service drop wire, or if the solar storm DC on your transformer primary somehow shorted onto the secondary. I don't believe there's any reason to believe this storm could be so bad to do either of the above. That would require like thousands of times the power of the Carrington event or something.

But it's better than nothing if that's a good enough reason for you.

PV circuit is already DC so should not care about a little extra DC from the sun.
 
As of 2pm EST I am checking on my Ham Radio and there is no increase in the background noise.
So either nothing has reached yet or the numbers are exaggerated. I suspect that nothing has reached yet.
 
Tripping the breaker would theoretically protect you from DC induced onto your service drop wire, or if the solar storm DC on your transformer primary somehow shorted onto the secondary. I don't believe there's any reason to believe this storm could be so bad to do either of the above. That would require like thousands of times the power of the Carrington event or something.

But it's better than nothing if that's a good enough reason for you.

PV circuit is already DC so should not care about a little extra DC from the sun.
Thanks for the clarification. Do you mean transformer in the inverter?
 
As of 2pm EST I am checking on my Ham Radio and there is no increase in the background noise.
So either nothing has reached yet or the numbers are exaggerated. I suspect that nothing has reached yet.
I don't really understand the space weather terms but I guess we're waiting for the blue and green lines to take off here. I was excited about red line but I guess when I read the key, the different lines are power levels. So red line I guess is just measuring detections of still relatively weak waves.
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