6/26/15

Solar Flares And Alien Contact


I love following our sun's solar flare activity. Especially since I'm back to working on my SFR Books. The story I'm concentrating on right now is: 

AN ALIEN PRESENCE 

This book has a setting with a world on the brink of a CME (coronal mass ejection) extinction level event caused by its sun's extreme solar flare activity. Not to worry, a cool alien from an advanced tech culture is about to step in and render aid. Problem is, the race he is trying to help has no knowledge or belief that any kind of alien species exists.


Now on to what's happening on our world:

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare peaking at 2:23 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2015. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. At present harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through our Earth's protected atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.

To see how this event may affect Earth, visit NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center at http://spaceweather.gov, the source for space weather forecasts, alerts, watches and warnings.

This flare is classified as a M6.6 flare. M-class flares are a tenth the size of the most intense flares, the X-class flares. The number provides more information about its strength. An M2 is twice as intense as an M1, an M3 is three times as intense and so on.

What is a solar flare?

For answers to this and other space weather questions visit:

From: 

Genna Duberstein

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
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Keep in mind my story, AN ALIEN PRESENCE, is a true Science Fiction Romance with emphasis on the romantic/sensual connection between two characters from different worlds. Stay in touch for more on this story.

And yes, I'm still working on the Soul-Love series too. Can't let Nick and Krista down! Updates on REMEMBER HIM YESTERDAY are coming soon to the Soul-Love Connections Blog, and Website.

Kaye    

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