Level 3 Proton Storm. Planetary Alignment. Quake Watch – possible 7.5 to 8

InvestmentWatchWarning (71): Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
From: 2014 Jan 07 2015 UTC To: 2014 Jan 08 1300 UTC
Condition: Onset

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solar proton storm in progress! See those white dots/stripes? (Just compare images) Those are charged particles!

https://twitter.com/SunViewer/status/420834521475739648/photo/1

The X1-flare that hurled the CME toward Earth also accelerated a swarm of high-energy protons in our direction. Effects of the proton fusillade are visible in this Jan. 7th coronagraph movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO):

The “snow” in this movie is caused by solar protons striking the spacecraft’s CCD camera.

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2014/08jan14/x1s2_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=o83hb2li2pl7h90dg30c5ak4d1

A veritable blizzard of speckles develops as the CME emerges into full view. Indeed, many of the protons are accelerated by shock waves at the forefront of the expanding cloud.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Space Weather Message Code: WATA50
Serial Number: 48
Issue Time: 2014 Jan 08 1214 UTC

WATCH: Geomagnetic Storm Category G3 Predicted
Highest Storm Level Predicted by Day:
Jan 08: None (Below G1) Jan 09: G3 (Strong) Jan 10: G3 (Strong)
THIS SUPERSEDES ANY/ALL PRIOR WATCHES IN EFFECT
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents – Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices.
Spacecraft – Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur.
Navigation – Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur.
Radio – HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent.
Aurora – Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

http://www.solarham.net/globald.htmplanetary-alignment-quake-watch-possible-7-5-to-8/#UOPPROhe9GeprJLV.99

Nankai trough at the breaking threshold.

DB

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