Keep those Faraday cages within quick reach...

Started by Ritzville, June 12, 2014, 01:01:27 am

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Luigi

Solar flares affect things like long power lines and satellites in space. They do not destroy electronic gear on the ground like an EMP does.

A Carrington like event in 1859 would have a devastating effect on communications and the power grid. Your equipment will be safe, but the power needed to run it may not be there if we are directly hit.

Carrington event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
Here is a good book about Carrington: http://www.stuartclark.com/publications/2-publications/4-the-sun-kings