This morning the earth was hit by a solar storm, fortunately the majority of the storm missed us and we were just on the edge. Tomorrow another storm will hit the earth. Last July the North Koreans had a tramp steamer off the coast of the US with scud missiles and launches on it. What you need to understand about CMP and EMP is that the danger is always there.
Lets talk about CMP and tomorrow, Saturday Sept 13th 2014.
Here is the space weather report put out by NOAA http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ for tomorrow.
“2014-09-12 01:15 UTC The First CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) Has Arrived
The first of the two CMEs predicted to arrive today made its appearance right on time. G1 ((Minor) geomagnetic storming is expected to begin within the next few hours with a maximum projected level of G2 (Moderate) storms for September 12th. A G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm Watch is still in effect for September 13th due to the combined influence of this CME and the one projected to arrive late on the 12th. G1 (Minor) storming is likely to continue into September 14th. In addition, the S1 (Minor) solar radiation storm that is in progress as a result of the eruption on September 10th is expected to persist for the next few days with a possible slight increase with the arrival of the CMEs. Keep in mind that the forecast periods listed are in Universal Time so aurora watchers in the northern U.S. should be looking for possible activity tonight through Saturday night. Stay tuned for updates.”
“This is a pretty strong solar storm, and we just won’t know until it gets here” what it will do, said CNN meteorologist Chad Myers.
Now I am not saying that this storm will be the one that devastates this country, but I am saying that the threat is always there of a CMP hitting the earth directly. To avoid confusion CMP and CME is the same thing just a different term.
Now what about EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) which could be described loosely as a man made CME.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry who is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, and served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA.
Dr Pry recently stated, in interview with the Blaze Magazine the following
“Many Americans have no idea that North Korea has actually been making preparations for a future attack on the United States”
“Last July, there was a tramp freighter they sent into the Gulf of Mexico,” said Pry. “On board were two SA-2 nuclear-capable missiles on their launchers. They weren’t equipped with nuclear warheads, but they were the exact kind of missile you would need to do a short-range, high-altitude EMP attack to take out the U.S. grid. The only reason we found out about it was because, once they saw that they could bring the missiles in close to the U.S. [off our southern coast], they decided to see if they could get them through the Panama Canal. And that’s where we caught them. We found the two launchers under a few thousand bags of sugar.”
As you can see the threat of CMP and EMP are both real. CMP has affected the earth on previous occasions such as the Carrington Event of 1859 and the Quebec Incident of 1989.
Here are some links to posts that I have written in the past to help you prepare for such an event.
As you can see from the above articles there is a lot of confusion on the effects of CMP and EMP. I am attempting to learn more about it and will post some new articles in the near future. If any of you have good information on this subject please share it with the rest of us.