• [SSDN] WIRED on the Dangers of another Carrington Event, Solar Cycle 25

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    SolderSmoke Daily News

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    WIRED on the Dangers of another Carrington Event, Solar Cycle 25,
    Capacitors Could Save Us All

    Posted: 23 Jun 2022 11:01 AM PDT http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/2022/06/wired-on-dangers-of-carrington-event.html


    This Wired article has some really interesting info on competing theories
    about the solar cycle, about the danger to the Earth from solar flares, and about what a flare like that of the Carrington event could do to the transformers we are currently using. The article points out that large capacitors could protect these transformers from the effects of the flare.
    But the power companies are not installing the capacitors.
    I think one of the scientists Pete mentioned in SolderSmoke podcast #238 is mentioned here: https://www.wired.com/story/sun-storm-end-civilization/?redirectURL=https://www.wired.com/story/sun-storm-end-civilization/

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