Sun about to flip its polarity

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  1. antipody

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...-as-magnetic-field-reverses-its-polarity.html

    Sounds pretty scary, but I guess it's nothing to be worried about :Paranoid:

    Edit: From spaceweather.com

    That does appear to be a massive coronal hole there...

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    I wonder what class of solar flare we can expect from that for Christmas :eek:

    I usually wouldn't worry about this kind of stuff but I got badly sunburned today and the fact that we get a once in 11 year dip in the planet's cosmic radiation shield just has me thinking how dim I am.
     
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  2. Akh-Horus

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    From the linked article it happens every 11years....
     
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    I have a specially prepared lead-foil hat for just such an occasion.
     
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    Dull or shiny side out?
     
  5. Foliage

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    Did it happen?
     
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    Check to see if you've grown any extra limbs or eyes. If you haven't then nothing happened and you'll need to wait for America to annex Canada.
     
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    well that's certainly unfortunate
     
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    It also may change my tanning schedule.
     
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    Melbourne's current heat wave is proof that the sun has flipped out.
     
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    I blame Doctor Who. That guy is always using his sonic screwdriver to flip the polarity on things and Deus Ex Machina his way out of bad situations. :lol:
     
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    Did we died yet?
     
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    I'm just in awe at the picture itself, fantastic :thumbup:
     

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