Carrington-class CME Narrowly Misses Earth
Baker, along with colleagues from NASA and other universities, published a seminal study of the storm in the December 2013 issue of the journal Space Weather. Their paper, entitled “A major solar eruptive event in July 2012,” describes how a powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth orbit on July 23, 2012. Fortunately Earth wasn’t there. Instead, the storm cloud hit the STEREO-A spacecraft.
If Riley’s work holds true, there is a 12% chance we will learn a lot more about extreme solar storms in the next 10 years—when one actually strikes Earth.
Says Baker, “we need to be prepared.”
Sirius Star which arises by day, July 23rd (photo below)
For more information check out the Dogon tribe. An ancient West African tribe who believe the starting point of creation is a star which revolves around Sirius and is known as the ‘Digitaria star’. Their understanding is that this star is small, but heavy, and contains the building elements of creation.