2013 - The End of Life as we know it ?
Scientists have warned that society as we know it, may be greatly disrupted by an intense solar flare predicted for 2013. A solar flare is a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface caused by a huge explosion on the surface of the sun.
A Solar Flare could hit the Earth like a lightening bolt and knock out all electrical and navigational equipment in key parts of the World or even a complete shutdown across the globe.
Scientists believe it could damage everything from aircraft and
ground controls, emergency services’ systems, emergency hospital
equipment, banks and traffic controls, through to everyday items
that we all take for granted such as home computers, tvs and the
driver's friend - the Sat Nav.
Power grids could overheat and bring counties to thier knees whilst
electronic items, navigation devices and even satellites could stop
working after the Sun reaches its maximum power sometimein 2013.
The effect of such a 'storm' could be felt for days, weeks or even
months as we try to bring the World back on line with electricity,
communications and vital services. The entire World relies on
electricity and satelites for it's day to day life and to suddenly
be thrown into the dark ages will be a major disaster for anyone
effected by the solar flare.
It is beleived that such a phenomenon occurs only once about every
100 years. A once in a lifetime space storm is forecast to
stretch from late 2012 into 2013 when the sun’s 22 year magnetic
energy cycle coincides with its 11-year peak in superpowered sun
spot activity. . The last time a huge flare effected the earth was
in 1859, when is it said that a large proportion of the sky
was covered in a bright red haze.