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  • jherrbachlowe
    Just picked this up from NASA - note the part about LF navigation systems. Maybe this explains why the hum has been quiet for a while?: Scientists are
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2005
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      Just picked this up from NASA - note the part about LF navigation
      systems. Maybe this explains why the hum has been quiet for a while?:

      "Scientists are currently tracking a very large flare that occurred on
      the Sun around 1:40 pm EDT (17:40 UT). The current estimate of the size
      of the explosion is X-17; that would place the flare as the fifth
      largest ever observed.

      While the blast was not aimed at Earth, the event created a complete
      blackout of high frequency communications in North and South America.
      According to the NOAA Space Environment Center, communications used by
      emergency services along the Gulf Coast may have experienced problems
      due to this flare. Low frequency navigation systems may also have
      experienced a period of significant degradation. Further, they report
      that agencies impacted by space weather storms may experience
      disruptions over the next two weeks. These include spacecraft
      operators, electric power systems, high frequency communications, and
      low-frequency navigations systems."
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