Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)
In-person: LARC Clubhouse (NEW ADDRESS: 4420 NW 41st St., Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
In early February, a solar storm destroyed 40 of 49 recently launched Starlink satellites. On February 15, a huge Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was observed on the backside of the sun. Fortunately for us, it was not Earth-directed, as some scientists have stated that it would have been comparable to the Carrington Event, which is regarded as the largest solar storm in modern history.
For the March club meeting, we will be viewing videos about the Carrington Event, which occurred on September 1-2, 1859, and the storm of March 13, 1989, which blacked out the entire province of Quebec, Canada, leaving more than 6 million people without power.