"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Friday, March 25, 2016

Scientists Warn Again Earth May Be Scorched

Scientists Warn Again Earth May Be Scorched
 Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:7
And the first angel sounded the trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood, and it was cast on the earth, and the third part of the earth was burnt up, and the third part of the trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

New research suggests our star might be capable of huge solar flares that could bring modern society to a standstill. The emphasis is on "might."
We know eruptions on the sun can hurl energetic particles toward Earth that we see as colorful auroras when they collide with our atmosphere. The most powerful solar flares we've observed can disrupt communications signals and, in rare cases, even affect power supplies on Earth. But could our star hurl a massive "superflare" at us tomorrow?
A few years ago, the Kepler Space Telescope began observing larger numbers of superflares on other distant stars. Superflares can be up to 10,000 times more powerful than the largest documented solar flare. The notion that our sun is capable of such a huge eruption has been dismissed by NASA and others. New research, however, published Thursday in the journal Nature Communications questions the assumption that we shouldn't worry about a gigantic solar hiccup.
"The magnetic fields on the surface of stars with superflares are generally stronger than the magnetic fields on the surface of the sun," explains Christoffer Karoff, of Aarhus University in Denmark, who led the study investigating the question of whether the sun could produce a superflare.
Karoff's team looked at almost 100,000 stars using the new Guo Shou Jing telescope in China. They found that about 1 in 10 of the stars producing superflares had a magnetic field similar to or weaker than the sun's.

"We certainly did not expect to find superflare stars with magnetic fields as weak as the magnetic fields on the sun. This opens the possibility that the sun could generate a superflare -- a very frightening thought," Karoff said in a press release.
Other researchers also see the potential for superflares from our sun, but aren't freaking out just yet.

In December, a team from Warwick University in the UK published research looking at a Milky Way binary star named KIC9655129 that regularly erupts in superflares similar in nature to solar flares. The findings suggest the sun also harbors the same potential for destructive mammoth flares, but stops short of sounding the alarm and recommending that we all stock the fallout shelter with plenty of canned goods.
"If the sun were to produce a superflare it would be disastrous for life on Earth; our GPS and radio communication systems could be severely disrupted and there could be large-scale power blackouts as a result of strong electrical currents being induced in power grids," lead researcher Chloë Pugh said in December. "Fortunately the conditions needed for a superflare are extremely unlikely to occur on the sun, based on previous observations of solar activity."
But Karoff isn't so sure that Earth hasn't already been hit by small superflares between 10 to 100 times bigger than what's been observed in the past century.
"One of the strengths of our study is that we can show how astronomical observations of superflares agree with Earth-based studies of radioactive isotopes in tree rings," he explains.

It's possible to look at tree ring data and see increased amounts of a certain radioactive isotope that is connected with large solar eruptions. Previous research (PDF) has suggested that such small superflares may have collided with the Earth in the years 775 and 993.
Obviously, humanity survived any early solar superflares during the Dark Ages, but what would happen if such a blast were to be shot our way tomorrow?
We've already received small tastes of how a large flare can affect modern society. In 1989, a solar storm caused a power outage in the entire province of Quebec. The largest solar storm documented post-Copernicus was the so-called "Carrington Event" of 1859 that knocked out telegraph systems worldwide and created auroras over tropical latitudes.

Today we rely far more on our electrical and communications infrastructure. And it would be far more vulnerable to massive flares because so much of it consists of satellites in orbit, beyond the full protection of our atmosphere.
If there's any silver lining to our state of cosmic helplessness when it comes to the possibility of massive solar flares, it's that we'd have some warning. Should a destructive solar eruption be shot in our direction, it would likely take anywhere from 18 hours to five days to reach us.
It could be worse though. At least the reality isn't bad as the Hollywood take (click to spoil the end of a really terrible Nicolas Cage movie from 2009) on what a massive superflare might do to us.


Our Lady of Akita 1973
In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With My Son, I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him and form a cohort of victim souls.
Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this also from your community, that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men. Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice: offer (whatever God may send) in reparation for sins. Let each one endeavour, according to her capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord.
Even in a secular institute, prayer is necessary. Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered. Without attaching too much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master.”
It was on Saturday, October 13, the anniversary day of the last Apparition of the Virgin Mary to the three children of Fatima, that Mary gave to Sister Agnes Her third Message, the most important and serious one:
If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the priests.
The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.
The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.
“...Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved.”

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