Exploding Sun and Super Tornadoes

When the sun becomes angry super spacestorms scour Earth. For the next 14 months the sun will be the angriest it's been since 1859. The massive storms electrify the geomagnetic field, affects the Arctic vortex, and warps and twists the jetstream creating gigantic vortexes sweeping across the defenseless Midwest. What are normally tornadoes become super-tornadoes that are super-destructive. What could be in store for much of the USA? Total devastation from 300mph plus winds…Tiny towns scraped off the map…And major cities left in tattered ruins after being smashed apart by the merciless hands of Nature gone mad…

Super-tornadoes miles-wide will roar across the land scraping towns away

The angry sun
NASA and the ESA have warned about the sun erupting into a sustained period of horrific violence.

The space agencies forecast the worst solar storms in more than 150 years. The storms—that have already begun—are expected to continue through early 2013.

The magnetosphere under attack

Super solar storms, expected to hit Earth and perhaps causing massive damage to the technological infrastructure, could knock out power for months and cripple water plants, the banking system, and the nation's distribution system resulting in empty supermarkets and millions on the verge of starvation.

The sun gives life...and takes it away

But even if that dire scenario fails to unfold, the onslaught of solar storms and super storms are mutating the normal weather patterns of the Northern Hemisphere.

Disturbing shift of Arctic Polar Vortex has occured

Already many are dying from freak Ice Age conditions that have gripped much of Northern Europe since the fall of 2011.

Worrisome: the Arctic Polar Vortex is warping

The Arctic Polar Vortex has warped and significantly changed the jetstream that circles the northern longitudes. That also contributes to the creation of super-tornadoes.

Earth's Midlatitude jetstream has significantly shifted

Jetstream drives much of Northern latitudes' weather

As Yahoo! News pointed out in Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power, a very real problem confronts millions of people. The danger is now. It's extreme.

Yet there's little sense of urgency.

"…there is the potential for widespread problems. Solar storms have three ways they can disrupt technology on Earth: with magnetic, radio and radiation emissions. This is an unusual situation when all three types of solar storm disruptions are likely to be strong," writes Yahoo! News quoting Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Earth is under increasing solar assault until 2013

As the Earth's geomagnetic field is partially warped, twisted, and even ruptured by the sun's relentless bombardment, normal weather event will intensify and what was bad will become worse…horrifying…even devastating.

Earth's geomagnetic field warping, twisting
The exploding sun will start generating super-tornadoes never experienced by anyone alive today. The most violent of the tornadoes could be 20, 30, even 50 miles wide. Their savage winds could exceed that of the greatest known hurricanes, reaching incredible velocities of 300mph or more.

Destruction on a hellish, Apocalyptic scale

Anything in their path will be destroyed. After their passage little will remain except total destruction and death.

Scientific measurements show vortex intensifying

Magnetic vortex velocities increase
Scientists measuring the increasing intensity of the magnetic vortex spewing from the sun worry about the escalating severity of massive superstorms on Earth.

The growing intensity of the solar storms will play havoc with the Earth's normal weather pattern and as each month advances into the period of greates solar disruption the catastrophes on Earth will mount.

Super storms, superstorm cells, and super-tornadoes will be accompanied by ever increasing tectonic slippage as the Earth's core continues to mutate from the solar bombardment. Volcanic activity will increase and long dormant volcanoes could spring back to life.

The "Ring of Fire"—that band of volcanoes encircling the Pacific—will become much more actove, and countries in the Northen Hemisphere at risk of major or Great Earthquakes may tumble.

Vortex formation spotted in the Baltic Sea

One early sign of solar-generated approaching doom would be giant vortexes and whirpools appearing in the world's oceans.

Multiple vortexes appearing off the coast of Japan

During the past 12 months such vortexes have begun to appear.

Map of high risk states in super-tornado regions

Apocalypse in the Heartland Rural areas and small towns are not the only human enclaves at risk. The major U.S. Midwestern cities are not immune.

No time to evacuate cities as superstorms approach

Urban and suburban areas hit by such mega-storms would resemble bombed-out cities once the thunderous winds have passed.

Super-tornadoes would turn cities into hollowed-out shells
Emergency services would be wiped out as well as most if not all of the infrastructure. Many critically injured from the storm would not survive. What potable water and food remain would be strictly rationed.

Super-tornadoes, New Madrid earthquake topples skyscapers
Worse, the New Madrid Fault could have a major slippage during this window of extreme solar activity resulting in many thousands dead, hundreds of thousands homeless, and billions lost in property damage.

For a period of days (or weeks depending upon the severity of the super-tornadoes and the size of the region affected) martial law might be imposed.

Any looters would be harshly treated, probably shot on sight and buried along with up to tens of thousands in mass graves as the possibility of disease began to spread across the crumbling remains where civilization once stood.

When the sun attacks, people will die. The ancients understood that, now modern Man may learn it as well…all too soon.



Largest Solar Flare in 5 Years Hits Earth

Earth braced itself for the worst this evening as the largest solar flare in five years sent charged particles speeding towards us at 600 miles per second.

As the 'X-class' flare - the most powerful of its kind - bombarded our planet's magnetic field for most of the day, it was feared the activity could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and aeroplane routes.

However, no major incidents have so far been reported - but that could still change.

The solar storm - ten times stronger than a normal 'solar wind' - is likely to last through Friday morning, and the region that erupted could still send more blasts our way.

At the height of the flare activity Joe Kunches, a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said: 'It's hitting us right in the nose' - calling it the sun's version of 'Super Tuesday'.

But he later said his space weather prediction agency might have overestimated the effects of the bombardment.

The sun's activity on March 8, 2012. A strong geomagnetic storm is racing from the sun towards Earth

Heading our way! A Nasa handout photo shows the massive solar flare that could affect power grids, GPS and plane flights - although no incidents have so far been reported

The X1 solar flare in a new active region on the sun, region 1429. It has let loose two M-class flares and one X-class so far. Material erupted from the sun with each flare, though due to the fact that this active region is still off to the side of the sun, they will likely have a weak effect on Earth's magnetosphere

'We expected the freight train. The freight train has gone by, is still going by, and now we're watching to see how this all shakes out,' he told Fox News.

He added: 'We estimated the speed but we missed the spin on the ball.' Others had similar hunches to Kunches. Nasa solar physicist Alex Young reckoned the flare 'could give us a bit of a jolt'.

However experts have warned solar storms can be devastating, and the flare may just be a preview ahead of a peak in the sun's activity next year.

Restless: The sun is in a period of intense activity that will peak next year. This Nasa picture was taken today

Hot stuff: An image acquired by the Solar Dynamics Observatory today that captures the sunspots with amazing clarity

Solar storms have three ways they can disrupt technology on Earth: with magnetic, radio and radiation emissions.

Kunches said power companies around the Earth had been alerted for possible outages.

The timing and speed of a storm determines whether it will knock off power grids, he said.

Solar storms can also make global positioning systems less accurate, which is mostly a problem for precision drilling and other technologies. There also could be GPS outages.

The storm also can cause communication problems and added radiation around the north and south poles, which will probably force airlines to reroute flights. Some already have done so.

Satellites could be affected by the storm, too. Nasa spokesman Rob Navias said the space agency isn't taking any extra precautions to protect astronauts on the International Space Station from added radiation from the solar storm.

Space-watchers said the impact - which is mainly felt in the polar regions - could be strong enough to allow a glimpse of the famous northern lights in Britain overnight.

Solar storms are a natural phenomenon which occur as a result of the natural rises and falls in the sun's magnetic activity over an 11-year cycle which will peak in 2013-14.

When it releases magnetic energy, bursts of charged particles -- known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs - can be flung towards Earth and interfere with our magnetic field.

The sun-spot group 1429 is seen on the surface of the sun on this photo taken from Salgotarjan, 109 km northeast of Budapest, Hungary

The explosions on the sun created a 'coronal mass ejection' which sent a large amount of charged particles into space, but they are expected to avoid Earth because the sun spots are off to the side of our star

After a large solar flare in August, this is the biggest since 2007, according to the US space agency Nasa.

Dr Craig Underwood, Deputy Director of the Space Centre at Surrey said: 'The event is the largest for several years, but it is not in the most severe class.

'We may expect more storms of this kind and perhaps much more severe ones in the next year or so as we approach solar maximum.

'Such events act as a wake-up call as to how our modern western lifestyles are utterly dependent on space technology and national power grid infrastructure.'

The Met Office warned businesses about the storm on Wednesday after two smaller solar flares earlier this week.

This flare was categorized as an X5.4, making it the second largest flare -- after an X6.9 on August 9, 2011 -- since the sun's activity segued into a period of relatively low activity called solar minimum in early 2007

This extreme ultraviolet wavelength image provided by NASA provides another look at a solar flare, which could also force airlines to reroute

This colour-coded image combines observations made by Nasa in several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, highlighting a bright X-class flare toward the upper left on March 6

Scientists are working hard to understand the physics of these events so they will be able to predict them with more accuracy.

Professor Alan Woodward, Department of Computing, University of Surrey said solar storms could cause devastation by knocking out computer systems, medical devices, aircraft and mobile phones.

He said: 'We have the potential this year to see what planners call a "Black Swan" event: one that is unlikely but if it happens will have an extraordinary impact on our lives.'

In 1972, a geomagnetic storm provoked by a solar flare knocked out long-distance telephone communication across the US state of Illinois.

A disturbance in 1989 plunged six million people into darkness across the Canadian province of Quebec.



America's Secret Space Plane?

The U.S Air Force’s highly secret unmanned space plane was supposed to stay in space for nine months, but it’s now been there for a year and three days – and no one knows what it’s doing. The experimental craft has been circling Earth at 17,000 miles per hour and was due to land in California in December. However the mission of the X-37B orbital test vehicle was extended – for unknown reasons.

Mystery tour: The mission of the X-37B space plane was extended after it spent nine months orbiting the Earth.

The plane resembles a mini space shuttle and is the second to fly in space. The first one landed last December at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after more than seven months in orbit. The 29-foot, solar-powered craft had an original mission of 270 days. The Air Force said the second mission was to further test the technology but the ultimate purpose has largely remained a mystery.

The vehicle's systems program director, Lieutenant-colonel Tom McIntyre, told the Los Angeles Times in December: 'We initially planned for a nine-month mission. Keeping the X-37 in orbit will provide us with additional experimentation opportunities and allow us to extract the maximum value out of the mission.'

Questions: The unmanned space plane is the second of its kind to be sent up by the U.S. Air Force - but its purpose has never fully been explained

Finishing touches: Scientists in protective suits inspect the solar-powered craft prior to its mission

However, many sceptics think that the vehicle's mission is defence or spy-related. There are rumours circulating that the craft has been kept in space to spy on the new Chinese space station, Tiangong. However, analysts have pointed out that surveillance would be tricky, since the spacecraft would rush past each other at thousands of metres per second.

Preparing for lift off: The Air Force said the craft is being used to test space technology but there have been suggestions it is being used to spy

Keeping watch: An artist's rendition of the X-37B shuttle orbiting the Earth

And Brian Weeden, from the Secure World Foundation, pointed out to the BBC: ‘If the U.S. really wanted to observe Tiangong, it has enough assets to do that without using X-37B.’

Last May, amateur astronomers were able to detect the orbital pattern of the first X-37B which included flyovers of North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, heightening the suspicion that the vehicle was being used for surveillance. Other industry analysts have speculated that the Air Force is just making use of the X-37B’s amazing fuel efficiency and keeping it in space for as long as possible to show off its credentials and protect it from budget cuts.

This undated image released by the U.S. Air Force shows the X-37B spacecraft. Its mission and cost are shrouded in secrecy

Lift off: The X-37B sits on top of an Atlas V rocket as it's launched at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida

Ready for launch: The X-37B rocket in Florida before it blasted off into space

Mystery: Scientists work on a prototype for the rocket prior to its launch
After all, under budget cuts for 2013 to 2017 proposed by the Obama administration, the office that developed the X-37 will be shut down. According to X-37B manufacturer Boeing, the space plane operates in low-earth orbit, between 110 and 500 miles above earth. By comparison, the International Space Station orbits at about 220 miles. The current flight launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in March.

This computer image shows the space plane re-entering Earth. Although it resembles a small space shuttle it is not designed to carry humans. It's wingspan is a mere 4.5m with a length of 8.9m. It is powered by batteries and solar cells



120-mile stretch of Algae can be seen from Space

A bright green bloom of algae 120 miles long and 60 miles wide is so big it can be seen from space.The 'remarkable' bloom has been caught on a satellite camera based 400 miles above Earth. It is thought to have occurred when snow was blown into the ocean from Antarctica.

The mammoth growth was probably caused by a build-up of iron which came from the snow falling into the waters, according to Australian scientists who spotted the bloom on satellite images.

'Remarkable': The blooms of bright green algae floating in ocean waters off Antarctica are so large they can be seen from space

Phenomenon: The images were captured from the Modis instrument on Nasa's Terra satellite, located at least 400 miles from Earth

They say the phenomenon could be the largest growth in living memory and it has caused a feeding frenzy for the surrounding sea life.

Krill and plankton are feasting on the algae and, in turn, they are being eaten by larger predators such as whales, penguins and seals, it has been reported.

According to the Telegraph, scientists say Antarctica's snow, which contains small concentrations of iron, were blown into the sea by strong winds in the region over the summer.

Dr Mark Curran, from the Australian Antarctic Division, told ABC Radio: 'Very, very tiny amounts of iron act as a nutrient.

'Usually algae in this region are iron limited and so when they get a small amount of iron and they have everything else they need, that's enough for them to bloom.

'They die off, things like bacteria comes through there and feeds on the material and then the material eventually will sink to the bottom of the ocean - anything that hasn't been consumed by predators higher up the food chain.'

Blown away: The algae is thought to have occurred after high winds pushed snow into the ocean from Antarctica (pictured)

In bloom: Tiny amounts of iron act as a nutrient which allows algae to form and thrive

Feeding frenzy: Penguins and seals are just a few of the sea life feasting in the area thanks to the algae

The images were captured from the Modis instrument on Nasa's Terra satellite, located at least 400 miles from Earth.

This particular bloom of algae has been floating on the ocean's surface for three weeks but it is likely to disappear soon, with the parts that haven't been eaten breaking down naturally without any negative impact on the environment.

Describing the phenomenon as a 'remarkable natural event', scientist Dr Jan Leiser, told The Conversation website: 'Iron is the limiting nutrient in that part of the world, so as soon as you have iron and as soon as you have sunlight and all the other conditions are right, then these algal blooms will quite happily grow and reproduce.

'Where the iron is coming from we're not quite sure. One idea is that it's been taken off the continent by strong offshore winds that take snow and sediment load in the snow into the ocean surface, and the snow melts there and releases the nutrient load.'


Top 5 Most Horrifying Bugs

There are about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 insects on earth at any given moment. Seriously, that's a real number. For every one of us, there are 1.5 billion bugs. But some of them are so horrifying, just one is too many. Here are five you want to avoid at all costs.

Japanese Giant Hornet (vespa mandarinia japonica)

From: Japan, obviously.

Why you must fear it:
It's the size of your thumb and it can spray flesh-melting poison. We really wish we were making that up for, you know, dramatic effect because goddamn, what a terrible thing a three-inch acid-shooting hornet would be, you know? Oh, hey, did we mention it shoots it into your eyes? Or that the poison also has a pheromone cocktail in it that'll call every hornet in the hive to come over and sting you until you are no longer alive?

Think you can outrun it? It can fly 50 miles in a day. It'd be nice to say something reassuring at this point, like "Don't worry, they only live on top of really tall mountains where nobody wants to live," but no, they live all over the goddamned place, including outside Tokyo.

Forty people die like that every year, each of them horribly.

More scary shit:
Here's how the Japanese hornet treats other insects (and would presumably treat us, if we were small enough). An adult hornet will fly miles to find some squishy shit to feed to its children. Often times, it finds its food in, say, a hive inhabited by thousands of bees.

What to do? Well, Vespa japonica sprays the nest with some of the acid/pheromone and brings in reinforcements, usually consisting of 30 or so fellow hornets. They then descend upon the beehive like an unholy plague of hell-born death engines and proceed to make this world a scary goddamned place. This is maybe 30 wasps against 30,000 bees and the 30,000 bees do not stand a chance.

Behold the hornets systematically seize them with huge, wicked jaws and literally fucking cut them apart, one by one by one by fucking one. In three hours, there are piles of limbs and heads and just fucking bits of things that could possibly have been alive at one point, and the hornets have stormed the hive and flown away with all the bee's children. Who will then be eaten.

Nature is fucking hardcore.

Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata)

Rainforests from Nicaragua to Paraguay

Why you must fear it:
It's a full inch long, it lives in trees and thus can and will fall on you to scare you away from its hive--the one you didn't know was there, because it's in a fucking tree. Before it does this, it shrieks at you. This ant, you see, can shriek.

It's called a Bullet Ant because its 'unusually severe' sting feels like getting shot. On the Schmidt Sting Index, Bullet Ants rate as the number one most try-not-to-shit-out-your-spine painful in the entirety of the Kingdom Arthropoda.

Also--and we do feel the need to stress this--they fucking shriek at you before they attack.

More scary shit:
Are you the sort of person who likes to think of yourself as tough? A "badass," perhaps? "Hard," as they say?

Some of the indigenous peoples of the area use Bullet Ants as part of this initiation-to-manhood ceremony that they do. You know the kind we mean, with us it's like, a big party and your relatives give you money and everyone loves you and is so proud of you? Yeah with them, it's these special leaf sleeves with hundreds of bullet ants woven into them, stingers-inwards. They put them on and are immediately stung to holy fucking bejeezus by, and this is important, hundreds of Bullet Ants woven into the sleeves, stingers-inward.

The goal is to leave them on for 10 minutes, after which their arms are stiff, useless lengths of twisting agony, their bodies wracked with uncontrollable spasms for days. And in order to be actually pass the ordeal and become a man, they have to do it 20 fucking times.

Africanized Honey Bee (Apis mellifera scutellata)

South and Central America, the American Southwest

Why you must fear it:
You know how you can spot one of these? You can't. There is no physical way to determine the difference between an Africanized bee and a common European bee. None whatsoever.

You can, however, easily tell the difference based on their behavior. Regular bees will give you about nine seconds of being too close to the hive before deciding you're a threat and then attacking you. So it's pretty easy to just walk past them without any screams. And if you do get them after you, they'll consider you to be 'chased off' after about 300 feet.

Africanized bees do not roll this way. They give you half a second of being too close before they decide it is time to completely fuck your shit up and empty the entire hive--tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of angry, angry bees. When you run, flailing and crying and soiling yourself while screaming "JESUS CHRIST I'M COVERED IN BEES," they will chase you for over half a mile.

More scary shit:
Africanized bees owe their existence to science. Warwick E. Kerr created them in Brazil during the 1950s by crossing a European bee with an African bee. He wanted a bee that could live in the jungle. He got a bee that swarms by the hundreds of millions, is insanely territorial, mindlessly aggressive, has killed anywhere from a few dozen to a few thousand people. And, can live in the jungle.

And after they escaped and swarmed northward, it turned out they were a-OK with deserts, too. They'll be in Montana by 2010.

Army or Soldier Ant (Eciton burchellii)

The Amazon Basin. There's other subfamilies living in Asia and Africa, but these are the most notorious.

Why you must fear it:
By now, you will not be surprised to hear that these ants are, in fact, fucking huge, with the soldiers reaching a half inch in length. You will also not be surprised to learn that they have massive, powerful, machete-like jaws half the length of the soldiers themselves. They're notorious for dismantling any living thing in their path, regardless of size. They're also completely blind, which for some reason makes the whole thing worse.

They're called 'Army' ants because their entire colony, comprising up to and over one million insects, is a 100 percent mobile battalion. They don't make permanent hives like other ants, no, they bivouac down in single locations just long enough for the queen to shit out thousands of eggs, while the soldiers spread out in wide fans daily in search of food ("food" here, means "anything moving"). Then the eggs hatch and they enter the dreaded swarm phase of their existence.

Much like the word "killer," nature takes words like "dreaded" and "swarm" very, very seriously. They carefully pick up their larvae and go on the move, a near-solid mass of insect death and horror moving steadily and swiftly along the jungle floor, flaying alive and disassembling every living thing too stupid, slow or asleep to get the living fuck out of the way. There is no talk of painful stingers or ballistic acid here, no, this is terror of a far more primordial nature--the kind that simply flows over you by the hundreds of thousands and rips you apart with massive, unbelievably powerful jaws, utterly and literally blind to size and species, considering everything in their path to be a threat to the continuation of their colony.

There are reports of animals the size of horses being overwhelmed and shredded by them. Go stand next to a horse and then think about what that means for you.

More scary shit:
Army Ants are masters of wholly-organic, living architecture. For the good of the colony, the ants will use their own living bodies to build any conceivable structure necessary, latching on to each other foot-to-foot to create protective walls and ceilings against the ravages of the weather, bridges to cross otherwise impassable spans, whatever happens to be needed. (Can they form themselves into a crude catapult mechanism and launch themselves at prey? Not yet.)

There is no other living thing in the entire world that does this.

And, they're blind.

Now, time for the disclaimer. If you are squeamish or have a weak stomach or value your sanity in any way, you may want to bail out now.

Okay, here goes...

Bot Fly (family oestridae, genus and species varies)

Most species found in Central and South America, some species found all over the world

Why you must fear it:
Oh boy. Ohhhhh boy. Okay, Bot flies. There are dozens of varieties of Bot Fly, they're each highly adapted to target a specific animal, they have delightfully descriptive names like Horse Stomach Bot Fly, Sheep Nose Bot Fly and, hey, guess what. One of them is called Human Bot Fly.

They each have a different and elaborate reproductive cycle, all of which end with a fat, half-inch maggot embedded in living flesh. Feeding.

Horse Stomach Bots, for example, lay their eggs in grass. Horses eat the grass. And the eggs. Which hatch in the heat of the horse's mouth. Upon which they chew through the horse's tongue and burrow, through the horse, into its belly. Where they meet up and dig honeycombs into the horse's stomach. And get fat. When they're ready to be flies, they just let go and get pooped out of the system.

The Human Bot Fly lays its eggs on a horsefly or a mosquito, something that will attempt to land on a human. This carrier finds a human and lands on him or her. The eggs rub off onto the human, whose body heat hatches the eggs. The larvae drop onto the skin and burrow right the fuck in. Where they live. Under your skin. Eating.

More scary shit:
Here is the best part. The larvae can grow anywhere in your body, it just depends on where the eggs wind up. Which could end up with you having a fat wormy thing in your tear duct. Or your brain. We know, because that's happened.

A Human Bot Fly larvae, burrowing into your brain. Eating your thoughts.