dieses jahr soll ja noch mehr bringen 😉
A strong solar flare could affect technology worldwide starting 1200 GMT March 8. GPS, radio, mobile and satellite phones likely affected.
Please see the report below and cascade to your teams as you find appropriate:
Scientists announced the possibility that a severe geomagnetic storm will affect Earth starting at around 1200 GMT March 8; the storm could last through early March 9. The source of the storm is a coronal mass ejection, or CME, in which charged particles ejected from the sun’s corona will enter the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The risk to living creatures, including humans, is nonexistent.
Background and Analysis
Scientists said that this CME is one of the largest to strike the planet since December 2006. The storm has the potential to disrupt technology across the planet, especially in areas closer to the poles – above 45 degrees north latitude, and below 45 degrees south latitude. The Earth’s magnetic field acts to concentrate the particles in these regions.
Effects could include degraded cellular and satellite phone communications; degraded radio and television broadcasts (the effect will likely be worst in the AM and shortwave bands); and difficulty with GPS and satellite navigation systems. Some airlines have rescheduled and rerouted flights in polar regions during the height of the storm, due to the possibility of interference with navigational and radio systems; expect some possible flight delays. The storm also has the potential to stress power grids and cause blackouts in some areas. Communications over hardwired systems (e.g. landline phones, Internet, etc.) will likely not be affected.
mal sehen, wie das iphone betroffen ist 😉