The largest of the filaments, which is curling over the sun's northeastern limb, stretches at least 50,000 km from end to end. If it collapses and hits the stellar surface, the impact could produce a powerful Hyder flare. Readers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor developments.
more images: from Bavais Joel of Ath, Belgium; from Alan Friedman of downtown Buffalo, NY; from Brian Woosnam of North Wales UK; from Cai-Uso Wohler of Bispingen, Germany; from S. Barube and J. Stetson of S. Portland, Maine; from Greg Piepol of Rockville, Md; from David Gradwell of Ner Birr Ireland;
taken from: spaceweather.com…
2012 won't be a problem. But eventually I think we could have a problem, over 1000 years from now. Even then will a big CME cause any global extinctions like the movie knowing? No, it takes a big asteroid impact to do that, and that could happen. But a CME at low field strength might cause some problems like maybe mass quantities of genetic mutations, and I suspect maybe even some deaths of animals living near polar regions where field strength and CME protection is weakest, but I don't think it will be a global planet killer like the movie.
If you want to worry about global extinctions, its appropriate to worry about it because it's happened before and it will happen again.
If you’r like me, you are wondering if there is any correlation between the CMEs generated by that 1 million km + solar prominence (filament) and the 7 magnitude earthquake in Japan and the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile. Is there a connection or is it really just a big coincidence?
To date, we have been lucky. This one wasn't so mean to us. But I have to ask, how many of you saw a lot being broadcast on the news or over the radios about this potential Earth killing event? If it ever happens, trust me, just like in the movie "2012" you wont hear about it, you wont read about it. If your unlucky, you will not be around for it.
Do I think the world as we know it will end in 2012? Definitely not!!! But I do worry about what our world governments wont tell us about, FOR OUR OWN GOOD,,,,
On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years(Milky Way is one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. The Galaxy has special significance to humanity as it is the home galaxy of the planet Earth). This special alignment means that the usual energy that typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 2012 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time. Scientists are actually in great doubt about the fact that the Mayas even knew what they were talking about.
Astronomers generally agree that “it would be impossible the Maya themselves would have known that” says Susan Milbrath, a Maya archaeoastronomer and a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. What’s more, she says, “we have no record or knowledge that they would think the world would come to an end at that point.”
From USA Today
Putting apart scientific data, here are the commons beliefs of the December 21 2012:
- Galactic Alignment. This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000, this is considered as the end-date in the Mayans Long Count calender. It is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator.
- A comet hitting Earth (Nostradamus)
- Read the article on Nostradamus to discover the real truth about Nostradamus: Nostradamus is not a valid argument!
- Earth’s Pole Shift/Magnetic field reversal
- Increase of calamities, natural disasters, mass destruction, etc.