Another M class--almost X class--earth directed solar flare occurred today. This is posted at Spaceweather.com "GSFC Space Weather Lab say the combined cloud should reach Earth on August 5th at 13:55 UT plus or minus 7 hours: "The impact on Earth is likely to be major."
That would convert to 2:55 AM EST to 4:55 PM EST.
From Wikipedia: "Coronal mass ejections release huge quantities of matter and electromagnetic radiation into space above the sun's surface...Coronal mass ejections, along with solar flares of other origin, can disrupt radio transmissions and cause damage to satellites and electrical transmission line facilities, resulting in potentially massive and long-lasting power outages" I add that they can also cause sparks to fly off of power lines starting forest fires, and the incoming energy can set off volcanoes and earthquakes--aka expando planet and can cause weird waether.
End of update.
Here are a few interesting developments that bear watching.
It was announced on Monday Aug 1, 2011 that Benjamin Netanyahu has bowed to US pressure by agreeing for the first time that a Palestinian state should roughly follow the contours of the 1967 borders
Late on Aug 1, 2011 tropical storm Emily formed. Emily means "rival" At present Emily is predicted to head toward the east coast and remain a tropical storm. But realizing that in the past whenever we have gone against Israel we have suffered--like Katrina and the settlements--this storm bears watching. Will Emily be a rival to the USA as we are being to Israel?
Another storm that bears watching is the solar storm--M class CME--headed our way (H.T. to Prayers for the People) which according to Spaceweather.com minor to moderate geomagnetic storms are possible around Aug 5. Another sunspot--1263-- is turning toward earth and has the potential to give off an X class solar flare that could also effect the earth.