The real cause of the unexplained reason for the Blackout during the Superbowl Sunday on Feb 3, 2013, wasn’t the electrical company negligence, but a filament eruption with CME blast on the Sun’s Corona on January 31, 2013. The CME arrived at the Earth’s magnetosphere on February 3, 2o13, which happened to be Superbowl Sunday. As the magnetic field’s currents were overloaded, it caused the unexplained blackout during the game. A filament eruption is not to be confused with a solar flare. Solar flares occur when the magnetic fields of the sun, at the Photosphere, reconnect and unleashing a burst of photons, mostly x-ray energy and plasma causing a powerful CME blast into space. A filament is a normal part of the corona or atmosphere of the sun that swells up and unleash a CME as well.
Lack of understanding of the sun and how it works and its affects upon the Earth, especially on communication systems and electrical power networks and grids the electricity company that built the electrical power network at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana was blamed. For more information on this filament eruption and CME and its potential damage, you can read the video and watch the video at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News013113-cme.html .
CREDIT: NASA.gov/Youtube NASA channel – NASA Explorer