Re: Solar Superstorms
« Reply #77 on: Jan 1st, 2017, 05:28am »
Happy Winter Solstice ! Its a Satanic Holiday..thats why Gort is away and Tommi..
hey..wait a second.. How come you the only came back Cliff...somethin don't feel right. They told me everyone died! Ok Mr. Sunshine what gives ? The Sun ain't fixed? Lay it on me ..Asteroid? war? or are we all gonna be turned into crispy critters..
« Last Edit: Jan 1st, 2017, 05:31am by Sys_Config »
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2504338/this-mystery-star-wars-blaster-fire-sound-coming-from-the-northern-lights-and-travelling-through-power-lines-has-got-everyone-spooked/ link audio not same as this one..go to link
Likening it to a “Star Wars blaster fire”, he shared the clip online.
He wrote: “On Christmas Night 2016, I was standing beneath an intense display of auroras in Abisko, Sweden, when I heard something that sounded like Star Wars blasters.
He claimed that as magnetic winds bounced off one another, he heard “swooshing” sounds coming from nearby power lines.
I rushed closer to the power lines and was able to record a sample using my iPhone," he said.
It's not the first mystery sound to come from the Aurora.
Hisses, crackles, and even loud "claps" have all been reported by startled onlookers, according to Spaceweather.com.
It follows a massive magnetic storm that gripped the planet this Christmas and is due to continue into the New Year.
Aurora sounds are a divisive topic, with some scientists claiming they are figments of our imagination.
But some believe the hissing and clap noises can be explained by electrical currents hitting objects on the surface of the Earth like pine trees.
Very Kewl Sys ! Happy New Year !
QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: On Tuesday of this week, Earth will pass through a stream of dusty debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, source of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak around 14:00 UT (6 am PST) on Jan. 3rd--timing that favors western parts of North America and islands across the Pacific. As many as 100 meteors per hour could flow from a radiant near the North Star on Tuesday morning. Credit : Spaceweather.com
POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS: Earth's stratosphere is normally free of clouds. Not this weekend, though. Observers around the Arctic Circle are reporting an outbreak of brilliantly-colored icy clouds in the typically dry and transparent layer of our planet's atmosphere. Eric Fokke photographed the display on New Years Eve from the Lofoten Islands of Norway. These icy clouds are a sign of very cold temperatures. For ice crystals to form in the arid stratosphere, temperatures must drop to around -85ş C. High-altitude sunlight shining through tiny ice particles ~10µm across produce the characteristic bright iridescent colors. Once thought to be mere curiosities, some polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are now known to be associated with the destruction of ozone. Indeed, an ozone hole formed over the UK in Feb. 2016 following an outbreak of ozone-destroying Type 1 PSCs. These clouds really are as amazing as they look in Fokke's photo. They have much more vivid colors than ordinary iridescent clouds, which form closer to Earth in the troposphere. Once seen, a stratospheric cloud is never forgotten. Browse the gallery for more sightings as polar winter unfolds:
Re: Solar Superstorms
« Reply #84 on: Jan 21st, 2017, 02:51am »
Radiation Clouds at Aviation Altitudes
Jan. 20, 2017: A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Space Weather reports the discovery of radiation “clouds” at aviation altitudes. When airplanes fly through these clouds, dose rates of cosmic radiation normally absorbed by air travelers can double or more.
“We have flown radiation sensors onboard 264 research flights at altitudes as high as 17.3 km (56,700 ft) from 2013 to 2017,” says Kent Tobiska, lead author of the paper and PI of the NASA-supported program Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety (ARMAS). “On at least six occasions, our sensors have recorded surges in ionizing radiation that we interpret as analogous to localized clouds.”
The fact that air travelers absorb radiation is not news. Researchers have long known that cosmic rays crashing into Earth’s atmosphere create a spray of secondary particles such as neutrons, protons, electrons, X-rays and gamma-rays that penetrate aircraft. 100,000 mile frequent flyers absorb as much radiation as 20 chest X-rays—and even a single flight across the USA can expose a traveler to more radiation than a dental X-ray.
Conventional wisdom says that dose rates should vary smoothly with latitude and longitude and the height of the aircraft. Any changes as a plane navigates airspace should be gradual. Tobiska and colleagues have found something quite different, however: Sometimes dose rates skyrocket for no apparent reason.
“We were quite surprised to see this,” says Tobiska.
All of the surges they observed occurred at relatively high latitudes, well above 50 degrees in both hemispheres. One example offered in their paper is typical: On Oct 3, 2015, an NSF/NCAR research aircraft took off from southern Chile and flew south to measure the thickness of the Antarctic ice shelf. Onboard, the ARMAS flight module recorded a 2x increase in ionizing radiation for about 30 minutes while the plane flew 11 km (36,000 feet) over the Antarctic Peninsula. No solar storm was in progress. The plane did not abruptly change direction or altitude. Nevertheless, the ambient radiation environment changed sharply. Similar episodes have occurred off the coast of Washington state.
Re: Solar Superstorms
« Reply #85 on: Jan 21st, 2017, 7:26pm »
AN UPTICK IN SOLAR ACTIVITY:
After weeks of no solar flares, there have been half a dozen in the past 24 hours. The source of the activity is two new sunspots emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere: AR2527 and AR2528. The magnetic canopy of these sunspots is crackling with C-class solar flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this one (C9.3) on Jan 21st at 0726 UT:
It is important to note that these are not major flares. The strongest so far has registered C9 on the Richter Scale of Solar Flares. During Solar Maximum, such a puny flare would not be mentioned as busy space weather forecasters tracked explosions 100x more potent. But now, with sunspot counts so low and flares so seldom, a C9 event is noteworthy. Extreme UV radiation from C-class flares can produce minor waves of ionization in Earth's upper atmosphere and interfere with the normal propagation of shortwave radio signals--mainly at frequencies 10 MHz and below. Stronger flares could be in the offing as sunspot complex AR2627-2628 continues to grow. Stay tuned for updates.
By Deborah Byrd in EARTH | HUMAN WORLD | January 20, 2017
The probability of another event like the 1859 Carrington event is – at any given time – low. But many believe it’s “almost inevitable” one will occur, eventually. A new study explores the risks.
Artist’s concept of events on the sun changing the conditions in near-Earth space. Image via AGU/ NASA.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reported on January 18, 2017 that electricity blackouts from an extreme space weather event – generated by a super-storm on the sun – could cost the U.S. up to $40 billion daily, or more. The AGU journal Space Weather published a new study on this subject, which indicates that more than half the financial loss would happen outside the blackout zone. An AGU statement said:
Under the study’s most extreme blackout scenario, affecting 66 percent of the U.S. population, the daily domestic economic loss could total $41.5 billion plus an additional $7 billion loss through the international supply chain.
What noone's talking about...Ask the Judge and a SEAL..
That is very concerning Ak. Last I heard there were 99 luft balloons I mean nuclear power plants in the states.
SOLAR PROMINENCE: A giant cloud of plasma is dancing over the sun's western limb today. Shown here in a snapshot from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the structure is more than 80,000 km tall and could swallow our planet more than 50 times with room to spare:
Solar physicists call this a "hedgerow prominence." Hot glowing plasma inside the structure is held aloft by unstable solar magnetic fields. NASA and Japanese space telescopes have taken high resolution images of similar prominences and seen some amazing things such as (1) tadpole-shaped plumes that float up from the base of the prominence; (2) narrow streams of plasma that descend from the top like waterfalls; and (3) swirls and vortices that resemble van Gogh's Starry Night.