Something to ponder upon from the Doctor ...
Mercuriel wrote:O come on now - To portray someone Who thinks the Magnetopause Reversal Incident was unusual - As a Donkey's Butt is a bit extreme don't ya think ?
I mean - He even says It. "In times of extremely High Activity the Satellite Data becomes unreliable and therefore It gets taken down as It can produce unusual Modeling."
So We must have had extremely High Activity - Enough to drown out the Satellite and produce unusual Modeling - But thats nothing to talk about so move along now - Nothing to see here is the message then is It ?
Hmmm - Jeesh...
It seems Hes painting everyone with the same Brush - No ?
A flurry of solar activity in early March dumped enough heat in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.
The heat has since dissipated, but there's more to come as the solar cycle intensifies.
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.
INCREDIBLE SUNSPOT AR1429: Big sunspot AR1429, the source of so many strong flares and geomagnetic storms earlier this month, is still erupting. The active region produced a significant coronal mass ejection on March 24th at 00:39 UT. Because of the sunspot's location on the far side of the sun, this particular CME will not hit Earth. An animated forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab shows the trajectory of the expanding cloud:
The leading edge of the CME is expected to arrive at the STEREO-B spacecraft on March 25th at 13:08 UT (+/- 7 hours). None of the inner planets will be affected.
Since March began, sunspot AR1429 has propelled CMEs into every corner of the solar system, stirring up stormy space weather around every planet and spacecraft. If the sunspot remains active for another week or so, it will turn back toward Earth for a new round of geoeffective eruptions. Stay tuned.
" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"The most powerful flare ever observed was the first one to be observed, on September 1, 1859, and was reported by British astronomer Richard Carrington and independently by an observer named Richard Hodgson. The event is named the Solar storm of 1859, or the "Carrington event". The flare was visible to a naked-eye (in white light), and produced stunning auroras down to tropical latitudes such as Cuba or Hawaii, and set telegraph systems on fire. The flare left a trace in Greenland ice in the form of nitrates and beryllium-10, which allow its strength to be measured today (New Scientist, 2005). Cliver & Salvgaard (2004) reconstructed the effects of this flare and compared with other events of the last 150 years. In their words: While the 1859 event has close rivals or superiors in each of the above categories of space weather activity, it is the only documented event of the last ∼150 years that appears at or near the top of all of the lists.
In modern times, the largest solar flare measured with instruments occurred on November 4, 2003. This event saturated the GOES detectors, and because of this its classification is only approximate. Initially, extrapolating the GOES curve, it was pegged at X28. Later analysis of the ionospheric effects suggested increasing this estimate to X45. This event produced the first clear evidence of a new spectral component above 100 GHz. Other large solar flares also occurred on April 2, 2001 (X20), October 28, 2003 (X17.2 & X10), September 7, 2005 (X17), February 17, 2011 (X2). and August 10, 2011 (X6.9). In 1989, during solar cycle 22 two large flares occurred on March 6 (X15) (see: March 1989 geomagnetic storm) and August 16 (X20) causing disruptions in electric grids and computer systems."
giovonni wrote:[b]The Sun Today
After the triangle episode we now have the face of the matter. if you stop the Docs vid at 3.10 you will see their eyes and mount grinning at you.The solar plexus feeling the glow of the cosmic rays blowing through it's dark side of the sun. Oh yes. It's good to feel good. The sun should show a bit of stability for the next 2/3weeks, before the next build.
Thanks for these vids Doc.
[b]Things are definitely stirring up again...
And it appears to be coming back around ...
lawlessline wrote:Gio i think doc has just put out a video that shows the new sun spot i was talking about. i think it is around tge 30deg mark. bang on i think so kerp sn eye on that for the2nd until the 4th of april. cannt attach vid because posting with a pjone.