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Strong Solar Flare & CME: After days of suspenseful quiet, huge sunspot AR2665 finally erupted on July 14th (0209 UT)

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy, Uncategorized with tags , on July 14, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame


It produced a powerful and long-lasting M2-class solar flare. Extreme ultraviolet telescopes onboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast:

Remarkably, the explosion persisted for more than two hours, producing a sustained fusillade of X-rays and energetic protons that ionized the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Shortwave radio blackouts were subsequently observed over the Pacific Ocean and especially around the Arctic Circle. This map from NOAA shows the affected geographic regions.

Of even greater interest is the coronal mass ejection (CME). The explosion hurled a bright CME away from the blast site, and it appears to be heading for Earth

This expanding cloud will likely reach our planet on July 16th, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras when it arrives. Stay tuned for improved predictions as NOAA analysts model the trajectory and potency of the incoming CME. Free: Aurora Alerts

NOAA forecasters say there is 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms

Posted in 2017, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

This is a “coronal hole” (CH)–a region where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape.  Material is flowing from this coronal hole at speeds exceeding 650 km/s (1.5 million mph).

NOAA forecasters say there is 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 18th when a fast-moving stream of solar wind hits Earth’s magnetic field. The Arctic light show, however, could begin even earlier.

A co-rotating interaction region (CIR) just in front of the solar wind stream is expected to reach Earth during the late hours of Jan 17th.

CIRs are transition zones between slow- and fast-moving solar wind. They contain density gradients and shock waves that often spark auroras. Free: Aurora Alerts

The incoming stream of solar wind is flowing from a large hole in the sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the crescent-shaped structure directly facing Earth on Jan. 17th

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Exact Dates Given for Grand Solar Minimum Cooling Globally, IPCC Tries to Suppress Research

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , on August 21, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

20 august 2016:

 Exact Dates Given for Grand Solar Minimum Cooling commencing Globally in a paper by Zharkova, Shepherd, Popova and Zharkov, then the IPCC Tried to Suppress Research by asking the Royal Astronomical Society to remove the findings through the groups of scientific organizations associated with the IPCC.

So much research is out in the world about the commencing grand solar minimum, the the lack of government action must have an agenda behind it.

IPCC and other scientific bodies try to remove and suppress Zharkova’s research and published papers

Video – We’re headed into a Little Ice Age, says scientist

3 X-Flares in 2 days : The Sun’s Activity Remains High, more X-flares are in the offing

Posted in 2014, astronomy with tags , , , , , , , on June 12, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame




ANOTHER X-FLARE: Solar activity remains high. Active sunspot AR2087 unleashed another X-flare on June 11th (X1.0), following two X-flares (X2.1 and X1.5) on June 10th. The latest blast was intense but short-lived, and it is not expected to have significant Earth-effects.
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Yesterday’s double X-flare may have produced a geoeffective CME after all. At first it appeared that Earth was outside the line of fire, but a closer look at the CME reveals an Earth-directed component. Click to view a movie of the explosion from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory:

The movie shows a faint CME associated with the first X-flare emerging around 1200 UT. A second, brighter CME from the second X-flare quickly overtakes it, forming a “cannibal CME.” Computer models run yesterday by NOAA analysts suggest the merged storm cloud will reach Earth mid-day on June 13th. The glancing blow could spark polar geomagnetic storms.

Meanwhile, more X-flares are in the offing. At least two sunspots (AR2080 and AR2087) have unstable ‘delta-class’ magnetic fields that could erupt at any moment. The source of yesterday’s X-flares, AR2087, is particularly potent, and it is turning toward Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on June 11th.

November 3rd 2011: One of the largest sunspots in years, Measuring some 40,000 km wide and at least twice that in length, is rotating over the sun’s northeastern limb Towards the Earth….

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 3, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

A Must Watch: A Comet Dives in the Sun on October 1st 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 3, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


Comets Solar Flare Disasters Apocalypse ∞ Will Hart Red Ice (4 Parts)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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