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Sunspot-space station conjunction

The Space Station was caught on film in orbit over sunspot 1057! 

Yesterday in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, astrophotographer John Stetson and his son Peter observed a very rare event–a sunspot-space station conjunction. 

“We knew when to look thanks to a prediction from CalSky,” says Stetson. “The International Space Station transited the solar disk in only 0.62 seconds. We managed to catch the station’s silhouette just as it was passing sunspot 1057.” Stetson has been photographing solar transits for years; he ranks this one as “the best yet.”  As far as we know, this is the first time the ISS has been observed in conjunction with a big sunspot. via http://spaceweather.com/.

If you are so inclined to track the ISS yourself you will have to go to http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/tracking/index.html.-  NASA no longer tracks it.

Heaven’s Above http://www.heavens-above.com/ does not appear to be so private.  It is hosted by Space Operations and Astronaut Training
DLR Space Operations, the central institution for spaceflight operations in Germany. http://www.dlr.de/rb/en/

The Expedition 23 crew members aboard the International Space Station were busy Thursday with an emergency Soyuz descent training drill and preparations for the arrival of space shuttle Discovery and the STS-131 crew…. Discovery and the STS-131 crew are targeted to launch to the station on April 5, bringing a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks for the station’s laboratories.  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html 

The really cool thing would have been if the ISS snapped a picture up close of the solar spot. Even better, zoomed in on the coordinates and location of the photographers on earth and taken their picture, taking their picture!

Can they do that?  Terra Server http://www.terraserver.com/ and Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ are pretty good at it and so are governments.

The code named Kennan “Keyhole-class” (KH) reconnaissance satellites have been orbiting the Earth for more than 30 years. They are typically used to take overhead photos for military missions. The big question for a lot of people is: “What can they see?”

A KH-12 is a $1 billion satellite that resembles the Hubble Space Telescope, except it is looking at our planet. For security reasons, there are no published orbit schedules for the imagery spacecraft. They are supplemented by the 15-ton Lacrosse-class radar-imaging satellites…They have an imaging resolution of 5-6 inches, which means they can see something 5 inches or larger on the ground. These satellites probably can’t read your house number, but they can tell whether there is a bike parked in your driveway. http://science.howstuffworks.com/question529.htm

 

Sunspot 1057 is big but quiet. It does not have the type of twisted magnetic field that harbors energy for strong solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI

Current Sunspot Cycle Activity and Space Weather: http://prop.hfradio.org/

Sun Spots: 25 as of 03/25/2010 :: Flux: 88
X-ray Solar Flares:
6h hi [B3.0][0214Z 03/26] 24h hi [B7.3][0351Z 03/25] 

Planetary A-index (Ap): 5 | Planetary K-index (Kp): 2 (12 nT)
Solar Wind: 377 km/s at 5.0 protons/cm3, Bz is 3.0 nT
(Mar 26, 2010 at 1604 UT)

Translation- all is calm for now as no space weather storms are expected for the next 24 hours.

March 19, 2010 was a different story, at least for Earth.

This photo is a still taken from a NASA Allsky camera video taken of a meteor fireball over western Alabama on March 19, 2010. The meteor was about the size of a soccer ball and completely incinerated before reaching the ground, scientists say.

A bright fireball that lit up the sky above parts of Alabama last week  was caught by NASA cameras as it streaked over the southeastern United States. 

The fireball was caused by the death plunge of a meteor about the size of a soccer ball as it burned up in Earth’s atmosphere on Friday, March 19, at 11:19 p.m. local time while flying over western Alabama. Two NASA cameras, one based at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., recorded a the meteor’s fiery demise as it happened. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/25/nasa-camera-catches-fireball-alabama/

Pretty good photo, eh?  A good explanation too, but what are all those other bright white lights on the right side of the earth?  UFO’s, asteroids, meteors, other satellites…?

The next meteor shower is the Lyrids on April 21. The Moon is just past first quarter, so it sets around 3 or 4 a.m., providing several hours of meteor watching before dawn. http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/

Keep looking up.

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Space Weather Events

Previously issued Geomagnetic Storm Warnings for today from SpaceWeather show little sign of having any impact on the terrestrial Earth or its orbiting communications systems.  Perhaps it is the Luck of the Irish, a miscalculation or the basic fact that while Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s) can be tracked scientifically, the outcome can not be predicted with 100% of accuracy.

Solar Flares have been associated with causing earthquakes, but today the largest rattler is an area known for frequency-http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

MAP  5.4   2010/03/17 04:46:15    -4.701    102.757  67.9   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

USGS has picked up on a spike earlier this am, but no consequences have been reported.  The spikes are probably from the earthquake.  Click on on the photo which should offer real time data-

March 17, 2010 USGS Spike

From the HAARP Instruments we also see a similar spike just about the same as when this morning’s earthquake hit.  Nice to see instruments providing similar data. 

March 17, 2010 Spike

All in all, a quiet start to the morning.  I am hoping the loudest vibrations I pick up on today are the sounds of bagpipes, chewing of a corned beef sandwiches, and the gulping of numerous pints of Guinness beer.

In other news, may “The Luck of the Irish,” be with you and America as it seems the “Slaughter Solution,” in violation of  The Constitution, will move forward in passing health care reform.  We’re going to need all the luck we can get.  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

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Current Space Weather Warnings

A Geomagnetic Storm is heading to earth on or about March 17th, 2010- St. Patrick’s Day.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/magnetic-storm-st-patricks-day-cme-approaching-earth/ Known to cause electrical interruptions and blackouts, last night in Chile millions of people were in a blackout with no power.  The above chart illustrates the current warnings coming from space.

A massive power failure h as plunged quake-hit Chile into darkness, stretching 2,000km (1,250 miles) and affecting up to 90% of the population. …Chile’s infrastructure was devastated by the quake on 27 February .  The operators of the electricity grid said the blackout was caused by the failure of a high-voltage transformer about 700km south of the capital.  Officials said the blackout was not directly related to the earthquake. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8567910.stm

If the power outage wasn’t related to the earthquake, was the reason the high-voltage transformer failed due to interference from the geomagnetic storm or just a mechanical malfunction? 

Rather inconveniently- Real-Time Prediction of Large Geomagnetic Storms by A joint product of the Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, the WIND MFI team of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and the World Data Center C2 (WDC-C2) for Geomagnetism, Kyoto University, Japan,  is not working!

The real-time prediction method is currently undergoing testing. The algorithm requires solar wind data as input and calculates the probability that the solar wind being encountered presages the imminent arrival of a geoeffective structure resulting in a storm exceeding a specified threshold.http://wwwppd.nrl.navy.mil/prediction/index.html

Exceeding a threshold? 

Is this an indicator that the solar activity is so increased that the predicted geomagnetic storm approaching Earth is far more than what scientists are letting on?

The Journal of Geophysical Research on March 6, 2010 released reports of a study that claims, “Satellite observations often show that relativistic electron fluxes that decrease during a geomagnetic storm main phase do not recover their prestorm level even when the storm has substantially recovered.”  http://science.journalfeeds.com/astronomy-astrophysics/journal-of-geophysical-research-space-physics/numerical-estimates-of-drift-loss-and-dst-effect-for-outer-radiation-belt-relativistic-electrons-with-arbitrary-pitch-angle/20100305/   They don’t recover?  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  WTF.

Another study claims that, ” Using observations and two different global MHD simulations, we demonstrate that the solar wind speed controls the magnetospheric response such that the higher the speed, the more dynamic and irregular is the magnetospheric response.” http://science.journalfeeds.com/astronomy-astrophysics/journal-of-geophysical-research-space-physics/magnetospheric-modes-and-solar-wind-energy-coupling-efficiency/20100305/  Finally something that makes common sense- the faster the sun’s wind speed, the more the magnetosphere can be altered. 

Sunspot 1054 is so big, you can see it without a telescope March 14, 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that, “With the beginning of a new 11-year cosmic cycle, the number of sunspots will increase along with the possibility of a solar super storm. NASA data show the peak of solar activity will be in 2015. …Sunspots were discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/solar-storms-could-wreak-havoc-with-electronic-systems-20100313-q53m.html 

Forget about waiting until 2015, March of 2010 is suddenly proving to be an active time for the sun.  If you are into shortwave radio you can tune in for a listen.  “We are currently in the beginning of cycle 24. Each cycle has been numbered since the cycle was first observed by scientists. So far, “24” has been slow to get busy, and ham-radio operators and shortwave listeners have been looking forward to better conditions for the last few years.

There are signs that 24 might be getting ready to put on a show. While talking on a local repeater several nights ago, Ken Blume (K2UPI) noted that he had recently experienced abnormally good HF conditions. http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2010/03/radio_buffs_tune_in_to_solar_cycle.html

Not only can you listen in but depending on where you live, just look outside to see the effects from the sun on Earth.

The Sky Over Tromsø, Norway March 15, 2010

Other parts of the world weren’t so lucky to observe such beauty without destruction.  From http://whyfiles.org/shorties/097ocean_belch/,  “massive hydrogen sulfide gas eruption from the ocean floor kills fish, exposes local people to a major rotten egg stench, and causes ecological havoc in the ocean,” as was witnessed this week by the OrbView-2 SeaWiFS satellite.

Namibia sulfide emissions, March 13, 2010

It looks good from space and, “Natural, perhaps, but given the stakes to the critical fishing industry, and the suspicion that the eruptions may be getting more frequent and intense, an international collaboration is starting to examine possible links to global warming or other large ecological disturbances.

We already know Ecological Disturbances can be a result of any number of things from HAARP, EISCAT, LHC, etc, Solar Flares, and just maybe  influenced by geomagnetic storms.

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The Haiti Earthquake has led to all sorts of conspiracy speculation as to whether something besides a natural slip caused the earthquake. 

One of our most popular posts on the subject was exploring the fact that both FERMI and Cern’s Large Hadron Collider set particle records just prior to the Haiti and Chile quakes, respectively at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/lhc-shutting-down-half-assed-power-earthquake/

The second most read article referencing the Svalbard antennas experiment on the same day that together with three recently installed panel arrays, used the LT4 pulse code… https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/haiti-earthquake-conspiracy-haarp-eiscat/

35+ additional articles on related Earthquake Conspiracy can be found at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/earthquakes-haarp/

Just yesterday, we noted that on or about St. Patrick’s Day the Earth could be hit by a geomagnetic storm with the potential to cause communications and power interruption, and possibly increasing the change of earthquakes due to to the pressure put on the earth.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/magnetic-storm-st-patricks-day-cme-approaching-earth/

Perusing the mornings news, we came across this masterfully written post, Do Devil’s Play This Haarp? by Anders Bruun Laursen  at http://euro-med.dk/?p=14363  The article is a wonderful summation of a possible HAARP connection to the Haiti Earthquake that bears reading.  Taking us from what William Cohen said in 1997,  “there are those who engage even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate and trigger earthquakes and volcanic eruptions through remote control by means of electromagnetic waves,” to Jessie Ventura’s interview, to other events which he surmises are unusual, if not conspiratorial.

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This morning, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded a halo CME emerging from the vicinity of sunspot 1054: movie. The cloud appears to be heading toward Earth and it could spark geomagnetic storms when it arrives on or about March 17th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. http://www.spaceweather.com/

Uh, oh.

This Coronal Mass Ejection or CME’s appear to be related to the impact of a series of comets that plunged into the sun and disappeared on March 14, 2010.

CME’s are known to wreak havoc with the Earth’s  magnetosphere, often causing interruptions in radio transmissions, causing power outages (blackouts), and causing damage to satellites and electrical transmission lines. wiki-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_mass_ejection

In March 1989, a geomagnetic storm triggered the collapse of a power grid in Quebec, leaving an estimated 6 million people without electricity for nine hours. And in 2006, a burst of solar radiation disoriented virtually all GPS receivers on the lighted half of the Earth, the National Weather Service said via http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/01/11/sun-may-soon-send-magnetic-storms-toward-earth.html

This white-light image shows a coronal mass ejection exploding from the sun and extending about 10 million kilometers (the small white circle represents the sun, which is centered on the instrument’s blocking disk). SOHO/LASCO (ESA and NASA)

a CME initiates an interplanetary tsunami—a flood of billions of tons of protons and electrons bursting from the sun that is capable of massive interference with any flux-sensitive apparatus it happens to encounter.  The Industrial Physicist at http://www.aip.org/tip/INPHFA/vol-9/iss-6/p18.html

Some claim that there is a magnetic reversal going on as illustrated in the above video.  A perfect storm for the 2012 doomsday believers.

Among other things that could alter the magnetosphere are experiments from HAARP, who temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere by beaming what it claims is very low frequency radio waves (VLF’s).

According to the HAARP website, it’s transmitter “becomes useless during a geomagnetic storm. During these common solar induced events, the natural variations reach a level that is more than 10,000 times stronger than any variation that HAARP could produce… The Earth’s static magnetic field, in turn, is more than 1,000 times stronger than the variations that occur during a magnetic storm and more than 10,000,000 times stronger than the variations that HAARP could produce.”

In turn, if HAARP really has, could, would or had influence on earthquakes; it is clearly giving warning that a magnetic storm could greatly impact the earth.

HAARP and EISCAT do heat the atmosphere, and CERN and FERMI do heat the underground.  Up and down the Earth is being bombarded by artificially created energy that has to go somewhere.   Noting correlations between experiments occurring on or near the same days as the Chile and Haiti quakes at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/lhc-shutting-down-half-assed-power-earthquake/

We know this is where the antennae tin foil hats come on.

Numerous sites like Aaronsreality http://aaronsreality.blogspot.com/ claim that the use of HAARP can not cause earthquakes saying it doesn’t have enough power.  Although he speculates:

 HAARP could be prepared to move the discharge if possible. The calculation requires knowledge of the discharge fault and attraction/repulsive power necessary to move it a few hundred miles out of populated areas. Moving the discharge may reduce the discharge from one 7-9 magnitude earthquake to many 4 and 5s.

The Calm Before The Magnetic Storm on The Chicago River

As a geomagnetic storm approaches, the Lurking on the Grassy Knoll Institute noted that every year since 1961, for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the city dyes the Chicago river green. Today the river turned green at approximately 10:45am.   This year LOTGK managed to get it’s logo on one of the boats!  http://lotgk.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/chicago-river-dyed-green/

Besides preparing for St. Patrick’s Day festivities this morning, there were two more large earthquakes. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php while Chile continues to get 5+M aftershocks.

MAP  6.6   2010/03/14 08:08:05    37.780    141.562  39.0   NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  6.4   2010/03/14 00:57:46    -1.710    128.051  52.4   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA 

The probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field are currently 30%-35% probability in the next 24-48 hours says SpaceWeather.   Is that percentage enough to warrant preventative measures against additional large quakes or at the very least loosing cell phone and Internet services? 

A poster on the popular Godlike Productions message board predicted large quakes might occur on February 27.  At 3:45 AM today, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile, the fifth or sixth strongest quake of the last 100 years.  The poster, “ZOSIME,” based his prediction on the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) upon the earth’s magnetosphere.  The CME eruption was observed leaving the sun several days ago.  via http://vanshardware.com/2010/02/8-8-chilean-earthquake-predicted-two-days-ago/

He wrote: CAUTION !!!! POSSIBUILITY OF LARGE QUAKES AND OUR MAGNETOSPHERE COULD BE UNDER PRESSURE AND STRESS AND OTHER EARTHLY DISSRUPTIONS. (POSSIBLE INCOMING WITH THE ERUPTION OF THE ‘Great Magnetic Filament’ THAT COULD BE HEADING TO EARTH BY THE 27TH COULD CAUSE THE MAGNETOSPHERE TO BE UNDER PRESSURE. sOME BELIEVE AND I DO THIS COULD CAUSE STRESS ON THE PLATES. JUST A HEADS UP FOR ANY AREA. ON TOP OF THIS ALSO WITH THE UPCOMING FULL MOON THIS COULD GET INTERESTING.  TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW AND PREPARE JUST IN CASE.

Light Eye explains it this way, http://fgportugal.blogspot.com/2010/02/feb-28-solar-earthquake-evidence.html

After a solar storm strikes the Earth a geomagnetic storm erupts. The increased magnetic field strength of the magnetosphere pushes down on the ionosphere, which pushes against the oceans. It is due to the electromagnetic properties of sea water that the oceans become temporarily heavier. The extra heaviness of the sea water, coupled with the daily tidal forces of the Sun and Moon cause greater than normal forces to press against both the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Plate, but more so the western boundary in the South Pacific Islands region.

Ironically,  “An instrument package set for launch by NASA on Feb. 10 is expected to give scientists a better understanding of the sun’s impact on space weather.  The Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) will fly on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and measure rapid fluctuations in the sun’s extreme ultraviolet output that can have profound effects on Earth’s upper atmosphere.”  Unfortunately,  “the transfer to GEO orbit and commissioning of instruments are expected to take ~3 months. http://lasp.colorado.edu/eve/data/data_product_summary.htm 

To be precautionary, first unplug anything connected to the electrical grid to prevent power surges. Next head out for some green eggs, and corned beef then wash it down with a green beer or two.  When we see the Leprechauns running for cover, and the sky turning green we’ll know if the luck of the Irish holds out for Earth’s electronic grids.

The current outlook for the aurora borealis, in the mean time remains calm to low the next few days.  http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/ Wonder if we have the technology to dye them green for Saint Patrick’s Day?

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The sun has just about set, bringing another day to a close.   This morning’s sun of  April 8th featured Birkat Hachamah, the Jewish ritual of “Blessing the Sun” which occurs every 28 years.  According to Talmudic tradition, the Sun was created on the fourth day, which was a Wednesday.  In Roman times the new year began on the day of the vernal equinox, which fell on March 25 some 2400 years ago. http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-this 

According to rabbinic tradition, on this day the sun is in the exact position it occupied at the time of Creation. And that, as with almost everything else in Judaism, is cause for a blessing.  Tonight is also Passover in this year 5769 (2008-2009).

It is a simple prayer- The text of the blessing itself is as follows:

“ברוך אתה ה’ אלהינו מלך העולם עושה מעשה בראשית”
Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the Universe who makes the works of Creation.

Most religions mark the time in a sacred way.  40 days of lent, the 40 day flood, etc. Counting the solar years in increments of 28 is just one more way of marking a new beginning- a rebirth.

“At a time of growing concern over global warming, birkat hachama has found new resonance. In many synagogues, the special blessing — only one sentence long — will be accompanied by recitations of the ways in which the congregation is harnessing solar power and generally, assuming environmentally friendly policies.”  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123872560930985495.html

I believe in the power of the sun for growth, warmth and spirituality, but pausing for “the birth of the sun,” gives me  little evidence of consequence to fossil fuel consumption or global warming.  In fact, it pisses me off that I will soon be required to purchase mercury laden, compact fluorescent light bulbs- CF’L’s, energy saving, cancer causing light bulbs.

“The blessing is an affirmation of God, not as creator, but as the power that keeps the universe in existence,” said Rabbi J. David Bleich, an expert on the holiday who wrote a book on the subject. “God didn’t just create the universe, then go on an eternal sabbatical. He’s like a generator of electricity: If it doesn’t keep on working, the lights go out.” http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1238562942983

With due respect, time for lights out and bed.  You could dream of, “the potential effects of intense solar Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) on the earth and an ever-growing awareness of the possibility of extreme geomagnetic storms seem to rekindle interest in the so-called ‘Carrington Event’ of 1859, when “skies all over planet Earth erupted in red, green, and purple auroras”, causing severe damage to the telegraph networks of the time. Between then and 1958, altogether 6 well-documented auroras were strong enough to be visible within 30º or indeed 20º of the equator. http://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/the-coming-of-the-sky-dancers/.

God willing, we will rise to see tomorrow’s sunrise. For planet viewing check out  http://stardate.org/nightsky/planets/

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