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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by Copernicus
 


It could always be a massive lens flare from the rotation it's doing at the moment.

However, the website states the images would be inverted or side ways during the turn, and that one looks just fine.

Where is Phage when you need him? lol

~Keeper


Some other pictures from other instruments, but judging from previous images for this instrument, this looks to be normal.







[edit on 26-10-2009 by Copernicus]




posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
It could always be a massive lens flare from the rotation it's doing at the moment.

However, the website states the images would be inverted or side ways during the turn, and that one looks just fine.

Where is Phage when you need him? lol

~Keeper


What do you mean it looks just fine? Looks inverted/rotated to me.

Look at how LASCO C2 normally takes images:



Do you see how the light is bleeding out horizontally? That is how they all normally look.
For the Light to be bleeding out vertically would mean that SOHO is in the middle of it's scheduled roll. It is probably extra bright/blurred due to all the motion.

We don't need Phage to use our logical thinking skills on this one.

And again, everything looks just fine/normal on both STEREO satts:
stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov...

[edit on 26-10-2009 by Paroxysm]



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:03 PM
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I guess we will have to wait and see what's going on. What do you think? You seem to have some expertise, at least more than I do lol.

Is that solar flare? CMI?

What would the reprocussions of something that big be?

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:05 PM
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I have to agree, i'm not a steady watcher, but i pop over there every so often for the past couple of years, just to see whats going on when im bored, and i gota say it looked very unusual.
I'd wish we had a clue as to what it translated to.
Had more of the regulars in here that knew more about it all.

at worst, major black out, power failure etc..
at best, nasa goofed and got a funky image..

or anywhere in between..

i know i dont have the expertise to say either way.

definatly a unusual image thats for sure.


EDIT:
Paroxysm that makes sence....

[edit on 26-10-2009 by severdsoul]



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:10 PM
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The images posted above in green as well as the red one on the previous page point to something very strange.

The one you posted is fine, and I was not referring to the roll. The others however are very strange, care to explain those?

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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reply to post by apacheman
 


Any chance this is what you are refering to?

Nasa captures giant eruption on the Sun.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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No, we are reffering to today's images..

That's a big one though...

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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GOES X-ray flux going up.. about to hit a class C flare...

www.swpc.noaa.gov...



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Xray flux measurements went from B2 to to B8 in just a few minutes and appears to be rising fast:

www.swpc.noaa.gov...

The scale runs A-B-C-M-X with 9 steps in each. M-class and X-class Xray bursts can be damaging, knocking out satellites, etc occasionally.

This updates every 5 minutes, so worth keeping an eye on for the next hour or so.

C1 now....2 steps higher in 5 minutes



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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I've been looking at STEREO and SOHO sites/recent-images daily (and archive images), for a number of months now.

Both of these images look completely normal, and nothing coming from the STEREO satts right now look abnormal at all:


Originally posted by Copernicus






posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by emsed1
spaceweather.com...


Pretty!


From October 24.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Paroxysm
reply to post by tothetenthpower
 


I've been looking at STEREO and SOHO sites/recent-images daily (and archive images), for a number of months now.

Both of these images look completely normal, and nothing coming from the STEREO satts right now look abnormal at all:


I agree. I looked through the history of pics as well and they look normal.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Well that's nice to hear in any case. It would not be nice to have something major with the sun occur. Still strange that the website is down though..

~Keeper



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Interesting. good catch!

Probably due to that new sunspot which has been growing for a few days now:

spaceweather.com...

I can't wait for SOHO to finish up with maintenance, so we can see how big this sunspot is now.

C-class flare occurred yesterday, and are predicted to persist for the next 24 hrs:
spaceweather.com...



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Just for reference, for those who don't know, from spaceweather.com:

The Classification of X-ray Solar Flares
or "Solar Flare Alphabet Soup"

A solar flare is an explosion on the Sun that happens when energy stored in twisted magnetic fields (usually above sunspots) is suddenly released. Flares produce a burst of radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x-rays and gamma-rays. [more information]

Scientists classify solar flares according to their x-ray brightness in the wavelength range 1 to 8 Angstroms. There are 3 categories: X-class flares are big; they are major events that can trigger planet-wide radio blackouts and long-lasting radiation storms. M-class flares are medium-sized; they can cause brief radio blackouts that affect Earth's polar regions. Minor radiation storms sometimes follow an M-class flare. Compared to X- and M-class events, C-class flares are small with few noticeable consequences here on Earth.

[edit on 26-10-2009 by apacheman]



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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SOHO back up:





sorry, but these are definitely not normal images.



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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edited to, hopefully, embed properly

[edit on 26-10-2009 by briantaylor]



posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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No, they're not normal, they were taken while the sat was rolling and in motion. Wait for them to take another few over the next hour.

Here is a recent photo of that growing Sunspot which is causing these C-Class solar flares:




posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Just had another C1 x-ray flare a few minutes ago.

www.spaceweather.com...



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