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Originally posted by alchemist2012
reply to post by downtown436
Once again Phage said they were harmless so i asked do you have a source besides the vid?????
Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 143 Issued at 2200Z on 23 May 2010
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 22/2100Z
to 23/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. The STEREO COR2 imagery
observed a CME around 23/1809Z. This CME was correlated with GOES
x-ray images originating from an area along a filament channel
located between N24W05 to N01W23. Associated with the CME was a
long duration B1 x-ray flare at 23/1801Z. Region 1072 (S15W09)
continues to grow in white light areal coverage and sunspot count
and has produced two low-level B-class flares during the period.
The region maintained a beta magnetic configuration.
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very
low. There is a chance for a C-class flare, and a slight chance for
a M-class event, from Region 1072.
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 22/2100Z to 23/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was quiet. The solar wind speed continued to
average around 370 km/s through the period.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to be at quiet levels for the next three days (24-26 May).
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.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
The three things to look for (when to panic concerning solar kill shots)=
1) The space shuttle is forced to return to earth because of a meteorite shower.
2) Ed dames says I told you so.
3) phage says OK, this is not good.
Originally posted by downtown436
c) Get your butts down to wal-mart and stock up on canned goods, bottled water, shotgun shells, and machete's.
Originally posted by jazz10
Just had my thread closed due to the usual bs. Mine was regarding what looks like a massive mothership. If it was a flare then why the hell does the shape stay constant, you can see the front then as its passing the undercarriage then at the rear something else yet..................no one can clearly see it at all.
Originally posted by downtown436
Well it's on spaceweather.
They were a day late and a dollar short.
So, ATS and my user generated content were far more on the ball than possibly all space news sites.
Score for us.