posted on Oct, 21 2010 @ 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by nobody you know
Solar wind from that is on it's way to earth and will arrive on the 19th - 20th.
Today is the 21st, and over in a couple hours. The sun is a marvel of science in either case, though its still just a fireball in space, and fires
are hard to predict. Here is my take on it though.
Nice sun pics, but just like a cloud can look like almost anything, I don't think its anything to worry about. Even if it was a ring, probably just
Filaments making it look that way. No reason we should assume anything bad was going to come of this. By watching other stars we can tell our Sun is
probably around young to middle aged, its not due to supernova for quite some time. It's been there for millions or billions of years, so has earth
though its changed considerably over that time. Whatever the change was though, life adapted and moved on. I have no doubt there won't be an end of
days, sooner or later something will happen, hopefully we'll be high tech enough to get off this rock when that day happens if we aren't already.
Worth watching, which i'm sure NASA is doing just that. If we are hit by a solar flare, and that most likely would be a worst case scenario...no sun
blowing up, no fireball on earth. In fact it has happened before, back in 1859, some weird stuff happened, it caused the skies to turn red and even
knocked down our telegraph network. If a repeat of this happens today, I think we'll need to fear ourselves(people) more than the sun. We live off
technology, so if we lose communications there is likely to be mass panic. This is an interesting article I found
Fast-growing sunspot 1112 is crackling with solar flares. So far, none of the blasts has hurled a substantial CME, or coronal mass ejection,
toward Earth. In addition, a vast filament of magnetism is cutting across the sun's southern hemisphere. This filament is so large it spans a distance
greater than the separation of Earth and the moon. A bright 'hot spot' just north of the filament's midpoint is UV radiation from sunspot 1112. The
proximity is no coincidence; the filament appears to be rooted in the sunspot below. If the sunspot flares, it could cause the entire structure to
erupt. Thus far, none of the flares has destabilized the filament. -NASA
edit on 21-10-2010 by JonStone because: (no reason given)
......we're here to occupy space, nothing less, nothing more however. When the aliens arrive on December 21st, 2012, they'll probably be mighty hugry
after their long inter-galactic journey and will, more than likely, eat the fat people first.....
Time to go on a diet...
edit on 21-10-2010 by JonStone because: amended