I was observing the X-ray monitors for the sun, and was amazed by what I saw.
In over four years of monitoring, i've never seen anything like this.
The graph just stopped spiking!
It is now a stable line in the C-class flare range.
Well what this all basically means is that instead of the occasional spike in energy,
the sun is throwing CONSTANT C-class flare energy directed onto a point in space!
If we are in the path of such a energy beam, we'd get fried!
There was someone who mentioned the satilite eclipses, involving possible data dropouts.
When an eclipse occurs, we get a data DROPOUT,
that means we get NO data at all! This is COMPLETELY different!
Yes, flares can last for days, but this one stabilizes like no other! The line is almost completely flat!
If it is the WHOLE sun is sending this out 360 degrees then we will be in SERIOUS trouble!
The GOES X-ray flux plots contain 1 and 5 minute averages of solar X-rays in the 1-8 Angstrom (0.1-0.8 nm) and 0.5-4.0 Angstrom (0.05-0.4 nm)
Red is for 0.8 nm and blue for 0.4 :-)
The GOES X-ray Flux 3-day plot contains 5 minute averages of solar X-ray output.
The GOES X-ray flux 6-day plot contains 1 minute averages of solar X-rays
What is happening?!
edit on 16-3-2011 by PureET because: cleanup
edit on 16-3-2011 by PureET because: (no reason