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During that time period, there were 180° rolls on Feb. 3, 2010, Apr. 30, 2010, Aug. 2, 2010, Oct. 29, 2010, Jan. 25, 2011, and Apr. 22, 2011.
Originally posted by Mactire
reply to post by nataylor
Wouldn't that mean that there would be equal times of left rotations to right rotations. I put in from January of 2010 til April of 2011 and the only time I see a direction change is at the end (during this month). It has to be an abnormal glitch or something.
edit on 25-4-2011 by Mactire because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by solargeddon
But the sun pole shifts at the maximum in every solar cycle....
The Sun's magnetic north pole, which was in the northern hemisphere just a few months ago, now points south. It's a topsy-turvy situation, but not an unexpected one.
This always happens around the time of solar maximum," says David Hathaway, a solar physicist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "The magnetic poles exchange places at the peak of the sunspot cycle. In fact, it's a good indication that Solar Max is really here."
So there it is folks, definately NOT a pole shift, a we have to be at the maximum of the current solar cycle, and we have only just started to get going with cycle 24.
Its all to do with the suns conveyor belt.
Source was NASA (Sorry, they do have their uses sometimes)
Oh and when it does happen, it won't rip the earth apart (or at least it hasn't happend up til now).
Originally posted by Chadwickus
It's a scheduled role...
2011-04-22 13:30:00 180.00
Originally posted by discl0sur3
I want to start off by saying that I'm still on the fence with this one. If I had to make a knee-jerk educated guess, it appears as though SOHO has repositioned it's lens 180 degrees. The other scenario is stated in the thread title.
Has anyone ever seen this before?
To view what I'm talking about follow these simple steps:
-goto This Link
-Select the EIT171 camera
-enter date range from 2011-04-20 to 2011-04-26
I'm a fairly regular visitor to the SOHO site and have never seen this before, hence my curiosity. Please feel free to enlighten me!
edit on 25-4-2011 by discl0sur3 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by spydrbyte25
Anyone views Sun on LASCO 3 under April 22, 2011???
Don't see that whole 8 hours missing???
Upon getting feed back, half of the sun is lit up like a supernova that last a couple of days but now mysteriously vanished. Found point on SOHO where vanished and it just went from that super-light to nothing from one frame to the next(look sorta different)
Will obtain pictures for those timemarks if anyone feels the need to examine this piece of intel!
What happened here is we rotated SOHO by 180-degrees, as we do approximately every ~3-months. So this explains the pylon moving. The reason the images go kinda funky is because our data processing relies on using a "background model" to removed excess background brightness form the images and make our pictures look pretty, the way you see them. The raw, unprocessed files (which are freely and readily available online!) are a lot uglier than those nice blue or red ones you see online. So this background model I refer to is necessary for making the pretty pics, but to make a good background model we need at least 3-days of data at a given roll angle, otherwise we have to use an old model from a previous roll, or one from the same time the previous year, both of which are sub-optimal. Therefore, immediately after SOHO rolls, we are unable to make images that look as pretty as you are used to, and they will typically look either very bright, very dark, or a mixture of bright and dark areas. After a few days, we will have enough data to make our background model and we will go back and reprocess those files. The original, raw data files always remain unchanged though.