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I went to the SOHO website and observed something I've never seen before...the Sun actually flips from east to west.
Originally posted by CastleMadeOfSand
The lenses can be flipped. I've seen many threads about this.
www.abovetopsecret.com...edit on 10/13/2011 by CastleMadeOfSand because: (no reason given)
Re-positioning of the lens^^^edit on 10/13/2011 by CastleMadeOfSand because: (no reason given)
The Miracle of the Sun (Portuguese: O Milagre do Sol) was an event on 13 October 1917 in which 30,000 to 100,000 people, who were gathered near Fátima, Portugal, claimed to have witnessed extraordinary solar activity.
The sun was then reported to have careened towards the earth in a zigzag pattern
In the other thread you posted something saying the roll was for calibration purposes:
Originally posted by Chadwickus
To be exact, it rolls to keep the high gain antenna pointed towards earth.
Today we start several calibration maneuvers, one each week for three weeks. First is the HMI Roll, scheduled to run for 7.5 hours starting at 1800 UTC (2 pm ET). Data will flow during this maneuver, whose purpose is to measure the optical properties of the HMI and AIA instruments. Although in the past we have seen the Sun flip over during the roll, the processing of the images should remove this effect. After that we have:
October 19: 1315 UTC (9:15 am ET) EVE Field of view; 1630 UTC (12:30 pm ET) HMI/AIA Flat-Field
October 26: 1830 UTC (2:30 pm ET) EVE Cruciform (4.5 hours)
October 27: Fall handover season ends
Does the Sun flip or is it a Computer Glitch?