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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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Also it appears the filament has seperated rather unspectacularly for now.


halpha.nso.edu...
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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As well if you do a quick search you will find that many of these "Great Filaments" have come and gone. Although there is an increased risk of hydra-flare, that is just a chance and many have just collapsed upon themselves. So when it comes down to it we wait, my opinion most likely it will produce nothing or a small eruption of some sort, but nothing life changing. It will collapse and you will have an opportunity to get people worked up for the next one.
Just my opinion though.....

SaneThinking



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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lol..
www.msnbc.msn.com...
Good news! Killer solar flare won't destroy Earth!



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000

I hope this does turn out to be a footnote to a fascinating chapter of solar activity and not a short term doomsday to our electrical generating system. It isn't the wires and transformers we'd lose and be in the dark for months...It's the turbines and equipment at the actual power plants themselves. They don't stock spares to the big stuff, and 1859 seems to imply the air itself carrier enough charge to put the whammy on solid state systems of today. We'll see...
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Very well said! I am impressed.
You are right about the 1859 flare, I read a quote somewhere from the telegraph operators. After they disconnected the power from the system they continued operating simply from the charge. I share your sentiment in hoping this be great solar cycle as there is so much we can learn.



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Excellent shot, well done man!
What filter did you use?
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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That wasn't me it's dark here now, sorry I should of added the link.
I'll fix it now
halpha.nso.edu...
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:34 PM
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Good God, it looks like a human heart of galactic proportions!!! This could become the greatest stellar occurance of known history if it does decide to plummet towards earth.

This truly is the freshest doom of 111111...

Is it possible it could simply simmer down?



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Ok, my bad.
I thought i read somewhere you had a solar scope, or a home made.
Or was i wrong?



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Is this really good news or is your camera just catching it from a different angle? Are you a knowledgeable amateur? I hope you are right because I was racking my brain on how to prepare in such a short period of time.

Edit to say never mind... I see your next post now p.cat
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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I do but my camera stopped working so I'm out of action until christmas time when I can get a replacement for it. I was in a rush and forgot the link.
But the Ha pics on the gong ha alpha site are a good representation of what my gear is capable of.
The other bonus of that site is they use 6 different locations and update the images every few minutes.

@antar, there was never any bad news. That link has at the moment 2 cameras operating one in Australia and one is Muana Loa. The angle doesn't matter a great deal, they both show that there seems to be a seperation. If you monitor it more might come apparent. I guess it could still collapse or maybe reform given the size but filaments have a habit of just fizzling out.
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Fact, we will some day get hit by a meteor that could end all life on Earth.
Fact, some day a CME will fry every device on Earth.

That being said I have a feeling we will never see either of them coming until we get hit..So all this worrying about getting hit does very little.

It reminds me of an old tell about two soldiers talking on a battle field. One says to the other "You know there is a bullet out there with your name on it". The other soldiers says "I am not worried about the bullet with my name on it. I am worried about the one labeled 'To whom it may concern' "
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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If such an event were to destroy the worlds electrical grid etc.. what would happen at all the nuke plants around the world? Total disaster? Fukushima x 1million?
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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That's why i said that, I've seen the sun through the Meade Coronado and the image looks almost the same.
Perhaps you have some sort of site were you share your shot?

You have some recommendations on filters i can use for a dslr?
For now i'm only using an ND-filter so i can only see the sunspot.



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
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Here's a striking image of the filament from today.

Solar Filament in the Northeast Quadrant (Saturday) - SDO

www.solarham.com...


Wow! That's an amazing pic, thanks for posting it.

As for the end of electronic age, maybe I'm just tired and frustrated with this crappy world, but I think I'll welcome that. Would that mean that we would have to grow our own food, like we did once? That our kids would play in the mud after rain and run barefoot on real grass instead of turning in zombies in front of their pc's? That people will actually look at each other instead of staring blankly at their flashing flat screens for hours? That people would actually talk to each other and not only into their stupid little gadgets? That people will actually make love with each other, not with their porno addictions on the net? That there would be real music sung by real people and not only repetitive electronic crap that turns your brain into a jelly? That we would be slapped out of our robotic habits and become humans again, with intelligence, creativity and kindness? Then bring it on! I think I've had enough of these modern wonders.

If this is what the end of the electronic age means, then please, God of Sun, or whoever is in charge with it, turn that thing on already!
Or give me the matches!


Lol , fantasies aside, interesting thread, I'll be watching that to see how it evolves. S&F
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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At the moment I just share what I have done on a couple of astro forums mainly for advice because I don't consider myself to be very good compared to some of the guys who do it. But the new ccd will improve things.
The link in my sig has a few bits on filters, with the dslr you are going to be limited to seeing mainly sunspots in white light. The baader film is probably the best option for that type of thing but it's just basically a specialised ND filter.
www.baader-planetarium.com...

The only way to see more from the sun like the filaments and proms is with the Coronado or Lunt(or other brand) dedicated scopes. There isn't really any camera attachment I have come across.
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Is lovely as all that sounds you have to understand, you would watch many people die for lack of food, water and heat. We would be back to the basics and the sad part is, most people are not even 98% prepared for this event. It would be sad, very, very sad.



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Well Diamondsmith, looks like we're all good. This evenings report just came out www.swpc.noaa.gov... and things have gone rather quiet. The past 9 days have been so exciting with region 1339 but looks like that's over. I'll miss her, she was so much fun!
Region 1344 is showing some spot growth though, hopefully she'll be entertaining us soon.



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by moondancer811
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Is lovely as all that sounds you have to understand, you would watch many people die for lack of food, water and heat. We would be back to the basics and the sad part is, most people are not even 98% prepared for this event. It would be sad, very, very sad.


While I get your point, and I specified that those are only frustration-induced fantasies, let me remind you that people ARE dying from lack of food, water and heat right now, as we speak. We, the 15% percent of population living in developed countries, are living in an illusory bubble of comfort and wellbeing, and think that everyone live like this.
Every ten seconds, 4 people are dying from hunger related causes, and 2 from drinking bad water. There are 86,400 seconds in a day; which means that 51,840 people are dying daily from hunger and bad water. By the end of the month we'll have our mini mass-destruction event quietly happening, all the while we freak out over 100 or so cases/year of swine flu deaths or chemtrails depopulating the world...


This is going on right now, every day, right in front of our eyes, but sadly, we don't see that from our high heaven.... An end of the electronic age scenario can't possible make it worse for these people; this would be the end of OUR world...if you know what I mean....


Watch this video if you don't believe me.
The World In Ten Seconds
I don't want people to die; I only want a better world, and it's obvious to me that the electronic age didn't achieved that, not for us, who "enjoy" it's benefits, nor for those left outside.
But again, it's just my frustration speaking.
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posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Kudos. I understand what you are saying, and you're right. Depressing either way, isn't it? I agree with you in some ways about our high tech world being wiped out- I honestly think that cultures such as ours in the US would be more devistated than, say, native tribe sort of cultues...and that would be ok, in some ways. I hate to see people suffer though. Especially because they trusted their government or were simply born in the wrong place/Country. You know what I mean? Crazy world.



posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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So if the filament collapses they say it will fall to the surface or it could go up?!?!

So it will either go down or up? sounds like they have it all figured out





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