Originally posted by stirling
Firstly, earthquakes are voilent illustrations of what happens in increments of thousandths of an inch constantly world wide......This slow slippage,
may be caused by echoes of earthquakes (ie their fading shock waves)....
and itself may be the cause of earth movements far afield from the slippage site.....
The sounds could be the echoes of other earthquakes from far away as the shock waves distribute the force throughout the crust.
You're talking about tectonic drift. I'm no expert, but given the extremely slow nature of those movements (fractions of centimeters per year), and
the non-violent nature of said movement, I'd have to say the probability of that being the cause of these noises is extremely low. I mean, it's
possible, but not very much. Plus, not all of the rumblings heard in the sky are accompanied by tremors or vibrations from below.
Eaths star system has begun to enter a differently energized portion of space (think of it as an ion cloud....)
I think you must be talking about the coming transition of Sol system from the anomalous gas structure known as the
Local Interstellar Cloud
or "Local Fluff" to the larger surrounding structure known
as the Local Bubble
. It is true that these two environments have some large differences between
them...the LIC is thin and wispy with only a fifth of the density of the Galactic Interstellar Medium, but even so it is twice as dense as the vacuous
Local Bubble. And the LIC has an average temperature of 6,000 C, as compared to a toasty 1,000,000 C of the gas in the Local Bubble, which is so hot
it emits x-rays and is probably a remnant of a supernova.
But while I admit that the conditions in the Local Bubble do not sound inviting, and astronomers are indeed saying we will soon transition from the
LIC to the LB...it is important to keep in mind that astronomers think in terms of cosmic time spans. So when they say "soon," they mean within the
next 10,000 to 50,000 years. And even if we were passing into the LB right now, the entire Sol system is sheltered in a bubble shield created by our
sun's own solar winds called the Heliosphere.
The very sun itself is acting in an unfamiliar way these days...and not following the seemingly "eternal" patterns we had observed throughout
If you're talking about the Solar Cycle
, which is the nominally 11-year sunspot cycle, it is true
that recently there has been some unusual behavior during the minimums and maximums. But keep in mind that the Solar Cycle is just one component of
, which is governed by many different factors, many of which--unlike the Solar
Cycle--are aperiodic in nature, and therefore somewhat difficult to predict.
As for "eternal" patterns we have observed throughout scientific history, well, until the advent of orbital solar observatory satellites, most solar
activity was "measured" using estimations and guesswork, and variations in solar radiance were for the most part too small to detect for earthbound
instrumentation. So despite many thousands of years of squinting through watery eyes, we have only very recently reached a level where we can start
making a list of all the stuff we still don't know...and we don't know anywhere near enough to point to any solar behavior and say, "This is
Electric universe theory shows vast currents connecting us to other bodies in space as well as other galaxcies etc....
Gravitic universe theory also shows this. Not sure where you were trying to go with that except maybe to wave the EUT flag. Why you guys always hatin'
on gravity? Think it sucks or something?
Anyway...my apologies to others in the thread for this series of off-topic mini-lectures. Now back to your regularly scheduled strange rumbling
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