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Pictures from the Aurora lightshow

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by JBRiddle

Good post, very informative! This recent M class CME was border line an X class, and the sun is going through it's peak from now until 2013ish, so I fully expect to see more big ones coming our way. While this last episode did inconvenience some people with communication drop out from their cell phones and rerouted polar flights, it was nothing to worry about.

Solar flares got even more interesting for me after I read this article about researchers from Purdue were studying rate of radioactive decay and discovered that the decay rates were no longer constant, which they should be. And these changes are because of the Sun, especially solar flares.

The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements

When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.

It's a mystery that presented itself unexpectedly: The radioactive decay of some elements sitting quietly in laboratories on Earth seemed to be influenced by activities inside the sun, 93 million miles away.

Is this possible?

Researchers from Stanford and Purdue University believe it is. But their explanation of how it happens opens the door to yet another mystery.

There is even an outside chance that this unexpected effect is brought about by a previously unknown particle emitted by the sun. "That would be truly remarkable," said Peter Sturrock, Stanford professor emeritus of applied physics and an expert on the inner workings of the sun.

The story begins, in a sense, in classrooms around the world, where students are taught that the rate of decay of a specific radioactive material is a constant. This concept is relied upon, for example, when anthropologists use carbon-14 to date ancient artifacts and when doctors determine the proper dose of radioactivity to treat a cancer patient.

Here's a YT video for those who don't wanna read

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:48 PM
Here are my personal pictures from Alaska
I REALLY REALLY miss seeing these in person!

(big images)

Aurora Lights - 1

Aurora Lights - 2

Aurora Lights - 3

Aurora Lights - 4

Aurora Lights - 5

Aurora Lights - 6

Aurora Lights - 7

Aurora Lights - 8

Aurora Lights - 9

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by greeneyedleo

Sweet pictures, and you're one of the lucky ones who has seen this lighshow in person. I'm jealous! Maybe I should take a trip to Alaska that coincides with a lightshow, although I've never thought about going to Alaska for a vacation, I'd prefer a warm beach instead

Pic's 6 & 9 are my favorites.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:29 PM
Absolutely stunningly beautiful...hopefully ill see this in person one day

Thanks for posting OP..

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:49 PM
as i was perusing these awesome pictures I had an epiphany...

the old revelation passages about the "end of the world", they describe that the "sky will be on fire".

these auroras are the "fire" which will fill the skies, in the "end of time".

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:59 PM

Originally posted by JBRiddle
reply to post by Swills

...The Last recorded X class flare was in September 1859, this flare cause Telegraph Office (only electrical based tech around) around the world to catch fire. This one flare knocked out all telegraph communication world wide for weeks...

There have been many X class flares since 1859....

This list is based in part on "Large Solar Flares Since 1976" compiled by IPS Radio & Space Services. The two most recent entries (Dec. 5, 2006; Sept. 7, 2005) are highlighted in red.
Ranking Day/Month/Year X-Ray Class

1 04/11/03 X28+
2 02/04/01 X20.0
2 16/08/89 X20.0
3 28/10/03 X17.2
4 07/09/05 X17
5 06/03/89 X15.0
5 11/07/78 X15.0
6 15/04/01 X14.4
7 24/04/84 X13.0
7 19/10/89 X13.0
8 15/12/82 X12.9
9 06/06/82 X12.0
9 01/06/91 X12.0
9 04/06/91 X12.0
9 06/06/91 X12.0
9 11/06/91 X12.0
9 15/06/91 X12.0
10 17/12/82 X10.1
10 20/05/84 X10.1
11 29/10/03 X10
11 25/01/91 X10.0
11 09/06/91 X10.0
12 09/07/82 X 9.8
12 29/09/89 X 9.8
13 22/03/91 X 9.4
13 06/11/97 X 9.4
14 24/05/90 X 9.3
15 05/12/06 X 9.0
15 06/11/80 X 9.0
15 02/11/92 X 9.0

The Most Powerful Solar Flares Ever Recorded

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by Swills

awesome post, I read about those findings in David Wilcock's book, The source field Investigations .

it's also VERY interesting to note these consistencies in numerology: 33 day rotational period of the core of the sun, 33 day cycle of variable decay rates, 33 vertebrae segments of a human spine, 33 degrees of Freemasonry, every 33 years the lunar calendar and the solar calendar line-up to start new cycles together...

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 05:02 PM
Very nice, thank you for sharing those. =)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 06:52 PM
Totally awesome. I can't help but wonder at the increased amount and intensity of solar flares as being the cause of more beautiful light shows, and somehow related to the strange sounds being heard all over the planet. The sounds were increasingly heard in the northern parts of the world where it just so happens the light shows were also present.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by JBRiddle

I got really curious yesterday when I went out midday and within 5 minutes had a bad headache which I am still trying to get rid of. I noticed there was massive chem-trailing in the sky. So I googled it, and here is something I found....the aluminum oxide is for protecting the semiconductors..

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:09 PM
Thanks for sharing these, I've been looking at pictures of this from around the world all day, so beautiful.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:12 PM
After a day of fighting a headache I find the pictures quite stunning and soothing. Stunning is not a word that I often use to describe things. Thanks.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:19 PM
reply to post by ThirdEyeofHorus

Thanks to you 3rd eye, fantastic article you linked. Wow!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by yamammasamonkey

You're welcome and oh thanks to you for the amazing pics. It truly is a fantastic phenomenon. I've never been in an area where the aurora can be seen.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:36 PM
Very stunning pics OP!

One can only marvel at the power of the sun day to day but to see it interact with the earth's atmosphere..exquisitely awe-inspiring!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by Swills

Great link from Stanford swills, I have read research which disproved carbon-14 dating by two separate scientists, this article gives more ammo for those who think it is faulty science. Personally I think it's BS and laugh at the figures people use in terms of how many years ago such and such happened. Thanks.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:28 PM
reply to post by Swills

Breath taking, thank you for sharing. I simply must experience this some day in person. I envy our brothers and sisters in the northern parts of the world!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:15 PM
The pictures are incredible! I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights for myself. Such amazing beauty in this world sometimes.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:38 PM
Only reason i would ever move that far north is to see these awesome sights

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:59 PM
Its things like this that make you realise exactly what we're fighting for.

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