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Has anyone (who has been following this thread and is of sound, logical mind) noticed how ANY space news that is "marginally" unexpected or out-of-the-ordinary somehow gets twisted to fit the bullcrap facts spouted by the new-agers, "feel"-ers, Nibiru-ers and NASA-lies-about-everything-ers?
Yes. It came from the Sun and it wasn't really a mystery. A CME is not required to produce geomagnetic activity. What occurred was that a high speed wind from a coronal hole took a south turn. It isn't uncommon.
The sun had been quiet but that came from somewhere and I'm afraid if the mystery had been solved, I missed the follow-up.
"When these charged particles [from the ejection] go by our own magnetic field, it's like dumping gasoline on a fire," Joe Kunches, a space scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in an interview with The Times. "Everything gets a lot hotter."
And that translates into a gorgeous aurora display that drips over the Canadian border and down into the continental United States.
Still, Kunches said, it is highly unusual for the northern lights to venture as far south as Arkansas.
Originally posted by zedy63
old news this has been known for a while now nasa has been keeping it quiet
Originally posted by dizziedame
I have the answer. Now to find a good programer.
First we need to find the origional directions for operating the sun then get a new program and apply it to the computer that contains the old program.
Oh my I almost forgot, we can not control the sun,
We can make scary pictures to use as a tool for perdicting the suns actions.
There is no scamatic for the sun.
We can speculate concerning what it may do at any certain time but that is all.
Yes, I am being a bit scarastic but I do not worry about something I can not change.
Look on the bright side and keep waking up with the sun as it shines again tomorrow, well hopefully shines tomorrow.
Originally posted by LoneGunMan
reply to post by Destinyone
I hope not I say this because of a feeling I have had since a child. I have always had a fear that man does not understand our sun as well as we think. I have always feared that something catastrophic will happen to it in my lifetime. This has nothing to do with logic its a feeling.
Originally posted by ChesterJohn
My point was
Everybody is using the Sun for a purpose it was not meant to be used for.
That being Solar Weather prediction.
I'd rather have a quiet sun than a spotty sun..