Earth Gone Wild: 2014

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:35 AM
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Jan 01, 2014
Supermoon
1st of 2 Supermoons in January

Jan 01 - 03, 2014
U.S.A.: Winter Storm Hercules
Blanket of snow from the Midwest to New England

Jan 04, 2014
Africa: Asteroid
(Possible areas of impact were highlighted in purple)
Asteroid burns up over Atlantic

Jan 05 - 07
U.S.A.: Winter Storm Ion
Major Artic OutbreakRadar & Satellite View

Daily record lows broken today in the South (old records in parentheses):

19 (21) in Savannah, Ga.; 11 (14) in Macon, Ga.; 6 (10) in Atlanta; 12 (15) in Augusta, Ga.; 7 (12) in Athens, Ga.; 20 (26) at St. Simons Island, Ga.; 20 (21) in Charleston, S.C.; 6 (9) in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; 13 (16) in Columbia, S.C.; 14 (18) in Florence, S.C.; 4 (5) in Huntsville, Ala.; 7 (11) in Birmingham, Ala.; 14 (18) in Mobile, Ala.; 13 (17) in Vicksburg, Miss.; 11 (15) in Meridian, Miss.; 14 (16) in Jackson, Miss.; 19 (25) in Gulfport, Miss.; 14 (16) in McComb, Miss.; 10 (18) in Greenwood, Miss.; 2 (6) in Knoxville, Tenn.; 5 (9) in Chattanooga, Tenn.; -1 (5) in Kingsport, Tenn.; -1 (3) in Asheville, N.C.; 9 (15) in Raleigh, N.C.; 5 (14) in Greensboro, N.C.; 6 (12) in Charlotte, N.C.; 13 (15) in Elizabeth City, N.C.; 13 (15) in Monroe, La.; 19 (20) in Baton Rouge, La.; 17 (20) in Slidell, La.; 12 (17) in Austin, Texas. Daily record lows broken today in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (old records in parentheses): -8 (0) in Bluefield, W.V.; -8 (7) in Lewisburg, W.V.; -7 (-4) in Morgantown, W.V.; -5 (1) in Blacksburg, Va.; 8 (10) in Danville, Va.; 2 (10) in Lynchburg, Va.; 1 (8) in Roanoke, Va.; 10 (12) in Richmond, Va.; 3 (8) at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia; 3 (8) in Baltimore; 4 (6) in New York City; 4 (7) in Philadelphia; -9 (-5) in Pittsburgh; 0 (5) in Harrisburg, Pa.; -5 (-2) in Williamsport, Pa.; -8 (-5) at Mount Pocono, Pa.; 1 (6) in Reading, Pa.; 2 (6) in Trenton, N.J.; 3 (10) in Newark, N.J.; 4 (10) in Wilmington, Del. Daily record lows broken today in the Midwest (old records in parentheses): -11 (-7) in Cleveland; -11 (-5) in Akron-Canton, Ohio; -12 (-7) in Mansfield, Ohio; -14 (-6) in Toledo, Ohio; -12 (-6) in Youngstown, Ohio; -7 (-5) in Columbus, Ohio; -9 (-3) in New Philadelphia, Ohio; -8 (-3) in Zanesville, Ohio; -14 (-5) in Detroit; -14 (-10) in Flint, Mich.


Jan 06, 2014
Portugual: MeteoTsunami


Jan 07, 2014
Rio De Janiero: Sink Hole Swallows Entire Block


England/Wales: Flood Warnings in Effect
England and Wales is now under flood warning as Atlantic storm brings yet MORE rain

Canada: Frost Quake
Rare 'Frost Quake' Rattles Toronto and Across Ontario

New York: Artic Blast
Lake-Effect Snow Pummels New York Snowbelts

Sun: Solar Flare
mid-level solar flare at the center of the sun

U.S.A./Mexico
CONJOINED TWIN WHALES found today on border

Jan 07 - 12, 2014
Location: -17N 536.7W: Tropical Cyclone Ian
5 Day Forecast and Models

U.S. Shivers in Deadly Historic Freeze: State-by-State Impacts

Winter Storm 2014 (Photos)


Dec 30, 2013 - PRESENT
Japan: Fukushima
TEPCO Quietly Admits Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down NOW

Please feel free to post any significant news about our planet, throughout the year. I hope this isn't a "sign" of things to come.
Only 51 more weeks, til 2015
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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:43 AM
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That certainly puts things in perspective! We can only hope that the influence won't be as bad by the 30th, but I won't be holding my breath.

For people who watch the sun and the moon, It's not looking to cheery.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 02:52 AM
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That Portuguese tsunami photo is beautiful! This winter has been very mild in the UK so far, it took an incredibly long time for the leaves to drop in Autumn, in fact after the first winter storm, a lot of trees still had loads of leaves on. It's only going to change further as the planet evolves and seasons shift, It seems that every year the seasons get pushed back by another 3-4 weeks!
It's now incredibly wet as the flood warnings indicate, the ground is sodden, and It doesn't look like we're in for much of a break from the Atlantic!

The Sun is certainly waking up now, better late than never I suppose.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 04:01 AM
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In Duluth MN here, its about -35 with the windchill factored in. Cold, its very cold.
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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 07:44 AM
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Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung ramping up pyroclastic eruptions. Not earth shattering, but it's ongoing.

www.asianewsnet.net...



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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Things like this happen every year. The earth is simply rejuvenating itself from human activities. Terrifying nonetheless.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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Hell of a first week this year. I think we are in for a terrible year myself. People wanted change, we got it.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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It seems it was really cold once before.

I was a paperboy during this event.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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Nice catch Wonderboi.

No one is saying these things haven't happened before, they just seem to be happening with increasing frequency, and I don't believe we are just noticing them more because we are in the digital age. Why? Well, events like these make the news more interesting which helps them sell ads, and in the past we always heard about such things from plain or tv, radio, or newpapers, we just didn't hear about these events as quickly. News has always had a profit incentive to report on such things, and we know that is rarely ignored.

So why are some of these events which in the 70's, 80's, and 90's only happening on a yearly or once a decade basis now happening every week?




posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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Dont forget about the ridiculous heat wave and fires down in Australia!



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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All-time record winter heat and lack of precipitation in California. "All time", going back to when reliable weather records started in the mid 1800's



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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And winter hasn't yet arrived in Finland. The temperatures are way above the average temperatures here. Most of Finland is without snow cover. The temperatures are 4-5 Celsius degrees higher than normally during this time, 7-8 degrees in the North. We also got very rare winter floods,

We have noticed some weird anomalies with this weather. First potatoes of the year were picked on 6th of January, when ground should be completely frozen. There is still lot of swans in the inland (They should be in migration in the south). People have also seen jumping frogs and mushrooms. This is also good for predators as many animals have winter fur, which is really visible in the dark.

It should be getting colder late this week, but long time predictions predict warmer weather for the rest of the winter. I'm not sure how missed winter affects. There hasn't been true winter this year.

Doesn't look very wintery? The grass is green because it hasn't gone in "hibernation mode", but its still growing. Sudden cold could damage it badly.

Pirkko Tuulihovi yle.fi...
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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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I def. agree with that comment. Mother nature is cleaning up the mess. The mess.......... human life!



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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The sink holes are what has me the most perplexed. They seem to be more frequent, and happening world-wide.

I can't help but wonder if the entire world's aquifers are drying up.

Still little coverage from MSM. I guess if more people were aware of the increase in natural disasters it would become obvious that mans' total disregard for our planet is now reaping the consequences.

I'm quite sure TPTB are trying to avoid mass panic, and avoid people of the entire world rising to demand that the 'profit machines' STOP THE INSANITY!

Ancient history seems to have taught us nothing.


There are none so blind as those who will not see.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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Posting to follow this thread.

Just bipolar weather where I am (Idaho/Montana). Spring like one day and freezing/biting cold the next. Not too uncommon to see variations but the extremes are more prevalent - hit second coldest temps on record about a month ago. Regarding warmth - haven't looked at it but seeing grass poking through the snow was a first for me a couple of weeks ago. There were a few days where a light jacket was adequate. Today - feels normal for this time of year (although used to seeing lots of snow rather than ice - a lot of ice this year).



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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rickymouse
Hell of a first week this year. I think we are in for a terrible year myself. People wanted change, we got it.
The show is just starting. I missed this one.

Jan 01, 2014
Space: Comet Machholz
The ion tail points up, the dust tail down. Photo credit: Paolo Candy of the Cimini Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium, Italy.

Jan 05, 2014
Comet Machholz (right) approaching the Pleiades (left). Photo credit: Peter Lawrence of Selsey, UK.

How come those pictures, are so detailed compared to NASA's pictures of Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars??? Where are the stars in these pictures???
May 8, 2003
December 31, 2013
Is NASA still using Polaroid? I think they need to update their equipment. hahahahahha



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:19 PM
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Different exposure.

If you take a picture of the Moon, showing it in detail, I guarantee you won't see any stars in the picture - because to get correct exposure of the bright Moon you need a fast shutter speed. To get a good picture of lots of stars you need a very slow shutter speed - possibly several minutes.



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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Ok, I'm sick of the lack of common sense floating around now. I have taken many long exposure shots of the night sky, and guess what happens when I shoot the moon? No. Stars. Visible. To get details of the lunar surface, my camera settings (plus the light of the moon itself) blacks out the surrounding sky by default. Unless someone's going to stack pictures to get both stars & moon, you're not going to see detailed surface & background stars in the same unedited image. Simple as that. I have pictures in the
Calling All Astrophotographers thread if you want to see my own moon shot sans stars. Mine isn't the only moon shot without stars, either. You can clearly see the difference between a long exposure of stars with the moon & how the moon's light is washing out the stars anyway, and faster shutter speeds for the moon in detail.

As to the planet doing it's thing, it's doing it's thing. It's been doing it's thing for billions of years. Our current weather isn't the same was it was 1 billion years ago, and it's going to continue to change during the next billion, too. Mother Earth does what she wants, and doesn't care what you think about that.

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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btw as far as the Earth going wild, does anyone know when we last went a whole week without there being several volcanoes erupting, numerous earthquakes, violent thunderstorms, floods, heatwaves, tornadoes, cyclones, snowstorms and droughts?



posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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There's more.

Jan 7, 2014
Earth: Fireball Orbits

In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). www.spaceweather.com
There were only 7 fireballs reported the day before, on Jan 6, 2014

Here's some EYE CANDY.

Jan 07, 2014

The source of all this activity is AR1944, one of the biggest sunspots of the past decade. The sprawling active region is more than 200,000 km wide and contains dozens of dark cores. Its primary core, all by itself, is large enough to swallow Earth three times over. To set the scale of the behemoth, Karzaman Ahmad inserted a picture of Earth in the corner of this picture he took on Jan. 7th from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia:


Jan 09-10, 2014

SWPC Forecasters are anticipating G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9 and 10. The source of this disturbance is a fairly fast Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) launched from centrally-located Region 1944 at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST) on January 7. Full evaluation and modeling of this event has refined the forecast and indicates a fairly direct interaction with Earth, with the WSA-Enlil model putting arrival mid-morning UTC on January 9 (very early morning EST). In addition, the S2 (Moderate) Solar Radiation Storm associated with this event is currently near, but below, the S3 (Strong) threshold, with values leveling off at this time. At the Sun, Region 1944 remains well-placed and energetic. Updates here as this event progresses. www.noaa.gov...


Jan 11, 2014

VENUS, THE CRESCENT PLANET: Venus is turning its night side toward Earth as it approaches inferior solar conjunction


Jan. 12-13, 2014

Solar wind flowing from this emerging coronal hole should reach Earth. Credit: SDO/AIA. www.spaceweather.com


Humor:

Jan 07, 2014

Velveeta shortage threatens to make the Super Bowl less cheesy

The crisis comes to us courtesy of AdAge, which contacted Velveeta-maker Kraft foods after rumors surfaced that inventory of America’s favorite cheese-like substance was becoming low in grocery stores on the East Coast due to a possible production issue. "Given the incredible popularity of Velveeta this time of year, it is possible consumers may not be able to find their favorite product on store shelves over the next couple of weeks," Kraft spokeswoman Jody More wrote AdAge via e-mail. "Our retail customers are aware of the situation and we expect it to be a short-term issue."
Run for the hills. ELE in the making. lmfao





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