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A CME expected to hit Earth on April 9th missed, but the Arctic lit up with auroras anyway. Yuichi Takasaka sends this report from the Northwest Territories of Canada: "Even though the CME missed, we had three outbreaks of Northern Lights at Prelude Lake."
The source of the display was the IMF (interplanetary magnetic field), which tipped south on April 9th, opening a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled the auroras.
More Arctic lights are possible on April 13-14 when a high speed solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. NOAA forecasters estimate a 20% chance of geomagnetic storms around the poles
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
BTW, even Russian and Chinese scientists have had to get degrees in what they research. What is your degree on that you want to claim you don't want to believe what the Russians, the Chinese have to say?... and i am CERTAIN that you will TRY to make some similar excuse for every scientist who wants to contradict you...
Puterman of Phage may not have degrees in this field of study, but this guy does:
The seismology community generally agrees no link has been seen.
PNSN group on Facebook
This is in response to the following question:
So my question is " Is there a link between solar flares and earthquakes"
Mr. Vidale has recently signed up as a member and been posting in a few threads, Quakeswatch 2012 being one of those threads.
Mid-Atlantic Ridge The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a 10,000 mile long north-south mountain chain occupying the center of the Atlantic Ocean and passing through Iceland. It is the most extensively studied divergent plate boundary, dividing the North and South America Plates from the Eurasian and African Plates. In the divergent plate boundary, molten magma continuously rises from the mantle to the sea floor to fill in the gap formed by the diverging plates, and thus creating seafloor spreading. It is estimated that the Atlantic Ocean sea floor expands at a rate of 0.5 to 4 inches annually. In addition to its divergent plate boundaries, the curving of the ridge also creates a number of transform fault lines. Occasionally, these transform faults are the site of seismic activity as the adjacent plates move in northern or southern directions.
I know many say one thing doesn't effect the other, but I cannot help but wonder...a CME that just missed us yesterday opened up a hole in the magnetosphere....
I think he meant "nor do we expect to."
Comprehensive studies over the years (although I don't have one at my fingertips) have not found any more earthquakes during solar activity than other times, not do we expect to.
January 23 at 7:23pm
Now, I can conceive of CMEs possibly having triggering effect on a fault that was near to rupturing by itself, because even refrigerator magnets will move around on a table if you bring them close enough to one another.
However, since the number of quakes which occur on a daily basis does not decline during periods of solar minimum, I would have to say that the effect is negligible at best.
Remember when scientists were convinced the earth was flat? If we don't continue to question we do not move forward....always question..I like to theorize, bounce ideas around.
Rockin and rollin again today...
Earth is entering a solar wind stream that could spark high-latitude auroras during the next 24-48 hours. The first stirrings of Northern Lights were sghted this morning over Wisconsin and from the cockpit of an air ambulance flight over Canada.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by jadedANDcynical
Thank you for your reply....in my statement I just meant to open the discussion again...I do not have an opinion either way yet...just find it curious.
Especially since the Sun does have a huge impact on the earth in many ways.
And if we blindly believe main stream scientists and media....we would still believe in man-made global warming.edit on 12-4-2012 by timetothink because: (no reason given)