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Message 1462398 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 0:48:32 UTC

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/solar-storm-arrives/
Solar Storm Arrives


The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

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Message 1462413 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 1:52:30 UTC - in response to Message 1462398.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/solar-storm-arrives/
Solar Storm Arrives


The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

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Now I have to go outside, and look for an aurora.

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Message 1462482 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 7:54:33 UTC - in response to Message 1462398.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/solar-storm-arrives/
Solar Storm Arrives


The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

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The sun has been doing that for ages and we're still ok. That's what I mean with Nature's balance, everything is in balance. The atmosphere protects us just enough so we can see those beautiful aurora's.
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Message 1462526 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 10:55:36 UTC

“It’s significant, but it’s not the mother of all storms,” said NOAA space scientist Joe Kunches. “The good news is that people with GPS in their cars probably won’t see much of an effect.”


Don't panic, don't panic"

Alright Jones, that's enough.

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Message 1462540 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 11:28:45 UTC - in response to Message 1462482.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/01/solar-storm-arrives/
Solar Storm Arrives


The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.

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The sun has been doing that for ages and we're still ok. That's what I mean with Nature's balance, everything is in balance. The atmosphere protects us just enough so we can see those beautiful aurora's.



And let's all hope it stays that way for a long loong time...
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Message 1463372 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 1:25:42 UTC - in response to Message 1462540.

A large coronal mass ejection has reached Earth – days after the Sun sent a massive burst of solar wind and electromagnetic radiation towards our planet. While causing no major geomagnetic storm, it has produced spectacular auroras in northern Europe.

http://rt.com/news/solar-storm-flare-earth-420/
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Message 1463441 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 8:53:16 UTC

Frightening but beautiful!
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Message 1464424 - Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 23:33:39 UTC - in response to Message 1463441.

A giant cloud of solar material called a coronal mass ejection escapes the sun in this Jan. 14, 2013, image from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Scientists use this kind of picture, called a coronagraph, in which the sun is obscured, to better see the sun's atmosphere, the corona



The sun also contains Lithium, go figure.
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Message 1481421 - Posted: 24 Feb 2014, 23:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 1464424.

On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013. Solar flares are bursts of x-rays and light that stream out into space, but scientists don't yet know the fine details of what sets them off.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-iris-spots-its-largest-solar-flare/index.html#.UwvPps6Ip6o



Never Underestimate the power of the Sun.

Earth's magnetic field is the magnetic field that extends from the Earth's interior to where it meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. Its magnitude at the Earth's surface ranges from 25 to 65 microtesla.


Look what a solar storm did in 1859

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
Solar storm of 1859
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Message 1513471 - Posted: 7 May 2014, 23:23:41 UTC - in response to Message 1481421.

On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare erupted from the right side of the sun... and vaulted into history as the best-observed flare of all time. The flare was witnessed by four different NASA spacecraft and one ground-based observatory – three of which had been fortuitously focused in on the correct spot as programmed into their viewing schedule a full day in advance.

NASA Telescopes Coordinate Best-Ever Flare Observations

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-telescopes-coordinate-best-ever-flare-observations/index.html#lowerAccordion-set1-slide10

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Message 1513489 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 0:21:30 UTC - in response to Message 1462398.

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There's your global warming

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Message 1513495 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 0:59:24 UTC - in response to Message 1513471.

On March 29, 2014, an X-class flare erupted from the right side of the sun... and vaulted into history as the best-observed flare of all time. The flare was witnessed by four different NASA spacecraft and one ground-based observatory – three of which had been fortuitously focused in on the correct spot as programmed into their viewing schedule a full day in advance.

NASA Telescopes Coordinate Best-Ever Flare Observations

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-telescopes-coordinate-best-ever-flare-observations/index.html#lowerAccordion-set1-slide10

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Nice timing NASA! Thanks Lynn. :)

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Message 1513508 - Posted: 8 May 2014, 1:48:18 UTC - in response to Message 1513489.

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There's your global warming

But it's still our fault. ;)
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Message 1514115 - Posted: 9 May 2014, 17:13:31 UTC - in response to Message 1513508.

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There's your global warming

But it's still our fault. ;)


It sure is
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Message 1514187 - Posted: 9 May 2014, 18:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 1514115.

The sun's 'long-lost BROTHER' revealed: Star born from same gas cloud discovered - and it could host planets with alien life

The star, named HD 162826, is 15 per cent more massive than our sun
Scientists believe it was born from the same gas cloud as our own star
HD 162826 is located 110 light-years away in the constellation Hercules

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2624257/The-suns-long-lost-BROTHER-revealed-Star-born-gas-cloud-discovered-host-planets-alien-life.html
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Message 1514199 - Posted: 9 May 2014, 19:25:02 UTC

Thank you Lynn:)
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Message 1514204 - Posted: 9 May 2014, 19:34:32 UTC

Thanks Lynn! Very interesting news. Here is the official announcement.

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Message 1514645 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 4:46:18 UTC

Not sure but think is a you tube clip about it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI5_DQmWsOM

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Message 1514650 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 5:15:40 UTC - in response to Message 1514645.

Not sure but think is a you tube clip about it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI5_DQmWsOM


Thanks Annie!
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Message 1523343 - Posted: 1 Jun 2014, 18:33:58 UTC - in response to Message 1514650.

A First for NASA's IRIS: Observing a Gigantic Eruption of Solar Material

A coronal mass ejection, or CME, surged off the side of the sun on May 9, 2014, and NASA's newest solar observatory caught it in extraordinary detail. This was the first CME observed by the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, which launched in June 2013 to peer into the lowest levels of the sun's atmosphere with better resolution than ever before. Watch the movie to see how a curtain of solar material erupts outward at speeds of 1.5 million miles per hour.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/a-first-for-nasas-iris-observing-a-gigantic-eruption-of-solar-material/index.html

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