Spaceweather: TWO SOLAR WIND STREAMS + EQUINOX CRACKS ARE OPENING IN EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD

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TWO SOLAR WIND STREAMS: The Arctic is about to get a double dose of auroras. Two solar wind streams are approaching Earth, each flowing from a distinct hole in the sun’s atmosphere. The first stream is due to arrrive on Sept. 7-8 with the second following on Sept. 11-12. Neither is expected to produce a strong geomagnetic storm. Nevertheless, Arctic lights are in the offing.

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EQUINOX CRACKS ARE OPENING IN EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD: The northern autumnal equinox is only 2 weeks away. That means one thing: Cracks are opening in Earth’s magnetic field. Researchers have long known that during weeks around equinoxes fissures form in Earth’s magnetosphere. Solar wind can pour through the gaps to fuel bright displays of Northern Lights. It just happened in Yellowknife, Canada:

“On Sept. 5-6, we could see auroras in the sky all night long, with a bright outburst
of pink shortly after midnight,” says photographer Yuichi Takasaka.

During the display, a weak stream of solar wind was blowing around Earth. At this time of year, that’s all it takes. Even a gentle gust can breach our planet’s magnetic defenses.

This is called the the “Russell-McPherron effect,” named after the researchers who first explained it. The cracks are opened by the solar wind itself. South-pointing magnetic fields inside the solar wind oppose Earth’s north-pointing magnetic field. North and South partially cancel one another, opening a crack. This cancellation can happen at any time of year, but it happens with greatest effect around the equinoxes. Indeed, a 75-year study shows that September is one of the most geomagnetically active months of the year–a direct result of “equinox cracks.”

Stay tuned for more Arctic lights as autumn approaches.

Spaceweather: GEOMAGNETIC STORM PREDICTED from SOLAR RADIATION STORM AND GROUND LEVEL EVENT

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GEOMAGNETIC STORM PREDICTED: NOAA forecasters say there is a 75% chance of moderately strong (G2-class) geomagnetic storms on Sept. 13th. That’s when a CME hurled into space by yesterday’s powerful X8-class solar flare will likely deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field. The impact of the CME could be enhanced by a fast-moving solar wind stream, expected to arrive at about the same time. If the G2-storm materializes, auroras in the USA could appear as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state. Free: Aurora Alerts

SOLAR RADIATION STORM AND GROUND LEVEL EVENT: On Sept. 10th, departing sunspot AR2673 erupted, producing a powerful X8-class solar flare. The explosion propelled a CME into space and accelerated a swarm of energetic protons toward Earth. Both are visible in this coronagraph movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO):

The many specks in this movie are not stars–they are solar protons striking SOHO’s digital camera. Almost two days later these protons are still streaming past our planet, causing a moderately strong (S2-class) solar radiation storm. The latest data from SOHO show an ongoing blizzard of digital “snow” in coronagraph images:

What made this flare so ‘radioactive’? It has to do with the location of AR2673 at the time of the explosion. The sun’s western limb is magnetically well-connected to Earth. Look at this diagram. Magnetic fields spiraling back from the blast site led directly to our planet, funneling these energetic protons Earthward.

Normally, solar radiation storms are held at bay by our planet’s magnetic field and upper atmosphere. On Sept.10th, however, there was a “ground level event” (GLE). Neutron monitors in the Arctic, Antarctic, and several other high latitude locations detected a surge of particles reaching all the way down to Earth’s surface:

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The Bartol Research Institute’s South Pole Neutron Monitor detected a GLE on Sept. 10th.

“In historical terms, this was a relatively small ground level event– only about one thousandth as strong as the event of 23 Feb 1956, which is the largest measured,” says Clive Dyer, a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Space Centre.

However, that does not mean the Sept.10th GLE was negligible. Dyer says that “passengers flying on high-latitude routes at 40,000 feet could have absorbed an extra 10 microSieverts of radiation. During the first hour of the GLE, the dose rate inside the aircraft during such a flight would have approximately doubled.”

He also notes that the GLE could have caused minor upsets of onboard electronics and avionics, although nothing on the scale of the epic 1956 GLE, “which would be very challenging to modern systems.”

“Since measurements began around 1942 there have now been 73 events detected by ground level radiation monitors,” Dyer adds. “The Sept.10, 2017, event is far from the strongest, but it is of special interest because it demonstrates the need for continual vigilance even during Solar Minimum.”

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INCOMING: MAJOR SOLAR FLARE AND RADIATION STORM | Spaceweather.com

MAJOR SOLAR FLARE AND RADIATION STORM: Departing sunspot AR2673 erupted again on Sept.10th (1606 UT), producing a major X8-class solar flare.  Protons accelerated toward Earth by the explosion are swarming around our planet now, causing a moderately strong solar radiation storm. (continued below)


NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the flare’s extreme UV flash

A pulse of ultraviolet and X-radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, triggering a shortwave radio blackout over the Americas (blackout map #1). That blackout is now subsiding. However, an even stronger blackout of shortwave radio communications around the poles is still underway (blackout map #2). Stay tuned for updates about this significant event.

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Denise Le Fay: Fires, Floods, Hurricanes & X-Class Solar Flare

Fires, Floods, Hurricanes & X-Class Solar Flare

If you’ve felt EXTRA miserable physically, seriously achy, weak, rattled and sort of in a state of free-fall, and like every single cell in your entire body is swollen, hot and being irradiated the past three days or so, it’s only because that is exactly what’s been going on.

After clearing more whatever it was for you personally during epic August, here comes more NEW higher energies in early surreal September. The past two or three days have been extra painful physically for our bodies as they Embody more NEW higher Light, Codes, DNA and more every few days. A reader friend recently wrote me that she’s felt like “Every cell has been flogged!” which made me laugh because that was such an accurate description. Now we can add irradiated to the flogging thanks to the Sun spewing out a massive Solar flare. A 9.3 X-class Solar flare.

“This is a decade-class flare.”

And that is exactly how it feels; epic and like nothing we’ve experienced before because we haven’t, not at this level. This seems to be in the air now and hurricane Irma is shaping up to be a record breaker also. There’s going to be more of this type of thing playing out now at this point within the Ascension and Embodiment Processes. No fear, just greater changes for everyone.

My body can’t sit at the computer for much longer than this today because of my irradiated, flogged, exploding with NEW Light cells that are hurting and expanding like crazy. Surrender to The Process and continue evolving into some more of what you/me/we are quickly becoming now. This is more prep work for our upcoming “coronations” later this month and the rest of the year and into 2018 as well. We’ve never been here before and that says a lot about how much AP and EP progress we’ve made so far so don’t worry about the NEWness of these greatly amplified, higher frequency, higher vibrational events both internal and external.

Denise

September 6, 2017

 

GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH (G3-CLASS): A CME hurled toward Earth by sunspot AR2673 on Sept.4th is due to arrive later today. NOAA forecasters say the CME’s impact could spark moderately-strong G2-class geomagnetic storms with isolated periods of strong G3-class storming on Sept. 6th and 7th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in bright moonlight. Free: Aurora Alerts

MAJOR X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: On Sept. 6th at 1202 UT, sunspot AR2673 unleashed a major X9.3-class solar flare–the strongest solar flare in more than a decade. X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout over Europe, Africa and the Atlantic Ocean: blackout map.


Above: The extreme UV flash from today’s X9-class flare. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory

The explosion also produced a CME, shown here in a movie from NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft. (The fast moving star-like object in the STEREO-A movie is the planet Mercury.) NOAA analysts are still modeling the trajectory of the CME to determine whether or not it is Earth-directed.

Many readers are asking about the historic context of this event. How epic is it? Answer: This is a decade-class flare. A list of the most powerful solar flares recorded since 1976 ranks today’s flare at #14, tied with a similar explosion in 1990. Compared to the iconic Carrington Event of 1859, or even the more recent Halloween storms of 2003, this event is relatively mild. Modern power grids, telecommunications, and other sun sensitive technologies should weather the storm with little difficulty.

On the other hand, sky watchers could see some fantastic auroras before the week is over. And ham radio operators will surely be noticing strange propagation effects as the sun exerts its influence on our planet’s ionosphere.Stay tuned for updates.

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MASSIVE EXPLOSION ON THE FARSIDE OF THE SUN | Spaceweather.com

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SLIGHT CHANCE OF STORMS: For the 4th day in a row, Earth is inside a stream of solar wind flowing from a large hole in the sun’s atmosphere. The steady pressure of this stream is doing little, however, to disturb our planet’s magnetic field. NOAA forecasters say the chance of a geomagnetic storm on July 24th is only 15%. Free: Aurora Alerts

MASSIVE EXPLOSION ON THE FARSIDE OF THE SUN: On Sunday July 23rd, a spectacular CME emerged from the farside of the sun. Coronagraphs onboard the orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) tracked the fast-moving cloud as it billowed into space:

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft, which has a partial view of the sun’s farside, identified the source of the blast as active sunspot AR2665, familiar to readers of Spaceweather.com who watched the behemoth cross the Earthside of the sun earlier this month. STEREO-A observed an intense flash of extreme UV radiation from the sunspot’s magnetic canopy:

The intensity of the flash suggests (but does not prove) that the underlying flare might have been the most intense kind: X-class.

If this explosion had occurred 2 weeks ago when the huge sunspot was facing Earth, we would be predicting strong geomagnetic storms in the days ahead. Instead, the CME is racing away from our planet … and directly toward Mars. Compared to Earth, the Red Planet is currently on the opposite side of the sun, and apparently in the crosshairs of this CME. Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity might be observing the effects of a solar storm later this week.

Coincidentally, yesterday’s farside explosion occurred on the 5th anniversary of another significant farside event: The Solar Superstorm of July 23, 2012.  That superstorm, which has been compared to the historic Carrington Event of 1859, could have caused widespread power blackouts if it had not missed our planet.

Sunspot AR2665 will be back on the Earthside of the sun a little more than a week from now. If the sunspot remains active, it could bring a new round of geomagnetic storms and auroras to our planet in early August. Stay tuned. Free: Solar Flare Alerts

STRONG SOLAR FLARE AND CME | SPACEWEATHER

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GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH:
NOAA forecasters have analyzed this morning’s solar flare and CME and they have issued a geomagnetic storm watch for July 16th and 17th. Storms could reach category G2 (moderately strong) on both days. High latitude sky watchers can expect midnight auroras on Sunday and Monday. Free: Aurora Alerts

STRONG SOLAR FLARE AND CME: After days of suspenseful quiet, huge sunspot AR2665 finally erupted on July 14th (0209 UT), producing a powerful and long-lasting M2-class solar flare. Extreme ultraviolet telescopes onboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast:

Remarkably, the explosion persisted for more than two hours, producing a sustained fusillade of X-rays and energetic protons that ionized the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Shortwave radio blackouts were subsequently observed over the Pacific Ocean and especially around the Arctic Circle. This map from NOAA shows the affected geographic regions.

Of even greater interest is the coronal mass ejection (CME). The explosion hurled a bright CME away from the blast site, and it appears to be heading for Earth:

This expanding cloud will likely reach our planet on July 16th, possibly sparking geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras when it arrives. Stay tuned for improved predictions as NOAA analysts model the trajectory and potency of the incoming CME. Free: Aurora Alerts

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SOLAR ECLIPSE SPACE PENDANTS: Would you like to support our Solar Eclipse Balloon Network? Here’s one way: Buy a space pendant. This solar eclipse-themed necklace flew to the stratosphere on July 2, 2017, attached to the payload of an Earth to Sky Calculus space weather balloon:

The payload contained more just like it. If you buy one now for $79.95, we will fly it back to the stratosphere during the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017, where it will be enveloped by the Moon’s cool shadow above our launch site in Oregon. No additional charge! Just make a note in the COMMENTS BOX of the shopping cart: “Please fly my pendant into the eclipse!” Each pendant comes with a greeting card showing the jewelry in flight and telling the story of its journey to the stratosphere and back again.

More items from the edge of space may be found in the Earth to Sky Store. All proceeds support atmospheric radiation monitoring and hands-on STEM education.

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INCREDIBLE IMAGES OF THE GREAT RED SPOT: On July 10th, NASA’s Juno spacecraft swooped over the Great Red Spot of Jupiter, only 9000 km above its swirling cloudtops. First-look images have just been released. Behold, the biggest storm in the Solar System photographed from point blank range:


Image credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © public domain

NASA is doing something new with its data from Juno. Instead of reserving images for selected researchers alone, the agency is posting raw images as soon as they reach Earth. Members of the public are invited to examine and process them. Keep an eye on the Juno Image Processing Gallery for the latest submissions.


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GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters say G2-class geomagnetic storms are possible on May 17th when a CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially in the southern hemisphere where deepening autumn darkness favors visibility. Free: Aurora Alerts

POTENT CORONAL HOLE: Another coronal hole (CH) is turning toward Earth, and it is a potent one. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the structure on May 16th:


Image credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory/LMSAL/Spaceweather.com

Coronal holes are places where the sun’s magnetic field peels back and allows the solar wind to escape. Gaseous material flowing from this hole is moving very fast, more than 700 km/s.  Moreover, the wind is threaded with “negative polarity” magnetic fields–and that’s what makes it potent. Such fields do a good job connecting to Earth’s magnetosphere and energizing geomagnetic storms.

The solar wind stream should reach Earth later this week, adding its effect to that of the CME due on May 17th. Stay tuned. Free: Aurora Alerts

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POLLEN CORONA: It begins with a sneeze. Pollen floating through the air tickles your nose, and your body responds by expelling the allergen. Gesundheit! When the paroxysm subsides, look up at the sky. The same pollen that makes you sneeze can also make beautiful coronas around the sun, like this one photographed on May 15th by John Stetson of Sebago Lake, Maine:

“When white pine pollen is in the air, we often see diffraction rings around our sun here in Maine,” says Stetson. “My wife, Katy, kindly blocked the sun for this picture of the surrounding halo.”

Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley explains the phenomenon: “Coronas are produced when light waves scatter from the outsides of small particles. Tiny droplets of water in clouds make most coronas, but opaque pollen grains do even better. They make small but very colorful multi-ringed coronas.”

As northern spring turns into summer, pollen coronas become increasingly common. Look for them the next time your nose feels a tickle.

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THE ORACLE REPORT: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today’s Oracle report is an audio version that is a fascinating and powerfully insightful examination of aspects as relates to the major CME yesterday and what we see being played out on the world stage.  ~PB
 
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"TURTLE NATION" TAKEN BY WISE OWL LUCKY (reminds me of "Turtles all the way down" by STURGILL SIMPSON - LW)

“TURTLE NATION” TAKEN BY WISE OWL LUCKY
(reminds me of “Turtles all the way down” by STURGILL SIMPSON – LW)

THE ORACLE REPORT: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sabaoth the Sun released a CME yesterday.  Here’s the astrological report on it.  Much love! – Laura

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INCOMING! – ANOTHER CME IS ON THE WAY

Don’t know about you, but I am alternately energized and wiped out this week…despite sleeping more. Seems like the times I am suddenly exhausted coincide with the timing of the energies hitting the planet.  (I later find out).  Big shifts are occurring in my life, all positive, but meanwhile I am going with the flow and resting when needed, being active when I feel the need.  ~PB

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INCOMING! – ANOTHER CME IS ON THE WAY: Since June 21st, four CMEs have hit Earth’s magnetic field. A fifth is on the way. Sunspot AR2371 erupted again during the early hours of June 25th, producing an M7.9-class solar flare and a lopsided CME. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory photograhed the storm cloud, which raced away from the sun faster than 2000 km/s (4.5 million mph):

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The CME will hit Earth’s magnetic field on June 27th, probably mid-day Universal Time. According to NOAA computer models there is a 79% chance of polar geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for
auroras. Aurora alerts: text or voice.
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INCOMING: SOLSTICE GEOMAGNETIC STORM + ANOTHER CME IS ON THE WAY | SPACEWEATHER.COM


SOLSTICE GEOMAGNETIC STORM:
A series of CMEs hit Earth’s magnetic field on June 22nd, producing a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm. Northern Lights spilled across the Canadian border into more than a dozen US states, including places as far south as Colorado, Georgia, Virginia and Arkansas. “The auroras did not disappoint,” says Chris Cook, who witnessed the display from Cape Cod, Massachusetts:

“They were visible in deep twilight!” he adds. “I positioned myself on a beach overlooking Cape Cod Bay so I could capture the reflection in the water at low tide.”

More auroras are in the offing as Earth’s magnetic field reverberates from the CME strikes. NOAA forecasters estimate a 90% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on June 23rd, subsiding only a little to 70% on June 24th. Aurora alerts: text, voice

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 MEANWHILE … ANOTHER CME IS ON THE WAY: Big sunspot AR2371 erupted again on June 22nd (18:23 UT), producing a strong M6.5 class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:

X-ray and UV radiation from the flare ionized the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a blackout of some shortwave radio signals over North America (blackout map). Mariners and ham radio operators, in particular, may have noticed disturbances at frequencies below ~20 MHz.

The explosion also hurled a full-halo CME directly toward Earth: movie. NOAA analysts are still modeling the storm cloud to estimate its likely time of arrival. Best guess: June 24th.

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