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Spaceweather - CORONAL HOLE
NASA ^ | Jan. 30, 2011 | SpaceWeather.com

Posted on 01/30/2011 12:14:06 PM PST by The Comedian

CORONAL HOLE: A dark croissant-shaped hole has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind into space. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory took this picture of the vast opening during the early hours of Jan. 30th:

Researchers call this a "coronal hole." Solar rotation is turning the coronal hole toward Earth. The stream of solar wind pouring from it will swing around and hit our planet in early February, possibly sparking polar magnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras between Feb. 2nd and 4th.


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: corona; solar; sun
Groundhog Day this year will bring us both a 100 million-person-affecting storm, and a solar storm.

Wear a parka and sunscreen as you freeze inside your Faraday cage.

1 posted on 01/30/2011 12:14:14 PM PST by The Comedian
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To: SunkenCiv; CJ Wolf; houeto; Quix; null and void; B4Ranch; Whenifhow; Silentgypsy; FromLori; ...
Just-waiting-for-a-Feb.-2-earthquake-for-a-trifecta ping.

"Space Energy/Solar Weirdness" ping.


Ping list dealing with odd space phenomena and solar events.

FReepmail me if you want on or off

The Comedian's "Space Energy/Solar Weirdness" ping list...


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

2 posted on 01/30/2011 12:17:07 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian

Dang! Look at those hemorrhoids!! Er, solarrhoids.


3 posted on 01/30/2011 12:18:24 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Time to break out the telescope

and the welding hood.

4 posted on 01/30/2011 12:18:24 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: The Comedian

Another Earth changing event happens Feb 3, 0300 Eastern: Pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone begin. :)


5 posted on 01/30/2011 12:20:16 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: The Comedian

Bookmark


6 posted on 01/30/2011 12:22:19 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Comedian

"Watch your coronal hole, bud."

7 posted on 01/30/2011 12:23:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: The Comedian

We are all going to die!

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.


8 posted on 01/30/2011 12:24:28 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: The Comedian

Please add me to your ping list for Space Energy & Solar Weirdness.


9 posted on 01/30/2011 12:24:45 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: The Comedian
So basically Corholio broke wind?

10 posted on 01/30/2011 12:26:16 PM PST by mnehring
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To: The Comedian

Let’s all drink a Corona to the Coronal Hole.


11 posted on 01/30/2011 12:27:47 PM PST by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: mnehring

LOL ! I was thinking of this and Beavis from Beavis & Butthead ! You beat me to it !

> So basically Corholio broke wind?

[ IMAGE of Beavis with shirt over part of head ]


12 posted on 01/30/2011 12:28:15 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: The Comedian
"Wear a parka and sunscreen as you freeze inside your Faraday cage."

If the magnetic storms are intense enough, that'll be about right. ;-)


13 posted on 01/30/2011 12:28:29 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: The Comedian
The stream of solar wind pouring from it will swing around and hit our planet in early February, possibly sparking polar magnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras between Feb. 2nd and 4th.

CQ, CQ .....

14 posted on 01/30/2011 12:29:42 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

73s and good DX.


15 posted on 01/30/2011 12:32:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: shibumi

“Oh, bloody hell...” ping


16 posted on 01/30/2011 12:35:06 PM PST by Salamander ( I think I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest......)
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To: The Comedian
This still from SDO caught the action in freeze-frame splendor when the Sun popped off two events at once (Jan. 28, 2011). A filament on the left side became unstable and erupted, while an M-1 flare and a coronal mass ejection on the right blasted into space.
17 posted on 01/30/2011 12:37:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Comedian

Sun farts.


18 posted on 01/30/2011 12:43:41 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: dragnet2
Yeah, that was spectacular.

Solar activity definitely getting interesting.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

19 posted on 01/30/2011 12:52:56 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian

Hey, big guy add me to the space weirdness list. By the, alos on Ground Hog Day...a hugh and series Snowmegeddan event in the Ohio Valley and Northeast. A coinky dink?


20 posted on 01/30/2011 12:55:05 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Newt Gingrich, he would rather sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, than stand with Sarah Palin.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Hey, big guy add me to the space weirdness list. By the, alos on Ground Hog Day...a hugh and series Snowmegeddan event in the Ohio Valley and Northeast. A coinky dink?

1) You're on.

2) There is no such thing as a coincidence. Except when there is.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

21 posted on 01/30/2011 1:00:51 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian

I’m sure it’s caused by human activity.


22 posted on 01/30/2011 1:03:44 PM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is now on Kindle.)
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To: The Comedian

“Hole into sun’s interior shows darkness. What happened to the light shed by all of the fusion in there?” The guys at http://thunderbolts.info/home.htm love this stuff. Like the mystery of how the surface of the sun can be a million degrees cooler than the solar atmosphere, it provides the kind of puzzle that drives establishmentarians nuts.


23 posted on 01/30/2011 1:07:14 PM PST by earglasses (I was blind, and now I hear...)
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To: The Comedian

Yep....Lets hope we never see one 20 times that large.


24 posted on 01/30/2011 1:12:04 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Comedian

A coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous. And please add me to the ping list-!


25 posted on 01/30/2011 1:20:27 PM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: dragnet2

I tell you, that sun of ours is one bright orange ball of pure crazy.


26 posted on 01/30/2011 1:24:36 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: The Comedian

Oh what the heck. Add me to your space weirdness list too. I’m always interested in the end of the world and all that good stuff.

Actually according to the Vedas no major destruction is going to happen for a long, long time. Major meaning “everything”; minor destruction is likely, though. Minor being anything that is not total!

:-)


27 posted on 01/30/2011 1:30:18 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: The Comedian

Anyone see KNOWING lately? With Nicholas Cage?


28 posted on 01/30/2011 1:37:54 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Yardstick
There likely were filters used when that image was obtained. From space, our star/sun would appear as white, or slightly yellow.

But crazy is right.

29 posted on 01/30/2011 1:38:08 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Comedian
You can really see it at 194 Angstrom (Green). The image corresponds to about 1.5 million Kelvin.
30 posted on 01/30/2011 1:42:41 PM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: Dogbert41
Anyone see KNOWING lately? With Nicholas Cage?

Yeah baby! Love that flick.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

31 posted on 01/30/2011 1:46:27 PM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian

Hey Comedian - please add me to your “Space Energy/Solar Weirdness” list.

I wanna see if things can possibly be weirder out there than they are here.


32 posted on 01/30/2011 1:46:46 PM PST by MV=PY
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To: The Comedian
Either it's full of stars

Or on the other had, just 3 stars.

Either way, it's a bad sign.

33 posted on 01/30/2011 1:49:37 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: The Comedian

According to the NASA info, solar winds from this solar hole should hit Earth on Tuesday. Could that possibly bring us a little WARMTH? We could use some here in Pennsyltucky!


34 posted on 01/30/2011 2:22:44 PM PST by Tucker39 (Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:)
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To: Travis McGee

Rightwing talk radio hate speech caused this.


35 posted on 01/30/2011 2:28:23 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: The Comedian

please add me to your “Space Energy/Solar Weirdness” list.

Thanks.


36 posted on 01/30/2011 2:29:52 PM PST by yellowroses (A yankee in Texas)
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To: Yardstick; dragnet2

SOHO used Extreme Ultraviolet imaging taken at 304 Angstrom for this image. SOHO takes images at several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths. Beautiful photos.


37 posted on 01/30/2011 5:04:43 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: Lurkus Maximus

Ping!!!!


38 posted on 01/30/2011 5:28:06 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: The Comedian; Salamander; mnehring; dragnet2; Markos33; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; ...
Take Just a Moment

To

Wash Away the Rain

(clicable link!)


39 posted on 01/30/2011 8:05:36 PM PST by shibumi (I am the Astro-Creep, demolition style an American Freak!)
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To: The Comedian

If the internet gets shut down here in the US or abroad it will be because of an unpredicted much more serious event about to take place, we have all seen the movies and arguably I believe most nations leaders upon hearing of an event that will likely destroy, kill or injure most of the people will indeed pull the plugs, no cellphones, no TV, no twitter and all shortwave will be jammed.

Very few can find any quick communication plan short of lighting fires on top of mountains, the people will be kept in the dark.


40 posted on 01/30/2011 8:16:10 PM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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To: The Comedian
"I am coronal holio!"


41 posted on 01/30/2011 8:18:37 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: mnehring

Damn you!


42 posted on 01/30/2011 8:20:29 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I get that a lot.


43 posted on 01/30/2011 8:24:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: The Comedian
I haven't a clue what any of this space stuff means; but, if it means The Failed Obama Administration© sucks... well, I'm in!
44 posted on 01/30/2011 9:05:03 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Dogbert41

Saw it. Not a happy ending for the people who remained.


45 posted on 01/31/2011 4:28:28 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Eye of Unk; The Comedian

If I don’t get a chance to say how much I’ve enjoyed the ride, It’s been real!

(can’t really prepare for the wrath of the Sun)


46 posted on 01/31/2011 4:37:33 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: The Comedian

We’re expecting a little below zero tonight and 30-40 below zero F tomorrow night (intermontane basin on the Rockies). ...camping construction situation in a remote area here, but we’ll be fine (energy system design and extreme cold weather survival nerds). We’re going to play “The Day After Tomorrow,” as we’ll see vehicles and plumbing systems down in the nearest town (displaced suburbanites there) but not here.


47 posted on 01/31/2011 11:37:07 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: The Comedian

It was -35 F at 04:00 this morning. We’re expecting near the same tonight. The passive solar heating through the glazed parts of this construction dwelling (modified travel trailer) was unusually effective today, while the high here was -5 F. Hot!


48 posted on 02/02/2011 5:29:23 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: familyop
OMG.

It's 25 here in central TX and I thought we had it hard!


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

49 posted on 02/03/2011 8:42:37 AM PST by The Comedian (It's 3am all over the planet.)
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To: The Comedian
It's 25 here in central TX and I thought we had it hard!

Wish it were that warm here. It was -3 actual when I left for work at 6am. Toss in the 20 inches of snow we got and the -15 wind chills and you've got a pretty interesting day.

Best,

L

50 posted on 02/03/2011 9:16:35 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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