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Sunspot 1153 Brilliantly Explodes!
SpaceWeather.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | SpaceWeather.com

Posted on 02/09/2011 10:38:01 AM PST by The Comedian

SOLAR ACTIVITY HEATS UP: Formerly quiet sunspot 1153 is suddenly crackling with C- and M-class solar flares. NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this eruption during the waning hours of Feb. 8th:

Because sunspot 1153 is rounding the sun's western horizon, these eruptions are not Earth-directed. They are, however, Venus-directed. The second planet from the sun could receive glancing blows from solar plasma clouds in the days ahead. Readers with solar telescopes are encouraged to monitor the action.


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; solar; sun

1 posted on 02/09/2011 10:38:06 AM PST by The Comedian
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To: The Comedian
Very cool!

Bush's fault, correct?

2 posted on 02/09/2011 10:40:19 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: SunkenCiv; CJ Wolf; houeto; Quix; null and void; B4Ranch; Whenifhow; Silentgypsy; FromLori; ...
Venusian-power-grid-endangered 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.

3 posted on 02/09/2011 10:41:32 AM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: The Comedian

I guess solar panels on Venus would be counterproductive ?

sarc /


4 posted on 02/09/2011 10:45:00 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: The Comedian; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker; Allegra; TheOldLady; 50mm; Larry Lucido; ...
As if two invisible galactic fists were squeezing a huge solar zit.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 10:49:46 AM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: The Comedian
The Sun had better start cranking out a lot more of these Sunspots if it hopes to catch up to NOAA's predictions:


6 posted on 02/09/2011 10:51:23 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: The Comedian
Looks like she's already been hit!


7 posted on 02/09/2011 10:51:50 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: The Comedian

Amazing stuff. It’s hard to wrap my head around the scale of that.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 10:58:51 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Yo-Yo

It makes one wonder why the “predictions” line only depicts the future. It should extend into the past in order for the reader to assess how good prior predictions have been. Perhaps they aren’t that proud?


9 posted on 02/09/2011 11:01:10 AM PST by the_Watchman (Healthcare reform was never about health.)
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To: houeto; humblegunner

That’s the Venus de Blogger.

(She’s been excerpted.)


10 posted on 02/09/2011 11:02:37 AM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Nope, Sarah.


11 posted on 02/09/2011 11:02:48 AM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....)
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To: shibumi

12 posted on 02/09/2011 11:07:50 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: The Comedian


13 posted on 02/09/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: The Comedian

Wow, that is magnificent. There is an almost-readable time code at the bottom left of the time lapse video. Since I can’t fully read it, I am guessing but it appears that mass ejection takes about 10 minutes (18:50 to 19:00) to extend the full “height” of the flare.

Now, an additional estimation (based on the earth-to-scale addition in your gif) means that flare altitude is somewhere around 80,000 miles. (diameter of the Earth approx 8,000 miles and I am making a wild guess that the flare extends about 10 earths out from the surface)

80,000 miles in 10 minutes is just about 1,000,000 miles per hour. Which means, we are observing one of the fasting moving (non-sub-atomic) things we’ll ever see with current viewing technology.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 11:10:20 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: The Comedian

will that make it warmer here? I’m freezing, sick of winter, tired of cold and I really want some of that sunspot hotness to head this way.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 11:41:26 AM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: the_Watchman
It makes one wonder why the “predictions” line only depicts the future. It should extend into the past in order for the reader to assess how good prior predictions have been. Perhaps they aren’t that proud?

That prediction line has been revised downward several times over the past two years, based on it's continued overprediction of sunspots vis a vis observed sunspots.

(P.S., I posted the wrong graph in 6 above. I posted Flux, not Sunspot count. Here is the Sunspot count and also a May 2009 graph:)


16 posted on 02/09/2011 11:48:20 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: shibumi
As if two invisible galactic fists were squeezing a huge solar zit.

Huge Solar Zit would be a most awesome name for a band.

17 posted on 02/09/2011 1:01:08 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; humblegunner; Eaker; Allegra; TheOldLady; 50mm; Larry Lucido; ...

"That boy is a P-I-G PIG!"

Some people know Rocky Horror Picture Show by heart. I know Animal House.

18 posted on 02/09/2011 5:01:06 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: The Comedian

Nice!


19 posted on 02/09/2011 5:16:07 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: shibumi

lol


20 posted on 02/09/2011 5:19:50 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Allegra; humblegunner

The classiness of the thread just went up now that you’re here, ma’am.

Have you consulted humblegunner about the band name?


21 posted on 02/09/2011 5:21:33 PM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...

Thanks The Comedian.
 
Catastrophism
 
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22 posted on 02/09/2011 6:23:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: 50mm

I bet our dear leader hates this bit.

http://www.reelwavs.com/movies/gangs_of_new_york/goodandall.mp3

[Bill the Butcher was the best one in the flick]


23 posted on 02/09/2011 7:25:49 PM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

Great movie. Zero wouldn’t like it at all.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 8:06:23 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: Salamander; shibumi; 50mm
This thread brought an old song to memory -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jG6wEXSCUY

25 posted on 02/09/2011 10:45:25 PM PST by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: Markos33

And if you actually do so, I’m gonna think of this when I remember you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apY_cSkyL6A

:)


26 posted on 02/10/2011 5:51:06 AM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: The Comedian; SunkenCiv
However:

NASA’s Hathaway revises the sunspot prediction down again

27 posted on 02/10/2011 11:03:44 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: The Comedian

Amazing to see the scale...the Earth is so small!


28 posted on 02/10/2011 11:06:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Markos33; Salamander
You've said it all. I have Nothing to Say
29 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:40 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: 50mm

Not even if I were to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQsC3qZeL4

?

[I can do this forever, ya know]...;D


30 posted on 02/10/2011 9:13:52 PM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: 50mm; shibumi

This one’s for you guys.

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

:)


31 posted on 02/10/2011 9:22:14 PM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander; 50mm

I wore that album out during the winter/spring of1972.

I think.

.....wait .....

What?


32 posted on 02/10/2011 9:48:56 PM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: Salamander

It’s too much work for me. You win.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 8:26:28 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: shibumi; Salamander
I wore that album out during the winter/spring of1972.

There's a phrase that will soon make no sense to youth.

I wore out an Aqualung LP.

34 posted on 02/11/2011 8:35:03 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: 50mm; shibumi

“With You There To Help Me”, “To Cry You A Song” and “Nothing To Say” are from “Benefit”, not “Aqualung”.

“Look Into The Sun” was “Stand Up” and “Serenade To A Cuckoo” was “This Was”.

[so...what album *did* Shibumi wear out?]

:-P


35 posted on 02/12/2011 6:33:56 AM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

I have “Benefit” and 5 other Jethro Tull albums . I played “Aqualung” more than “Benefit” and wore it out.


36 posted on 02/12/2011 1:02:25 PM PST by 50mm ( I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: 50mm

I have them *all* [vinyl, when they were available and CDs]
, including his solo albums and several bootlegs.

:-P


37 posted on 02/12/2011 8:23:12 PM PST by Salamander (I can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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