Skip to comments.THE SOLAR WIND CONTINUES TO BLOW: For the third day in a row
Posted on 12/24/2016 7:55:41 AM PST by tired&retired
THE SOLAR WIND CONTINUES TO BLOW: For the third day in a row, Earth is inside a stream of solar wind blowing out of a large hole in the sun's atmosphere. This is causing magnetic unrest and bright auroras around the poles. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Dec. 24th.
WHITE AURORAS? Auroras are usually green. Occasionally, other colors appear: red, purple, blue. One color that never shows itself, however, is white--that is, not until last night. "I saw white auroras over Tromsø, Norway!" reports veteran observer Markus Varik.
"I've been working more than 400 nights as a Northern Lights guide, and although sometimes I think I've seen it all, never I have witnessed white auroras like that," says Varik. "It was amazing to see it unravel white like that in front of my eyes. Pure magic!"
Auroras get their colors from specific elements in Earth's upper atmosphere. Green auroras, for instance, come from atomic oxygen; blue is associated with molecular nitrogen. No element produces white. So where did it come from?
An important clue: Elsewhere in Scandinavia, intense ribbons of pale pink appeared. Here is a specimen recorded by an automated auroracam in Abisko, Sweden:
Will just the Direct TV go out or will I get a nuclear tan?
Probabilities for significant disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field are given for three activity levels: active, minor storm, severe storm
Updated at: 2016 Dec 23 2200 UTC
.......0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 25 % 15 %
MINOR 10 % 05 %
SEVERE 01 % 01 %
.......0-24 hr 24-48 hr
ACTIVE 15 % 20 %
MINOR 25 % 25 %
SEVERE 35 % 20 %
The solar wind came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the solar wind
Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ by
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the solar wind
The autumn wind, and the winter winds they have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days, they go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the solar wind
The solar wind
Warm solar wind
The solar wind
Frank Sinatra - Solar Wind
Some call it solar wind or even star dust...I call it soot, and yes it is carbon.
Wait a minute......
The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. This plasma consists of mostly electrons, protons and alpha particles [Helium ions]
“Alpha particles consist of two protons and two neutrons bound together into a particle identical to a helium nucleus. They are generally produced in the process of alpha decay, but may also be produced in other ways.”
Any beings on any planet whose sun is blowing off carbon are probably in heap big trouble.
Will ducks fly into my shot pattern?
Manmade Solar Climate Change.
Racism and the free-market have disrupted the climate in the Sun’s core. There is scientific consensus.
I saw thin white aurora in Cook Inlet, AK a long time ago. Was not an impressive display, looked cloud like.
“The Solar Wind blows every day.
(Just more so now)”
Sounds like you are talking about Obama.
Having nightmares about volcanic activity;
“Having nightmares about volcanic activity;”
A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now its stirring again.
Thank you. There is so much that humans do not know about the Earth’s geology. No written history of events which occurred millions of years before we developed our brains and curiosity. Also difficult to find evidence because of the complete destruction that occurred.
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