Skip to comments.Solar Tsunami
Posted on 12/23/2009 4:05:28 PM PST by winoneforthegipper
Yesterday, Dec. 22nd at approximately 0455 UT, magnetic fields around sunspot 1036 erupted, producing a C7-class solar flare. NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft was almost directly above the sunspot at the time of the blast and recorded this extreme ultraviolet movie:
The shadowy wave racing away from the blast site is a "solar tsunami"--a swell of hot, magnetized plasma about 100,000 km high packing as much energy as a million megatons of TNT. The tsunami petered out before it went more than halfway around the sun, but another manifestation of the blast is still going. The eruption hurled a faint coronal mass ejection (CME) into space and the billion-ton cloud should cross Earth's orbit on or about Dec. 25th. A glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field could spark polar auroras for Christmas.
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Here’s the link to the movie....
Does this mean summer is coming?
So does this herald the return of global warming?
I liked the pics of the snowflakes lower on the page.
70 degrees in Dallas today...maybe algore is right.
This was an exciting coronal mass ejection . Much of the now well known global cooling has been the result of no flares or even sun spots. We have had 83 solar flux and the most sun spots in months (43) and are well on are way in solar cycle 24!! The ice age is less likely but polar caps will continue to expand for awhile.
The one I'm thinking of was in the range of X-17, something around there. Things are looking up, we may be getting into the new cycle... The P.V. Sundancers are beginning to awake.
Watching for it.
“Now how much of that is influenced by Sol, you got me....”
All winds and the energy they contain has the sun as it’s origin.
Yeah, but I couldn’t get squat on 15 meters today.
On the other hand, Austria was booming in on 20 meters
But, but Algore said GW is caused by man. Not the sun...
Heh......I flipped thru the Weather Channel today, and noticed that sunset is one minute later tomorrow.
Cool! Errrrr, um, Hot!
Well, it sure wasn’t “man”. We are not a hair on a ant’s butt.These flat earth kooks that made this stuff up will decay into history as Al Gorians who hoped to take our money and control our lives on a lie.They are so pathetic to watch as the die like worms on a snow covered sidewalk.
In two weeks, we will have 22 more minutes of daylight. The return of the Sun picks up speed thereafter.
Meanwhile, the amount of daylight time sort of pokes along for the next week or so.
Personally, I am thrilled to read that the solar cycle has really begun in earnest! I have no desire to spend the last third of my life in Ice Age conditions.
Remember 43 is a magnitude. Today it is 26. On the traditional scale, anything less than 15 is not even considered a sunspot. Also, this is less than half the common score at most times in a solar cycle. The excitement is that we have been out of spots for almost twice the normal solar minimum [Spotless Days: 2009 total: 259 days (73%)
Since 2004: 770 days Typical Solar Min: 485 days]. A couple of sunspots does not a warming trend make. It is very enlightening to go to the site and look at the long term history of sunspots in relation to global temperatures. The correlation and lag time is impressive.
Well, I learned a lot there. But you and I know the sting of “0.00” day in and day out and we have definite cycle 24 and we could ascend very rapidly in deed. . The Sun has enormous ,if not total , influence on earth heating.
But, will the sun get the credit or will the Gorniacs perpetuate their lie?
Like we wuz always told, “if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait a day it’ll change”. Due for 25 on Christmas morning.
Maybe propagation will finally start picking up (keeping fingers crossed as a build a home-brew 80m dipole...)
Of all the interesting articles I played a part in processing in my 35-year heat treating career, my favorite was a simple little weldment made of plain cold rolled carbon steel for JPL Pasadena, which we stress relieved for them. It’s on one of the Voyager spacecraft, not known which one.
I heard Germany, France and Italy, contacted France which I needed, I have tons of contacts in Italy and Germany. Where'd you hear Austria? I need that country!
I had the Ham gear put away during that time but I understand prop was rather unpredictable during those flares.
I haven't seen any unusual prop from this yet. But Santa bought himself some new accessories for Christmas and he's headed for the beach for a few days and will be setting up a milk crate station for all HF bands at the beach house. A new switching supply due to arrive the 24th finally makes the milk crate operation possible - the old Astron RS50M just wouldn't fit!
All of it.
I need to find a source for that copper clad steel telephone wire. Doesn't make sense buying all copper anymore to just use the skin.
it was on 20 meter, very clear signal
Hey have you got that ticket yet????????????????????????????
No time for that now. I have to renew the CHL
Not according to NOAA. We had a sunspot numbers of 63 back in March 2008, according to them. We are currently on the longest streak of days with spots though, in quite a while. Which tells us cycle 24 is active, but the activity level is low to very low at present. That beats just very low to none, however.
I cant find the club now. They have a nice antenna farm over there
Some of those spots back in March 2008 however, may have still been cycle 23 spots. So this could be the most cycle 24 spots we have had to date, which is good if you want to stop cooling. We need sunspot numbers above 60 to 75 to begin thinking of net warming. It is nice however to slow the cooling.
I hear TX/OK just about every morning on 75M - would be interesting to see if we could make the distance.
Just as well, I have a half inch of ice (or more!) on everything right now and even the rotor's frozen up after the ice storm we had last night. SWR's are completely out of whack but at least I can tune the antenna up. Unfortunately I'm stuck dead east at the moment.
Hope it warms up today.....(sigh)...