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NASA says large CME on Sun headed for Earth: Expected Arrival August 3rd.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/213043-Nasa-says-large-CME-on-Sun-headed-for-Earth-Expected-Arrival-August-3rd ^ | August 1st, 2010

Posted on 08/02/2010 1:26:03 PM PDT by TaraP

On Sunday, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a complex magnetic eruption on the sun. The NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) also spotted a large coronal mass ejection (CME) The eruption happened around (3:50 am EST), the SDO detected a C3 class solar flare originating from a group of sunspots (called sunspot 1092). The flare itself was not that large, but the filament located about 70,000 miles away erupted at the same time.

A filament is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape.

Filament is anchored to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extends outward into the Sun's corona. It is a long magnetic structure rising above the surface of the sun, filled with cool plasma.

The flare and filament erupted at the same time, this suggests they are connected by long-range magnetic field lines. Some believe the flare may have accelerated the eruption of the filament. Eventually, a giant magnetic bubble of plasma broke and blasted out into space.

The problem is, the eruption occurred on the side of the sun facing earth which means, the Coronal Mass Ejection is on its way to the planet earth.

It's expected arrival is Aug. 3. This is known as a geomagnetic storm, and they have been known to cause electrical power outages and damage communications satellites. They drive shock waves which produce energetic particles that can be damaging to both electronic equipment and astronauts that venture outside the protection of the Earth's magnetic field.

Expect the government and all observatories to be on high alert.They know a CME is coming, they can probably prepare for its arrival. The reason I find this particular story interesting is because the event being discussed continues to happen more frequently, and on a larger scale than prior events of such a magnitude. Is our solar system going through a time of great change? Should we spend more time laying under the stars?

We will see how this particular CME effects earth on August 3rd. It will effect the area of earth facing the sun.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: astronomy; aurora; auroraborealis; catastrophism; cme; coronalmassejection; emp; geomagneticstorm; solaractivity; solarflares; sun; sunspot1092
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1 posted on 08/02/2010 1:26:09 PM PDT by TaraP
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COMPLEX ERUPTION ON THE SUN: On August 1st around 0855 UT, Earth orbiting satellites detected a C3-class solar flare. The origin of the blast was sunspot 1092. At about the same time, an enormous magnetic filament stretching across the sun's northern hemisphere erupted. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action:
2 posted on 08/02/2010 1:27:35 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

Just in Time for the Michigan primary races.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 1:27:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: All
Sunspot 1092, a key player in yesterday's Earth-directed eruptions, is big enough to see without the aid of a solar telescope. Oleg Toumilovitch "spotted" it on July 31st rising over Blairgowrie, South Africa:
4 posted on 08/02/2010 1:29:04 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
We will see how this particular CME effects earth on August 3rd. It will effect the area of earth facing the sun.

Thank goodness I live on the dark side of the Earth.

5 posted on 08/02/2010 1:29:35 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

In short, we have just witnessed a complex global eruption involving almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun.

A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the event is heading directly for Earth: SOHO movie. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on or about August 3rd.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

Are we all going to die tomorrow or not?


7 posted on 08/02/2010 1:31:28 PM PDT by don-o (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.)
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To: TaraP
It will effect the area of earth facing the sun.

1... That's "affect", not "effect".

2... The area facing the sun - Duh.

3... Which area is that, pray tell?

8 posted on 08/02/2010 1:32:55 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: TaraP

Okay, so should we be preparing for this or is it just a really cool thing to teach in my homeschool?


9 posted on 08/02/2010 1:32:55 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: don-o

Some of us will never die...

Says who: Jesus Christ..:)


10 posted on 08/02/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

But it’s not 2012 yet!!! The Mayans LIED! (Or was it Bush?)


11 posted on 08/02/2010 1:33:08 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: TaraP

Search “September 2, 1859” to learn about the biggest solar event in recorded history. The magnetic storm wrought havoc with the newly invented telegraph (aka the “Victorian internet”).

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/telegraphs-ran-on-electric-air-in-crazy-magnetic-storm-150-years-ago/


12 posted on 08/02/2010 1:33:10 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (668, neighbor of the beast, is tagline enough)
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To: don-o

Some of us will; most won’t.


13 posted on 08/02/2010 1:33:28 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: don-o

PLACE MARKER


14 posted on 08/02/2010 1:34:05 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: TaraP

Great, we have a Primary Election tomorrow!


15 posted on 08/02/2010 1:34:33 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: TaraP

I’m hoping for another CME on Nov. 2.
a “Congressional Mass Ejection”.


16 posted on 08/02/2010 1:35:34 PM PDT by qrstuv
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To: TaraP

Goodbye everybody!................Been nice KNOWING ya'll!................

17 posted on 08/02/2010 1:35:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: don-o

Probably not, but if this:

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html

turns from green to yellow to red, chances are good you may be seeing strange lights in the sky if you live in the northern latitudes. And it won’t be Bush’s fault.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 1:36:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Izzy Dunne
3... Which area is that, pray tell?

Uh, the LIGHT side?..................

19 posted on 08/02/2010 1:37:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: TaraP

So what time is this going to hit what part of earth and how long does it last?


20 posted on 08/02/2010 1:37:43 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: TaraP

Wonder how this will affect the Space Station. Is that cooling system back up at the ISS or are they up for a heck of an episode?


21 posted on 08/02/2010 1:38:02 PM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: don-o

As long as it’s before 1:00 pm. Anything after that and I’m still going to have to sit through a crap meeting. I’d rather not spend an eternity thinking “wow my last hour on Earth was spent staring at a stupid power point presentation that I didn’t care one bit about”


22 posted on 08/02/2010 1:38:46 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: bigbob

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/#GeomagneticStorms


23 posted on 08/02/2010 1:39:40 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Bryanw92

What about the dems October surprise?


24 posted on 08/02/2010 1:40:13 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: Dem Guard

Maybe the West Coast...

Not sure if I am having a hallucination! but I am in Southern Cal (San Diego) and the Sky does not look right, We have many beautiful Clouds although very srange shapes and the Sky looks lower it truly does..

It just looks like it has moved..Very strange.


25 posted on 08/02/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: Domandred

Look on the bright side. At least there will be no Palestinian State!.................

26 posted on 08/02/2010 1:44:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: TaraP
We have many beautiful Clouds although very srange shapes and the Sky looks lower it truly does.. It just looks like it has moved..Very strange.

60's Acid flashback?.............

27 posted on 08/02/2010 1:46:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: qrstuv

Bawhahahhaha...damn that was good!! LOL!


28 posted on 08/02/2010 1:47:28 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: TaraP

That’s impressive to see it like that without a telescope.


29 posted on 08/02/2010 1:48:53 PM PDT by derekr44
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To: netmilsmom

“C-class flares are small with few noticeable consequences here on Earth”

Good page to teach from:

http://spaceweather.com/glossary/flareclasses.html


30 posted on 08/02/2010 1:49:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: netmilsmom

We have to wait and see how much mass was ejected from the filament eruption.


31 posted on 08/02/2010 1:51:10 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: TaraP

Yeah, it happens every year. Unplug your toaster.


32 posted on 08/02/2010 1:51:34 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: don-o
Are we all going to die tomorrow or not?

Now that's a really silly question. Just switch to SPF 40! Oh, and drink plenty of fluids.

33 posted on 08/02/2010 1:52:19 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: Kansas58
Great, we have a Primary Election tomorrow!

Expect some Democrat somewhere to cite this as how the electronic ballot box concluded "the wrong guy" won.

34 posted on 08/02/2010 1:52:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: TaraP

“....and the Sky looks lower it truly does..”

The sky is falling!


35 posted on 08/02/2010 1:56:30 PM PDT by LifeChoice
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To: Red Badger

LOL..No... really that is what the Sky looks like...


36 posted on 08/02/2010 1:56:34 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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“....and the Sky looks lower it truly does..”

The sky is falling!


37 posted on 08/02/2010 1:56:44 PM PDT by LifeChoice
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To: TaraP

He passed that info along via Paul of Tarsus ...


38 posted on 08/02/2010 1:58:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: TaraP

If you can see the “spot” on the sun from earth with the naked eye, does not that mean it (the light and associated EM energy) has already arrived? Does not EM energy travel at the speed of light?

I’m tossing the BS flag on this photo. Maybe some astro-physicist will tell me otherwise....


39 posted on 08/02/2010 1:58:57 PM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: LifeChoice; steve86

Well maybe...

Record Collapse of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Puzzles Scientists
By SPACE.com Staff

posted: 15 July 2010
04:03 pm ET

An upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere recently collapsed in an unexpectedly large contraction, the sheer size of which has scientists scratching their heads, NASA announced Thursday.

The layer of gas – called the thermosphere – is now rebounding again. This type of collapse is not rare, but its magnitude shocked scientists.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/puzzling-collapse-earth-atmosphere-100715.html


40 posted on 08/02/2010 1:59:43 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Well that must be the drugs. It isn't suppose to arrive until tomorrow according to the article. lol
41 posted on 08/02/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT by Dem Guard (The + IRS = Theirs)
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To: LifeChoice

Is there a host around the sun?


42 posted on 08/02/2010 2:01:28 PM PDT by garyb
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To: TaraP

Huh. Sting was right.

“There’s a little black spot on the sun today...”


43 posted on 08/02/2010 2:01:34 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: TaraP
High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on or about August 3rd.

I'm disappointed. These are usually a pretty good show in Idaho. Unfortunately, I'm in San Diego on a business trip.

44 posted on 08/02/2010 2:02:49 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Manly Warrior
Maybe some astro-physicist will tell me otherwise....

Well my brother is (a theoretical physicist). Anyway, the electrons, protons, and heavy nuclei ejected from the flare move much slower than the speed of light.

45 posted on 08/02/2010 2:03:15 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Red Badger

I read about the Class 3 Solar Flare and the Dark Filament exploding at Spaceweather.com on Saturday and was hoping NASA did not “miscalculate” when they said it should do little more than cause electronic interference and Auroras to appear farther South than usual. When I read it my first thought was this movie.......”Knowing”.

If people understood the violence of the Universe and the fact that the Sun will one day eradicate all life on Earth, maybe sooner than we think, they would laugh at the idea of spending hundreds of billions to thwart so-called Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Earth is a cinder-in-waiting and these morons are worried about the oderless, colorless, inert gas we exhale every day. It’s mind-boggling.

PF


46 posted on 08/02/2010 2:03:32 PM PDT by PresidentFelon
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To: TaraP

Maybe there is something to it and maybe there is not. However, we are in the middle of summer so we would be wise to just shut down our computers tomorrow and head for the beaches. Why take any unnecessary chances?


47 posted on 08/02/2010 2:03:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 22 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: TaraP

Why would it take so long to get here. Doesn’t light take something like 8 minutes to reach earth from the sun. What speed do magnetic storms travel at? Where’s my sandwich?


48 posted on 08/02/2010 2:05:30 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: SamAdams76

49 posted on 08/02/2010 2:05:50 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: netmilsmom

We’re promised that the earth will continue until the last days before it is re-made,

so I wouldn’t worry about it - teach your kids, and also teach the promise in Genesis 8:22.

“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night. Shall not cease.”


50 posted on 08/02/2010 2:05:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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