FYI, Keep an Eye on the Sky

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by GOG, Jul 14, 2017.


  1. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

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  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Cool site.
     
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  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. Radio signal bounce time ---
     
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  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    But... How do your prepare for a Geomagnetic Storm?

    Electrical grid disruption... Have an alternative for cooking, heat, light?
    Navigational Disruption.... Know how to navigate at sea and on land by dead reckoning?
    Communications... Have a collection of DVD's?
    Radiation Hazards... Due to the emission of high energy particles from a solar flare. Got your tin foil ready?
     
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  6. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Nope I don't need any of that stuff, the government will take care of me.
     
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  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yes, might be pretty bouncy for a few days. Thankfully, that big CME wasn't directed straight at us. Did you see that full halo ejection? The Sun is pretty amazing.

     
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  8. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

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  9. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    That's nothing.
    Did you see the 3 earth sized "death stars" that pulled up to the sun, dropped dip tubes, appeared to "refuel" for approximately 80 hours then pulled away?
    Think it was back in 2012 or 2013.
    Nasa said it was a solar flare.
    Surprised they didn't go with "weather ballon".
     
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  10. Ganado

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  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Here...

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  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    It's a sun weather ballon.
    Nothing strange happening, move along.
    :whistle:
     
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  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Cool picture, but it's not what some claim it is (as in being some alien craft).
    The likelihood of any technology existing that will allow close proximity to the sun is so non-existent it isn't even funny. The amount of pure, raw EM radiation and thermal energy would obliterate any living object within a few million miles. So, let's say the EM radiation just isn't an issue at all due to having no living beings on board with DNA, perhaps there's a tiny chance for remote control craft such as one of our own probes to come closer, but it will still have to contend with forces which far exceed even the most advanced theories to dissipate the sheer amount of heat from the sun, and its time around the sun will have to be very limited. Now, I am not willing to say the siphon technique or dyson sphere are completely impossible...it's just so incredibly not even remotely possible for us to successfully explain at this time. Nature usually doesn't do things that are so unexplainable, so the easiest explanation may tend to be the right one in this case --it's a trick of the eyes. Human perception is rather limited, actually. Then again, there's the duck-billed platypus which places a damper on the whole thing...An egg laying mammal, for goodness sakes.
     
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  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Our stupid monkey brains allow for us to build remote control space craft.
    Something unthinkable, impossible and laughable 100 years ago.

    The star that is the size of Saturn, also impossible.
    Our physics say the smallest a star can be is approximately 30x the mass of Jupiter.
    But there it is.
    Awfully inconvenient.
    So we are left with but 2 possibilities.
    1 we were wrong by a lot and really have absolutely no idea how anything in the universe works.
    2 our physics are correct and that star not a natural formation and it was artificially made.

    Both appear to be equally impossible.

    Also the newest sun probe on its way to the sun right now is going to be 4 million miles from the surface of the sun. Which didn't seem doable even 20 years ago.
     
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  15. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    Ian Griffin sends this report from New Zealand: "I was observing at Hoopers Inlet on the Otago Peninsula when a fabulous outburst of aurora occurred just after the CME from sunspot AR2665 hit." Today
    image.
     
  16. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We had a Massive Aurora Display last night, unfortunately we were in dense clouds and rain, so we couldn't see it, However the Radio was alive, with Aurual Pings, all night...
     
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  17. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I would like to see that. I did, once in North East Texas of all places. Driving back to college late one night headed north and I keep seeing a glow in the sky I did not understand. Pulled over to the side of the road and watched it for a while. It was March 24 1969. The only reason I know the date is from looking back at the solar storm history that year. It was pretty cool to a Texas boy.
    upload_2017-7-16_15-15-33.
     
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  18. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    upload_2017-7-23_19-18-45.
    A fast, far-sided halo CME was observed beginning at 04:36 UTC on 23 July in coronagraph imagery. The event originated from old Region 2665 (S06, L=111) which was responsible for two M-class flares during its rotation across the visible disk. The imagery above shows the event as seen from the NASA STEREO A spacecraft (left and right images) and the coronagraph on the NASA SOHO spacecraft (center). This CME is on the opposite side of the Sun and will not be geoeffective.

    This was X-Class from the same sun spot which produces the flares that originated this thread. Had it fired this one while moving across the visible disk, the moment of truth would have arrived from what I understand.
     
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  19. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Well NASA says there is something like a 13% chance of another Carrington event ever solar cycle (11 years).

    So it's only a matter of when, not if.
     
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  20. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    We're overdue for a major X class flare, then again, we're overdue for Yellowstone to go off. If the little fat boy doesn't go nuts first, the good Lord may see fit to do a cull of the herd.
     
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