Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Monday. Solar activity declined to very low levels this morning. Region 2157 in the southwest quadrant continues to decay as it approaches the west limb. In the northwest quadrant, region 2158 is stable as it also turns towards the west limb. All other visible numbered regions are quiet and not considered a threat for strong solar flares. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were observed during the past day.
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Good morning. Here is a quick solar update on Saturday morning. Solar activity declined to low levels with only minor C-Flares detected. Both regions 2157 and 2158 continue to slowly decay, but will remain a threat for an isolated M-Class event. Elsewhere, region 2164 in the southern hemisphere is showing new spot growth, but remained quiet during the past day. A bright coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed on Friday in LASCO C2 imagery, but so far appears to be headed away from our planet.
As of this update, the solar wind speed as measured by the ACE spacecraft is 584.7 km/s, and the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field is pointing north +13.3 nT. Several hours of geomagnetic storming was observed yesterday evening following the X1.6 CME impact, including a brief period of Strong G3 storming at higher latitudes (KP=7). A geomagnetic storm watch remains in effect for today, although the Bz/IMF component would have to switch to a south pointing orientation for this to become more likely.
The anticipated coronal mass ejection (CME) generated by the X1.6 solar flare on September 10th swept past Earth at 15:55 UTC Friday. Solar Wind speeds as measured by the ACE spacecraft increased from 433.2 km/s, to 671.8 km/s. A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse measuring 43 nT was detected by the ground based magnetometer in Boulder, Colorado. Moderate G2 geomagnetic storming was observed at high latitudes, with a brief period of Strong G3 storming detected as well. The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) has since pointed north, a condition that is known to suppress geomagnetic activity. A geomagnetic storm watch will remain in effect on Saturday.
Also in today's alternative news report are highlights of this day in history: Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies. (Sept. 13)
Second CME Impact / Moderate Storm in Progress
The anticipated coronal mass ejection (CME) generated by the X1.6 solar flare on September 10th swept past Earth at 15:55 UTC. Solar Wind speeds as measured by the ACE spacecraft increased from 433.2 km/s, to 671.8 km/s. A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse measuring 43 nT was detected by the ground based magnetometer in Boulder, Colorado. Moderate G2 level geomagnetic storming is now being observed at high latitudes. Strong G3 level storming will remain possible as we head into tonight. More to follow.
UPDATE: Solar wind speeds have picked up considerably and is now nearing 800 km/s. The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) was tipped south, but has since turned back north. More fluctuations are to be expected during the next several hours. Visual aurora will be likely across northern Europe and Scandinavia, and if conditions hold our for a few more hours, Canada and the northern tier USA could see some activity as well. On the HAM Radio front, 6 meters (50mhz) is now alive with aurora signals as radio amateurs at higher latitudes point their antennas to the north and make radio contacts via the auroral curtain.
Paul LaViolette gives a presentation on the Bosnian Pyramid and offers theories as to how it came to be in its current state. The Bosnian Pyramid Visocica Hill, it is the first European pyramid to be discovered and is located in the heart of Bosnia, in the town of Visoko. The pyramid has all the elements: four perfectly shaped slopes pointing toward the cardinal points, a flat top and an entrance complex. On top of the pyramid are also the ruins of a Medieval walled town, once the base of a Bosnian king Tvrtko of Kotromanic. Because of its similarities to the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, it has been named the “Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” ('Bosanska Piramida Sunca'). There are also a four more ancient structures on the site, the Bosnian Pyramid of the Moon ('Bosanska Piramida Mjeseca'), Bosnian Pyramid of the Dragon ( 'Bosanska Piramida Zmaja'), Bosnian Pyramid of the Love ('Bosanska Piramida Ljubavi') and Temple of the Earth, ('Hram Zemlje')
PAUL A. LaVIOLETTE, PH.D, is author of Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion, Subquantum Kinetics, Earth Under Fire, Genesis of the Cosmos, Decoding the Message of the Pulsars, Galactic Superwaves and their Impact on the Earth, and is editor of A Systems View of Man. He has also published many original papers in physics, astronomy, climatology, systems theory, and psychology.
Video of 'fireball' witnessed over California! 9/12/2014 @ 6am Pacific.
Geomagnetic Storm and Aurora Watch
Here is the AA space weather update for the morning of September 11th. An updated CME prediction model released by the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center is calling for the plasma cloud generated by the X1.6 solar flare to impact our geomagnetic field by Friday. A moderate to major (G3) geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect. Solar wind speeds are predicted to reach near 800 km/s and could add fuel to another geomagnetic disturbance already in the forecast resulting from an earlier M4.5 flare and CME event.
Sky watchers at middle to high latitudes should be alert this weekend for visual aurora displays. Solar activity during the past 24 hours was strong. The largest and most noteworthy event was without a doubt the long duration X1.6 solar flare observed around region 2158 at 17:45 UTC. The flare was associated with Type II (3750 km/s) and Type IV radio emissions, a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare) lasting nearly an hour and measuring 1300 solar flux units, along with a full halo coronal mass ejection (CME). The majority of plasma appears to have a northward trajectory, however a still significant portion looks to be on line with our planet. Minor (G1) to major (G2-G3) geomagnetic storming will be possible within 24-48 hours thanks to this CME, in conjunction with an earlier CME associated with the M4.5 flare on Sept 9. Another isolated moderate to strong solar flare will remain a possibility today with regions 2157 and 2158 being the most likely source. All other visible sunspots are currently stable. A new sunspot in formation is now turning into view off the east limb, but is not yet considered a threat for strong solar flares. Energetic protons streaming past Earth remain above the minor (S1) radiation storm threshold this morning. These levels could persist until the expected passage of the CME events of Sept 9 and 10.
Stay tuned to our solar activity page for the latest information.
Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued
G2 (Moderate) Storm watch issued by NOAA/SWPC beginning early on Sept. 12. Geomagnetic conditions will of course depend on the strength of the actual incoming shock impact, followed by solar wind characteristics (Bz/IMF) in the hours following any such impact. The coronal mass ejection (CME) was the result of an M4.5 solar flare around region 2158 early Wednesday (UTC). More to follow in the days ahead.
Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Wednesday. Solar activity is currently low with only low level C-Flares detected within the past 24 hours. Regions 2157 and 2158 are now in a good geoeffective position. New spot growth was observed within the central portion of 2157 and the active region will remain a threat for an isolated M-Flare. To the north, region 2158 consists of one large dark sunspot core, surrounded by several small spots. This region will also remain a threat for an isolated M-Class event. All other visible regions are currently stable. A prominence eruption off the west limb produced a narrow coronal mass ejection (CME) that was directed to the west and away from Earth.
Also in today's report - Winter watches are out, along with frost lookouts. Possible rain and wind damage in the lower 48. And now two tropical waves, one off the coast of FL.
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