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NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« on: March 02, 2013, 10:25:57 AM »
Hi All:

NASA just published a Youtube video predicting that the current cycle will be double peaked, where the end of 2013 will be more active than the beginning.  What's also interesting is that Southern Hemisphere is measurably less active than the Northern Hemisphere of the Sun during this current cycle. 

NASA'S SOLAR CYCLE UPDATE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deEMLfjtkMc&feature=em-uploademail

Onward, Marshall

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 02:47:59 PM »
Very interesting, thanks Marshall for posting it for us!
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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 06:22:20 AM »
Thank You Marshall. That is definitely an event to get prepared for...

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 01:09:43 PM »
FARSIDE EXPLOSION:
An active region on the farside of the sun exploded during the early hours of March 5th, hurling a bright CME into space. Cameras onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) recorded the expanding cloud:

NASA's STEREO-Behind spacecraft is stationed over the farside of the sun, directly above the blast site. An extreme UV telescope onboard the spacecraft recorded a movie of the explosion. The responsible active region will rotate onto the Earthside of the sun in less than a week, which means geoeffective solar activity is in the offing.
Image:  An active region on the farside of the sun exploded during the early hours of March 5th, hurling a bright CME into space

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 01:15:18 PM »
Interesting how we keep seeing strong activity on the opposite side of what we're seeing - a quite sun in the midst of a max.


FARSIDE EXPLOSION:
An active region on the farside of the sun exploded during the early hours of March 5th, hurling a bright CME into space. Cameras onboard the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) recorded the expanding cloud:

NASA's STEREO-Behind spacecraft is stationed over the farside of the sun, directly above the blast site. An extreme UV telescope onboard the spacecraft recorded a movie of the explosion. The responsible active region will rotate onto the Earthside of the sun in less than a week, which means geoeffective solar activity is in the offing.
Image:  An active region on the farside of the sun exploded during the early hours of March 5th, hurling a bright CME into space

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 12:15:44 PM »
Recent M Flare ...  http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5m.html
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POSSIBLE EARTH-DIRECTED CME: A magnetic filament snaking around sunspot AR1692 erupted on March 15th at about 0600 UT. The slow explosion, which took hours to unfold, produced an M1-class solar flare and a bright CME. SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) captured the CME just as it was leaving the sun. 
Movie:

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/15mar13/m1cme_anim.gif?PHPSESSID=ugftubop8gcllnlhgn5vl8ta12

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 09:31:57 AM »
"SOLAR MAX HAS ARRIVED!  April fools. Solar activity remains low despite the predicted arrrival of solar maximum in 2013. What's going on? This quiet spell might be the valley in a double-peaked Solar Max. If so, solar activity could surge later this year when the second peak kicks in.

SEE:  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/01mar_twinpeaks/

Meanwhile, the sun seems to be playing a practical joke on forecasters."

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SolarCycle/index.html

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 09:56:27 AM »
This just in.  Never a Straight Answer (NASA) announced that is launching a 17-mile wide Zippo lighter into space to restart the solar max.  Once engineers figure out how to operate the striker wheel in the vacuum of space, the mission is go for smoke. :P

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 01:19:34 PM »
A big part of what this scientist is talking about is events from the sun...solar cycles...
surge of electromagnetic energy...He doesn't seem to know about or believe in Nibiru.
Possible something he is says will be valuable...


http://freeman.theanomalieschannel.com/G2-Files-Advance-Forecasting.mp3

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE SPRING OF 2013?

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 05:49:07 AM »
Update from Spaceweather:

DOUBLE-BARRELED SUNSPOTS:  Earth is staring down a double-barreled threat for solar flares--that is, sunspots AR1718 and AR1719. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the pair during the early hours of April 10th. Each of these sunspots has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class flares. Of the two, AR1718 appears more likely to erupt. It is growing rapidly and is already crackling with lesser C-class flares. Any explosions today will be Earth-directed.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 02:22:44 PM »
Update from Spaceweather:

DOUBLE-BARRELED SUNSPOTS:  Earth is staring down a double-barreled threat for solar flares--that is, sunspots AR1718 and AR1719. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the pair during the early hours of April 10th. Each of these sunspots has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class flares. Of the two, AR1718 appears more likely to erupt. It is growing rapidly and is already crackling with lesser C-class flares. Any explosions today will be Earth-directed.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Yikes!  Thanks for the update Barb! 

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 12:50:33 PM »
Update from Spaceweather:

DOUBLE-BARRELED SUNSPOTS:  Earth is staring down a double-barreled threat for solar flares--that is, sunspots AR1718 and AR1719. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the pair during the early hours of April 10th. Each of these sunspots has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class flares. Of the two, AR1718 appears more likely to erupt. It is growing rapidly and is already crackling with lesser C-class flares. Any explosions today will be Earth-directed.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Yikes!  Thanks for the update Barb!

Well, so far, no damage that I know of...it is the potential of it all going kablooey though...

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 07:11:51 AM »
http://www.spaceweather.com/

FAST-GROWING SUNSPOT:  Two days ago, sunspot AR1723 did not exist. Now it sprawls nearly 100,000 km (8 Earth-diameters) across the sun's southern hemisphere. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring the sunspot's rapid expansion:

LINK for MOVIE:  http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/16apr13/ar1723_anim.gif

AR1723 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares. If the magnetic field is changing as quickly as the underlying sunspot, it could become unstable and explode. Stay tuned for updates, as Earth would be in the line of fire

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 01:41:42 PM »
Yikes!! Thanks for the update Barb!

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Re: NASA's Solar Cycle Update
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 10:36:35 PM »
The current sunspot region is being described as "behemoth,"
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ 

BIG SUNSPOT:  Fast-growing sunspot AR1726 is now so large that people are noticing it as blemish on the solar disk, visible when the sun is dimmed at sunrise or sunset.

Sunspot AR1726 has a delta-class magnetic field that poses a threat for X-class flares

Video: http://youtu.be/gGzhwopKTsc

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