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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #30 on: Feb 5th, 2007, 02:20am »

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The sunspots are each wider than Earth and their filaments stretch more than 150,000 km--all easy targets for backyard solar telescopes.
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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #31 on: Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:35am »

Suns doing something weird.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/21mar_chromosphere.htm?list30153

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/171952main_Roll_In_FIVE_BW_Flare_Video1.mov

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/171957main_Roll_In_FOUR_Limb_Flare_Vid1.mov
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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #32 on: Apr 26th, 2007, 10:25pm »

Well here we go, for months the suns been pretty quiet. Got a new one now. Lets see how big it gets,

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AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is heading for Earth and it could spark a geomagnetic storm when it arrives on April 28th. Northern sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

NEW SUNSPOT 953: New sunspot 953 is four times wider than Earth and it's putting on a good show for anyone with a solar telescope. This picture comes from P-M Hedén of Vallentuna, Sweden:

"I was watching sunspot 953 when an airplane crossed the surface of the sun," explains Hedén. "It was a great sight!" The sunspot appears to be growing, so it may be even more impressive in the days ahead.


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« Reply #33 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 4:28pm »

Sunspot 953 is about to crack and release a B class solar flare.

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I have identified the problem with sunspots...we keep flying those darn planes right into the sun...
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« Reply #35 on: Apr 30th, 2007, 10:49pm »

WARNING! This sunspot now is at risk of producing an X Class solar flare...thats bad folks..

Sunspot 953 is seething with activity. Earlier today Les Cowley of England watched as a sinuous filament of light reached into the heart of the 'spot from a nearby region of the sun. "I made this sketch

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of the view through my Coronado SolarMax60," he says. "The activity is indicated by red arrows." So far, none of the changes have resulted in a big flare, but the situation is promising.

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Sunspot 954 has appeared to the left of 953...Stay tuned.


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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #36 on: May 9th, 2007, 10:44am »

The last spot is gone, rotated off the western limb. However a new sunspot is popping up.

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« Reply #37 on: May 10th, 2007, 10:37am »

Getting bigger...

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MAGNETIC EMERGENCE: Sunspot 955 is growing rapidly. Only two days ago it was nearly invisible; now the dark region is larger than Earth.

When a sunspot emerges from the depths of the sun, what we're really seeing is the growth of a giant magnet. Consider this 3-day movie of sunspot 955 recorded by a magnetogram onboard the SOHO spacecraft:

n the movie, white denotes magnetic north (N) and black denotes magnetic south (S). Sunspot 955, like all magnets, has two poles, except unlike the magnets on your refrigerator, the poles of sunspot 955 are the size of planets. These magnetic fields are so intense, they block the flow of heat from the sun below, causing the area to cool and darken--hence the sunspot.

The dark core of sunspot 955 is spreading. If you have a solar telescope, take a look.

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Sunspot 956 is growing quickly, and now poses a threat for M-class solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI


RADIO-ACTIVE SUNSPOT: "After a long quiet spell, the sun is making noise again," reports Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico. On May 15th, using a 21 MHz ham rig, he recorded the roaring sounds of a Type III solar radio burst
http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/space-audio/typeIII.html
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http://www.heliotown.com/Solar_burst_May_15_2005_1532_UT.html


A broadband radio telescope at the University of Florida Radio Observatory detected the same burst. This plot shows how energy was spread across the shortwave spectrum:

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The source of the activity was young, growing sunspot 956.

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A C1-class solar flare at the sunspot sent electrons racing outward throught the sun's atmosphere. These electrons excited plasma oscillations and radio waves strong enough to hear in ham loudspeakers on Earth.

Sunspot 956 is crackling with solar flares and may produce more radio bursting in the days ahead. Stay tuned!


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You can hear the sound here.
http://www.heliotown.com/SMay15071531ut21MHzTypeIII.mp3
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« Reply #39 on: May 16th, 2007, 4:49pm »

would this make radios get bad signals...cuz srsly....I don't care to much about that rolleyes
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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #40 on: May 16th, 2007, 8:13pm »

on May 16th, 2007, 4:49pm, Commoncold wrote:
would this make radios get bad signals...cuz srsly....I don't care to much about that rolleyes


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« Reply #41 on: May 16th, 2007, 9:03pm »

It increases Spiff's guns power by 200%

Also, CB and Ham operator skip should be really great right now. I used to run the upper sideband channels above 27.40 khertz (27.42 to 27.855, channels 41 to 85) in the 11 meter (CB) band. Talked all over this hemisphere. That was long enough ago to be well past the statute of limitations.
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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #42 on: May 16th, 2007, 10:35pm »

on May 16th, 2007, 4:49pm, Commoncold wrote:
would this make radios get bad signals...cuz srsly....I don't care to much about that rolleyes



The new kind of solar flares that we get now are thought and known to do the following:

1 interrupt radios, cbs, TV transmissions (by antenna and satellite)
2 Disrupt Cell phones and other types of phones.
3 disrupt power grids at power stations.
4 CAN cause more people to have heart attacks. People with pacemakers and other heart trouble, the change in the atmosphere can disrupt the heart.
huh as strange as it might sound, its also been thought to do the following...
5 Cause more violent storms on earth, the earth is as plugged into the sun as your tv is to the wall. More energy coming from the sun goes into the atmosphere where it can either cause temperatures to change or cause lighting storms.
6...now this one is far out, but we have noticed it for our selves...you know when its a a full moon and normal folks seem to...well...go kinda nuts and get dumber? well...seems the same in solar flares cases..folks that normally had common sense turn kinda dumb and folks loose tempers easier...seems that way and we aren't the only ones that notice..
7 INCREASES the chances of getting skin cancer. Being out in the sun while the sun is flaring is a lot more dangerous than normal.
8 effects honey bees and some birds navigation systems...bees may get lost and birds my seem to go on suicide courses with cars on the road.
9 destroy satellites in orbit with intense radiation storms.
10 and last it CAN cause earth quakes, if enough energy is released from the flare it could cause tremors in the earth.


And that for now, is about all I know that bad solar flares can do. This is one reason I started this thread is to show others the importance of these flares.

Right now, believe it or not, its a solar minimum..that means the sun is doing a small bit of activity. It goes in cycles of a few decades, the last time in the 80s, a large solar flare (one of the biggest on record) knocked out power to half of Canada and most of the North East of the usa. It fried the power grids. Now today we are going through another cycle only this time its going to run a cycle that it only runs once every 10,000 years or so.

Its thought that at this solar cycles peak, somewhere around 2012, we will have no less than 30 sunspots at one time, each with the ability to release a solar flare. so we are pretty lucky now to have just 3 or 4 of them.


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xx Re: Explosion on the sun. new sunspot
« Reply #43 on: May 16th, 2007, 11:28pm »

Jack, Harness the sun for your pizza oven and get rich, at least for a few years...
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Seriously, I am convinced that the sunspot activity is responsible for this global warming stuff, NOT human activity. We tend to be insignificant on the cosmic scene.
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« Reply #44 on: May 16th, 2007, 11:40pm »

on May 16th, 2007, 11:28pm, Pest wrote:
Seriously, I am convinced that the sunspot activity is responsible for this global warming stuff, NOT human activity. We tend to be insignificant on the cosmic scene.


This is exactly right, its not just Earth thats heating up, MARS and the rest of the planets are heating up as well....Our green house gasses couldn't reach there...so what else could be the cause.... The sun, plain and simple.

Things thats happend over the past 4 years (since we began the sunspot cycle) in space

1 MARS has heated up so much so that its ice caps are now melting...sounds familiar..ehh?
2 Jupiter now has 2 great red spots..the spots are actually VERY large storms, only 1 was around 7 years or so ago. There are now 2
3 Even Pluto is heating up..however this points to somthing bigger going on in our solar system this simply our sun..Pluto is moving farther away from the sun however it still continues to heat up and form an atmosphere. This is still relevant to the sun however it more specifically points to the galactic plain. The object in question of why the sun is going through its 10,000 year cycle. I'll talk more on this later if anyone is interested
4. Venus continues to baffle scientists on its bazzare rotation and violent atmosphere continues to become more violent.
5 Saturn's orbit continues to tilt revealing that strange hexagon shaped storm at its north pole
5 Earth continues to heat up but many scientists blame man made global warming...with all this going on...srsly..do you really believe its just the earth?
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