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Aurora Jaromir Stanczyk january 22 2012

Fabulous displays of northern lights after M8.7 solar flare

The anticipated geomagnetic storm caused by Monday’s M8.7 solar flare and Tuesday’s coronal mass ejection (CME) impact is over. The aurora watch has been cancelled today for all but the highest latitudes around the Arctic Circle but a dazzling display of aur

January 25, 2012

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Tepco sued for Act for the Punishment of Environmental Pollution Crimes

A citizen’s association “Protect sanriku sea from nuclear contamination” from Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori sued Katsumata, the chairman of Tepco, Tepco and 2 other people for Act for the Punishment of Environmental Pollution Crimes relating to Human Health.The

January 25, 2012

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CME impact! This is now the largest solar radiation storm since October 2003

CME Impact is here! By SWPC this is now the largest solar radiation storm since october 2003!The ACE Spacecraft chart showed a sharp change in the Bz data, just after 14:30 UTC. SWPC forecasters said they are expecting this CME to arrive here at Earth about 30

January 24, 2012

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Increased solar activity after strongest solar radiation storm since 2006

Growing Sunspot 1402 erupted in morning of January 23, 2012 around 04:00 UTC, producing a long-duration M8.7 solar flare. Each category for x-ray flares (B,C,M,X) has nine subdivisions ranging from  C1 to C9, M1 to M9, and X1 to X9. This one ranks M9, which is only

January 24, 2012

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A strong solar flare reaching M8.7 took place at 03:59 UTC Monday morning

A strong solar flare reaching M8.7 was generated by Sunspot 1402 in the northern hemisphere. The flare peaked at 03:59 UTC monday morning (Jan 23 2012) and started off an a long duration M1.0 event (LDE) before eventually rising again to its maximum. An R2 Radio

January 23, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso still threatens southeastern coast of Africa

A tropical cyclone Funso raging in the Mozambique Channel will menace the southeastern coast of Africa with potentially damaging winds and flooding rain this weekend and heading into next week. Currently the system is located   and its now within 75 miles of the

January 22, 2012

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CME Impact / Geomagnetic storm - Jan 22, 2012 (Video)

Jan, 22, 2012 - CME Impact / Geomagnetic storm.ACE Spacecraft telemetry has recorded a sudden solar wind increase to 540 km/s. A geomagnetic sudden impulse to 30nT was recorded at 06:00 UTC. This indicates the arrival of the expected Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).

January 22, 2012


2011 is ninth-warmest year on record

According to new study released by NASA scientists, the global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880.  The average temperature around the globe in 2011 was 0.92 degrees F (0.51 C) warmer than the mid-20th century baseline. NASA’s

January 21, 2012


Tropical cyclone Funso threat off Southeast Africa, Tropical cyclone Ethel forms in south Indian Ocean

A new tropical cyclone named Funso is forming between Mozambique and the island of Madagascar. A tropical depression has already landed in southern Mozambique near Maputo, triggering local flooding at start of this week. Moreover, torrential rain in northern

January 20, 2012


M3.2 solar blast from Sunspot 1402 produced Earth-directed CME

The long-duration blast at active region 1402 produced M3.2 solar flare and CME which is heading toward Earth. This was two-wave flare and first CME wave was overtaken by the 2nd wave due to its higher speed velocity.The major bulk of the plasma cloud appears to be

January 20, 2012

Fukushima radioactive food

While people are eating radioactive food Tepco claims materials that scattered from Fukushima belong to individual landowners

While Tepco, the owner of Fukushima nuclear plant, claims radioactive materials that scattered and fell from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant belong to individual landowners there, local residents are ingesting radioactive food. But wait, new study suggests they are

January 19, 2012

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Radiation poisoning? Homeopathic and other natural remedies provide protection and treatment

Radioactive waste from Fukushima is approaching the west coast of North America at a frightening rate. Hundreds of seals off the coast of Alaska are dead and dying from symptoms that look ominously like radiation disease; and most people wonder what and who is next.

January 17, 2012


East Antarctic rifting triggers uplift of the Gamburtsev Mountains

Gamburtsev Mountains (East Antarctic) are the most unique of all mounatins on Earth because they lie below the surface of the Earth! Valleys dotted with an interconnected lake system and a sheet of Antarctic ice is without doubt the most peculiar mountain system ever

January 17, 2012


Increased activity at 25 volcanoes in Indonesia

Twenty-five volcanoes in Indonesia have been put in alert or watch status. Mount Marapi and Mount Talang in West Sumatra are still under alert status.  Mount Marapi is located in Agam and Tanahdatar districts and rises 2891 meters above sea level and Mount Talang

January 16, 2012


Phobos-Grunt probe crashed in south Pacific

The Phobos-Grunt re-entry story is finally over. According to Russian news reports a failed probe crashed over the Pacific Ocean. Latest reports indicate that Phobos-Grunt spacecraft fell around 17:45 UTC on January 15 slamming into the atmosphere over a stretch of

January 16, 2012

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Phobos-Grunt reentry - A quick guide for skywatchers

Before you start to use any of satellite tracking applications make sure that the computer clock is correct and the time zone is compatible with your Region. The latest Phobos-Grunt orbit data is here. Below are some important data.USSPACECOM Catalog

January 14, 2012


Phobos-Grunt probe begins entering the Earth's atmosfere

Stranded Phobos-Grunt probe, one of the largest objects to re-enter the atmosphere in decade, begins entering the Earth's atmosphere. It will probably begin its descent on Sunday evening. By the latest estimate Phobos-Grunt could enter the atmosphere over Argentina

January 14, 2012