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Video of New Year's Eve solar blast

An incredible swath of plasma erupted from the Sun on December 31st, 2012 over a four-hour period. NASA stated that a massive eruption on the surface of the Sun blasted out a wave of super-hot plasma so high that it could tower over 20 Earth. The length of the

January 06, 2013

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2012 In Review - Solar activity & space weather

We are now in a period called Solar Cycle 24 which started on January 8, 2008 and it is the 24th solar cycle since 1755, when recording of solar sunspot activity began. The solar cycle is the periodic change in Sun's activity

December 31, 2012

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Solar activity - September 1 - 30, 2012 (Video)

The video by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) combines three wavelengths with similar temperatures, highlighting different parts of the solar corona showing the Sun from September 1 through September 30, 2012. The start of the Fall Eclipse Season could be seen, when

October 29, 2012

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Solar activity at low levels with possible Earth-directed CME...

Solar activity was at low levels for the past 24 hours and X-Ray flux plot shown merely C-class threshold. However, a prominence eruption was observed north of Region 1600.A bright CME was observed in STEREO Ahead COR 2 imagery at 18:24 UTC on October 27. Latest

October 27, 2012

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Solar activity at start of December

With no strong flares this week, the sun's x-ray output has nearly flatlined. The solar activity is quiet and is expected to continue for another 24+ hours. NOAA forecasters estimate a mere 20% chance of M-class solar flares.C-Class flares continue to be detected

December 02, 2011

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Eruptions this weekend could be Earth-directed as Sunspot 1339 turns toward our planet

Sunspot 1339 has quieted since Nov. 3rd when it unleashed an X2-class solar flare. Nevertheless, it still poses a threat for powerful eruptions. The behemoth sunspot has a "beta-gamma-delta" magnetic field that harbors energy for more X-flares. Eruptions this weekend

November 05, 2011

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Highlights of The Electric Universe Theory

The "Electric Universe" is a hypothesis, a new way of interpreting scientific data in the light of new knowledge about plasma and electricity. In this interpretation, gravity plays a secondary role behind the far more powerful electric force, and electrified plasma in

October 10, 2011

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Second big satellite set to resist re-entry burn-up, ROSAT to fall in October

There is more space junk headed our way next month. A defunct German space telescope called ROSAT is set to hit the planet at the end of October – and it even is more likely than UARS to cause injury or damage in populated areas.NASA calculates a 1-in-3200 chance

September 24, 2011

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Sunspots 1271 and 1272 are growing again

After a weekend of quiet decay, sunspots 1271 and 1272 are growing again. Click on the image to view 24 hours of development:The increase in size has not yet translated into a significant increase in flares. Solar activity remains low, although this could change if

August 22, 2011

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Behemoth sunspot 1263 has almost doubled in size

Behemoth sunspot 1263 has almost doubled in size this weekend. A 28-hour movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the spot developing a tail that has added some 50,000 km of length to the active region.This development may increase the likelihood of a stro

August 08, 2011

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Incoming solar flare, expecting geomagnetic storm

Magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1236 erupted during the early hours of June 21st, producing a C7-class solar flare and a full-halo CME. The expanding cloud appears to be heading almost directly toward

June 21, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011