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SOLAR WATCH * 312 M & 25 X FLARES starting 3-7-2011 (Updated Daily)

 
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There getting bigger. We've almost got full blown cave hieroglyphic-type plasma discharge events. This is from today's spaceweather.com page. soo cool.

[link to spaceweather.com]
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Wow, thank you for posting the link! hf

Beautiful, but concerning.
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There getting bigger. We've almost got full blown cave hieroglyphic-type plasma discharge events. This is from today's spaceweather.com page. soo cool.

[link to spaceweather.com]
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Great find, Isishf That's one incredible photograph! Thanks for sharing it.

alone
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Thanks Hugh, and V! I think I would die if I saw that in the sky over my backyard (and that day may be coming, lol).They had a shot posted last week too but these were significantly bigger, at least to me.
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Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
2 hours ago
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.

Carrying Earthly greetings on a gold plated phonograph record and still-operational scientific instruments – including the Low Energy Charged Particle detector designed, built and overseen, in part, by UMD's Space Physics Group – NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other human-made object. And now, these researchers say, it has begun the first exploration of our galaxy beyond the Sun's influence.
"It's a somewhat controversial view, but we think Voyager has finally left the Solar System, and is truly beginning its travels through the Milky Way," says UMD research scientist Marc Swisdak, lead author of a new paper published online this week in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Swisdak and fellow plasma physicists James F. Drake, also of the University of Maryland, and Merav Opher of Boston University have constructed a model of the outer edge of the Solar System that fits recent observations, both expected and unexpected.
Their model indicates Voyager 1 actually entered interstellar space a little more than a year ago, a finding directly counter to recent papers by NASA and other scientists suggesting the spacecraft was still in a fuzzily-defined transition zone between the Sun's sphere of influence and the rest of the galaxy.
But why the controversy?
At issue is what the boundary-crossing should look like to Earth-bound observers 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away. The Sun's envelope, known as the heliosphere, is relatively well-understood as the region of space dominated by the magnetic field and charged particles emanating from our star. The heliopause transition zone is both of unknown structure and location. According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field.
[link to phys.org]
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Spread the word, change the collective conscious......
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO GO AROUND

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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore. Andre Gide

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Strange NASA/JPL Press Releases this month-

JUNO IS HALFWAY TO JUPITER:

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

Well, not really, Juno is actually farther away from Jupiter than when it was launched....I'm not joking either.

I got curious when I noticed Juno on the ENLIL Cone Model (denoted by the gray square):

[link to iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080]

When I looked into this a little more I discovered that Juno will buzz the Earth in October- within 400 miles of your hometown! How the heck is this "halfway-to-Jupiter"?

It's all very understandable if you see the flight-path map. Juno went out to deep space past the orbit of Mars, turned around and came back towards Earth for a gravity-assist so it can speed back out to Jupiter by 2016.

Juno map:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It just irks me that NASA always uses misleading headlines and catch-phrases as they talk down to the public as if we're all in grade school. You all know many of these dumb headlines get repeated and distorted all over the internets and YouTube. Think...'Giant Breach in Magnetosphere' , "Cracks in Earth's Magnetic Shield", "Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere", and so on. These are all important and interesting discoveries, but none of these reports are as doomy or alarming as the sensational titles imply. I conclude that NASA must be deliberately promoting fear and ignorance. I'm not sure why.....

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]
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Strange NASA/JPL Press Releases this month-

JUNO IS HALFWAY TO JUPITER:

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

Well, not really, Juno is actually farther away from Jupiter than when it was launched....I'm not joking either.

I got curious when I noticed Juno on the ENLIL Cone Model (denoted by the gray square):

[link to iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080]

When I looked into this a little more I discovered that Juno will buzz the Earth in October- within 400 miles of your hometown! How the heck is this "halfway-to-Jupiter"?

It's all very understandable if you see the flight-path map. Juno went out to deep space past the orbit of Mars, turned around and came back towards Earth for a gravity-assist so it can speed back out to Jupiter by 2016.

Juno map:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It just irks me that NASA always uses misleading headlines and catch-phrases as they talk down to the public as if we're all in grade school. You all know many of these dumb headlines get repeated and distorted all over the internets and YouTube. Think...'Giant Breach in Magnetosphere' , "Cracks in Earth's Magnetic Shield", "Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere", and so on. These are all important and interesting discoveries, but none of these reports are as doomy or alarming as the sensational titles imply. I conclude that NASA must be deliberately promoting fear and ignorance. I'm not sure why.....

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]
 Quoting: Hugh M Eye


Still observing and learning here. Thanks to all on this thread. Truly amazing!

hf grouphug
*~Ride the Wave~*
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Strange NASA/JPL Press Releases this month-

JUNO IS HALFWAY TO JUPITER:

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

Well, not really, Juno is actually farther away from Jupiter than when it was launched....I'm not joking either.

I got curious when I noticed Juno on the ENLIL Cone Model (denoted by the gray square):

[link to iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080]

When I looked into this a little more I discovered that Juno will buzz the Earth in October- within 400 miles of your hometown! How the heck is this "halfway-to-Jupiter"?

It's all very understandable if you see the flight-path map. Juno went out to deep space past the orbit of Mars, turned around and came back towards Earth for a gravity-assist so it can speed back out to Jupiter by 2016.

Juno map:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It just irks me that NASA always uses misleading headlines and catch-phrases as they talk down to the public as if we're all in grade school. You all know many of these dumb headlines get repeated and distorted all over the internets and YouTube. Think...'Giant Breach in Magnetosphere' , "Cracks in Earth's Magnetic Shield", "Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere", and so on. These are all important and interesting discoveries, but none of these reports are as doomy or alarming as the sensational titles imply. I conclude that NASA must be deliberately promoting fear and ignorance. I'm not sure why.....

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]
 Quoting: Hugh M Eye






I'm not sure why.....


I'm with you on this, fear and small bits of true info seem to be the course for our timeline of late?
Somethings brewing, sun fear is at an alarming rise. My colleagues, those in the business side think its an attempt by the GOP to ruin the economy. I'm a passive fellow, but I almost had to clean a clock yesterday. It seems he believes the GOP is directing all this sun doom to kill the markets, yet he completely believes we are going to die from an event. Stupidity is so frustrating, but almost comical when you've got someone fighting themselves.
Roses are red , violets are blue , I'm a schizophrenic and so am I!
Sorry for the rant
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Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
2 hours ago
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.

Carrying Earthly greetings on a gold plated phonograph record and still-operational scientific instruments – including the Low Energy Charged Particle detector designed, built and overseen, in part, by UMD's Space Physics Group – NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other human-made object. And now, these researchers say, it has begun the first exploration of our galaxy beyond the Sun's influence.
"It's a somewhat controversial view, but we think Voyager has finally left the Solar System, and is truly beginning its travels through the Milky Way," says UMD research scientist Marc Swisdak, lead author of a new paper published online this week in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Swisdak and fellow plasma physicists James F. Drake, also of the University of Maryland, and Merav Opher of Boston University have constructed a model of the outer edge of the Solar System that fits recent observations, both expected and unexpected.
Their model indicates Voyager 1 actually entered interstellar space a little more than a year ago, a finding directly counter to recent papers by NASA and other scientists suggesting the spacecraft was still in a fuzzily-defined transition zone between the Sun's sphere of influence and the rest of the galaxy.
But why the controversy?
At issue is what the boundary-crossing should look like to Earth-bound observers 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away. The Sun's envelope, known as the heliosphere, is relatively well-understood as the region of space dominated by the magnetic field and charged particles emanating from our star. The heliopause transition zone is both of unknown structure and location. According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field.
[link to phys.org]
 Quoting: AKObserver

 Quoting: Isis One


Thanks again, I. One! This was the other topic I was gonna bring up, haha. NASA put out a special statement today in response to this.

NASA Voyager Statement-

August 15, 2013

A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space. The model described in the paper is new and different from other models used so far to explain the data the spacecraft has been sending back from more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away from our sun. (snip)

Their model would mean that the interstellar magnetic field direction is the same as that which originates from our sun.

Other models envision the interstellar magnetic field draped around our solar bubble and predict that the direction of the interstellar magnetic field is different from the solar magnetic field inside. By that interpretation, Voyager 1 would still be inside our solar bubble.

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

This sounded strangely familiar.....back in March the Voyager team issued a similar brief denial-

March 20, 2013

"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space."
[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

At that time, Wired did a write-up shedding some light on the controversy:

[link to www.wired.com]
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Da fuq wake up, craziness abounds. So much energy going with wreckless abandon. We have a shit storm approaching!
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Lots of aftershocks? to the earthquake in New Zealand.
[link to www.globalincidentmap.com]
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Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
2 hours ago
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.

Carrying Earthly greetings on a gold plated phonograph record and still-operational scientific instruments – including the Low Energy Charged Particle detector designed, built and overseen, in part, by UMD's Space Physics Group – NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other human-made object. And now, these researchers say, it has begun the first exploration of our galaxy beyond the Sun's influence.
"It's a somewhat controversial view, but we think Voyager has finally left the Solar System, and is truly beginning its travels through the Milky Way," says UMD research scientist Marc Swisdak, lead author of a new paper published online this week in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Swisdak and fellow plasma physicists James F. Drake, also of the University of Maryland, and Merav Opher of Boston University have constructed a model of the outer edge of the Solar System that fits recent observations, both expected and unexpected.
Their model indicates Voyager 1 actually entered interstellar space a little more than a year ago, a finding directly counter to recent papers by NASA and other scientists suggesting the spacecraft was still in a fuzzily-defined transition zone between the Sun's sphere of influence and the rest of the galaxy.
But why the controversy?
At issue is what the boundary-crossing should look like to Earth-bound observers 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away. The Sun's envelope, known as the heliosphere, is relatively well-understood as the region of space dominated by the magnetic field and charged particles emanating from our star. The heliopause transition zone is both of unknown structure and location. According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field.
[link to phys.org]
 Quoting: AKObserver

 Quoting: Isis One


Thanks again, I. One! This was the other topic I was gonna bring up, haha. NASA put out a special statement today in response to this.

NASA Voyager Statement-

August 15, 2013

A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space. The model described in the paper is new and different from other models used so far to explain the data the spacecraft has been sending back from more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away from our sun. (snip)

Their model would mean that the interstellar magnetic field direction is the same as that which originates from our sun.

Other models envision the interstellar magnetic field draped around our solar bubble and predict that the direction of the interstellar magnetic field is different from the solar magnetic field inside. By that interpretation, Voyager 1 would still be inside our solar bubble.

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

This sounded strangely familiar.....back in March the Voyager team issued a similar brief denial-

March 20, 2013

"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space."
[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

At that time, Wired did a write-up shedding some light on the controversy:

[link to www.wired.com]
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Apparently, there is a lot of in-fighting. So....has Elvis left the building or not?
Spread the word, change the collective conscious......
THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING TO GO AROUND

When you are undisciplined, the universe is extremely forgiving and when you are disciplined, the universe is extremely generous. Me

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Strange NASA/JPL Press Releases this month-

JUNO IS HALFWAY TO JUPITER:

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

Well, not really, Juno is actually farther away from Jupiter than when it was launched....I'm not joking either.

I got curious when I noticed Juno on the ENLIL Cone Model (denoted by the gray square):

[link to iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080]

When I looked into this a little more I discovered that Juno will buzz the Earth in October- within 400 miles of your hometown! How the heck is this "halfway-to-Jupiter"?

It's all very understandable if you see the flight-path map. Juno went out to deep space past the orbit of Mars, turned around and came back towards Earth for a gravity-assist so it can speed back out to Jupiter by 2016.

Juno map:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

It just irks me that NASA always uses misleading headlines and catch-phrases as they talk down to the public as if we're all in grade school. You all know many of these dumb headlines get repeated and distorted all over the internets and YouTube. Think...'Giant Breach in Magnetosphere' , "Cracks in Earth's Magnetic Shield", "Collapse of Earth's Upper Atmosphere", and so on. These are all important and interesting discoveries, but none of these reports are as doomy or alarming as the sensational titles imply. I conclude that NASA must be deliberately promoting fear and ignorance. I'm not sure why.....

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]

[link to science.nasa.gov]
 Quoting: Hugh M Eye






I'm not sure why.....


I'm with you on this, fear and small bits of true info seem to be the course for our timeline of late?
Somethings brewing, sun fear is at an alarming rise. My colleagues, those in the business side think its an attempt by the GOP to ruin the economy. I'm a passive fellow, but I almost had to clean a clock yesterday. It seems he believes the GOP is directing all this sun doom to kill the markets, yet he completely believes we are going to die from an event. Stupidity is so frustrating, but almost comical when you've got someone fighting themselves.
Roses are red , violets are blue , I'm a schizophrenic and so am I!
Sorry for the rant
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It's good to have a nice rant now and then, LOL. Please vent to your heart's content, friend. I don't get the GOP-inspired-doom angle at all; but most folks are pre-programmed to blame Dems/GOPs or blacks/whites or the rich/the poor. It's a trademark of the Hegelian Dialectic-mind control-divide and conquer-cognitive dissonance of the One World Agenda. Most everyone else is just apathetic. Not worth getting too upset about....yet. Peace.
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"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space."
[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

At that time, Wired did a write-up shedding some light on the controversy:

[link to www.wired.com]
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I dont understand how the sat is constructed but surely I would hope they are not pinning there entire model of extra solar space on that aging piece of space junk they let float away.

I dont believe much from NASA, how has voyager got through the asteroid belt?, The magnetic fields must be very weak that far out surely, how do they know it is not faulty data. anyway with our suns field still changing could that be the reason they are so confused. How do they know when it has officially left the "solar system", is there a big box or line or roadsign it passes thru?

magnetic fields are propagated in flux lines which are waves right? so they will be diminishing with distance but will propagate forever making definitive classification of what is, and what is not our solar system difficult, surely.

I don't understand the significance anyhow, what does it matter.
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It's good to have a nice rant now and then, LOL. Please vent to your heart's content, friend. I don't get the GOP-inspired-doom angle at all; but most folks are pre-programmed to blame Dems/GOPs or blacks/whites or the rich/the poor. It's a trademark of the Hegelian Dialectic-mind control-divide and conquer-cognitive dissonance of the One World Agenda. Most everyone else is just apathetic. Not worth getting too upset about....yet. Peace.
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I'm an optimist, i think d00m is coming sooner rather than later lol.
Seriously though i don't think it will be sun d00m I think it will be financial doom followed by whatever bullshit false flag will help the powers that be with there agenda.

I keep hearing things that tie-in together, although many from spurious sources. particularly with regards to the east coast of the US and some man made natural disaster. I dunno, fear porn.
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Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
2 hours ago
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.

Carrying Earthly greetings on a gold plated phonograph record and still-operational scientific instruments – including the Low Energy Charged Particle detector designed, built and overseen, in part, by UMD's Space Physics Group – NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other human-made object. And now, these researchers say, it has begun the first exploration of our galaxy beyond the Sun's influence.
"It's a somewhat controversial view, but we think Voyager has finally left the Solar System, and is truly beginning its travels through the Milky Way," says UMD research scientist Marc Swisdak, lead author of a new paper published online this week in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Swisdak and fellow plasma physicists James F. Drake, also of the University of Maryland, and Merav Opher of Boston University have constructed a model of the outer edge of the Solar System that fits recent observations, both expected and unexpected.
Their model indicates Voyager 1 actually entered interstellar space a little more than a year ago, a finding directly counter to recent papers by NASA and other scientists suggesting the spacecraft was still in a fuzzily-defined transition zone between the Sun's sphere of influence and the rest of the galaxy.
But why the controversy?
At issue is what the boundary-crossing should look like to Earth-bound observers 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away. The Sun's envelope, known as the heliosphere, is relatively well-understood as the region of space dominated by the magnetic field and charged particles emanating from our star. The heliopause transition zone is both of unknown structure and location. According to conventional wisdom, we'll know we've passed through this mysterious boundary when we stop seeing solar particles and start seeing galactic particles, and we also detect a change in the prevailing direction of the local magnetic field.
[link to phys.org]
 Quoting: AKObserver

 Quoting: Isis One


Thanks again, I. One! This was the other topic I was gonna bring up, haha. NASA put out a special statement today in response to this.

NASA Voyager Statement-

August 15, 2013

A newly published paper argues that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has already entered interstellar space. The model described in the paper is new and different from other models used so far to explain the data the spacecraft has been sending back from more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away from our sun. (snip)

Their model would mean that the interstellar magnetic field direction is the same as that which originates from our sun.

Other models envision the interstellar magnetic field draped around our solar bubble and predict that the direction of the interstellar magnetic field is different from the solar magnetic field inside. By that interpretation, Voyager 1 would still be inside our solar bubble.

[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

This sounded strangely familiar.....back in March the Voyager team issued a similar brief denial-

March 20, 2013

"The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA's Voyager 1 has left the solar system," said Edward Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. "It is the consensus of the Voyager science team that Voyager 1 has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space."
[link to www.jpl.nasa.gov]

At that time, Wired did a write-up shedding some light on the controversy:

[link to www.wired.com]
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Apparently, there is a lot of in-fighting. So....has Elvis left the building or not?
 Quoting: Isis One



Hi sol crew here is an interesting video by Dr Meghan Gray from the University of Nottingham regarding voyager 1 and 2.
She has a knack of explaining things make us novice scientists, have a better understanding of the universe.



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Good morning, sol' patrol!

Starting to get a bit crunchy..

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

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Good morning, sol' patrol!

Starting to get a bit crunchy..

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

banana2
 Quoting: mtn_mang


Yes, things can change rapidly with the sun. For example, check out this story from late 2003 (2 years after solar max):

THE SUN GOES HAYWIRE! (NASA Press Release)

Then, suddenly, in late October the sun began to behave strangely. Three giant sunspots appeared, each one larger than the planet Jupiter. In California where smoke from wildfires dimmed the sun enough to look straight at it, casual sky watchers were startled by the huge blotches on the sun. One of them, named "sunspot 486," was the biggest in 13 years. (snip)

Sunspots cause solar flares and, usually, the biggest flares come from the biggest spots. The three giant sunspots unleashed eleven X-class flares in only fourteen days--equaling the total number observed during the previous twelve months. "This was a big surprise," says Hathaway.

All this happened two years after solar maximum, which raises a question: is something wrong with the solar cycle? Is the sun going haywire?
"Nothing's wrong," reassures Hathaway. The sun isn't about to explode, nor is the sunspot cycle broken.
"These latest sunspots were whoppers," he allows, "but sunspot counts averaged over many weeks are still declining as predicted. We're still on course for a solar minimum in 2006."
Indeed, it's possible that what we've just experienced is a normal part of the solar cycle, speculates Hathaway. "There's a curious tendency for the biggest flares to occur after solar maximum--on the downslope toward solar minimum.

[link to science1.nasa.gov]

Among those 11 X-flares was the legendary record-shattering X28 flare.

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Can someone more knowledgeable tell me what the "Dark" part of the Eve 3-day chart means? [link to lasp.colorado.edu]
It is showing a spike today and states "Warning: Dark 43.1"
Thanks in advance!
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Can someone more knowledgeable tell me what the "Dark" part of the Eve 3-day chart means? [link to lasp.colorado.edu]
It is showing a spike today and states "Warning: Dark 43.1"
Thanks in advance!
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Stunning NASA map reveals paths of 1,400 huge ‘hazard’ asteroids

A new map released by NASA has plotted the journeys of the majority of Earth’s most potentially dangerous asteroids through space, creating a swirling spirograph of over 1,400 gigantic asteroids that pass close to the planet’s orbit.





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It's my birthday on the 22nd. Solar doom is coming!!!




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Can someone more knowledgeable tell me what the "Dark" part of the Eve 3-day chart means? [link to lasp.colorado.edu]
It is showing a spike today and states "Warning: Dark 43.1"
Thanks in advance!
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This has come up before but I forgot the answer, muse1111. A little pain-staking research has given me a clearer idea, although a plain old explanation is hard to find. I'm not a huge techie, so excuse me if this in error.

The Dark Count is a sensor-calibration measurement of current (ie,voltage) and resulting thermal properties. The EVE instrument measures solar irradiance in multiple wavelengths in fine detail and has many filters and such. The dark count must be compensated for so as not to degrade the data being recorded. Here is one definition I found from Apogee Imaging which makes CCD imagers for some NASA projects-

Dark Count

Next to the quantum efficiency, resolution (number of bits) and noise figure, this is perhaps the most important CCD specification. Dark count refers to that property of all CCD sensors to generate charge in each pixel on its own with time and depending on the temperature. The lower the temperature of the sensor, the lower the dark count.
Dark count is usually expressed in electrons per unit of time at a given temperature. It can also be expressed as a current per sensor area at a given temperature.
The sole reason that CCDs are cooled is to reduce the dark count effect. For example, a Kodak KAF-0402e and KAF-1602e sensor is specified to have a dark count of 50 electrons per second at 25° C. Taking a one-minute exposure at this temperature would generate 3000 electrons of thermally induced charge!

Although the dark count can be subtracted, the dark noise cannot. The dark noise is approximately the square root of the dark count. In this example, the dark noise is about 55 electrons. This could easily degrade any low-light image you attempted to capture over this period of time.

[link to www.ccd.com]

Other links of interest I found along the way....All About EVE, haha.

Very technical science paper (pdf) on the EVE sensors:
[link to www.usc.edu (secure)]

NASA Multimedia briefing guide to EVE-SDO:
[link to www.nasa.gov]

Good background article on the EVE mission;
[link to spacefellowship.com]
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Can someone more knowledgeable tell me what the "Dark" part of the Eve 3-day chart means? [link to lasp.colorado.edu]
It is showing a spike today and states "Warning: Dark 43.1"
Thanks in advance!
 Quoting: muse_1111


This has come up before but I forgot the answer, muse1111. A little pain-staking research has given me a clearer idea, although a plain old explanation is hard to find. I'm not a huge techie, so excuse me if this in error.

The Dark Count is a sensor-calibration measurement of current (ie,voltage) and resulting thermal properties. The EVE instrument measures solar irradiance in multiple wavelengths in fine detail and has many filters and such. The dark count must be compensated for so as not to degrade the data being recorded. Here is one definition I found from Apogee Imaging which makes CCD imagers for some NASA projects-

Dark Count

Next to the quantum efficiency, resolution (number of bits) and noise figure, this is perhaps the most important CCD specification. Dark count refers to that property of all CCD sensors to generate charge in each pixel on its own with time and depending on the temperature. The lower the temperature of the sensor, the lower the dark count.
Dark count is usually expressed in electrons per unit of time at a given temperature. It can also be expressed as a current per sensor area at a given temperature.
The sole reason that CCDs are cooled is to reduce the dark count effect. For example, a Kodak KAF-0402e and KAF-1602e sensor is specified to have a dark count of 50 electrons per second at 25° C. Taking a one-minute exposure at this temperature would generate 3000 electrons of thermally induced charge!

Although the dark count can be subtracted, the dark noise cannot. The dark noise is approximately the square root of the dark count. In this example, the dark noise is about 55 electrons. This could easily degrade any low-light image you attempted to capture over this period of time.

[link to www.ccd.com]

Other links of interest I found along the way....All About EVE, haha.

Very technical science paper (pdf) on the EVE sensors:
[link to www.usc.edu (secure)]

NASA Multimedia briefing guide to EVE-SDO:
[link to www.nasa.gov]

Good background article on the EVE mission;
[link to spacefellowship.com]
 Quoting: Hugh M Eye


Thank you! You are always a wealth of knowlege. I looked for a layman's definition and could not find one, either.
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The strong and fast solar winds today may be the cause of the Dark Count spike seen on EVE. Solar winds near 800 km/s at ACE:

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

ACE Protons look jumpy today, too:

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

NOAA has also issued an alert for high electron flux readings-

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2068
Issue Time: 2013 Aug 16 1816 UTC

ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2013 Aug 16 1800 UTC
Station: GOES13
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]

GOES Electron Flux plot:

[link to www.swpc.noaa.gov]
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Great reading and viewing tonight Sol team. Muse, great question, Hugh, great answer. Also, loved loved loved, the video of the English Scientist demonstrating how he views the sun, that was soooo fun. Cool to know our sun was not born in M86. Interesting that the biggest flares come after solar max. Whiteangel posted a graph of sunspot numbers that I will go find and you can see a little delta flux on the downslope side of each cycle. I was noticing it last night and now we have this explanation today.
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Here is the graph I just mentioned. Notice the little jigger on the downward slope? I love looking at aggregated long-term data!!

1749-2040
[link to www.infiniteunknown.net]

The above ought to tell you just what is coming our way by solar cycle 25. It looks to me like most of our research needs to be focused on what a Grand Minimum will mean to Earth! I would like to know how they are predicting SC25 to be almost flat? This would make it much worse than the Maunder Min., and worse than the "little ice age period".

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Scientists are noticing that the strength of the polar fields when a new cycle begins influences the strength of the cycle, he added. For example, weak polar fields observed in 2008 led to the current weak cycle, while strong polar fields in 1986 spawned a strong Cycle 22.

The polar fields have been slowly reversing at this maximum, Hathaway said, suggesting that they are not going get much stronger during Cycle 24. This also sets the stage for an even smaller maximum during Cycle 25, scientists believe.
[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 67 in the Summer of 2013. The smoothed sunspot number has already reached 67 (in February 2012) due to the strong peak in late 2011 so the official maximum will be at least this high. The smoothed sunspot number has been rising again over the last four months. We are currently over four years into Cycle 24. The current predicted and observed size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle since Cycle 14 which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906. [link to solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov]
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great videos Hugh wishing you all a great weekend hf
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