Actually it is a nice day today and I will be doing more planting and gardening this afternoon. All you can do is prepare, be thankful for every day and keep the faith. Are we seeing the start of a mini-ice age? A rapid warming? A solar micro-nova?
GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING: Geomagnetic storms are possible on July 23rd when a full-halo CME is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field. The storm cloud was hurled toward Earth yesterday by a solar tsunami eruption. NOAA forecasters say that G1– to G2-class (minor to moderate) storms are likely with a slight chance of escalating to category G3 (strong).
Exactly what time will the CME hit? This NASA model of the approaching cloud pinpoints the impact within a few hours around 0000 UT on July 23rd:
In the animation, Earth is marked by a yellow dot. Note that Mars, a red dot, also gets hit–a glancing blow on July 25th.
An independent NOAA model of the CME predicts a slightly later arrival, with the densest part of the storm cloud reaching Earth around 0400 UT on July 23rd. Either way, NOAA or NASA, the timing favors sky watchers in western Europe and North America. In the most optimistic case of a G3-category storm, auroras could descend as far south as Illinois and Oregon (geomagnetic latitude 50 degrees) during the night of July 22-23
The Faint, Full Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) Observed Early Thursday Is Headed Toward Earth!(4 min)
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Galactic Current Sheet, Another Solar Eruption | S0 News Jul.21.2022 (5 min)
Earthquake Swarm at Kamaʻehuakanaloa “Lōʻihi” Seamount (Hawaii) Likely Due To Magma Movement (6 min)
Weird weather and crustal movements
A huge sinkhole opened up under a swimming pool and swallowed up the entire volume of water and colorful inflatable toys during an outdoor party in Israel, leaving the pool empty as guests dangerously stood around the edge of the hole. Sadly, one person was injured while another body was found inside the pit hours later
GEOMAGNETC STORM BRINGS DOWN STARLINK SATELLITES: As many as 40 Starlink satellites are currently falling out of the sky–the surprising result of a minor geomagnetic storm last week. This is a cautionary tale: Even relatively mild space weather can have big consequences. Reentry videos and more @ Spaceweather.com.
Two days before launch a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field. It was not a major space weather event. In fact, the weak impact did not at first spark any remarkable geomagnetic activity. However, as Earth passed through the CME’s wake, some sputtering G1-class geomagnetic storms developed. It was one of these minor storms that caught the Starlink satellites on Feb. 4th.
Geomagnetic storms heat Earth’s upper atmosphere. Diaphanous tendrils of warming air literally reached up and grabbed the Starlink satellites. According to SpaceX, onboard GPS devices detected atmospheric drag increasing “up to 50 percent higher than during previous launches.”
“The Starlink team commanded the satellites into a safe-mode where they would fly edge-on (like a sheet of paper) to minimize drag,” says SpaceX. “Preliminary analysis show the increased drag at the low altitudes prevented the satellites from leaving safe-mode to begin orbit raising maneuvers, and up to 40 of the satellites will reenter or already have reentered the Earth’s atmosphere.”
The Sociedad de Astronomia del Caribe apparently caught one of the reentries over Puerto Rico on Feb. 7th:
SpaceX says that the deorbiting satellites “pose zero collision risk with other satellites and by design demise upon atmospheric reentry—meaning no orbital debris is created and no satellite parts hit the ground.”
Solar Storm Strikes Down SpaceX Starlink Satellites
Seismic unrest rises its head yet again during a time of solar activity. It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since my last update, this was a choice I made based on the frenzy of disinfo and hyperinflating of the seismic news taking place across other channels here on youtube. I didn’t want to play into the hype, so I stuck to doing live updates over on twitch haphazardly for the past month.
11/02/2021 — Earthquake Unrest rises — Solar Storm + Spread of seismic taking place – Be prepared