Roger Parsons
16 February 2024 21:18:03
From Spaceweather.com: Big sunspot AR3576 erupted today, producing a spectacular X2.5-class solar flare.This sunspot is entering 'the danger zone'- a location on the sun which is magnetically connected to Earth. Additional X-flares this weekend could trigger a full-fledged radiation storm.

Full story https://spaceweather.com/ 

Also see:
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
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Windy Willow
17 February 2024 20:08:09
Thanks to your information Roger I remembered to check the Aurora cams on YT. The following link is the best so far this evening, cloud free viewing and starting to look quite strong right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJMR08UD-NM 

 
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Sunny Dartford, NW Kent

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Roger Parsons
20 February 2024 10:45:48
I did not spot this! 🙄
Fireball spotted in sky over Lincolnshire and Yorkshire
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lincolnshire-68345843 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
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DEW
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20 February 2024 11:03:02
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

I did not spot this! 🙄
Fireball spotted in sky over Lincolnshire and Yorkshire
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lincolnshire-68345843 



Spotted fireballs? Whatever next? Maybe there'll be a striped one.
War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Roger Parsons
20 February 2024 11:13:42
Originally Posted by: DEW 

Spotted fireballs? Whatever next? Maybe there'll be a striped one.


I can see where you are coming from DEW! 🙄
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRNBY7iKtpI 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Gandalf The White
20 February 2024 13:01:23
A massive black hole has been detected - 17 billion times the mass of our sun, and an accretion disk that is  a whopping 7 light years across.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68346725 

 
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Saint Snow
23 February 2024 15:34:45
Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White 

A massive black hole has been detected - 17 billion times the mass of our sun, and an accretion disk that is  a whopping 7 light years across.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68346725 

 




The light we see from that has taken 12bn years to reach us 

🤯

The scale of the universe really boggles my brain. If our planet was the size of a grain of sand, the Milky Way would, to the same scale, still be over 46m km across. 

And there are between 2 and 20 trillion galaxies in the universe.


In this article,  they mention a neutron star. It's so dense that just one teaspoon of it would weigh 10m tonnes. And it's 100m times brighter than the sun.



 

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Roger Parsons
28 February 2024 08:46:59
Helioseismic images of the farside of the sun reveal a large sunspot on the sun's southern hemisphere. It will turn to face Earth this weekend, possibly bringing an uptick in solar activity.
https://spaceweather.com/images2024/27feb24/farside.jpg 
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Steve
28 February 2024 09:58:58
Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 



The scale of the universe really boggles my brain. If our planet was the size of a grain of sand, the Milky Way would, to the same scale, still be over 46m km across. 

And there are between 2 and 20 trillion galaxies in the universe.


 



The human mind cannot comprehend such a scale.

And yet some humans, smaller than the tiniest bacteria on that grain of sand (on that scale), think they can explain the origins of the universe using a tiny shiny thing floating just above that grain of sand.

When you think of it on that scale, how much do we really know ? We know a lot on our own scale, but how much of the science wrapped up in the universe have we discovered ? Virtually nothing in my opinion.

 
Bolty
03 March 2024 18:14:42
Looks like a major geomagnetic storm is taking place this evening, with most of the UK at risk of seeing the aurora. For once, it's also looking like the weather will co-operate.

https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
My weather station 
Roger Parsons
03 March 2024 21:10:31
Originally Posted by: Bolty 

Looks like a major geomagnetic storm is taking place this evening, with most of the UK at risk of seeing the aurora. For once, it's also looking like the weather will co-operate.

https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 



Bloody Norah! Have a look folks. 21.210 hrs. If you have dark skies you might spot something.

 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Bolty
04 March 2024 02:50:31
I set my time-lapse camera up facing north early evening and I did catch a few faint dances of aurora throughout the evening:

https://youtu.be/_Kg-INYVuJo 
Scott
Blackrod, Lancashire (4 miles south of Chorley) at 156m asl.
My weather station 
Roger Parsons
04 March 2024 05:43:44
Thanks for that, Bolty. Too much light pollution from Lincoln here.
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
Roger Parsons
08 March 2024 21:16:17
I wonder if this event could have turned a bit dodgy!  😲
"AN "SAR STORM" OVER THE BALTICS: Earlier this week, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field. The impact ignited a widespread display of SAR arcs over the Baltics and Russia. Glowing with some of the purest red light nature can produce, these arcs look like auroras but are produced by a completely different process."
https://spaceweather.com/ 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
doctormog
09 March 2024 08:07:49
Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

I wonder if this event could have turned a bit dodgy!  😲
"AN "SAR STORM" OVER THE BALTICS: Earlier this week, a CME hit Earth's magnetic field. The impact ignited a widespread display of SAR arcs over the Baltics and Russia. Glowing with some of the purest red light nature can produce, these arcs look like auroras but are produced by a completely different process."
https://spaceweather.com/ 



Interesting and I have not come across SAR before.
Roger Parsons
14 March 2024 06:34:48
Here's another odd phenomenon...
MAN-MADE NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS:
Last week, sky watchers in Texas witnessed a bright display of noctilucent clouds (NLCs). This should be impossible. Naturally-occurring NLCs don't appear until late spring or summer--and almost never in Texas. However, these clouds were not natural; SpaceX made them. Full story @ https://spaceweather.com/ 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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14 March 2024 07:29:34
Contrails are stated to promote global warming, as they trap more radiation than they reflect (a surprise to me; I thought it would be the other way round, but I've seen the claim repeated in various sources).

It would be interesting to know if the these NLCs have the same effect, and if so, whether they occur sufficiently often to be significant .
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Roger Parsons
20 March 2024 17:21:13
Spaceweather post today:
THE POLAR VORTEX IS SPINNING BACKWARD:
A sudden stratospheric warming event is underway, and this has caused the polar vortex to spin backward. As a result, ozone is piling up over the North Pole, setting a 45-year record for the month of March.
https://spaceweather.com/ 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
The Beast from the East
22 March 2024 10:04:30
Anyone else seen the BBC doc about the Columbia disaster - The Shuttle that fell to earth? 
I've seen a lot of docs about this but this is the most comprehensive with interviews with all the main players behind the scenes and family members of the dead.
"We have some alternative facts for you"
Kelly-Ann Conway - special adviser to the President
Roger Parsons
23 March 2024 17:29:19
A BIG CME IS COMING: This morning's X1-class solar flare hurled a bright CME toward Earth. A NASA model predicts the CME will arrive during the late hours of March 24th. The direct hit could spark strong G3-class geomagnetic storms through March 25th. During such storms, auroras may be seen and photographed all the way down to mid-latitudes in Europe and the United States.
https://spaceweather.com/ 
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ 
 
RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
Everything taken together, here in Lincolnshire are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask.
William Cobbett, in his Rural Rides - c.1830
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