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Online Brian Gaze  
#81 Posted : 24 July 2021 13:34:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post
Your package has been delivered.

In a move that pours cold water on the dreams of a few billionaire space explorers, the US has tightened its definition of the word "astronaut".

Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson not yet astronauts, US says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57950149




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One thing I find odd is they have spent decades getting to suborbital flight with current technology. On the other hand Kennedy put man on the moon in 7 years using a fraction of the computing power which many watches now have.  

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#82 Posted : 24 July 2021 17:40:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze Go to Quoted Post


One thing I find odd is they have spent decades getting to suborbital flight with current technology. On the other hand Kennedy put man on the moon in 7 years using a fraction of the computing power which many watches now have.  



True, Brian - and a humbling thought. I have to say I liked the mental picture of Branson and Besos being little more than expensive parcels to be delivered. Left with your neighbour, perhaps?


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#83 Posted : 26 July 2021 06:51:28(UTC)
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I'd have liked to see this one!

Meteor wows Norway after blazing through night sky
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57962384

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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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Online Roger Parsons  
#84 Posted : 06 August 2021 10:08:27(UTC)
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Heads up for the Perseids!

Perseids peak - Aug. 12 - incoming now.

Meteor Shower Guide 2021
https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/best-meteor-showers-in-2021/



A beginner’s guide to meteor showers
https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/a-beginners-guide-to-meteor-showers/



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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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Online Roger Parsons  
#85 Posted : 27 August 2021 17:46:08(UTC)
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Solar activity: Possible Geomagnetic Storm? Great clip.
"SOLAR TSUNAMI AND CME: An explosion on the sun yesterday produced a massive "solar tsunami" and a CME apparently heading for Earth. The eruption was accompanied by a loud clap of radio static, which roared from the loudspeakers of shortwave radios in North America."

https://spaceweather.com/



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RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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Online Roger Parsons  
#86 Posted : 29 August 2021 08:38:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post
Solar activity: Possible Geomagnetic Storm? Great clip.
"SOLAR TSUNAMI AND CME: An explosion on the sun yesterday produced a massive "solar tsunami" and a CME apparently heading for Earth. The eruption was accompanied by a loud clap of radio static, which roared from the loudspeakers of shortwave radios in North America."

https://spaceweather.com/



Roger


Watch Geomagnetic activity:


https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/


 


Roger

Edited by user 30 August 2021 08:34:04(UTC)  | Reason: fix link

RogerP
West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#87 Posted : 29 August 2021 09:14:21(UTC)
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Only if it knocks out the electric grid will the common pleb take any notice!


 

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#88 Posted : 31 August 2021 14:40:06(UTC)
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#89 Posted : 31 August 2021 16:56:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ulric Go to Quoted Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACF893aAN8s


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessler_syndrome


Essentially we are doing to the space above our heads what humans have been doing on the planet’s surface, i.e. making a mess and not thinking about cleaning it up. 

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#90 Posted : 07 September 2021 14:37:06(UTC)
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Something to cheer us up? [Independent]

"... long-distance optical fibre lines and submarine cables which are a vital part of the global internet infrastructure are vulnerable to the currents produced on the Earth’s crust by solar superstorms, also known as Coronal Mass Ejections (CME)."

Once-in-a-century solar superstorm could plunge the world into ‘internet apocalypse’, study says
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/once-century-solar-superstorm-could-100917202.html


 


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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#91 Posted : 07 September 2021 15:05:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gandalf The White Go to Quoted Post


 


Essentially we are doing to the space above our heads what humans have been doing on the planet’s surface, i.e. making a mess and not thinking about cleaning it up. 



Musk and bitcoin, two peas out of that fetid pod labelled 'Yes, you read it's all a great advance on the internet so it must be so'.

"When it takes nearly 900,000 votes to elect one party’s MP, and just 26,000 for another, you know something is deeply wrong."
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Online Roger Parsons  
#92 Posted : 07 September 2021 18:25:06(UTC)
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Update:
BIG SUNSPOTS: Two of the biggest sunspots in years are turning toward Earth. Wide enough to swallow planets, the active regions are entering Earth's "strike-zone", meaning any flares or CMEs this week would probably be Earth-directed.
https://spaceweather.com/

Data: some activity already!
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/
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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#93 Posted : 09 September 2021 04:51:15(UTC)
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MANCHESTER SUMMER INDEX for 2021: 238
Timelapses, old weather forecasts and natural phenomena videos can be seen on this site
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#94 Posted : 17 September 2021 20:08:12(UTC)
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Good view of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in the southern night sky now - 21.00hrs. Have a look.
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No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#95 Posted : 18 September 2021 05:17:26(UTC)
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"A CME HIT EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD TODAY: Minor G1-class geomagnetic storms are underway on Sept. 17th following the predicted arrival of a CME. The strike was, at first, seemingly weak and inconsequential. Now, however, Earth is passing through the CME's magnetized wake and experiencing geomagnetic disturbances."
https://spaceweather.com/


See: Aurorawatch magnetometer
https://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/


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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#96 Posted : 18 September 2021 08:18:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post
Good view of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in the southern night sky now - 21.00hrs. Have a look.
Roger


I thought it was Venus, the really bright one - so is it Jupiter?

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#97 Posted : 18 September 2021 10:07:00(UTC)
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I thought it was Venus, the really bright one - so is it Jupiter?



 


I checked on Stellarium, Beast. See:


"Once the sky becomes darker then over towards the southern horizon we find the two largest gas giant planets of Saturn and Jupiter. The view above is set for September 10th with Venus and the Moon at right and Jupiter and Saturn on the left. Neptune is also just above the horizon but not shown above. You can see there is quite a gap between Venus and Saturn! "


See:


'Monthly Night Sky' webpage will be found on:


http://www.astrospace.co.uk/Astrospace/monthly-sky/monthlynightsky.html


 

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West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire
No county (Lincolnshire) has better churches and worse houses. The poorer sort of people wash their clothes with hog's dung, and burn dried cow's dung for want of better fuel; whence comes the Lincolnshire proverb: "Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".
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#98 Posted : 18 September 2021 11:14:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons Go to Quoted Post


 


 


I checked on Stellarium, Beast. See:


"Once the sky becomes darker then over towards the southern horizon we find the two largest gas giant planets of Saturn and Jupiter. The view above is set for September 10th with Venus and the Moon at right and Jupiter and Saturn on the left. Neptune is also just above the horizon but not shown above. You can see there is quite a gap between Venus and Saturn! "


See:


'Monthly Night Sky' webpage will be found on:


http://www.astrospace.co.uk/Astrospace/monthly-sky/monthlynightsky.html


 


I see, I think it was  Venus, but I cant see the others with my naked eyesight which is rubbish. Will try and get the binoculars out tonight if its clear

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