Archive for Solar Cycle 24

ScienceCasts: The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , on August 6, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/

August 5, 2013: Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip.
“It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.”

The sun’s magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years. It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the sun’s inner magnetic dynamo re-organizes itself. The coming reversal will mark the midpoint of Solar Cycle 24. Half of ‘Solar Max’ will be behind us, with half yet to come.

Hoeksema is the director of Stanford’s Wilcox Solar Observatory, one of the few observatories in the world that monitor the sun’s polar magnetic fields. The poles are a herald of change. Just as Earth scientists watch our planet’s polar regions for signs of climate change, solar physicists do the same thing for the sun. Magnetograms at Wilcox have been tracking the sun’s polar magnetism since 1976, and they have recorded three grand reversals—with a fourth in the offing.

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/05aug_fieldflip/

http://wso.stanford.edu/gifs/HCS.html

INCOMING CME? Yesterday, Nov. 9th around 1330 UT, a magnetic filament in the vicinity of sunspot complex 1342-1343 erupted

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 11, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

September 29th 2011: Massive Sunspot 1302 Has Earth in its Sites

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Strong solar storm reaching Earth; NOAA experts available

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Warning/ Sun’s Activity : This could be the last solar maximum we’ll see for a few decades. That would affect everything from space exploration to Earth’s climate Leading Possibly to a New Ice Age

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 14, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

March 22, 2011 : Solar Cycle 24 / Scientists’ research warns humanity may be facing ‘vortex of death’ by Terrence Aym

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


SOURCE OF ARTICLE ON
http://www.helium.com/items/2122034-scientists-research-warns-humanity-may-be-facing-vortex-of-death

Professor Raymond Wheeler, from the University of Kansas, at first almost stumbled into the frightening data. The connection was initially discovered by noted Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky during 1915: solar storms trigger conflict, wars and death. A vortex of death.

Chizhevsky found after intense research that the rise and fall of solar activity—interacting with the earth’s magnetic field—causes mass changes in human’s perspective’s, moods, emotions and behavioral patterns. All are affected by sunspots and solar flares.


Solar Cycle 24 : The Solar Maximum is Only Starting : AURORAS IN THE USA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI



Photo credits
Shawn Malone,
Marquette, Michigan
Mar. 11, 2011

SEE FULL GALLERY OF AURORAS PHOTOGRAPHIES ON SPEACEWEATHER.COM
http://spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_01mar11_page3.htm?PHPSESSID=h41evsiumrv2bm7errbb866m51

Auroras over Lake Superior, with moonset-Marquette MI. Wow! Very large, bright arc with spikes that would come and go. Even some pink fringing on the bottom of the arc at times. Brightest I’ve seen in a long time. Canon 5dM2 14mm f2.8 Iso 800 Exp 15-30sec

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on March 10th. The impact set off a G1-class geomagnetic storm and sent Northern Lights rippling over the US-Canadian border into states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Sky watchers who hadn’t seen auroras in years captured beautiful photos of green and purple streamers. This is another sign that Solar Cycle 24 is heating up. Check http://spaceweather.com for photos and updates.

Earth’s magnetic field is still reverberating from a CME strike on March 10th. During the past 24 hours, Northern Lights have descended as far south as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan in the United States. “At one point the lights filled more than half of the entire sky,” says Travis Novitsky

Photo credits
Shawn Malone,
Marquette, Michigan

Solar Flares : A Second X-Class Flare Erupted on the Sun in less than a month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI