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Space weather expert has ominous forecast
LA Times ^ | May 4, 2012, 7:26 p.m. | Amina Khan

Posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:10 PM PDT by null and void

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To: lightman

Will aluminum (nay tin) foil help any?

81 posted on 05/07/2012 9:13:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Bernard Marx

[ We’re doomed!

Yes, eventually we are. It may be a sunstorm, a supervolcano, an asteroid or comet strike, a ferocious pandemic, climate change (yes, catastrophic change happens, but not for the reasons the Gorebots say) or something presently unpredictable. Eventually the human race will either be destroyed or reduced to a small remnant. Such catastrophes have happened in the past and will happen again given the passage of time. ]

Strip mine the earth and use those resources to colonize space, it is the only way to ensure our survival and the survival of every remaining species on earth.

Because in 1+ billion years all life on earth will be dead anyways....

82 posted on 05/07/2012 10:22:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Errant

Oh my gosh! A Syphoon!

We are doomed!

83 posted on 05/07/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (
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To: null and void

Another bid for attention from the DQM (Drama Queens Media)?

84 posted on 05/07/2012 10:25:34 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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To: GraceG
Strip mine the earth and use those resources to colonize space....

As I always say, the meek shall inherit the Earth -- but not the mineral rights!

85 posted on 05/07/2012 10:53:25 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Pilgrim's Progress; Hot Tabasco

86 posted on 05/07/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by Errant
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To: null and void

BIG SUNSPOT: One of the largest sunspot groups in years rotated over the sun's northeastern limb this weekend. With a least four dark cores larger than Earth, AR1476 sprawls more than 100,000 km from end to end, and makes an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. Amateur astronomer Alan Friedman sends this picture of the behemoth from his backyard in Buffalo, NY:

"AR1476 is firecrackler," says Friedman. Indeed, the active region is crackling with impulsive M-class solar flares. Based on the sunspot's complex 'beta-gamma' magnetic field, NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of more M-flares during the next 24 hours. There is also a 5% chance of powerful X-flares.

"This one is going to be fun as turns to face us!" predicts Friedman. He might be right.

87 posted on 05/07/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT by Errant
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To: All; winoneforthegipper
Sump'n Else,

1. The moon is leaving perigee, and in an orbital position that seems to exacerbate quakes.

2. There is a coronal hole created by the sunspot above that is about to face the earth. British Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn believes coronal holes facing the earth, contribute to increased earthquake activity.

3. We're experiencing a lull in 5+ magnitude quakes. Recent lulls have been followed immediately by significant quakes and activity.

Recent Average Day:

MAP 5.2 2012/05/03 18:08:06 17.479 -85.137 24.0 NORTH OF HONDURAS
MAP 5.1 2012/05/03 16:14:19 -5.492 152.231 57.7 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 5.0 2012/05/03 15:20:28 39.058 29.129 9.7 WESTERN TURKEY
MAP 5.2 2012/05/03 10:19:37 40.513 98.568 13.0 GANSU-NEI MONGOL BORDER REGION, CHINA
MAP 5.5 2012/05/03 10:09:36 32.814 47.712 10.0 IRAN-IRAQ BORDER REGION
MAP 5.0 2012/05/03 04:59:57 21.430 -108.759 10.2 OFF THE COAST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Activity for the Last 4 Days:

MAP 5.3 2012/05/07 14:15:15 41.561 46.710 11.9 AZERBAIJAN
MAP 5.6 2012/05/07 04:40:30 41.541 46.766 23.3 AZERBAIJAN
MAP 5.0 2012/05/06 12:40:59 -13.883 -75.793 59.1 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 5.5 2012/05/05 20:23:31 -21.403 -174.126 3.9 TONGA
MAP 5.2 2012/05/05 20:12:34 38.185 141.667 50.9 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2012/05/04 16:23:44 2.009 89.675 14.5 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN

I know y'all don't want to hear it; I'm just sayin'...

88 posted on 05/07/2012 12:16:15 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Nope I am convinced there is more to it then just plate movement and stress build up.

I am still hanging my hat on the gravitational anomalies

89 posted on 05/07/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

INCOMING CME: Sunspot AR1471 erupted on May 7th, producing an M1-class solar flare and an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather lab, the cloud will reach Earth on May 9th at 13:40 UT (+/- 7 hours).

Minor but should be interesting to see if there is any effect on the current lull in 5+ earthquakes.

90 posted on 05/07/2012 8:00:03 PM PDT by Errant
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