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Sun storms: solar activity at fiery high
CBS News ^ | 7/9/2012

Posted on 07/09/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT by markomalley

This has already been a summer of record heat in the continental United States. But our sun is not content with just breaking records in the first week of July. It has also been an intense period of solar flares - massive, violent outbursts from the sun that can wreck havoc here on Earth. And it shows no signs of stopping. Even on the surface of the sun, things are heating up.

Last week saw several huge solar flares, the biggest of which occurred on Friday, July 6. Labeled an X1.1 class solar flare - the strongest classification used by the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center - the sun storm caused radio blackouts here on Earth as particles ejected from the sun crashed into our planet's atmosphere. It was the fifth X-class solar flare of 2012.

Earlier in the week, several other powerful solar flares erupted from the sun. Most of them appear to be coming from the same area of our star: a giant sunspot called AR1515. Technically a group of sunspots, AR1515 is an enormous plain of volatile activity. NASA estimates AR1515 stretches across 118,681 miles, making it longer than fifteen Earths put together.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; climatechange; globalwarming; solarstorms; sun; sunspots
Of course, this has nothing to do with the current heat, does it.... ;-)
1 posted on 07/09/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I thought it was the jet stream ,giving England tons of rain


2 posted on 07/09/2012 7:33:30 PM PDT by molson209
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To: markomalley

Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 7:34:33 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: markomalley

“Wreck havoc”?

Illiterates.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 7:37:31 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Martin Tell

remember back in the USSR days and the weather was strange ,the news said it was the soviets with those giant towers and they were zapping the jet stream and giving us bad weather ,now we have Algore


5 posted on 07/09/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Sure wreaks havoc with shortwave reception.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: markomalley

Heavy dose of solar microwave radiation has much more to do with the current US heatwave than any man made “carbon footprint”.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 7:42:40 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: markomalley

Obviously someone must have sent an SUV to the sun. Nothing else could cause that kind of solar warming. </sarc>


8 posted on 07/09/2012 7:42:54 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: markomalley

“Algore, please pick up the super-hot red courtesy phone
located in the pizza oven!”


9 posted on 07/09/2012 7:47:18 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: markomalley
Even on the surface of the sun, things are heating up.

Well duh!! It's been so hot on Earth lately, the heat had to go somewhere. Any blonde knows that.

10 posted on 07/09/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: markomalley
...violent outbursts from the sun that can wreck havoc here on Earth...

Is havoc a GM product? Not exactly environmentally correct if solar storms can wreck them.



Yes, the CBS News website says wreck havoc instead of wreak havoc.

11 posted on 07/09/2012 7:50:19 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Politicalmom

They’re wrecking havoc on the English language!


12 posted on 07/09/2012 7:52:59 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: markomalley
"This has already been a summer of record heat in the continental United States. But our sun is not content with just breaking records in the first week of July."

Wait....what's the sun got to do with our record high temperatures? Everyone knows that they're being caused by the 0.04% carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Morons!

13 posted on 07/09/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Martin Tell

Obama sees himself as Apollyon, the sun god. It’s still Bushes fault


14 posted on 07/09/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Windflier

Fire a couple of nukes into it, that ought to calm it down!;)


15 posted on 07/09/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: markomalley

So much for greenhouse gases. This is the true culprit of global warming over which we can do nothing.


16 posted on 07/09/2012 8:34:10 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: markomalley
Looks like TSI is on a downward trend:


17 posted on 07/09/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Yes, there is really global warming. It comes from the Sun. Duuhhh!

It has been know for 100+ years that weather is more variable during sunspot minimums and sunspot maximums. The transition between min/max or max/min is the worst.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 8:43:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: lightman

The sun, when at its spottiest, throws out more coronal material which is captured by the magnetic field of the earth. This acts to thwart incoming cosmic rays (speeding heavy atomic nuclei produced by novas in deep outer space). This provides fewer seeds for clouds, and the cloud cover diminishes allowing more sunlight to heat the ground.

Or so the theory goes. Anyhow spotty sun tends to mean warming earth. Lack of sunspots brings more clouds and cooling earth.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: STD

If Obama only thought himself a sun god. I think he believes himself to be a Higgs boson, without which nothing has any weight.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 8:50:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: markomalley

For daily updated information on all local space information, go to http://www.spaceweather.com


21 posted on 07/09/2012 8:56:58 PM PDT by Herosmith ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy." - GWB)
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To: markomalley

I believe it, we had some great Northern Lights around here.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Pride in the USA

Man-made global warming on the sun.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 9:14:19 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dfwgator

I read the that the storm-generated interference was headphone-shattering especially in the vicinity of 19-21 MHz (not sure whether the frequencies were specific to this latest storm). Was 9-10 MHz bad also?


24 posted on 07/09/2012 9:21:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“If Obama only thought himself a sun god. I think he believes himself to be a Higgs boson, without which nothing has any weight.”

No, he is a “bogon particle emitter”. A bogon is the smallest atomic component of bull#$%#. There are two types of people in the world; bogon sources and bogon sinks. “Bogon emitters” would be, for example, Democratic politicians, and “bogon sinks” would be the people who vote for them. Eventually, bogon sinks become saturated, and they themselves become bogon sources.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 10:47:50 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: dfwgator

Suggest you check out these web sites http://mondovista.com/endtimex.html
http://www.mondovista.com/endtime22x.html
you may find them informative and interestings all are in reference to solar activities and what could happen.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 12:44:45 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: dfwgator

Suggest you check out these web sites http://mondovista.com/endtimex.html
http://www.mondovista.com/endtime22x.html
you may find them informative and interestings all are in reference to solar activities and what could happen.


27 posted on 07/10/2012 12:45:04 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: markomalley

This HAS to be due to man’s effect on the sun. Therefor we must tax the hell out of mankind and bow down to radical green activists and maybe give human sacrifices of conservatives to the green god in order to be spared this man-made issue.

I bet this is not far from the solution the environmental nut cases are planning.

Yes, and of course blame Bush!


28 posted on 07/10/2012 1:15:02 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

“This HAS to be due to man’s effect on the sun. “

You laugh but I actually had this argument with a young twerp a couple of years ago.
My argument was that the sun’s activity caused “global warming” if it existed.
He asserted that we were causing the sun to heat up.....

Really....


29 posted on 07/10/2012 1:24:38 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: markomalley

Never let a crisis go to waste. If our New World Order enemies can’t scare the sheeple with the boogeyman of man-made global warming, then how can they implement United Nations Agenda 21?

Agenda 21 is an international plan to control the people of all nations. In the USA, Agenda 21 is a rural land grab to make rural land off limits, and force Americans into cities.

This first video by Michael Shaw explains United Nations Agenda 21 in detail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrrvNPeIYLA&feature=plcp

This second video by Rosa Koire explains how your local government is currently installing Agenda 21:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEHWsdimVO4

This video shows how hard it is to fight entrenched local politicians who are pushing for Agenda 21 and don’t know it or don’t care:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su7i4cH7eYo&feature=relmfu

In 1968, the Club of Rome invented global environmental crisis as the fundamental boogeyman under which they could implement world governance under the umbrella of the New World Order.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWh5Y3vGTDQ

In America the goal is to move Americans into cities, where they can control our movements, associations, energy use and consumption.

Agenda 21 can’t be implemented without a scary boogeyman to make it acceptable. This is why they need to propagate the global warming hoax. They need an imaginary holocaust to make Americans surrender their individual rights and cooperate with them.


30 posted on 07/10/2012 2:49:43 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: lonevoice

ping


31 posted on 07/10/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Frank_2001

Hahahaha!!!!


32 posted on 07/10/2012 4:58:42 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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