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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Aurora Georgia

    05/16/2024 11:38:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | 16 May, 2024 | Image Credit & Copyright: Wright Dobbs
    Explanation: A familiar sight from Georgia, USA, the Moon sets near the western horizon in this rural night skyscape. Captured on May 10 before local midnight, the image overexposes the Moon's bright waxing crescent at left in the frame. A long irrigation rig stretches across farmland about 15 miles north of the city of Bainbridge. Shimmering curtains of aurora shine across the starry sky, definitely an unfamiliar sight for southern Georgia nights. Last weekend, extreme geomagnetic storms triggered by the recent intense activity from solar active region AR 3664 brought epic displays of aurora, usually seen closer to the poles,...
  • Solar storm 2024: What should you do to prepare?

    05/10/2024 6:35:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/2024 | ALIX MARTICHOUX
    NEXSTAR) – It’s been almost 20 years since we’ve seen a geomagnetic storm as strong as the one heading our way this weekend. Power operators and other groups that maintain critical infrastructure are preparing for what might happen when the coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, hit Earth. But is there anything you should be doing? A G4-level solar storm, such as the one expected to hit as soon as Friday evening, can cause issues with the power grid, radio communications and the accuracy of GPS.
  • Rare solar storm to make northern lights visible to most of US: Here’s how to see it

    05/10/2024 5:28:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 67 replies ^ | 5/10/2024 | Ronny Reyes
    A powerful solar storm will make the northern lights visible to most of America — including the New York City area — Friday night, but you’ll need to get out of the city if you want a chance at seeing the auroras. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has upgraded the looming geomagnetic solar storm to a level 4, which is capable of disrupting America’s electrical grid and making the northern lights visible as far south as Alabama. The key to witnessing the natural phenomena will depend on the amount of cloud coverage and light population, making upstate New...

    05/10/2024 6:12:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    SIX SOLAR STORMS ON THEIR WAY TO EARTH (3 minute and 51 second video in link below)
  • NOAA says tonight's 'cannibal' solar storm could be worst in 165 YEARS and cause GPS and power outages - as they reveal exact time it'll hit

    05/10/2024 11:43:56 AM PDT · by week 71 · 147 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/10/24 | Stacey Liberatore
    Earth could suffer the worst solar storm in 165 years as six streams of plasma that erupted from the sun this week are set to make crash into our atmosphere tonight. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed Friday that the worst-case scenario would be what happened during the 1859 Carrington event, which set telegraph stations on fire, cutting communications worldwide. In our modern-day society a geomagnetic storm - a major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere- of that magnitude would cause widespread electrical disruptions, blackouts and damage to critical infrastructure.
  • 'Severe geomagnetic storm watch' - the first in nearly 20 years - is issued with NOAA warning the world's power grids, communication networks and satellite operations could be impacted

    05/09/2024 10:13:58 PM PDT · by week 71 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/9/24 | Alex Hammer
    An uncommonly powerful solar storm may occur in outer space Friday, officials have warned - the first in nearly 20 years if it comes to fruition. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch late Thursday - which itself was the first such alert aired since January 2005, when the earth was hit with the highest dose of radiation it had seen in a half-century. This time around, the 'unusual event' could disrupt electronic devices like GPS and parts of power grids, the American agency said - while citing how it may also drape...
  • Transgender sex offender is seen in creepy mugshot after trying to snatch young boy from elementary school

    04/22/2024 6:49:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 22, 2024 | Alexa Cimino
    A transgender sex offender has been arrested for attempting to kidnap a young boy during recess at his elementary school. Solomon Galligan, 33, was caught on camera walking onto a field at Black Forest Hills Elementary School in Aurora, Colorado around 2:20 pm, according to an affidavit from the Aurora Police. In the surveillance footage, Galligan is seen walking up to the children in the field before running away from him after he tried grabbing them, according to the affidavit. When Galligan stumbled over a white blanket he was carrying, the child managed to escape. As per the affidavit, he...
  • Registered sex offender tried to kidnap Colorado child at school, police say

    04/22/2024 11:23:41 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | 4-21-23 | CBS
    A Colorado man is in jail after attempting to kidnap a boy at Black Forest Hills Elementary School in Aurora, police say. video at site.
  • As crime in Denver soars, RTD finds itself in the frontlines

    03/26/2024 6:02:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | Mar 26, 2024 | Sage Kelley
    To RTD, the crimes that are happening are a microcosm of a larger, societal challenge that is seeping its way into its buses, trains and stations.. The Lakewood Police Department described a disturbing scene that unfolded on Feb. 13 at a Regional Transportation District light rail station. Two teenage girls allegedly assaulted a man at the Wadsworth Boulevard light rail station, the police said. The teens seemingly attacked the man at random, holding him down, kicking him and calling him racial slurs, the police added. The incident was one of several crimes that occurred in metro Denver's public transportation system...
  • Cash-strapped Colorado city signals it won’t provide support for any more migrants bused to city (Aurora)

    02/28/2024 4:33:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/28/24 | David Propper
    A cash-strapped Colorado city signaled it would not support any more migrants shipped to the Denver suburb from around the country — with one official stressing, “We just don’t have the money.” The Aurora City Council approved a resolution 7-3 that made clear the city of close to 400,000 people would not provide housing or other resources to migrants, as well as homeless people, who are bused to the district, the Denver Post reported. The action came the same week that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about sending about 16,500 migrants from the Lone Star State to Denver, which is...
  • Sunspot 15 times Larger than Earth to Trigger Solar Flares and Destroy Grid, Scientists Warn

    02/10/2024 7:00:07 AM PST · by Sam77 · 43 replies ^ | 10 February 2024 | Michael Taylor
    The Sun’s surface is currently on overdrive as the Earth enters a period of high cosmic activity, with a major new threat discovered in the form of an enormous sunspot visible from the surface of Mars. While sunspots are not usually a cause for concern, scientists warn that the gargantuan sunspot group AR3576, which measures over 124,274 miles, could trigger powerful solar flares and wreak havoc on the Earth. Sunspots, which appear as dark holes on the Sun’s surface, are known to be so disruptive they can trigger coronal mass ejections (CMEs) – large plasma and magnetic releases from the...
  • Huge 'sunspot archipelago' 15 times wider than Earth is spotted on the Sun - and scientists warn it could bombard our planet with solar flares capable of causing devastating blackouts

    11/22/2023 6:53:37 AM PST · by week 71 · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/23 | Jonathon Chadwick
    Huge 'sunspot archipelago' 15 times wider than Earth is spotted on the Sun - and scientists warn it could bombard our planet with solar flares capable of causing devastating blackouts Spots on sun described as 'archipelago' as they look like a collection of islands These planet-sized dark spots can release charged particles that hit the Earth By JONATHAN CHADWICK FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 07:46 EST, 22 November 2023 | UPDATED: 07:46 EST, 22 November 2023 e-mail 34 shares 22 View comments They look like small dots of pepper on a tasty egg yolk, or an 'archipelago' – a big group of...
  • Fred the Pig Caught After Mischief Rampage

    10/06/2023 5:28:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/6 | Nadine Yousif
    After numerous complaints of mischief in the city of Aurora, a 400lb (181kg) culprit has finally been caught loitering outside a shopping centre.Officials say Fred, who dodged them for several days, is "always hungry" and "loves his belly scratches". Aurora Animal Services knew they were looking for a pig, they were surprised at just how big he was. It took about eight people and five hours to capture him. They now hope to find his forever home. "He's almost like a dog in behaviour, so we want to maintain his life of being a happy, social pig," said Augusta Allen,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - STEVE and Milky Way Cross over Rural Road

    09/27/2023 1:28:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | 27 Sep, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Theresa Clarke
    Explanation: Not every road ends in a STEVE. A week ago, a sky enthusiast's journey began with a goal: to photograph an aurora over Lake Huron. Driving through rural Ontario, Canada, the forecasted sky show started unexpectedly early, causing the photographer to stop before arriving at the scenic Great Lake. Aurora images were taken toward the north -- but over land, not sea. While waiting for a second round of auroras, a peculiar band of light was noticed to the west. Slowly, the photographer and friends realized that this western band was likely an unusual type of aurora: a Strong...
  • NASA discovers sunspot so big it can be seen from Mars that could release solar storms that knock out Earth's power grids next WEEK

    08/22/2023 9:09:36 PM PDT · by week 71 · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/22/23 | Stacey Liberatore
    Experts have warned that the dark region, which is cooler than the surrounding area, could release energetic explosions capable of knocking out our planet's power grids. The exact measurements of the sunspot are unknown, but NASA's Perseverance rover snapped images of the spot as it sits more than 152 million miles from the sun. The rover observed the sunspot on August 17 through August 20 while exploring the Jezero Crater on the Red Planet.

    08/04/2023 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/3/2023 7:30 AM PT | Staff
    A woman in blackface showed up at a Target store ... that's outrageous enough, but wait till you hear how she went off the rails. Ersilia Campbell sauntered into a Target in the Aurora area of Colorado and beelined it for a store employee -- demanding to know where to find the Pride section. The employee explained Pride month was over, and she then suggested the LGBTQ community had hijacked the American flag with the Pride flag. The employee was clearly taken aback ... Campbell said what she was doing was no different from Lester Holt dressing up for Halloween...
  • Northern lights to be visible in 17 states this week including Idaho

    07/09/2023 1:07:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies ^ | July 8, 2023 | Associated Press
    A solar storm forecast for Thursday is expected to give skygazers in 17 American states a chance to glimpse the Northern Lights, the colorful sky show that happens when solar wind hits the atmosphere. Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, are most often seen in Alaska, Canada and Scandinavia, but an 11-year solar cycle that’s expected to peak in 2024 is making the lights visible in places farther to the south. Three months ago, the light displays were visible in Arizona, marking the third severe geomagnetic storm since the current solar cycle began in 2019. The Geophysical Institute at...
  • Understanding just how big solar flares can get

    05/31/2023 5:24:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    FreeThink ^ | May 28, 2023 | By Christopher Crockett
    Scientists reveal the potential for massive, and potentially destructive, eruptions from the sun. On May 1, 2019, the star next door erupted. In a matter of seconds, Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun, got thousands of times brighter than usual — up to 14,000 times brighter in the ultraviolet range of the spectrum. The radiation burst was strong enough to split any water molecules that might exist on the temperate, Earth-sized planet orbiting that star; repeated blasts of that magnitude might have stripped the planet of any atmosphere. It would be bad news if the Earth’s sun ever...

    04/23/2023 11:58:23 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 12 replies
    Space weather prediction Center ^ | 04/23/2023 | None/ NOAA
    "The two maps show the aurora and viewline tonight and tomorrow night. The brightness and location of the aurora is typically shown as a green oval centered on Earth’s magnetic pole. The green ovals turn red when the aurora is forecasted to be more intense. Aurora can often be observed somewhere on Earth from just after sunset or just before sunrise. The aurora is not visible during daylight hours. The aurora does not need to be directly overhead but can be observed from as much as a 1000 km away when the aurora is bright and if conditions are right.
  • When Seconds Count, Police Are Just Minutes Away – and That’s Why Kids Die

    03/31/2023 10:06:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 30, 2023 | Joy Overbeck
    There are many fierce, hungry tigers living near your home and they are stalking your children. How best to protect your young ones: declaw the tigers, or equip your home with strong defenses so they cannot enter, and if they do they will be stopped dead? This is the essential question tragically raised once again in the bloody wake of the Tennessee Christian elementary school massacre. Anti-gun media talking heads, Democrat legislators, government officials, teachers’ Union chieftain Randi Weingarten, and Democrat gun-haters in general as usual are claiming the only way to stop these horrific attacks is declaw the tigers...