Saturday, February 8, 2014

Here comes The Sun

Of course, this could all be some kind of elaborate publicity stunt for Russell Crowe's new movie?
Russell doesn't look too happy about the flood either.

Crazy Auroras

Thanks to everyone for their best wishes and thoughts. Luckily, I do now live in a part of Somerset (U.K.) that has been flood-free. Being on the north coast of the county we now have dangerous high-winds but great sea defences keeping things relatively safe.
So afar we have avoided the flood damage. But others living only five miles away haven't been so lucky. Heart goes out them.
Checking the Spaceweather website, you can see a correlation between the activity on the Sun, and the Earth's crazy weather.
Flooded Somerset Levels

More of the same

Saved by the Marines
Trains cancelled due to water on the line
Solar Disc Activity: The circled sunspots, AR1974 - AR1976, have 'beta-gamma' magnetic fields that harbor energy for medium-sized eruptions. And they are growing. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on Feb. 10th.(SpaceWeather)

(Courtesy of SpaceWeather) AR1974 growing rapidly, with an increasing chance of Earth directed flares.
Sun's coronal hole in heart strikes the Earth's magnetic field on Valentines. NOAA forcasts 60% chance of M-flares. Brace yourselves for more bad weather and quakes!

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