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2013-04-15 11:44:10 AM
Anyone else really interested in this years solar cycle?
 
2013-04-15 11:47:16 AM
Yo subby you stole this from the MST3k movie didn't you
 
2013-04-15 11:47:18 AM

NostroZ: Anyone else really interested in this years solar cycle?


Not me.
 
2013-04-15 11:47:49 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-15 11:47:56 AM
Normal view! Normal VIEW!! NORMAL VIEW!!! NORMAL VIIIIIIEEWWWWW!!!!
 
2013-04-15 11:48:38 AM
What kind of shiathole planet is this?!
 
2013-04-15 11:50:47 AM
Are you saying that he's shiny, 'cause he never looks happy
 
2013-04-15 11:51:36 AM
April 11th? Isn't this over already, or is it a multi-day event?
 
RFM
2013-04-15 11:52:12 AM

ElwoodCuse: Yo subby you stole this from the MST3k movie didn't you


Yes. Of course.
It immediately just made sense to me. I didn't think solar flare. I thought Michael Stipe's head....and "Why I have a picture of a burger on the wall."
 
2013-04-15 11:54:00 AM
One of the best lines from MST3K:The movie.

another one was "Nanu Nanu." Timing was perfect.

cdn.springboard.gorillanation.com
 
2013-04-15 11:54:40 AM

assjuice: NostroZ: Anyone else really interested in this years solar cycle?

Not me.


I am, but because I'm a ham radio operator, and I regularly use the ionosphere to bounce radio signals all over the world, it matters to me.
 
2013-04-15 11:57:01 AM

WorkingInParadise: April 11th? Isn't this over already, or is it a multi-day event?


It takes a day or two for the charged particles to traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

Having said that, this one was largely a fizzle:

www.swpc.noaa.gov

K index didn't rise above 3.
 
2013-04-15 11:57:45 AM
Looks like the sun wasn't satisfied with expressing itself with just the minimal amount of flare. Must be having a case of the Mondays.
 
2013-04-15 12:02:27 PM
Doesn't have enough ego to be Micheal Stipe so I'm going with Solar Flare...
 
2013-04-15 12:02:57 PM
Well, it sure beats a Michael Stipe hemeroid analogy because that would be a discusting visual.
 
2013-04-15 12:03:33 PM
disgusting even
 
2013-04-15 12:04:05 PM
I'm glad I don't live there. Sucks for them though!
 
2013-04-15 12:04:45 PM
As long as it doesn't fall on me.
 
2013-04-15 12:05:39 PM

NostroZ: Anyone else really interested in this years solar cycle?


This guy is.
 
2013-04-15 12:05:46 PM

miss diminutive: Looks like the sun wasn't satisfied with expressing itself with just the minimal amount of flare. Must be having a case of the Mondays.


+1
 
2013-04-15 12:06:02 PM

assjuice: NostroZ: Anyone else really interested in this years solar cycle?

Not me.


Your comment was not necessary, desired, and was in fact rude.

Good day, sir.
 
2013-04-15 12:06:34 PM
I'm going to go with "medium-sized solar flare". The huge ones look more like this:
img202.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-15 12:08:34 PM

dittybopper: WorkingInParadise: April 11th? Isn't this over already, or is it a multi-day event?

It takes a day or two for the charged particles to traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

Having said that, this one was largely a fizzle:

[www.swpc.noaa.gov image 640x480]

K index didn't rise above 3.


What's a good website to learn & observe this stuff as it happens?
 
2013-04-15 12:11:00 PM
FTA: Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground

Think again, article writer. If the Carrington Event in 1859 can cause telegraph wires to throw sparks and set fire to fields via barbed wire fence, another one of that magnitude could knock out everything we electrical and electronic we have, such as the power grid, which I find handy.

In 1989, Hydro Quebec's power grid was blacked out by a solar storm much more mild than the Carrington Event.
 
2013-04-15 12:13:43 PM

NostroZ: What's a good website to learn & observe this stuff as it happens?


http://spaceweather.com/

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html
 
2013-04-15 12:15:45 PM

bmihura: FTA: Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground

Think again, article writer. If the Carrington Event in 1859 can cause telegraph wires to throw sparks and set fire to fields via barbed wire fence, another one of that magnitude could knock out everything we electrical and electronic we have, such as the power grid, which I find handy.

In 1989, Hydro Quebec's power grid was blacked out by a solar storm much more mild than the Carrington Event.


Hardly. Something like that will mostly affect stuff attached to very long conductors.
 
2013-04-15 12:18:17 PM
You can't explain that!
 
2013-04-15 12:21:34 PM

NostroZ: dittybopper: WorkingInParadise: April 11th? Isn't this over already, or is it a multi-day event?

It takes a day or two for the charged particles to traverse the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

Having said that, this one was largely a fizzle:

[www.swpc.noaa.gov image 640x480]

K index didn't rise above 3.

What's a good website to learn & observe this stuff as it happens?


spaceweather.com

For propagation related stuff, like the SSN, A and K indices, etc.,  http://prop.hfradio.org/
 
2013-04-15 12:23:22 PM
So, from the caption for photo the conclusion to derive is to wear sunblock, because this solar flare will be disrupting electronic equipment.

Alright, looks like we are done here.
 
2013-04-15 12:24:40 PM

JesseL: bmihura: FTA: Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground

Think again, article writer. If the Carrington Event in 1859 can cause telegraph wires to throw sparks and set fire to fields via barbed wire fence, another one of that magnitude could knock out everything we electrical and electronic we have, such as the power grid, which I find handy.

In 1989, Hydro Quebec's power grid was blacked out by a solar storm much more mild than the Carrington Event.

Hardly. Something like that will mostly affect stuff attached to very long conductors.


Don't forget that since 1989, and certainly since 1859, much of the communications infrastructure has switched from hanging copper wire to fiber optics, which won't conduct electricity, what with glass being an insulator and all.
 
2013-04-15 01:04:17 PM
Whoa there,  TFA - you're telling me this solar flare happened  on the sun! Get the fark out of here!
 
2013-04-15 01:20:06 PM
Angstroms are hot!
 
2013-04-15 02:42:30 PM
www.fittingroup.com

"I'm sorry, but that's not enough flair."
 
2013-04-15 04:15:29 PM
The sunspot flares of the early nineties
Light up your wings
And scan the Short Wave Radio
It's tracking outer rings
 
2013-04-15 09:00:06 PM

Precision Boobery: The sunspot flares of the early nineties
Light up your wings
And scan the Short Wave Radio
It's tracking outer rings


Actually, I was a newly minted ham radio operator in the early nineties.  It was a damned good sunspot peak.  I worked a lot of DX from my car with just 25 watts power to a dinky CB antenna cut down to resonate on 10 meters.   Ten meters would open up to Europe just after sunrise, and it stayed open long after dark to the West Coast, Pacific, and Asia.
 
2013-04-15 10:34:51 PM
jesus, now we're getting radio station links on the front page?
 
2013-04-15 11:35:20 PM
Came for this:
img163.imageshack.us
Had to fulfill my own needs...
/ Not a REM fan at all...
 
2013-04-16 06:45:03 AM

RFM: I thought Michael Stipe's head....


Of course YOU did, you're only one letter away.
 
2013-04-16 06:46:20 AM

miss diminutive: Looks like the sun wasn't satisfied with expressing itself with just the minimal amount of flare. Must be having a case of the Mondays.


It's not the perfect circle it usually is.
 
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