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Offline Laura

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You know, considering the long-term quietness of the sun for awhile now, these recent flares etc are curious.  What is OUT there that is triggering them?
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You know, considering the long-term quietness of the sun for awhile now, these recent flares etc are curious.  What is OUT there that is triggering them?

I thought about the same thing, yes the Florence asteroid is one of the biggest space rocks in the last 20 years that passed closely to our planet, but what if that's not the whole banana? I feel that there is something else that triggered this violent reaction of our Sun, i mean in one week we had 4 mega solar eruptions, 2 of which were X - class CMEs one of them being the strongest in 12 years...
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You know, considering the long-term quietness of the sun for awhile now, these recent flares etc are curious.  What is OUT there that is triggering them?

I thought about the same thing, yes the Florence asteroid is one of the biggest space rocks in the last 20 years that passed closely to our planet, but what if that's not the whole banana? I feel that there is something else that triggered this violent reaction of our Sun, i mean in one week we had 4 mega solar eruptions, 2 of which were X - class CMEs one of them being the strongest in 12 years...
Ive been thinking along these lines over the last week. Things are certainly lively to say the least. What's next I wonder.
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I thought about the same thing, yes the Florence asteroid is one of the biggest space rocks in the last 20 years that passed closely to our planet, but what if that's not the whole banana? I feel that there is something else that triggered this violent reaction of our Sun, i mean in one week we had 4 mega solar eruptions, 2 of which were X - class CMEs one of them being the strongest in 12 years...
Ive been thinking along these lines over the last week. Things are certainly lively to say the least. What's next I wonder.

Not long ago I saw a curious news item about astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy recalculating their estimations regarding neighboring stars straying into the Oort cloud and nudging comets from their path and into our Solar system. According to them, the estimations are higher than they thought, but as usual they were talking about the future and the span of millions years. I wonder why they never talk in terms of the event being already in progress.  :/ In any case, here's the paper that was published in August this year. At the time I thought that it was a curious timing, and perhaps it could be more than a coincidence.
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The sun has exhibited strangely high levels of solar flare activity over the last few days as it reaches its solar minimum, the period in which the sun’s flare activity should be at its lowest.

Solar Enigma: Sun Displays Record High Activity When It Should Be at Its Lowest   (Videos)
https://sputniknews.com/science/201709131057340155-sun-strange-solar-activity-detected/

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has noticed flare after powerful flare in the last week, including one on September 6 that was the most massive solar flare in over a decade. In total, seven flares have been spotted in the last week, two of which were nearly as impressive as the record-setter.

"The X9.3 flare was the largest flare so far in the current solar cycle, the approximately 11-year-cycle during which the sun's activity waxes and wanes," a NASA statement reads.

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Spaceweather.com
September 9 at 9:37pm ·

https://www.facebook.com/spaceweatherdotcom/photos/a.1673882029528848.1073741828.1669353783315006/1895221470728235/?type=3&theater
NORTHERN LIGHTS ...IN ARKANSAS:
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During Friday's severe geomagnetic storm, auroras were seen in at least 18 US states including Alaska, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, and South Dakota. Remarkably, Northern Lights descended as far south as Arkansas.

Brian Emfinger sends this picture from Morillton, AR.
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"I set up my camera about an hour after sunset and immediately recognized some reddish aurora with some curtains,"
says Emfinger.
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"From the first picture, the aurora was clearly fading and within 15 minutes was completely gone."

Spaceweather.com
19 hrs · 1-13-17

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CME HITS, SPARKS MINOR GEOMAGNETIC STORM:
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Arriving earlier than expected, the flank of a CME hit Earth's magnetic field on Sept. 12th (20:00 UT). The impact has sparked a minor G1-class geomagnetic storm. NOAA forecasters say the storm could intensify to G2-class on Sept. 13th. If so, auroras in the USA could appear as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Spaceweather.com · September 7 ·

GEOMAGNETIC STORM UPDATE:
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Earth's magnetic field is recovering from a jarring CME impact during the late hours of Sept. 7th (23:00 UT). First contact with the CME produced a severe G4-class geomagnetic storm and auroras in the USA as far south as Arkansas. That storm has subsided, but more storms are in the offing. The solar wind around our planet is blowing like a veritable gale (700+ km/s) as we move through the CME's wake. Isolated periods of mild to strong geomagnetic storming are likely on Sept. 8th and 9th
Photo: Auroras reflected from the calm waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Sept. 8, 2017. Credit: Chris Cook.
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https://youtu.be/q-ZQBlWdlAY
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Current Space Weather Conditions
G2 Watch issued for 13 September; G1 Watch issued for 14 September
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g2-watch-issued-13-september-g1-watch-issued-14-september
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A coronal hole high speed stream, originating from a recurrent, positive polarity coronal hole seen in the SDO/AIA 193 image above, is likely to cause geomagnetic storming at the G2 level on 13 September 2017, and at the G1 level on 14 September. Stay tuned for additional updates.
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could be anything else, but hurricanes if they could make the "california fall to the ocean" if they are becoming more and more concurrent ... the predictions say that hurricane Jose would not reach land, but could still bring tides that the cities would swell because of the eroded state of the edge caused by the previous hurricane ... surely many people thought of this idea although it is vaguely without obviously anticipating.
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