Projections 

‘Monster’ explosions on the sun will ‘become more common’, Nasa warns

The sun will be rocked by an increased number of gigantic ‘monster’ explosions in the coming years, Nasa has warned. METRO Eruptions from the face of our star are called ‘prominences’ and cause vast amounts of superhot gas to shoot into space, often forming beautiful loops on the solar surface. The sun is about to reach a low point of activity called the solar minimum when the number of flares and sunspots and flares is dramatically reduced. Climate change deniers are known to hail this stage of the sun’s natural…

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Cycles of War 

Studying a Solar Storm From 1972 Unlocks Vietnam War Mystery

COLORADO.EDU According to documents from the the Vietnam War, scientists observed an enormous solar storm about 15 hours befores the mines detonated. On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots flying south of Haiphong harbor in North Vietnam saw something unexpected. More than two dozen sea mines suddenly—and without apparent explanation—exploding in the water.  Now, CU Boulder engineering professor Delores Knipp and her colleagues have dug into this four-decades-old naval mystery. In a commentary published recently in the journal Space Weather, the team reports that the mines were likely triggered by magnetized gas…

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Solar Activity Space Weather 

Will Geomagnetic Reversal Effects Cause a Worldwide Blackout?

Geomagnetic reversal effects are natural and spectacular, but they could also destroy the world as we know it. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY NORTHROP GRUMAN While that may sound dramatic, renowned science journalist Alanna Mitchell’s book “The Spinning Magnet“ revealed that the next time Earth’s magnetic field flips, it could seriously damage the electric infrastructure that defines our modern civilization. What is an Electromagnetic Field? While magnetism is fascinating, it has also been historically misunderstood. According to Physics.org, Earth’s magnetic field exists because the planet’s solid iron core is surrounded by liquid metal. According…

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Featured Natural Events Solar Activity 

Solar Storms Eroding Moon and Mercury

VIOLENT solar winds are eroding the Moon and Mercury, according to a new study, which found atoms can hit them at 800km per second. EXPRESS.CO.UK Solar winds, which are a stream of particles from solar flares released by the sun, constantly bombard celestial beings in the solar system. Planets such as Earth which have an atmosphere are largely protected form the bombardment, but for the likes of the Moon, which are atmosphere-free, solar particles are shattering rocks. TU Wien, a university in Vienna, has released results of a study which…

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Cycles of War FrontPage Projections 

X Marks the Spot: Two Total Solar Eclipses in Seven Years

It’s been said that, on average, a total solar eclipse can be seen from the same place only once every 375 years. NATIONAL ECLIPSE The methodology used by whoever calculated this number is unknown and it’s debatable whether there can even be a definitive methodology for such a calculation. For instance, how many points on Earth do you use to arrive at an average number of years? But regardless of the math, there’s no denying the fact that a total solar eclipse is a relatively rare event for any given…

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Featured Natural Events 

Magnitude-4.2 Earthquake hits North of Oklahoma City

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake hit north of Oklahoma City early Friday, the latest in a series of quakes that have rattled the state at an increasing rate in the past few years. There was no immediate word of injuries or damage after the quake hit around 5:40 a.m. Friday near Edmond, Okla. The quake was centered about 16 miles north of Oklahoma City. The increase in quakes in the state has been linked to oil and gas production, according to state and federal scientists. In 2012, the state experienced just a few dozen magnitude-3.0 or…

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Featured Natural Events 

2016 Opens with Extreme Weather, Solar Storm

As 2015 fades into history, storms are triggering chaotic weather and causing severe destruction in parts of the globe. Here’s a closer look at areas most impacted: United States: Historic flooding in St. Louis, Mo., forced authorities to shut down a second major highway, Interstate 55, on Thursday morning. High water rushed southward, threatening more flooding in southern Missouri and Illinois,Tennessee and Mississippi. The flooding has left at least 20 people dead in Missouri and Illinois, mostly involving vehicles that drove onto swamped roadways. Flooding along the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri,…

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Featured Natural Events 

Solar Activity Could Cause Lightning Storms On Earth

A link has been found between storms in the atmosphere of the sun and those here on Earth, but not in the direction expected. The discovery could improve weather forecasting and save the lives of people who might otherwise be trapped in the open during electrical events. The sun spits out charged particles that hit our atmosphere two to four days later at 1.5-.2.7million kph, but it does not do so evenly. “The solar wind is not continuous, it has slow and fast streams. Because the Sun rotates, these streams…

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