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Ben Davidson: The Variable Sun and Its Effects on Earth


The message has been loud and clear for many years—a community of scientists insisting that human activity is warming our planet, taking humanity to the edge of a precipice. 93 more words

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S0 News April 15, 2014: Saturn, Quakes, Storms, Solar Flaring

S0 News April 15, 2014: Saturn, Quakes, Storms, Solar Flaring
Space Weather News 4/15/14

What’s this about a Blood Moon?

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan

In case you haven’t heard, that “blood moon” that much of the press is talking about today is really a lunar eclipse, caused when the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow early TOMORROW morning, April 15th. 178 more words

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BREAKING NEWS: GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS -- 12 APR 2014 - YouTube

BREAKING NEWS: GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS — 12 APR 2014
(BEST VIEWED, FULL SCREEN!)
LINK TO MY TALK AT NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on 6 December: 339 more words

CORONAL HOLES: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a pair of coronal holes straddling the sun's equator.

 They are the deep-blue wedges in this extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken mid-day on April 9th:

Coronal holes are places in the sun’s atmosphere where the ambient magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. 66 more words

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CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH MARS: In only 5 days, Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2012.

 Australian astrophotograher Anthony Wesley couldn’t wait. Using a 16 inch telescope, he took this picture last night: His high-reolution images shows the rapidly evaporating north polar cap (summer began there in February),  138 more words

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