Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Solar Activity August 2010
Been getting a recurring message for the past week that just says 'Red sun' Found this article on recent solar activity yesterday and thought I'd share it.
For those of us riding these strange waves of powerful energy at the moment, its difficult at times to keep your feet on the ground. Keep breathing, keep returning to your centre, keep grounding and work on opening up your heart. With so much solar, planetary & energetic shifting at the moment its hardly surprising that life may get a little strange here and there.
COMPLEX ERUPTION ON THE SUN: On August 1st, the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun's northern hemisphere in mid-eruption:
GEOMAGNETIC STORM--MORE TO COME? The solar storm of August 1st sent two CMEs toward Earth. The first one arrived yesterday, August 3rd, sparking mild but beautiful Northern Lights over Europe and North America (see below). The second CME is still en route. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of major geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives on August 4th or 5th. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.