Holey Sunday

A HOLE IN THE SUN’S ATMOSPHERE–UPDATED: A large coronal hole is turning to face Earth, and it is spewing a complicated stream of solar wind toward our planet. This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the outlines of the structure on Oct. 22nd:


Coronal holes are places in the sun’s atmosphere where the magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. Big holes like this one typically appear once or twice a month.

According to NOAA computer models, the emerging stream of solar wind could reach Earth as early as Oct. 24th, although Oct. 25th is more likely. Because the stream is broad, it could influence our planet for 2 to 3 days, sparking polar geomagnetic storms and Arctic auroras for several nights in a row. Stay tuned for updates as the solar wind approaches.



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14 Responses to Holey Sunday

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    That’s…not going to be good for global communication, among other things.


    • º¿carol says:

      Nothing untoward has happened in my long life when the sun has acted up. So, I always take warnings with a grain of salt.

      Jim, I read your Daily News editorial. Just so you know.


  2. º¿carol says:

    Oops, Bob’s finally ready to knock out a couple episodes of “Z Nation.” I’ll be back later.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      Ha, WD season 7 starts tonight!

      Carol & Micki; do you know how many ducats I would give to hear Brock defending his party’s Presidential candidate? Boy, talk about lazy Sunday afternoon ruminations : )


  3. jimhitchcock says:

    Just now read a Facebook ‘sponsored’ ad for an outfit 
    named Legendary White Tails (available through Amazon)

    The header to the post was ‘Brian Jaquish likes this’

    Brian was a friend and former boss who died suddenly 2 weeks ago.

    Go fuck yourselves, you Skynet corporate bastards


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Ross Douthat actually wrote a decent op-ed, in today’s TNYT; The Dangers of Hillary Clinton.


  5. jimhitchcock says:

    My email services has totally broken down. Thank you Solar wind

    (Sigh, what a fucking first world problem)


  6. David B. Benson says:

    To the Old Post Office took 25 minutes. A rabbit.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Brazilian seafood stew and then return via the College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension, which I now don’t even slow down for, making a first day total of 48 minutes. My right foot hurt at the start but not after warming up. I attribute the ache to having had 3 dinners with salmon last week. Will avoid doing that again.


  7. Den says:

    I changed all the tattered brake hoses on the car today, oh what fun, but done, still weak brakes, must be the brake pads or booster, project continues.
    Shocks all new, rides nice, Cadillac style.

    The hummingbirds don’t like it when I work on my car with their feeder nearby, I hear them squawking in the trees.


  8. Den says:

    For anyone still awake at this hour, I have a video of the locomotives from the railroad I use to work at in MN as a locomotive machinist, This train consist was an excursion train for tourists sporting the 403 and 193 with their phenomenal horns blasting, the sound sure brings back memories. An the last car on the train, The Northland, is an excutive car fro the early 1900’s, stained glass, carved wood inside, amazing.

    So all aboard!


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