Windy Sunday

SOLAR WIND, INCOMING: A wide hole in the sun’s atmosphere is spewing a fan-shaped stream of solar wind toward Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the canyon-like structure on Jan. 14th:


A Solar Blow-dryer

This is a “coronal hole” (CH)–a region where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. Material is flowing from this coronal hole at speeds exceeding 600 km/s (1.3 million mph). The high-speed stream could spark G1-class geomagnetic storms when it arrives on Jan. 18-19. Arctic sky watchers, mark your calendars!



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29 Responses to Windy Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Late to the party today, up late last night, flare up prevented doing anything until the pharmas kick in. Sick of being sick here, stuck in the house 35 degrees out there, brr.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      Had a convo on TBLA, the Dodger blog, about whether newly legal pot should replace the ambien. In my 20’s, pot would cause sleepiness, but also began to bring on incipient paranoia, plus grogginess the next Morning.


      • Den says:

        Pot beats Ambien (Zolpidem) for sleep inducement. I found taking Ambien one night would produce a sleepless night the next night if I didn’t take it. Pot on the other hand when smoked in the evening will induce sleep with a mild grog the next day that can be easily removed with a couple cups of coffee, note, Abien sufficient dosage is 1/4 tab, any more and you might get up and make food or do other crazy stuff like go for a walk, all while sleeping.

        Paranoia is a result of guilt or the perception to be doing something wrong, it will pass.


  2. Den says:

    Press the Meet interviewed Reince Pubis, a certifiable lying ass-hat posing as a deluded idiot with a miniscule mind of knowledge, despite being a phony fuk he is perhaps the biggest liar I have ever seen, not for those with high blood pressure and logical of mind.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Sunny with the low hanging only fog freezing out as flat, large, ice crystals. Sunny, so a spectacle.


  4. Den says:

    Everything going awry today, slept in late, vacuum quit, cell phone quit right in the middle of a conversation, ran out of minutes (Tracphone), went to the Dollar General to buy another card only to find 10 mouth breathers had got there before me ensuring I would be back in the pain zone standing for 20 minutes (my ankle hates that), ok free of the store right? nope, I was stuck behind a 25mph Crown Victoria with geezers enclosed, oh yea, one of those days.

    But now it is BEER THIRTY, hope the bottle opener does not break.


  5. Den says:

    On a more positive note, the Terror Tree still stands, knock on wood.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Another sox in the holocene.


  7. ┬║┬┐carol says:

    Cheese has fat in it, raises the cholesterol. No?


  8. ┬║┬┐carol says:

    Jill goes back to work tomorrow. After a week in Mexico, she’s dreading getting back to the old routine.

    Tomorrow Bob is going to tell the nurse, the doctor that wanders in and the PTA that he wants out of there. Surely one of them will inform the social person, the liaison, or whatever she is, so she can get the ball rolling.

    Did I tell you that because they aren’t very consistent when they bring him his Norco for his back that he had me bring in two from home, which he keeps in his shirt pocket. He’s supposed to get it every 4 hours. He’s only had to take one so far, which I replaced for him so he always has two. The other day Jill was there and they were a couple hours late with the Norco so Bob took one of his own. Not long after that the nurse cam in with the pill, Bob put it in his mouth, drank some water, and when she turned her back he spit it out into his hand, lol. Jill cracked up. I told him when he told me about that it reminded me of some of the movies we’ve seen. Like when a character wants to escape from a mental hospital.

    Perfect weather when I got home, zero wind. I burned the trash! Thirteen grocery sacks, a couple wild bird seed bags and packing materials from all the boxes from Christmas. I then collapsed all the cardboard boxes and put them in our Celica. Can’t take the recycling to Chelsea yet though, not until the battery fairy comes by and gets the car running again. No way I was going to move all the recycling from the car, to the SUV. I can wait to make the trip. At least all the trash and boxes are out of the way. I can walk from the people door to the workbench in the pitch dark and not trip over anything.


  9. ┬║┬┐carol says:

    One of my cousin’s kids clicked ‘like’ on a couple pictures somewhere so they turned up in my news feed. One is a picture of Trump and his wife in a tight, green dress, the meme says, “6 more days and these two good looking people will occupy the White House.”

    The other is a picture of the White House with U-hauls along the fence, and below that a picture of the White House with a giant TRUMP sign on the roof.

    The comments on the site where the pictures came from were awful. Christians, lots of amens, and god references all the while putting the Obamas down, and praising the hell out of Trump. Made me want to puke.

    My cousin’s daughter rarely posts on FB, and when she finally visits the place she ‘liked’ those two pictures. I’m pretty sure now that I’m the only Democrat in my entire family, everyone is a stinkin’ republican. They all still go to church, too. I grew up while the rest of them atrophied.


  10. Den says:

    But I digress…


  11. Den says:

    The Squirrel Remover, (does not fit trumps dammit):


  12. micki says:

    I’m not a fan of the ACA, but this repeal nonsense w/o a replacement has to be slowed down. Frankly, it’s possible.
    Remember, if we hear in the next week, two weeks, or so that “Obamacare has been repealed…”

    It hasn’t been — they may have VOTED to repeal, but there’s still a long process before their dream comes true. There’s work to be done. And, there’s still time to do it!

    Please pass this along:
    “For those worried about ACA coverage for themselves and their families. After hearing about the midnight repeal of the pre-existing conditions clause, a friend called Senator Warren’s office. She was told that they are being flooded with calls, as are the offices of Speakers Ryan and McConnell. Senator Warren’s staff member said what would help the most would be to call the five Republican senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slow down of the repeal. Tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the train wreck and share your story.
    Cut and pasted-feel free to share.

    They are:
    Senator Bob Corker – (202) 224-3344
    Senator Lisa Murkowski – (202) 224-6665
    Senator Rob Portman – (202) 224-3353
    Senator Susan Collins – (202) 224-2523
    Senator Bill Cassidy – (202) 224-5824


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