Hot Stuff Sunday

SOLAR WIND STREAM APPROACHES EARTH: A hole in the sun’s atmosphere is spewing solar wind toward Earth. This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows where solar magnetic fields have parted, allowing the gaseous material to escape:

Traveling faster than 600 km/s (1.3 million mph), the solar wind is expected to reach our planet on Sept. 24th, bringing a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms according to NOAA forecasters. The chance of storms rises to 50% on the next day, Sept. 25th, as Earth moves deeper into the stream. Northern sky watchers should be alert for autumn auroras

All that and more @ SPACEWEATHER

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13 Responses to Hot Stuff Sunday

  1. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Now the big mouth Trump has put down football players. There isn’t anyone he isn’t willing to go after and offend. By the time he’s outta here NO one will like him, except a tiny leftover group of his core followers.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Still having the hot weather. All I can say is THANK goodness Pete urged us to install the A/C a couple years back.

    Saw my last hummingbird Monday, no one has shown up at the kitchen window feeder since. 😦

    Orioles have been gone several weeks but the house finches keep eating the grape jelly.

    I actually saw a robin on our lawn two days ago. They peter out by late July. I miss the robins and t he hummingbirds, and now the orioles. 😦

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  3. Den says:

    Hey, tell your friends, house for sale, the first pic is the house the second is of the road with the burnout marks from the last showing…AIEEEE!

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  4. Micki says:

    https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/sep/12/tattoo-ink-contaminants-lymph-nodes

    A small study…but wouldn’t surprise me if it’s true. Showing my personal bias, I’ve never understood the allure of turning the human body into a canvass for so-called “art,” of a rather permanent — and dubious — kind.

    Oh, well…not my immune system!

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  5. Micki says:

    Exit poll puts Merkel’s CDU/CSU on 32%

    Social Democrats in second place on 20%

    AfD takes 13% and projected to be first far-right party to enter Bundestag in six decades

    Achtung! Not a good sign!

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  6. Micki says:

    Just got this from Health.gov…

    Overview

    Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Cigarette smoking alone causes more than an estimated 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure.1 Moreover, for every 1 death caused by smoking, there are about 32 Americans living with a serious illness caused by smoking. Besides the human cost, smoking takes a considerable financial toll on society; each year, estimated smoking costs in the United States are more than $300 billion, including nearly $170 billion on direct medical care to treat smoking-related disease.2

    Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe. Nearly 9 in 10 adults who are current cigarette smokers first tried a cigarette before age 18. Every day, about 2,500 youth3 aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette.4 In 2016, 3.9 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using at least 1 tobacco product, such as e-cigarettes, conventional cigarettes,5,6 cigars, hookah, and smokeless tobacco.

    Disparities in use of tobacco products exist across population groups. For example, some racial/ethnic minorities, those with less income and education, those with mental illness, those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those living in the South and Midwest regions of the United States use tobacco products at higher rates than their counterparts.

    Preventing tobacco use and helping tobacco users quit can improve the health and quality of life for Americans of all ages. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk of disease and premature death.7,8,9 Benefits are greater for people who stop at earlier ages, but quitting is beneficial at any age.9

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  7. Den says:

    I still recall the thousands of discarded butts on the freeway offramps in Atlanta when I first got there. I quit in 2003 after 30 years of butt sucking stenchiness.

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  8. Den says:

    Lectricians:

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