Sunny Sunday

A HOLE IN THE SUN’S ATMOSPHERE: An irregular hole in the sun’s atmosphere is turning to face Earth, spewing a ragged stream of solar wind toward our planet. Estimated time of arrival: Oct. 23-24. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took this false-color UV image of the structure on Oct. 20th:

This is a “coronal hole”–a place where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. Coronal holes look dark because the glowing-hot plasma normally contained there is missing. In this case, it is en route to Earth.

High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the gaseous material arrives. A bright full Moon on Oct. 24th will add its luminosity to that of any geomagnetic storm, creating some nice landscape photo-ops around the Arctic Circle.Free: Aurora Alerts.


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11 Responses to Sunny Sunday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Lotsa Halloween decorations already up at residences along Hall Drive. Much $$ into some of the constructions.


  2. Micki says:

    From MONEY magazine, Oct, 2017:

    Halloween is just around the corner, which means you’ve probably been shelling out for bags of fun-size chocolate, fake cobwebs and jack-o’-lanterns to scare trick-or-treaters—not to mention sufficient accessories and makeup for your daughter’s Moana costume or your husband’s elaborate Pennywise getup.

    In fact, with the economy on an upswing and more disposable income in many household budgets, Americans will spend over $8 billion on candy, decorations, costumes and cards this year, IBISWorld reports—more than in the last five years.




  3. David B. Benson says:

    Slow 17 minutes to the Hillside Cafe where I listened to Brahm’s 4th symphony during my salmon dinner. Much urgency to that work.


  4. Den says:

    Scary Baby AIEEEEEE!


  5. Micki says:


    The Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam Adelson, have ranked as the biggest donors of disclosed money during the midterms, having donated $112 million to Republican super PACs through the end of last month.


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