Subsiding Sunday

SUBSIDING STORMS: Contrary to forecasts, a stream of solar wind that hit Earth’s magnetic field on Sept. 27th did not produce G2-class geomagnetic storms. Instead, minor G1-class storms were observed. Sometimes that happens! Even those storms are subsiding now as the solar wind speed ebbs below 600 km/s. Aurora alerts: SMS Text

Last night’s storm may have been “minor,” but it was strong enough to create a beautiful display of auroras over Denmark. “My first capture of aurora this season!” reports Ruslan Merzlyakov, who sends this picture from Nykøbing Mors:

“I was really excited to be able to stay for almost 4 hours and enjoy the night lights dancing over the water,” says Merzlyakov. “Watch the timelapse video here.”


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14 Responses to Subsiding Sunday

  1. Den says:

    What do you do with obsolete computer gear?


  2. Carol says:

    Two Margaritas and I still finished vacuuming the room in the basement. Ran out of steam or I would have dusted, too. This week I hope to vacuum the utility side, which is simply horrible. Spiders have way more fun in that side of the basement than they do in the finished room. Wish I could fix up the utility room like the TV room, there would be way less to vacuum since spiders would mostly be up above the dropped ceiling, and behind the walls. Oh, well.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    About 2 cm of snow still on some roofs this am; gone now.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Micki, what set off your rant at the end of yesterday’s thread?


  5. Micki says:

    I don’t know what you’re referring you mean my comment about PDX being where young people go to retire? If that’s what you call a rant…lighten up!

    That’s a standard joke in Portland — been kicking around since at least 2012, maybe longer:

    After visiting Portland, Oregon, this past summer, Slate correspondent Matthew Yglesias wrote that he heard a joke about the city’s economy repeated several times:

    “Portland,” they said, “is where young people go to retire.” Fun city, in other words, but a bleak labor market. The joke turns out to be borrowed from the IFC show Portlandia. The city is described as reminiscent of a time when “people were unambitious; they’d sleep till 11 and just hang out with their friends.” Or a time when there were “no occupations whatsoever, maybe working a couple of hours at the coffee shop.”


  6. Micki says:

    Inspired by this same joke, a study by Portland State University’s Jason Jurjevich and Greg Schrock examines Portland’s ability to attract young, college-educated people, which the authors dub “YCEs.” The study tracks these trends over the past three decades, paying special attention to 2000 to 2010. Among their findings:

    The Portland region attracts YCE’s at some of the highest levels of any metro in the United States. And they keep those YCE’s at high rates too.

    The number of YCE’s migrating to the Portland metro consistently exceeds expectations given the region’s labor market conditions.
    Portland also attracts empty-nester and retirement-age boomers (age 40 and above) at higher levels than its metro peers.

    Between 2008 and 2010, almost 1 in 7 YCE migrants to Portland were immigrants. The region’s foreign-born population also has education attainment levels “that rival the region’s native-born population.”

    The study further notes that:

    Of the largest 50 U.S. metro areas, only Portland and Seattle ranked in the top 15 metros for each period analyzed, 1980 to 2010, with the highest rate of attracting and retaining YCE migrants. This statistic not only underscores the Portland metro’s competitiveness in attracting and retaining college­‐educated talent, but also showcases the consistency of Portland’s YCE migration patterns.


  7. Micki says:

    A son of the former sommelier featured in this article posted a comment…breaks my heart. But, that’s just me…


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Cool 14 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe.


  9. Den says:

    Terrorists in the toilet!


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