Saturday, March 31, 2007

Solar Eruptions: Warnings by the Old Ones?

Lovecraft would have been in astronomical ecstasy. He could sit at his computer and do astronomy that Dr. Upton couldn't even do with the most sophisticated 19th century technology.

He would have seen past the effects and thought deeply about how a weird tale could embrace these new revelations of our feeble place in the Universe. This time, we're looing down the barrel of a solar magneto-eruption. Ia! Nyarlathotep Cometh!
Definitely, hug-a-loved-one time.

"Coronal holes are places in the sun's atmosphere where the sun's magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. A gust of wind from this particular hole will reach Earth on April 2nd, possibly sparking high-latitude geomagnetic storms."

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