Monday, July 06, 2009

Squid Crop Circle Forebodes Solar Storm

Lovecraft Caveat: HPL would have gagged over pseudoscience, paranormal stuff, and metaphysics. I've been reading his give and take with young Derleth (a believer) and while usually gentle with Derleth stated flatly is was nonsense.

However, sometimes Chrispy is credulous. This one has me scratching my head, but has some interesting touchpoints for gaming and story telling of Mythos.


Discovered last month in a UK barley field, this crop circle appears to be a jellyfish. But intrepid crop circle analysts have discovered that it predicts a devastating solar storm on July 7. And they have diagrams to prove it.

Whenever a severe solar storm impacts directly on Earth, then our planetary magnetic field or "magnetosphere" changes into the general shape of a "jellyfish". That seems to be what those crop artists were telling us at Wayland's Smithy on May 29, 2009.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on July 7, 2009, the second of four lunar eclipses in 2009. This eclipse will only enter the southern most tip of the penumbral shadow and thus will be very difficult to observe visually. It will be seen rising over Australia after dusk on July 7, and setting over western North and South America in the early predawn hours of July 7.
One recent study suggested the Sun may be on the verge of a decades-long quiet period, during which big outbursts would be less likely (New Scientist, 10 January 2009, p 11). But such predictions are fraught with uncertainty.


"Dr. Stevens, the squid crop circle checks out. Not only is Pi and Phi encrypted in the geometrical pattern, but our Miskatonic supercomputer indicates that the stars and signs are right - the moon shall eclipse on the 7th, and the para-seismograph shows that the Sleeping One stirs."

"Then the time and times have come," Stevens replied, "and the mother of all solar storms is about to erupt!"

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