Portland Oregon and Northwest Weather for Astronomical Observing Wonder How To » How To Videos & How-To Articles STEREO - Science Center - Latest Images Shown here are the latest SECCHI beacon images. The STEREO space weather beacon telemetry mode is a very low rate, highly compressed data stream broadcast by the spacecraft 24 hours per day. These data are used for space weather forecasting. Same data as rotating GIF movie The images above are shown in the order of the relative positions of the three viewpoints, Behind, Earth, and Ahead. The data on this page include telemetry collected by the following organizations: NASA Deep Space Network National Institute of Information and Communications Technology: Koganei, Japan Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales: Toulouse, France Amateur station DL0SHF, Kiel-Ronne, Germany AMSAT-DL/Bochum Observatory, Germany We would also like to acknowlege the past assistance from the following organizations: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Chilbolton, UK In addition, we wish to acknowlege Amateur station KA9Q, Phil Karn, for writing and donating the decoding software used at the ground stations.
Do the Math | Using physics and estimation to assess energy, growth, options—by Tom Murphy It’s a bit off-topic for the series, but I can’t even go to Google now without being reminded of the World Cup and soccer this, soccer that. (Apologies to non-Americans who know the sport as football—but don’t get me started on football!) I have often wondered: given characteristic low score values, is soccer anything more than Poisson noise? Any random process that produces discrete events in some time interval, with uniform probability per unit time follows a Poisson distribution. My thesis is that soccer is an amalgam of random processes whose net effect produces rare events—those more-or-less unpredictable events spread more-or-less uniformly in time. Normally I allow comments on Do the Math for ten days after each post. But getting back to soccer numerology, my question becomes: given a final score (which is taken to be the ultimate “truth” of the match) how likely is it that the victor is actually a better team? Continue reading
Back-to-Back Sun Storms May Supercharge Earth's Northern Lights Powerful solar flares from the sun this week may amplify the northern lights displays over parts of the northern United States through the weekend, space weather scientists say. The forecast for potentially supercharged auroras comes after powerful solar storms fired off eruptions of solar material, first on Monday (Sept. 8), then again on Wednesday (Sept. 10). During Wednesday's solar flare, the sun unleashed a major X1.6-class flare directly at Earth. "The most intense storming is expected tomorrow, Friday night into Saturday morning," William Murtagh, program coordinator for the U.S. The northern lights dance over Earth in shimmering green light on Aug. 29, 2014 in this amazing photo by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station. Have You Ever Seen the Northern Lights or Southern Auroras? It is solar material from the earlier solar flare this week that could spark amplified auroras on Thursday night. Solar storm warning A dark sky also helps.
Article 61 of the Magna Carta Magna Carta Article 61 Preliminary. This was written from the point of view of the monarch at the time (King John), consequently "we" and "us", etc, refer to the monarch. Here is Article 61 in its entirety. All we need is "25 Barons" (who are decent and honest human beings). Note to debunkers, legal eagles, constitutional lawyers & other superior beings, etc: The Magna Carta was written in Mediaeval Latin and translated into English, and I am English. Furthermore the original (1215) Magna Carta pre-dates any 'parliament'. Article 61 But since we have granted all these things aforesaid, for GOD, and for the amendment of our kingdom, and for the better extinguishing the discord which has arisen between us and our Barons, we being desirous that these things should possess entire and unshaken stability for ever, give and grant to them the security underwritten; End of Article 61. Notes. . .  Who elects the Barons in the first place?  Security entirely due to peace and liberties?
The Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights) – Everything you need to know | Natalia Robba's Blog Hey fellow Aurora fans! After several years of research, kilometers travelled, multiple destinations visited, dark drives down foreign icy roads, snow storms, disappointment, exhilaration, several failures but more successes, here is my two cents on everything Aurora Borealis First off, before I start I wanted to elaborate a little on the above. I’ve always held a certain fascination for the Northern Lights. My earliest memory was a documentary on the Discovery channel on Antartica when I was around 12 years old. Being a 12 year old though has it’s drawbacks =) Being completely at the mercy of my parents destination wishlist meant that I wouldn’t really get to chase this dream until a little later on. So I studied, left school, and started working. I researched everything from Solar cycles, weather patterns, prediction techniques and annual aurora statistics to ideal destinations under the Auroral Oval. What causes the Aurora Borealis? Aaah the Sun =) The beautiful Sun! Ivalo, Finland
Of Particular Significance | Conversations About Science with Theoretical Physicist Matt Strassler Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show Northern Lights May Ignite in Northeast, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer September 12, 2014; 10:17 AM ET Stargazers could be in for a rare display Friday night as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. According to AccuWeather.com Astronomer Hunter Outten, the flare is ranked as an X-class, or the highest class for a solar flare. A coronal mass ejection (CME), or a cloud of charged particles released from solar activity, is expected to induce a geomagnetic storm in Earth's atmosphere, around midday Friday. "There will be a pretty good chance to see the northern lights [Friday] because of the first geomagnetic storm Thursday night," Outten said. Outten said that with northern light displays, the best viewing will occur around midnight in each respective time zone, but that they will start being visible after night falls.
Save Our Earth : Its an Illusion by John Harris. Please read each and everyone of you, this is so important What you are about to read may at first confuse some of you, some may not believe and some will be shocked. What you are about to read is truth and I urge you all to stay and read all this information and understand it because it concerns you and it concerns your children and all your property. Lawful Rebellion The British Constitution Group Stoke on Trent 24th January 2009 Its an illusion (Transcript on a talk by John Harris called ‘Its an illusion’ from The People’s United Community www.TPUC.org ) To watch the video please go to What I want to do today is show you a different perspective. (Slide shows the following;) Do you believe ‘parliament’ to be elected to ‘REPRESENT’ the people and their wishes? Do you believe in ‘POLITICS’? Do you believe that the only way to sort this country out is to get another ‘POLITICAL PARTY’ elected into power? Do you believe ‘ACTS’ of parliament (STATUTES) are ‘LAW’? Do you believe ‘STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS’ are ‘LAW’? Its been abused.
Weather Alert | Prediction of Weather | Coronal Ejection Please note, as with all Earth based weather forecasts, solar weather also changes on a daily and hourly basis. As such, understand that the following predictions are subject to change at any moment and therefore why the FlareAware alert system is an important tool in your arsenal for following solar weather: This week space weather activity is expected to be elevated with a 40% probability of M class flares and 5% chance of X class flares. Raised levels of flaring will exist until the most active regions, AR 2149 and AR 2146, move off the visible disk next week. Geomagnetic disturbances, and even a chance for minor G1 geomagnetic storming, will exist over the 27th - 28th of August due to the possibility of a slight CME glancing blow in combination with a coronal hole high speed wind stream. Beyond this week, disturbances are expected September 1st – 2nd and 7th – 8th due again to coronal hole high speed winds stream passages. Cheers, The FlareAware Team
Bad Astronomy Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before, but not very many! And it gets niftier: the planet has at least five siblings, all of which orbit its star closer than it does. Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. We don’t know how big the planet is, unfortunately. That’s exciting because of the prospect for life.
Spectacular Auroras Could Be Visible In Parts Of The US This Weekend NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Three-wavelength composite image depicting the eruption of the X1.6 class solar flare at 1:46 EDT, September 10. Aurora borealis, produced by coronal mass ejections, will be visible throughout the northern U.S. The solar flare that erupted on Wednesday will be putting on a spectacular show this weekend, when the second of two coronal mass ejections - charged gases shooting out from the sun - is projected to arrive. These powerful solar storms will produce auroras that will potentially be visible in the central and northeastern U.S. during the late hours on Friday and Saturday, according to Tony Phillips at spaceweather.com. Here's a helpful AccuWeather map of where the aurora will appear: AccuWeather Predicted aurora visibility for the night of Friday, September 12. For any intrepid sky-watchers who are lucky enough to be in the visibility zone, the best time to look up will be after midnight, in every time zone, on Friday and Saturday.
UPDATED – Using Googles Full Capabilities « XBOX, XBOX 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, & MORE! – Your source for the latest in console modding. Here is an updated version of the ‘Using Google’s Full Capabilities’. This is basically a master list found on a Russian hacking website. To save you the dangers of going there, we’ve compiled it here. Enjoy. Each of these things can be copied and pasted into Google search for some good old fashioned fun! admin account info” filetype:log ! Code: nurl:/admin/login.asp inurl:/cgi-bin/sqwebmail? “Warning: mysql_connect(): Access denied for user: ‘*@*” “on line” -help -forum “Warning: mysql_query()” “invalid query” “Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL” “Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid File-Handle resource in” “Warning:” “failed to open stream: HTTP request failed” “on line” “Warning:” “SAFE MODE Restriction in effect.”