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Old 08-02-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Incoming! The Sun Unleashes CME at Earth

Earlier this morning, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) witnessed a complex magnetic eruption on the sun. The joint NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- a mission sitting at the L1 point between the Earth and the sun -- also spotted a large coronal mass ejection (CME) blasting in the direction of Earth.

The eruption happened at around 0855 UT (3:55 am EST), when the SDO detected a C3-class solar flare originating from a cluster of sunspots (called sunspot 1092). This isn't a large flare, but right at the same time, a filament located about 100,000 kilometers from the flare also erupted.

Source: Incoming! The Sun Unleashes CME at Earth : Discovery News
It should put on a good show, I just hope we can see it.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Will most likely play havoc with cell phones and all communication including GPS and the like............
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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Will most likely play havoc with cell phones and all communication including GPS and the like............
It wll affect HF (3-30 mHz) radio such as 5 mHz Marine Band, CB, various Amateur Radio bands and so on, but cell phones, GPS, and such will not likely be affected at all.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Came to your forum f/ NC . . . to see if anyone had seen activity (aurora borealis) due to the solar emissions - or if it is playing havoc w/ any of the electrical grids, GPS, etc.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Came to your forum f/ NC . . . to see if anyone had seen activity (aurora borealis) due to the solar emissions - or if it is playing havoc w/ any of the electrical grids, GPS, etc.
The skies in South Central have been clouded over though I looked early in the AM last night.....Some of the phone lines are very busy, but so far for me communications have been right as rain. (pun intended)
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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No clear skies here either. I called Sverige via Skype last night at midnight, and had no trouble communicating for an hour.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Default Some aurora pics from the show last night.

None in this link from alaska, but some from denmark, norway, canada, and even michigan.

Northern lights paint skies across the world - CNN.com


Post em if ya got em, looks like it was a awesome show.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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The Geophysical Institute Auroral Forecast Page

Should be a nice show if the skies clear..........
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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Raining cloudy foggy boats in the harbor day in Seward..imagine that. Typing on cell phone no issues. Would love to see pics if anyone saw it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Stupid clouds...
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