Baked Alaska! NWS in Fairbanks Summary

Below is the recap for the final week of October, 2013, from the National Weather Service office in Fairbanks, AK. You can follow along at home by going to their website http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/ PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK 900 AM AKST MON NOV 4 2013 …WEEKLY WEATHER SUMMARY FOR FAIRBANKS ALASKA… OBSERVED LAST … Continue reading

‘The Sun Disease’ aka Quantum Energy’s Effect on Our Monkey Minds

Hot and bothered: Climate change amplifies violence, study says John Roach, NBC News Facebook Science / AAAS This file photo shows a temple in the Kingdom of Tikal, one of the most prominent of the Classic Maya Period. New research links climate change to violence and the collapse of civilizations including the Maya. As the … Continue reading

Solar Cycle 24 – Solar Maximum Has Arrived

Magnetogram image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, GSFC, NASA, November 1, 2012 @ 0430 UTC

Our Sun has a magnetic cycle that spans approxamately 22 years from peak to peak. In the above image, the positive and negative polarity is presented in a black vs. white presentation. For about 11 years, the polarity of the sunspots in the northern hemisphere cross the Sun in a black/white/black/white fashion, while the spots in … Continue reading

Sea Ice Levels Begin to Increase, 09/19/2012

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Data from the Naval Ice Center shows that the 2012 Minimum Ice Levels have been reached and we have begun to GAIN sea ice.  After falling to the lowest levels seen in recorded history, between September 19 and September 26 sea ice has increased by 268,700 sq km. Though the ice will not be as … Continue reading

Geomagnetic Storm Strikes Earth- Expect Thunderstorms and Wild Weather Soon

Earth's magnetosphere (simulation) from the NICT on 2011/11/22

Earth’s magnetosphere (simulation) from the NICT on 2011/11/22   A Geomagnetic storm is currently raging, causing our magnetosphere to, at first, compress, then expand as the shockwave pass our planet. this, as the solar activity is in a ‘lull’. Sunspot count is at 101 and flares have been all directed away from Earth.   On … Continue reading

Blazar TXS 0529+075 May Have Kicked Off the Betelgeuse Supernova

Above: Orion. Alpha Orion, aka Betelgeuse, may have gone nova within the past 640 years. The following is found at the astronomerstelegram.org, posted 19 Nov 2011; 12:03 UT Quote: Swift observations of the flaring GeV blazar OG 050 (TXS 0529+075) Subjects: Optical, Ultra-Violet, X-ray, AGN, Blazar, Quasar Following the reported flaring activity of the flat spectrum radio … Continue reading

C/2010 X1 (a.k.a. “Elenin”) Has Broken Up and Will Not Reach Perihelion Intact

  The following is from spaceweather.com, posted on August 29, 2011- “SO MUCH FOR DOOMSDAY: Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), widely known for inaccurate reports of its threat to Earth, appears to be breaking apart. Observations by amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo of Castlemaine, Australia show a rapid dimming and elongation of the comet’s nucleus akin to that of Comet LINEAR … Continue reading

Sunspot Number Falls to 30, Climbs to 84

A "Train" of sunspots. Image found on spaceweather.com

  After the Sun’s dramatic fall to zero and subsequent climb to 90, a peak of 127 was seen on 7/19/2011. Eight days later, the count bottomed out at 30. Last night and this morning, the Sunspot number stands at 84. IF the pattern holds, we will see a return to low twenties in around … Continue reading

From The Astronomer’s Telegram: “New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089″

New flaring activity in PKS 1510-089 Subjects: Optical, Gamma Ray, >GeV, Request for Observations, AGN, Blazar, Quasar, Transient Following the bright flare in PKS 1510-089 reported by the AGILE and Fermi-LAT teams in ATel #3470 and Atel #3473 and reports on activities in the radio band (ATel #3500) the Automatic Telescope for Optical Monitoring (ATOM) recorded an increase … Continue reading

As Found on “The Astronomer’s Telegram”- Superoutburst of Cataclysmic Variable B8 in NGC 6791

Astronomical observations from around the globe are posted to “The Astronomer’s Telegram” (www.astronomerstelegram.org) to share information and to seek additional observations. For myself, I use it to find sources of the observed changes in our atmosphere and plausible causes for our climate change. Below, ATel #3507, posted 7/24/2011 Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variable The Kepler Mission observed … Continue reading

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