2.7 New York Earthquake
The past might always repeat itself, like in concept of cycles. Is the past forgotten that we can never really move forward? Does that memory get lost? Or do we all really know its just easy to stick with “old habits”? Energy doesn’t die, it transforms. The old energy exists today- the vibes and waves are still flowing from “the beginning” (of this cycle of creation) the endless creation and recreation of elements, gas, stars, galaxies, and black space….etc. How many cycles has there been- maybe we’re 55th- maybe 55,555,555???? Or maybe this is the first and the last?
How many types of life lived here on earth? We aren’t the first, from what we know- we had dinosaurs roaming the earth millions of years ago. The earth is 4.54 Billion years old! Are we descendants of an ancient alien race? Where did we come from? Who is the bookkeeper?
We need to wake up and realize we are spinning on a sphere of solid and liquid rock! The inner layers of our earth are as hot as the surface of the sun! Without the liquid outer core we wouldn’t have a magnetic field to protect our atmosphere and hence not be able to support life on earth.
Here is more data about your home:
Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world or the Blue Planet.
Age: 4.54 billion years
Radius: 3,959 miles (6,371 km)
Distance from Sun: 92,960,000 miles (149,600,000 km)
Mass: 5.972E24 kg
Surface area: 196.9 million sq miles (510.1 million km²)
Population: 6.974 billion (2011) World Bank
X-class Solar Flare!!!
New sunspot AR1598 has erupted again. On Oct. 23rd at 0322 UT, Earth orbiting satellites detected a strong X1-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash: movie.
Radiation from the flare created waves of ionization in the upper atmosphere over Asia and Australia (the daylit side of Earth) and possibly HF radio blackouts at high latitudes. The blast did not, however, produce a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). No auroras are expected to result from this event.
This is the 4th significant flare from AR1598 since it emerged over the southeastern limb only three days ago. This means more flares are probably in the offing, and they will become increasingly Earth-directed as the sunspot turns toward our planet in the days ahead. Stay tuned for updates.
Space Situational Awareness!
Asteroid — 2012 TC4 — is going to fly past the Earth at a distance of only 95,000 kilometers (59,000 miles), or one-quarter the Earth-moon distance. As far as near-misses go, that’s the outer edge of the bulls-eye!!!
This is not a Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). Those are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
We need as many eyes out there!
Earthquake Watch- Yellowstone
This may be a small earthquake in the grand scheme of things, but now that I am on earthquake watch, this definitely stands out as any activity in that region could only warn us for something truly significant!!! Super volcano, Yellowstone Caldera may be waking up??? Luckily, that volcano is a bit more south. So maybe for now, we’re safe. I’ll keep you posted!
Perseid Meteor Shower!!
Who’s looking out to the skies for the Perseid Meteor Shower ?!! Well, here in NYC I am hoping to see something!!
Look towards the constellation of Perseus. 🙂
AR1515 M- Class Solar Flare
Watch this video:
Big sunspot AR1515 erupted on July 2nd at 10:52 UT, producing an M5.6-class solar flare that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash: SDO movie
A pulse of x-rays and UV radiation from the flare illuminated Earth’s upper atmosphere, producing waves of ionization over Europe. Such waves alter the propagation of low-frequency radio transmissions. In Lofoten, Norway, Rob Stammes recorded the ionospheric disturbance using a 60 kHz receiver.
The eruption also hurled a CME into space, but not directly toward Earth. The south-traveling cloud could deliver a glancing blow to our planet’s magnetosphere on July 4th or 5th. Stay tuned for updates.
Birth of our Solar System
Our solar system is estimated to have been born a little after 9 billion years after the Big Bang, making it about 4.6 billion years old. According to current estimates, the sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone, and orbits roughly 25,000 light-years from the galactic core.
Many scientists think the sun and the rest of our solar system was formed from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula. As gravity caused the nebula to collapse, it spun faster and flattened into a disk. During this phase, most of the material was pulled toward the center to form the sun.
Below is an infographic explaining the solar system from the inside out!
Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
Happy Summer! Around 7pm EST the earth will tilt on its axis at an angle closest facing the sun! Perfect heat wave to welcome the summer of 2012.
The summer solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt to our star, the Sun, during a solstice is 23° 26′. This happens twice each year, at which times the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole respectively.