Last night around 1 am 2 am I lay in bed not being able to sleep. There was a pulsating radio wave sound blasting through the city. Low level sound. Much like the pulse from the movie Contact. The pulsating began to come to somewhat of an Ebb around 6:15 A.M.
During the night/early morning as I lay there I began sending messages to Akhenaten of all Spirits, I cannot tell you why I chose him. As the thoughts progressed out into the universe in spiral motion, the computer monitor went to black screen. I continued to lay in the bed and listen to the pulsation/beating like a heart. I contiuned sending my thought messages out into the Universe.
I am curious if this is the Electromagnetic Storm that the government and the Mayans speak of for July 14th 2005.
Is it a pulsating in response to Tempel 1 being blasted by the inhabitants of Earth?
As we all know that when Tempel 1 was hit, it's precious interior guts, and water flushed out of this comet/sebtient being. Hmmmmm... Much that I am still churning over inside my mind.
This is after all only my first cup of coffee or the day. (oh what I woudn't give for some Dunkin Donuts Coffee...a nice bag of fresh Dunkin Donuts coffee beans ground for me to enjoy in my coffee maker whenever I want. MMMmmm.)
Okay, so now here we go with the links. I am looking into this today, because what I heard and felt last night was not minor.
By Michael Schirber
Lightning not only zaps the Earth, but it affects our local space environment with flashes from both ends of the electromagnetic spectrum — radio waves and gamma rays, new research shows.
"We see lightning in the visible, but that's not the only frequency that is emitted during a strike," said James Green from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
It has been know for a long time that radio waves accompany lightning — this is why radio reception can be so bad during a thunderstorm.
Green and his colleagues found that some of these radio waves travel into space and clear out a "safe zone" for satellites in between the radiation belts. These belts, which are shaped like donuts around the Earth's equator, consist of high-energy charged particles — ions and electrons — that travel along our planet's magnetic field lines.
Green described how lightning sweeps up our space neighborhood in a NASA teleconference Tuesday. Also presented was recent work by David Smith of the University of California, Santa Cruz, on terrestrial gamma-ray flashes that shoot into space during a lighting strike. These TGFs may inject high-energy electrons into the belts.
"We're finding that lightning is tied in multiple ways to the radiation belts," Smith said.
Two belts and a leaky bucket The radiation belts were discovered in 1958 by James Van Allen, using the Explorer probes. Above the equator, the inner belt extends from an altitude of 400 miles (650 kilometers) out to about 4,000 miles. The outer belt spans from 8,000 miles to about 40,000 miles. They're like nested donuts, with a slot, or safe zone, between.
Since the belts' discovery, scientists have pondered two questions: what makes them and why are there two?
The first question has been known for some time. The high-energy particles in the belts come partly from cosmic rays that collide with the upper atmosphere, causing a splash of secondary particles. The other dominant source is geomagnetic storminess that boils off the Sun.
These storms can pour so many particles into the magnetosphere that the slot will fill up and the two belts will become one, researchers learned recently.
This is where the effect of the lightning comes in. Radio waves from high-latitude strikes — like in Europe and North America — can travel into the slot and interact with the particles, altering their direction toward Earth.
"We have found that lightning drives particles into the atmosphere," Green said. "The particles literally rain down."
Green called the slot a "leaky bucket," which empties itself of high-energy particles within a few weeks after a geo-magnetic storm.
The research has importance for engineers determining where to position satellites.
"The multi-billion-dollar Global Positioning System satellites skirt the edge of the safe zone," said James Green of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the lead author of the paper about the research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. "Without the cleansing effect from lightning, there would be just one big radiation belt, with no easily accessible place to put satellites."
Gamma rays may refill bucket
These space-clearing radio waves have kilometer-long wavelengths. In 1994, gamma rays — with wavelengths a trillionth that of the radio — were found to be associated with lightning. According to Smith, many mysteries still surround these millisecond flashes of gamma rays, the highest-energy radiation there is.
Using data from the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager satellite, Smith and colleagues have found that about 50 TGFs go off each day. But if the flashes are narrowly beamed — so that only those heading toward the detector are noted — then the true rate may be 500 to 5,000 per day.
Researchers are interested in determining whether TGFs are related to other upper atmosphere lightning phenomena, like blue jets and sprites. This could tell them what happens to the high-energy electrons that are believed to be the cause of the gamma rays.
If TGFs are generated at the top of a cloud, like a blue jet, the electrons will be absorbed in the atmosphere. But if the TGFs originate 30 miles up, like sprites do, then the electrons will feed into the radiation belts.
DOD braces for space storms
By Gregory Slabodkin
Computer crashes are not the only threat to military and civilian systems come 2000. Air Force experts and other government scientists have concluded that violent electromagnetic space storms will wreak havoc on systems at about the same time unfixed date code fails.
“We’re going to have a huge storm [about] Jan. 1, 2000, so people won’t know what to blame it on,” said Ernie Hildner, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo. The center’s Space Weather Operations, operated by NOAA and the Air Force, issues extraterrestrial event alerts to government and industry scientists hourly, much as the National Hurricane Center issues tropical storm or hurricane alerts.
Solar and geomagnetic events such as ion bombardments and explosions on the surface of the sun can damage or knock out satellite transmissions, hamper navigation systems, cut electric power and bring down telephone systems.
Unlike the year 2000 problem, space weather is a natural phenomenon that occurs in 11-year cycles. During the cycles, powerful geomagnetic storms generated by the sun spew bursts of high-energy particles and clouds of ionized gas that can damage satellites and affect the Earth’s magnetic field.
Sunspots, flares, filaments, coronal holes and mass ejections emanating from the sun throw off bursts of electromagnetic particles, radiation and solar wind. Geomagnetic storms occur when blasts of solar wind bend and stretch the Earth’s magnetic field.
The latest solar cycle—Cycle 23—is expected to reach its maximum strength around 2000, far surpassing the strength of its predecessor, Hildner said.
Geomagnetically induced current from space weather can be picked up by power lines and disable transformers, Hildner said. Solar Cycle 22 in 1989, for instance, left more than 6 million people in Quebec, Canada, without electric power for 12 hours, he said.
“We’ve had three pulses now of activity in this cycle, and in all three we have anecdotal information that the Northeast United States power grid has felt the effects,” Hildner said. “So far it hasn’t risen to the level of where anybody has shut down or there has been enormous equipment damage.”
Recent pulses have also damaged navigation systems, especially those that depend on satellites. “We know that Global Positioning System users such as NOAA have been unable to carry out high-precision surveying during these pulses of activity,” he said.
The accuracy of GPS, a constellation of 24 Navstar satellites managed by the Defense Department for military and civilian use, depends on the transmission properties of the atmosphere, Hildner said. When those properties change unexpectedly during a geomagnetic storm, navigational fixes from GPS can be grossly inaccurate, he said.
Such vulnerability could have devastating consequences, Hildner said. DOD relies on GPS to provide precise and accurate navigation signals to military aircraft and targeting information for its guided missiles and bombs, he said.
Even though GPS satellites are hardened against electromagnetic pulses from nuclear-weapons detonation, nothing can protect the ionosphere, through which satellites transmit radio waves, from heightened solar activity.
The only way to guard satellites from the sun’s magnetic fields, which are thousands of times stronger than Earth’s, is to wrap them with 6-inch-thick lead plating, Hildner said.
Instead, DOD is turning to cheaper commercial satellites rather than military-unique systems such as Milstar, designed for strategic communications during nuclear war, he said.
Iridium, which will be the largest commercial satellite constellation with 72 low-earth-orbit satellites, will also fall prey to the effects of the sun, Hildner said.
The $5 billion commercial satellite communications system is designed to provide long-distance cellular telephone service to subscribers anywhere on Earth. Its customers, including DOD, will experience signal strength dropouts as a result of increased solar activity, he said.
“We know that during the last solar cycle there were times when we had scintillation—the flickering of a satellite signal,” Hildner.
During a solar storm, energized electrons race around the Earth, creating uneven buildups of negative and positive charges on satellites. The fluctuations can affect the performance of circuits within the satellites.
A solar eruption in 1995, for instance, disrupted the operations of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. GOES satellites continuously monitor space weather by measuring solar X-rays, the Earth’s magnetic field and electromagnetic particles in space.
Space weather data and information are available from the Space Environment Center at Noaa Government
For those of you still with me... a VERY IMPORTANT READ:
Exopolitics & Galactic Studies - Sun Storm: Could our sun nova?
With the publication of "Exopolitics: Has the 2012 Galactic Superwave Begun?"
Exopolitics.com has begun publication of a new series: "Exopolitics & Galactic Studies," focusing on the Exopolitical implications that flow from viewing the Galaxy as an organic, dynamic entity, with cyclical, ecological, environmental, social, anthropological and Exopolitical impacts on Universe society and specifically on our terrestrial society. The Exopolitics & Galactic Studies series also focuses attention on the "2012 Phenomenon" , asking whether the December 26-27, 2004 Tsunami-Gamma Ray Burst Events, for example, may be an indicator that a cyclical Galactic Superwave event, recurrent every 13,000 and 26,000 years, may have begun. The Mayan Calendar's current TUN, or organic unit of Galactic time, ends on December 21, 2012.
"Sun Storm: Could our sun nova?" by Bill Hamilton of Skywatch International is the next article in our Exopolitics & Galactic Studies series.
Exopolitics & Galactic Studies - Sun Storm: Could our sun nova?
by Bill Hamilton
Astronomers are learning more about our mysterious star we call the sun. The sun is a huge fusion reactor that slowly fuses hydrogen nuclei into helium nuclei.
Our sun is a medium-sized yellow star that is 93,026,724 miles from the Earth. This distance also determines a measure of 1 Astronomical Unit. This distance varies over a year.
The Sun's core can reach 10 to 22.5 million °F. The surface temperature is approximately 9,900°F (5,500°C). The outer atmosphere of the Sun (which we can see during a solar eclipse) gets extremely hot again, up to 1.5 to 2 million degrees. At the center of big sunspots the temperature can be as low as 7300 °F (4300 K, 4000 °C). The temperature of the Sun is determined by measuring how much energy (both heat and light) it emits.
The sun has been determined to be about 4.5 billion years old. The earth and the sun are of the same age having formed at the same time according to existing theory.
The sun emits electromagnetic radiation and charged particles. Frequently, the sun will flare and brighten and an explosive flare will emit the energy equivalent of millions of 100-megaton Hydrogen bombs.
Stars like the sun are considered to be stable over their life cycles. The outward pressure of gases in the solar wind balances the inward force of gravity. Lucky for us.
From time to time a white dwarf star will accumulate too much hydrogen gas from a neighbor and this results in a tremendous explosion of this gas shell that brightens the star in the heavens. This is what we know as a nova. It usually occurs at the final stages of a star’s life cycle.
Yet, do we know all that we need to know about novas? What happens if a cloud of hydrogen gas of unusually high density were to engulf our sun.? Could a mini-nova result in the expulsion of a shell of gas that would burst like a firestorm through the solar system? Although it seems unlikely, studies of ancient history seem to indicate variations in solar output that may have produced catastrophic changes on earth. Even today, a variation in solar luminosity is occurring and scientists report that the slight increase in solar output may be contributing to climate change and global warming. There is some evidence that some of the other planets in our system are also experiencing warmer temperatures and climate change. These changes could be the result of increasing accumulations of cosmic dust through which our solar system is passing.
Deciphering the Mayan symbols seems to point to a coming catastrophe in the the winter solstice of our year 2012 that involves changes in our sun and its effects on the earth. This is such an immense subject that my research on it continues in spurts. To summarize the predictions it can be said that a recurring event may cause the change in our sun. That event, known as the grand crossing, is synchronized to the precession of the equinoxes.
This is such an immense subject that my research on it continues in spurts. To summarize the predictions it can be said that a recurring event may cause the change in our sun. That event, known as the grand crossing, is synchronized to the precession of the equinoxes.
Here is a description of that event:
“Is there something significant we should know about the Winter Solstice date of December 21, 2012? Yes. On this day a rare astronomical and Mayan mythical event occurs. In astronomic terms, the Sun conjuncts the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. The Milky Way, as most of us know, extends in a general north-south direction in the night sky. The plane of the ecliptic is the track the Sun, Moon, planets and stars appear to travel in the sky, from east to west. It intersects the Milky Way at a 60 degree angle near the constellation Sagittarius. The cosmic cross formed by the intersecting Milky Way and plane of the ecliptic was called the Sacred Tree by the Maya. The trunk of the tree, the Axis Mundi, is the Milky Way, and the main branch intersecting the tree is the plane of the ecliptic. Mythically, at sunrise on December 21, 2012, the Sun - our Father - rises to conjoin the center of the Sacred Tree, the World Tree, the Tree of Life..
The galactic center and the Great Rift contain great clouds of hydrogen gas and dust, the substances out of which stars are formed. These clouds partially block our view of the bright stars that crowd the galactic center.
The great rift of the Milky Way begins near Deneb and extends SW deep into the southern Milky Way ending near Alpha Centauri. The dust clouds of the rift are probably 1,000 light-years distant in Cygnus, and approach us in Aquila, Scutum, Sagittarius and Scorpius, where they are only a few hundred light years away.
The Eagle Aquila is dusted with dark nebulae, ancient star cities, stellar outbursts and the faint puffs of exploded stars. Aquila is on the celestial equator and cuts through the great rift of the Milky Way where it runs NE - SW. Aquila is poor in clusters, rich in faint planetary nebulae, and loaded with dark nebulae.
This rare astronomical event, foretold in the Mayan creation story of the Hero Twins, and calculated empirically by them, will happen for many of us in our lifetime. The Sun has not conjoined the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic since some 25,800 years ago, long before the Mayans arrived on the scene and long before their predecessors the Olmecs arrived. What does this mean? “
Many do not think that anything special will happen, but others believe that the Mayans recorded significant events and used precise calendars to forecast the recurrence of periodic cycles marked by special events.
Why would the intersection of our sun and solar system with the Milky Way’s equatorial plane constitute a noteworthy event?
“The auspicious year of 2012 indicated in the long count calendar illuminates the fact that the Precessional movement of the Winter Solstice Sun will gradually bring its position into alignment with the very center of our Galaxy. For the Maya, this is like the last stroke of Midnight on New Year’s Eve; only in 2012 the New Year is the New Galactic Year of 26,000 solar years. The Galactic Clock will be at zero point and a New Precessional Cycle will begin.”
Maurice Cotterell has studied the Mayan, Egyptian, and Incan lost sciences of the sun and has determined that the sun goes through cycles of magnetic reversals and changes of direction. He believes that the ancient calendars show how the earth was destroyed 5 times due to the sun’s twisting magnetic fields. (from: Mauricecotterell)
The last piece of the puzzle that may explain why the sun will react to this event comes from Dr. Paul LaViolette in his book, Earth Under Fire.
“In a nutshell, the book is about LaViolette's dissertation subject, being [about] the effect of periodic galactic core explosions -- the period being roughly 26,000 years -- which send out shells of cosmic rays (chiefly in the form of electrons moving at near light-speed) that are hundreds to thousands of light-years thick (the thickness being the duration of that particular galactic core explosion). The effect of this constant blast of cosmic rays -- once the shell hits our solar system which is 23,000 light-years from the galactic core -- is to push interstellar dust into the inner solar system (the dust is normally kept out by the pressure of the solar wind). The result of this dust is very major, in a number of different ways, including 1) increased flaring of the sun in the style of T-Tauri stars, 2) a downshift toward the infra-red in terms of the solar radiation reaching the Earth, and 3) a significant deviation from normal in terms of the total solar energy reaching the ground.
The last shell passed the Earth roughly 14,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, and causing all the major physical changes recorded from that time.”
Protostars which are starting to blow away the gas and dust surrounding them are called T-Tauri stars. The warm dust remaining around T-Tauri stars still radiates in the infrared. There is evidence that the remaining dust and gas surrounding T-Tauri stars form rotating disks which may mark the beginnings of planetary systems.
When we say that the sun may begin to behave like a T-Tauri star, this does not mean that the sun transforms into such a star. The gas and dust accumulation that could occur around the sun may cause it to behave like a T-Tauri star which could lead to a significant increase in infrared radiation.
This paper does not explore this theme in depth, but is meant to point the way to further research. While it is uncertain that minor changes in the sun will eventually lead to major consequences, and while it uncertain that interpretation of Mayan prophecy or prediction is correct, the fact is that evidence exists that earth has gone through periodic catastrophes and extinction events in its history and that major changes in climatic conditions have occurred and will reoccur in the future. Research may reveal to us how the sun has played a role in both catastrophic and extinction events of the past and how, by further solar studies, we may predict the sun’s wild weather.
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