Daily Space Weather Update for 22 January, 2018

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Two Solar Eruptions, Cosmic Crab, John Coleman

The last 24 hours on the Earth Facing disc were mostly not noteworthy. However, on the departing edge, the former sunspot group teamed up with a far edge plasma discharge to create a nice light show and solar flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME) that won't affect Earth much at all. The lack of effect was shown in calm solar winds and the Planetary K-index in high, but still green levels.

Earthquakes of note

Space objects

The Near-Earth Object (NEO) database has 10 objects, after today, that were all initially spotted within the last week. Whether or not more will be added in the next few days, we don't know. Today's NEO was first spotted in 1993 and will pass by safely at a distance of over 3 million miles.

NASA’s All Sky Fireball Network

They call it ASGARD, as in Asgard from Norse mythology and the protective aliens in the TV show Stargate.

~ source: https://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/

Other news

  • Cool Crab Nebula gif
  • SOLAR WIND SPARKS ARCTIC AURORAS: For the second day in a row, a stream of solar wind is blowing around Earth faster than 500 km/s (1.1 million mph), lighting up the night sky around the Arctic Circle. Last night in Tromsø, Norway, Markus of Greenlander Tours witnessed "shockingly strong auroras with multiple colors--including some with 'red hair,'" he says.
  • And THE PACIFIC RADIATION BOWL: Recently we encountered an interesting feature in data taken over the Pacific Ocean: a "radiation bowl."

They flew a plane with instruments and the radiation levels dipped at the unexpected location.

Is Earth's "radiation equator" offset from the geographic equator? Very likely it is. Earth's magnetic field is tilted with respect to Earth's spin axis and, moreover, there are many inhomogeneities in our planetary magnetic field that may create radiation zones of interest in unexpected places.

Since this is the first time they noticed this, now they have to figure out if the "radiation equator" changes.

~ Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers ) at SuspiciousObservers.org
I am not affiliated with Ben Davidson or his work. I am a subscriber to SuspiciousObservers YouTube channel.

Space Weather



Source: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/planetary-k-index

Asteroid Watch


Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).
Source: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch/

ObjectFlyby DateAU distanceApproximate Sixe
306383 (1993 VD)2018-Jan-220.03680130 m - 300 m
(2018 AK12)2018-Jan-230.0179024 m - 55 m
(2018 BT1)2018-Jan-230.0392769 m - 150 m
(2018 AV11)2018-Jan-230.0284726 m - 58 m
(2018 AJ)2018-Jan-230.0119431 m - 69 m

Close Approach Database
Source: https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

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Hi, I found some acronyms/abbreviations in this post. This is how they expand:

CMECoronal Mass Ejection
NEONear-Earth Object
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I saw a brief mention of Dr. Coleman on TV just a bit ago. I don't think it mentioned the fact that he was a denier..

Odd that?


He would probably laugh at the knowledge that they were hiding the facts.

А в Москве мороз ))


I don't do local weather forecasts. Just general and mostly USA based.