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
- 2.5 magnitude earthquake - Explosion near of Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
- 3.0 magnitude earthquake near Bigfork, Montana, United States
- 3.2 magnitude earthquake near Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Manati, Puerto Rico
- 5.0 magnitude earthquake near Masachapa, Managua, Nicaragua
- 5.0 magnitude earthquake near Villa Rica, Pasco, Peru
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/
- 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.
- John Coleman, former Chicago meteorologist and Weather Channel co-founder, dies at 83. The story notes that Coleman was against the man-made global warming zealots.
~ Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers ) at SuspiciousObservers.org
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Average distance between Earth and the moon is about 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers).
|Object||Flyby Date||AU distance||Approximate Sixe|
|306383 (1993 VD)||2018-Jan-22||0.03680||130 m - 300 m|
|(2018 AK12)||2018-Jan-23||0.01790||24 m - 55 m|
|(2018 BT1)||2018-Jan-23||0.03927||69 m - 150 m|
|(2018 AV11)||2018-Jan-23||0.02847||26 m - 58 m|
|(2018 AJ)||2018-Jan-23||0.01194||31 m - 69 m|
Close Approach Database
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