"It's Coming" - Geomagnetic Storm To Dazzle Night Sky

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"It's Coming" - Geomagnetic Storm To Dazzle Night Sky

Post by Doka » 12-10-2020 05:32 PM

The "Cycles" have been so quiet for a long time. Looks like they are coming back to what I remember, 20 years ago. Snap, Crackel, Pop!


"It's Coming" - Geomagnetic Storm To Dazzle Night Sky

As we've previously explained, Sunspot Cycle 25 is likely underway and could be super active. Last week, one of the strongest solar explosions in a couple of years, measured as an M4.4-category eruption, was recorded. Now there's a new warning, of an imminent geomagnetic storm.

Readers in some northern parts of the U.S. could see Northern Lights, from Wednesday night through Friday, produced by a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).

"Geomagnetic Storm Watches are in effect from December 9th - 11th, 2020 due to anticipated CME effects," read a statement on NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.

"It's coming. A coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading for Earth, and geomagnetic storms are possible when it arrives later today or tomorrow. NOAA forecasters expect the most intense disturbances to occur on Dec. 10th with peak storm levels near category G3. If that happens, auroras could be sighted in the USA in states as far south as, e.g., Illinois and Oregon," said Spaceweather.com.


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Post by Doka » 12-11-2020 12:58 AM

Jupiter & Saturn Are Coming Together for an Alignment Not Seen Since the Middle Ages

The coming conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn has already captured the attention of people around the world. Maybe it's because people are calling it the "Christmas star." Maybe it's because we haven't seen this happen since the middle ages. Maybe it's just because it'll be gorgeous.

Whatever the reason, Jupiter and Saturn are headed for a great conjunction on December 21, 2020. The two gas giants, the largest planets in our solar system, will appear almost on top of each other, forming a double planet, their closest approach to each other from our view since 1226.

What is the great conjunction?
A conjunction occurs when two celestial objects come together from our perception on Earth. They take place with some regularity between planets and our moon. A conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter is rare. That's why it's often referred to as a great conjunction.

Great conjunctions take place a little less than once every 20 years. That does not, however, mean that we can see that every 20 years. The event can happen while the sun is up blocking the conjunction from view. So, we see a conjunction between the two—a moment when they come close together in the sky—less often than that.

It'd be a delightful sight in any year, but this year, the planets are going to come closer together than they have in any year since 1226. It's also the closest a great conjunction has taken place since 1623. It's a remarkable event, and you start to see why stargazers are already getting excited.

At their closest approach, Jupiter and Saturn will be just 0.1 degrees apart from each other, and both planets will be visible simultaneously through a telescope.

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