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NASA's Swift Catches X-Ray Action at Center of Milky Way (G2 Cloud / Sgr* A)
January 9, 2014 - Credit: NASA.gov

January 2014 -  NOTE: (Updated Daily Space Weather Alerts and EMP Related News Can Be Found Below This Special Report)

            Stephen Hawking rejects the idea of a black hole Part I - http://etheric.com/stephen-hawking-rejects-idea-black-hole/
            Stephen Hawking rejects the idea of a black hole Part II - http://starburstfound.org/hawking-finally-sees-light-black-holes-exist/

            Galactic Pinball: Will we be lucky? Latest Update - Credit: http://etheric.com/galactic-pinball-will-lucky-latest-update/  

             THE PROPERTIES AND FATE OF THE GALACTIC CENTER G2 CLOUD (NOTE: PLEASE READ FINAL SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS) -                          http://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.2282.pdf

             Credit: http://arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu/pdf/1401.2990v1.pdf
             Abstract: The discovery of the gas cloud G2 on a near-radial orbit about Sgr A* has prompted much speculation on it origin. In this Letter, we                            propose that G2 formed out the debris stream produced by the removal of mass from the outer envelope of a nearby giant star. We perform                                  hydrodynamical simulations of the returning tidal debris stream with cooling, and find that the stream condenses into clumps that fall to Sgr A*                        approximately once per decade. We propose that one of these clumps is the observed G2 cloud, with the rest of the stream being detectable at lower                Brγ emissivity along a trajectory that would trace from G2 to the star that was partially disrupted. By simultaneously fitting the orbits of S2, G2, and                ∼2,000 candidate stars, and by fixing the orbital plane of each candidate star to G2 (as is expected for a tidal disruption), we find that the late-type star              S1-34 has an orbit that is compatible with the notion that it was tidally disrupted to produce G2. If S1-34 is indeed the star that was disrupted, it last                  encountered Sgr A* in the late 18th century, and will likely be disrupted again in several hundred years. However, while S1-34’s orbit is compatible                with the giant disruption scenario given its measured position and proper motion, its radial velocity is currently unknown. If S1-34’s radial velocity                  is measured to be compatible with a disruptive orbit, it would strongly suggest that a tidal disruption of S1-34 produced G2.

              JANUARY 3 UPDATE EMP REPORT SPECIAL - G2 CLOUD TRAJECTORY UPDATE FROM Paul LaViolette - G2 Cloud Likely to Contain Star:                          Increased Chance of Core Explosion - http://etheric.com/g2-cloud-likely-contain-star-increased-chance-core-explosion/
              This is a further update about the G2 cloud which is observed to be on a high-speed trajectory toward the Galactic core; see Figure 1. The evidence                     now looks almost certain that the G2 cloud contains an embedded star (or stars). Eckart, et al., 2013 have detected a K band infrared image of the                         cloud and have concluded that their results indicate that the cloud contains a star having a mass somewhere between one solar mass and 30 solar                     masses (Eckart, 2013a; Eckart, 2013b). They refer to the G2 cloud as a DSO, or “Dusty S-cluster Object.”

Figure 1. Trajectory of the G2 cloud as it nears the Galactic core.

                About 45% of all one solar mass stars are observed to have a binary companion star, about 60% of all 10 solar mass stars are seen to have stellar                         companions, and about 75% of all 30 solar mass stars have companion stars. So for the stated mass range for the G2 cloud star, there is about a 50:50                 chance that it will have a stellar companion, and if it doesn’t have a stellar companion, there still remains about a 100% chance that it will have a                       giant planet or brown dwarf companion. So the situation is beginning to look pretty serious.

                Papers published so far on the G2 cloud have failed to discuss the possibility that an embedded star might carry with it a companion. And yet this is                 the most important aspect to consider in this upcoming cloud-core encounter, because tidal stripping of a companion star and entrainment into the                   Galactic core would almost certainly trigger a core explosion with consequent prompt superwave impact on our solar system.

                Whether or not the companion star is stripped away will depend on whether it orbits outside or inside the primary star’s L1 Lagrange point, the                       point of no return beyond which orbiting dust, planets, or companion stars come under the influence of the Galactic core’s dominant gravitational                     pull. The L1 point is located close to the star on the side facing the Galactic core; see Figure 2. If a companion star orbits its primary star at a distance                 closer than this L1 point distance, it will remain under the influence of the primary’s gravitational pull and remain bound in a binary orbit. If not, it                 will enter the core’s Roche lobe and get sucked in.

Figure 2. Illustration of the L1 Lagrange Point in relation to the G2 star.

                  The statistics do not look to favor the companion’s survival. Binary stars are separated from one another on average by about 8 astronomical units                   (AU), although they can be located as close as 0.1 AU in very close binaries. By comparison, Eckart, et al. note that when the G2 cloud is at                                       periastron distance, and if its embedded primary star has a mass of one solar mass, its L1 Lagrange point will be positioned about 0.1 AU away; if                     the embedded star is an 8 solar mass star, its L1 point will lie further out, about 0.5 AU away; and if the cloud contains a 30 solar mass star, its                             Lagrange point will lie still further out, about 1 AU away. So with the Lagrange point being so close to the primary star (0.1 to 1 AU), the chances                       are that when the G2 cloud makes its closest approach to Sgr A*, the companion star will be orbitting outside the L1 Lagrange point and within the                   Galactic core’s Roche Lobe. This means that it will almost certainly be stripped off and end up getting pulled into the core. If the tidally stripped                           body is of lower mass, such as an Earth sized planet or jovian planet instead of a star, then it is likely that the triggered core outburst will be much                     smaller. How large or small cannot be said. There is no way to predict.

                   At periastron, its closest approach to the Galactic core, the G2 cloud will be somewhere between 125 and 200 AU from the core following the highly                    eccentric orbit shown in Figure 1. At its closest approach, it will come about as close to the core as the S2 star, when that star is at periastron. Since                    S2 makes has an orbital period of a bit over 15 years, it has made many close approaches to the core in the past centuries with no serious                                        consequences. Since no outburst activity was observed when the S2 star passed close to the core in 2002, one might ask whether we have anything                    to worry about from the G2 cloud. For the S2 star to make repeated passages of the Galactic core with no noticeable consequences, we may                                      conclude that it is a single star and that any companion objects such as stars or planets were long ago stripped away by the core’s gravitational                          field. In fact, it is possible that S0 is the remnant of an inbound star system which had its companion mass stripped off some time in the past and                        resulting a core explosion. For example, it may have triggered one of the 13 minor core outbursts that took place in the past 5300 years. The G2                              cloud, however, is making its first pass of the core, and the statistics are stacked in favor of it having a companion.

                   Tidal stripping will be most likely begin to occur when the G2 cloud has reached its periastron, point of closest approach to the Galactic core. Based                    on predictions of various authors, this is most likely to occur sometime between March and May of 2014; see Table 1 Once we see the G2 cloud                              divide and a mass split off, we will only have two to three weeks before the mass reaches the core surface and triggers an explosion. So we should                        keep close watch should something be about to happen. Credit: http://etheric.com/g2-cloud-likely-contain-star-increased-chance-core-explosion/

This animation shows observations of the Galactic Center 
with and without Adaptive Optics, illustrating the resolution gain. 
Credit: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~ghezgroup/gc/technology/technology.html


(It should be noted these simulations are in 3D - we should also assume additional dimensional simulations) - 
Credit: http://arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu/pdf/1209.1638.pdf


12/21 - EMP REPORT SPECIAL: The most important information you may ever read my Friends - G2 Cloud Predicted to Approach Twice as Close to GC (Galactic Center) - There have been new developments in the story on the G2 Cloud. Recent observations of the G2 cloud made in the near infrared at the Keck Observatory indicate that the cloud will reach its closest approach to the Galactic center around mid March of 2014 instead of June of this year. Also the new findings indicate that G2′s orbit will take the cloud twice as close to the GC than previously thought. The distance of closest approach is now predicted to be 130 AU rather than 266 AU, as previously thought. If the star embedded in the G2 cloud is a binary system or contains a single star with orbiting planets, there is the danger that the Galactic core may tidally strip away the lower mass companion star or one or more companion planets at the time the stellar system is at orbital pericenter closest to the core. In that case the consequences could be catastrophic. For example, if an entire 100 jupiter mass brown dwarf were to plunge into the Galactic core in one sudden event, it is almost certain that it could jump-start the core into an active Seyfert state and generate a potentially lethal superwave. - 

  Credit #1: http://starburstfound.org/superwaveblog/?m=201305 
  Credit #2: G2 Cloud Likely to Contain Star: Increased Chance of Core Explosion - http://etheric.com/g2-cloud-likely-contain-star-increased-chance-core-explosion/
  Credit #3: New Study on G2 Cloud Trajectory - http://etheric.com/new-study-on-g2-cloud-trajectory/
  Credit #4: G2 Cloud Update - http://etheric.com/g2-cloud-update/
  Credit #5: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/jun/06/monster-gas-cloud-could-unveil-milky-way-s-black-hole-hub
​  Credit #6: Pericenter passage of the gas cloud G2 in the Galactic Center  -http://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1332/eso1332a.pdf
​  Credit #7: Observations of the gas cloud G2 in the Galactic Center - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.4386.pdf
  Credit #8: Multiple accretion events as a trigger for Sgr A* activity - http://arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu/pdf/1306.0900v1.pdf
​  Credit #9: 3D Moving Mesh Simulations of Galactic Center Cloud G2 - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.0553.pdf
  Credit#10: Radio Emission from the Bow Shock of G2 - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.3901.pdf
  Credit#11: The Keplerian orbit of G2 - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.1715.pdf
  Credit#12: Hydrodynamical simulations of a compact source scenario for G2 - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1311.5462.pdf
  Credit#13: Theory of G2 cloud multi-wavelength emission - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1311.4507.pdf
  Credit#14: Simulating the eect of the Sgr A accretion flow on the appearance of G2 after pericenter - http://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.2313.pdf
  Additional Publications on G2 and Sgr A can be found here: http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+g2/0/1/0/all/0/1

**Additional Readings are the Higher Levels of Learning by Wes Penre (we have no affiliation with this gentleman, but he speaks the truth) Note: The Third Level of Learning discusses the galactic superwave further and is closest to the time frame of the now, but I encourage reading of all levels of learning...knowledge and wisdom are power). Website: www.wespenre.com

Level Three (Click for PDF):  http://wespenre.com/3/site-map3.htm  
Level Two (Click for PDF): http://wespenre.com/site-map2.htm
Level One (Clieck for PDF): http://wespenre.com/site-map.htm

NEW - Level Four - Fourth Level of Learning - http://wespenre.com/4/site-map4.htm

02/25 - X-FLARE! Returning sunspot AR1967 unleashed a powerful X5-class solar flare on Feb. 25th at approximately 00:50 UTC. This is the most intense                       flare of 2014 so far, and one of the most intense of the current solar cycle. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:               (can be viewed today at spaceweather.com) Although this flare is impressive, its effects are mitigated by the location of the blast site, which is near                   the sun's southeastern limb, not facing Earth. Strong geomagnetic storming is not expected at this time.  The source of the flare is long-lived sunspot                   AR1967, now beginning its third trip across the Earthside of the sun. This region was an active producer of flares during its previous transits, and it                 looks like the third time will be little different. By tradition, sunspots are renumbered each time they return, so AR1967 will soon have a new                               designation. (Update: The new name of this sunspot is AR1990.) Credit: Spaceweather.com

02/20 - 2014-02-20 09:39 UTC 10 MeV Proton event from M3 Flare - An M3 X-ray flare (NOAA Scale R1-Minor radio blackout) occurred at 20/0756 UTC                           (20/0356 EST) from Region 1976, located near the solar west limb. This flare also produced a 10 MeV proton event that exceeded the 10 pfu threshold                   at 20/0855 UTC (0455 EST). Potential Impacts from the proton event include: Minor impacts on polar HF (high frequency) radio propagation resulting                 in fades at lower frequencies. We are still experiencing elevated geomagnetic storm levels (Currently G2-Moderate) with enhancements likely to                           continue for the next few hours. Tune in here for updates. Credit: SWPC

02/19 - 2014-02-19 05:08 UTC G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storming Underway - Earth is currently under the influence of a coronal mass ejection (CME) and                 G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed. This is likely the result of what was expected to be a near miss from an event originally                         observed on the 14th. This CME has a fairly well-organized magnetic field structure so continued G1 (Minor) to G2 (Moderate) storming is certainly                   possible. Stay tuned for updates as this event unfolds. Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

02/18 - Protecting the power grid from sabotage and terrorism - Credit: Oman Daily Observer

02/18 - COLUMN-U.S. orders power grid to prepare for solar storms: Kemp - Credit: CNBC

02/18 - Protecting Earth from menacing asteroids - Credit: Homeland Security News Wire



02/04 - Making the U.S. grid sturdier, smarter, and more secure to thwart blackouts (and attacks) - Credit: Homeland Security News Wire

02/04 - CHANCE OF FLARES: NOAA forecasters estimate an 80% chance of M-flares and a 50% chance of X-flares on Feb. 4th. The source would be giant                         sunspot AR1967 - (photo can be viewed at spaceweather.com). shown here seething with activity in a photo from amateur astronomer Sergio                               Castillo of Inglewood, California - In Castillo's photo, a pair of magnetic filaments reaches out from the heart of the active region, where multiple dark               cores big enough to swallow Earth are crackling with flares. "The activity in this region is just amazing," says Castillo.  AR1967 has an unstable                           'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares and CMEs. Any eruptions today will surely be Earth-directed as the active region                       crosses the center of the solar disk. Credit: Spaceweather.com

02/04 - APPROACHING CME: NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 4th when a CME is expected to sideswipe Earth's                magnetic field. Credit: Spaceweather.com

02/02 - BIG SUNSPOTS FACE EARTH: A pair of large sunspots is directly facing Earth. The larger of the two, AR1967, has a 'delta-class' magnetic field that                     harbors energy for powerful solar flares.  AR1967 is wider than the planet Jupiter and its primary dark cores are big enough to swallow Earth many                 times over. The scale of the sunspot makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. As shown in the gallery, astronomers around the world are               snapping pictures.  The active region is already crackling with M-class solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of even stronger X-flares               during the next 24 hours. Any eruptions will be squarely Earth directed. Credit: Spaceweather.com

02/02 - CHANCE OF STORMS TODAY: NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 2nd in response to a glancing blow                          from a CME. Credit: Spaceweather.com

              Credit: Turner Radio Network

              Rogue Planet shown by news helicopter from KCRA TV Channel 3 News Station - Actual Video

              Please Note: This is a developing story, and we cannot conclude just yet this is a rogue "planet" or some other form of rogue space rock. Please stay                     tuned for                         updates as we further our observations through our resources.

01/25 - The Frightening Reality of EMP: A Fox News Primer

01/25 - BRIGHT, NEARBY SUPERNOVA: Approximately 12 million years ago, a white dwarf star in galaxy M82 exploded. A few days ago, light from the                       supernova finally reached Earth. Amateur astronomers can see it through backyard telescopes as a fireball of magnitude +11. Indeed, it is so bright                     that small telescopes can be used to study the spectrum of the blast. Data shows a strong absorption line corresponding to ionized silicon. Silicon is                   one of the products of fusing carbon and oxygen, and a telltale sign that this is a Type 1a supernova explosion. Type 1a supernovas are famous in part               because they led to the discovery of Dark Energy in the universe. (And, yes, we know that "Dark Energy" is shorthand for "we don't know what's                         going on."). Although it is 12 million light years away, M82 is considered to be a next-door neighbor of the Milky Way. Indeed, this is the nearest                           supernova to Earth since SN 1993J was observed 21 years ago. The relative proximity of the blast makes it an attractive target for astronomers to                       study. Light curves from previous Type 1a supernovas suggest that the fireball could continue to brighten for the next two weeks. If you have a                           GOTO telescope, this evening command it to slew to the "cigar galaxy" or "M82," and watch the explosion unfold. Credit: Spaceweather.com 

              (I would also like to note this may be why we are continuing to see an increase in newly discovered NEOs and why we are receiving little notice of                     these NEOs.) Stay tuned for updates.

               Some additional reading material:
               - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1987A
               - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1993J

01/24 - SUPERNOVA! Approximately 12 million years ago, a white dwarf star in the galaxy M82 exploded. This week, light from the distant supernova                         finally reached Earth. Amateur astronomers can see it through backyard telescopes as a fireball of magnitude +11.2 in one of the galaxy's dusty spiral               arms. Although it is 12 million light years away, M82 is considered to be a next-door neighbor of the Milky Way. Indeed, this is the nearest supernova               to Earth since SN 1993J was famously observed 21 years ago. The relative proximity of the blast makes it an attractive target for astronomers to                           study. Light curves from previous supernovas of this type suggest that the fireball could continue to brighten for the next two weeks.   If you have a                   GOTO telescope, this evening command it to slew to the "cigar galaxy" or "M82," and watch the explosion unfold. Credit: Spaceweather.com 

              More Information on M82 and SN Event

              - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_82
              - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_2014J
              - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_Ia_supernova

01/23 - CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 23rd in response to a glancing blow from a CME.               Credit: spaceweather.com

01/21 - Pentagon Studying How Satellites May Be Affected by Electromagnetic Pulse - Credit: Global Security Newswire

01/20 - EMP REPORT SPECIAL - VISUALLY CONFIRMED: Enormous Craft Detected on Moon - Credit: Turner Radio Network News

01/20 - SOLAR SECTOR BOUNDARY CROSSING: High-latitude auroras are possible on Jan. 21st when Earth crosses through a fold in the heliospheric                              current sheet. This is called a "solar sector boundary crossing," and NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when it                      occurs. Credit: Spaceweather.com

               Heliospheric Current Sheet - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliospheric_current_sheet

               Some Additional Publications on previous "Solar Sector Boundary Crossings" ( I would also recommend independent research on the effects of Solar                  Sector Boundary Crossing on Earth since no further information was provided on this Friends...(except for the SWPC to inform us that "system                            maintenance will be taking place January 25, so we will have limited data available to us at this time"...)

               Response of the equatorial ionosphere to solar magnetic sector crossing

               Effects associated with the sector boundary crossing on July 8, 1966

01/18 - SUNSPOT AROUND THE CORNER: A sunspot approaching from just behind the sun's southeastern limb is crackling with solar flares. The                                   explosions are registering C2 to C8 on the Richter Scale of Flares even though they are partially eclipsed by the edge of the sun. In Athens, Greece,                         amateur astronomer Peter Desypris photographed the flying debris from one of the explosions - "Indeed, something big appears to be on the way,"                     says Desypris. The sun's rotation is slowly turning the active region toward Earth. During the weekend its core should emerge into plain view for a                   better evaluation of its flare-producing potential. Stay tuned for updates. Credit: spaceweather.com

01/18 - CHANCE OF STORMS: A minor CME expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 17th is late, but NOAA forecasters still think it is coming. They                         estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Jan. 18th in response to the tardy impact. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for                           auroras.(Note: an R2 blackout event was recorded at the SPWC - however no information is provided by NOAA on the event timeline for this?)                           http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

01/13 - EMP REPORT SPECIAL - ATTENTION FRIENDS - CIVIL DEFENSE WARNING FOR METEORS: "DROP and COVER IF YOU SEE SUDDEN EXTREMELY                   BRIGHT LIGHT ISSUED TO PUBLIC JANUARY 13, 2014 - (EMP SPECIAL REPORT will update you as we have more information). Civil Defense                               authorities are warning Americans to DROP AND COVER if they see a sudden, extremely bright light. Apparently, planet Earth is entering one of two               debris fields from the recent Comet ISON and there is a high probability of meteors from the Comet tail, coming into our atmosphere and detonating.                 Doctors are warning that the shock wave from such a detonation can kill you. Read More on This Breaking Story at                                                                                   http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/195-pat

01/10 - Malware based attack hit Japanese Monju Nuclear Power Plant - Credit: Security Affairs News

01/10 - 2014-01-10 01:15 UTC Modest Start to Geomagnetic Storm

              The coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with the R3 (Strong) Solar Flare Radio Blackout event from January 7th is now affecting Earth but the                       resulting geomagnetic storm is off to a modest start, with no substantial storming occurring thus far. The initial structure of this CME has been                           relatively weak in strength, but that said, it generally takes on the order of 24 hours or more for the full event to transpire and stronger storming is                   certainly still possible. The ongoing Solar Radiation Storm, still just above the S2 (Moderate) threshold, continues it slow decay toward background                   levels. Additionally, Region 1944 is showing some signs of decay and no significant flaring has been observed in the last 48 hours. Stay tuned for                         updates. Credit: Space Weather Prediction Center

01/09 - STORMY SPACE WEATHER: Giant sunspot AR1944 is directly facing Earth and crackling with solar flares. Yesterday, Jan. 7th, an X1-class explosion                 in the sunspot's magnetic canopy hurled a CME in our direction. Sky watchers shoud be alert for auroras on Jan. 9th when the cloud arrives. NOAA                   forecasters estimate a 60% chance of strong geomagnetic storms. The X1-flare that hurled the CME toward Earth also accelerated a swarm of high-                     energy protons in our direction. Effects of the proton fusillade are visible in this Jan. 7th coronagraph movie from the Solar and Heliospheric                                   Observatory (SOHO): (can be viewed today at spaceweather.com).  The "snow" in this movie is caused by solar protons striking the spacecraft's CCD                 camera. A veritable blizzard of speckles develops as the CME emerges into full view. Indeed, many of the protons are accelerated by shock waves at                   the forefront of the expanding cloud.  This ongoing radiation storm ranks S2 on NOAA storm scales. It is rich in "hard" protons with more than 100                     MeV of energy, which accounts for the snowiness of the SOHO coronagraph images. According to NOAA, "passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft               at high latitudes may be exposed to elevated radiation risk" during such a storm.  The source of all this activity is AR1944, one of the biggest sunspots               of the past decade. The sprawling active region is more than 200,000 km wide and contains dozens of dark cores. Its primary core, all by itself, is large               enough to swallow Earth three times over. More flares are in the offing. The sunspot has an unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that is likely                   to erupt again today. Credit: Spaceweather.com

               ROCKET LAUNCH FOILED BY SOLAR ACTIVITY: Orbital Sciences Corp. scrubbed today's launch of their Antares supply rocket to the International                  Space Station in response to an ongoing solar radiation storm, described above. A launch at 1:10 p.m. EST Thursday is possible if the storm subsides.                  Credit: spaceweather.com

01/09 - 2014-01-09 00:03 UTC S3 (Strong) Solar Radiation Storm In Progress

              The ongoing S2 (Moderate) Solar Radiation Storm has intensified to an S3 (Strong) event as of 2320 UTC (6:20 p.m. EST) today, January 8. Protons                         should stay at this same approximate level for the next few hours, then likely take another jump with the passage of the shock ahead of the CME,                         expected to occur around 0900 UTC (4:00 a.m. EST) tomorrow, January 9. However, this increase is not expected to exceed the S3 level. The CME is                         forecast to set off G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm activity through January 9 and 10. Aurora watchers should be ready; updates here as things unfold.               Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

01/07 - 2014-01-07 22:11 UTC CME Impacts Expected January 9

              SWPC Forecasters are anticipating G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9, followed by G1 (Minor) levels January 10. The               source of this pulse is an Earth-directed CME launched from centrally-located Region 1944 at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST) today January 7. This forecast                 is pending the acquisition of some data as yet unavailable, and may be updated. In addition, the current S1 (Minor) Solar Radiation Storm is likely to                 linger for another 24 hours. At the Sun, Region 1944 remains well-placed and energetic. Watch here for more as conditions warrant. Credit: Space                       Weather Prediction Center

01/07 - X-Flare Update and Second Proton Event AR1944​ - Second Flare Erupts from Sunspot AR1944 - this was an X-Class Flare following a M-5 (ALMOST                   X-Flare) with a Second Proton Event that followed.  Please visit our SWPC Alerts Page for details on these events and stay tuned for updates.  

01/07 - X-FLARE, Proton Event, and R3 Radio Event: Giant sunspot AR1944 erupted on Jan 7th at approximately 1832 UT, producing a powerful X1-class                       solar flare. First-look coronagraph images from the STEREO-Ahead spacecraft appear to show a coronal mass ejection (CME) emerging from the blast                 site. If so, the CME is almost certainly heading for Earth. Stay tuned for updates as more data arrive from the NASA-ESA Heliophysics Fleet. Credit:                     Spaceweather.com

              2014-01-07 18:37 UTC R3 (Strong) Event from Region 1944

              Region 1944, the respectably large region now near center disk, produced a R3 (Strong) Solar Flare Radio Blackout event at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST)                   on January 7th, following a R2 (Moderate) event earlier in the day. Forecasters are currently awaiting coronograph imagery to assess the coronal                         mass ejections associated with these events. Once that imagery is available and forecasters are able to model these eruptions, a geomagnetic storm                     forecast will be forthcoming. This latest eruption could also keep the S1 (Minor) Radiation Storm that was in decay in progress. Stay tuned for                               updates. Credit: SWPC

01/07 - 2014-01-07 15:12 UTC R2 (Moderate) Activity, CME Arrival...

             Region 1944, the respectably large region now at center disk, produced a R2 (Moderate) Solar Flare Radio Blackout event at 1013 UTC (5:13 a.m. EST)                  on January 7th, its first R2 event since rotating into view nearly a week ago. Although forecasters are currently awaiting imagery to see the coronal                  mass ejection (CME) that may have been associated with this event, a significant CME is not expected given the short-lived nature of this flare and the              lack of other indicators of a significant CME (radio bursts, etc.). 

             Additionally, the arrival of the CME associated with a R1 (Minor) event late on the 4th has been observed at the ACE spacecraft. This disturbance is                    expected to bring G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storming for the 7th. Stay tuned for updates. Credit: Space Weather Prediction Center

01/06 - INCOMING CME: A CME is heading toward Earth. The incoming cloud (movie) was hurled into space by an M4-class explosion from sunspot AR1944               on Jan. 4th and is expected to deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Jan. 7th. Minor to moderate geomagnetic storms are possible                     when the CME arrives.

              RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Energetic solar protons are streaming past Earth today, triggering an S1-class solar radiation storm. They were                 propelled toward us by an explosion in the magnetic canopy of old sunspot AR1936. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded the blast                           (which can be viewed today at spaceweather.com).  Play the movie again. The snowy speckles dancing around the image are caused by energetic                         protons striking the coronagraph's digital camera. They are a sign that a radiation storm is underway.

              Although this radiation storm is classified as S1, that is, minor, it is fairly rich in high energy particles that can temporarily "snow" (degrade the                         performance of) space-based cameras. NOAA forecasters expect the storm to continue for another day or so. Stay tuned for updates.

              GIANT SUNSPOT TURNS TOWARD EARTH: Watch this movie. One of the largest sunspots in years is turning toward Earth: AR1944 has a 'beta-                       gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for potent eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of               X-flares on Jan. 6th. Any flares today will almost certainly be geoeffective. Credit: Spaceweather.com

01/05 - Growing sunspot AR1944 has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

01/05 - INCOMING CME, UPDATED: A coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading for Earth. The cloud raced away from the sun during the late hours of Jan 4th                 following a long-duration M4-class solar flare from big sunspot AR1944. SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) recorded the explosion                         (which can be viewed today at spaceweather.com). The assymetric CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 7th,                     possibly sparking G1-class geomagnetic storms on Jan. 7th and 8th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Credit:                                                   spaceweather.com

01/05 - CME, POSSIBLY TWO MAY BE INCOMING: A coronal mass ejection (CME) might be heading for Earth. The cloud blasted away from the sun during                   the late hours of Jan 4th following a long-duration M4-class solar flare from big sunspot AR1944. SOHO (the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory)                       recorded the explosion: (video can be viewed today at spaceweather.com). The assymetric CME could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field               on January 7th, possibly sparking G1-class geomagnetic storms. NOAA analysts are still processing the CME imagery for a more precise forecast.                       Watch the movie again. There might be two CMEs in there. After the first cloud from sunspot AR1944 emerged, a second cloud was propelled off the                   sun's western limb by departing sunspot AR1936. The mixture of CMEs complicates analysis of this event. Stay tuned for updates. Credit:                                       Spaceweather.com

01/05 - FLARES LIKELY TODAY: Giant sunspot AR1944 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for potent Earth-directed                       eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares on Jan. 5th. Credit: Spaceweather.com

01/03 - Images Suggest North Korea Expanding Plutonium-Production Capabilities - Missile Threat News

01/03 - N. Korea threatens Guam, U.S. - Credit: Missile Threat News

01/03 - SMALL ASTEROID HITS EARTH: Newly-discovered asteroid 2014 AA hit Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 2nd. The space rock, about the size of a small car,               disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean about 3,000 km east of Caracas, Venezuela. Infrasound records interpreted by Peter Brown of the University of                 Western Ontario suggest an impact energy between 500 and 1,000 tons of TNT. That's a lot of dynamite; nevertheless, in cosmic terms this was a                         relatively minor impact that did no damage to our planet. Credit: Spaceweather.com

               (EMP REPORT AUTHOR'S NOTE: to a few of you that I spoke with a few days ago, you know that I had a dream NYE about back to back asteroids hitting                                        here, we were okay but lots of chaos, uncanny the similarities of the event, glad it was one and not two in this event, and even more glad that damage did not occur                                  THIS time..I will share with all, that I see more coming...I dont know a time frame, and due to the hazmat suits and gas masks that were seen in the dream, and through                            collaboration with close scientists friends of mine, these asteroids are cancerous and dangerous (hazmat suits will not protect against), NASA is not going to share this with                    you, but I will...Namaste Friends...)

01/03 - 2014-01-03 16:40 UTC Keeping a Close Eye on Region 1944...

              Region 1936, the region responsible for the recent R2 (Moderate) Solar Flare Radio Blackout activity, is now approaching the limb and will rotate out                 of view shortly. Region 1944, one of the largest sunspot groups observed to date in solar cycle 24, is now clearly visible on the disc. Region 1944 has                   been relatively stable in size and shows a relatively modest magnetic complexity, but that said, a region of this size certainly has the potential to                         produce significant activity. Updates here as conditions warrant. Credit: Space Weather Prediction Center

01/03 - BIG SUNSPOT, CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR1944, which emerged over the sun's eastern limb on Jan. 1st, is big and potentially dangerous. The                   complex region contains more than a dozen dark cores, and the leading spot is big enough to swallow two planet Earths all by itself. AR1944 is so                       large, sky watchers on Earth are beginning to notice it as a blemish on the solar disk at sunset: (can be viewed at spaceweather.com). "This was my                     first sunset shot of the year," says photographer Raymund Sarmiento of Quezon City, the Philippines. "AR1944 is circled. That sunspot has the                             potential to disrupt transmission/reception of radio signals on the foreground antenna."  Indeed, the sunspot has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that                   harbors energy for strong eruptions. NOAA forecasters estimate a 75% for M-flares and 30% for X-flares on Jan. 3rd. The effect of any flares today will               be mitigated by the fact that the sunspot is not yet directly facing Earth. However, even an off-center blast from this behemoth could produce radio                   blackouts and geomagnetic activity. Stay tuned for developments. Credit: Spaceweather.com

01/02 - Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
              Serial Number: 2098
              Issue Time: 2014 Jan 02 1911 UTC

              ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
              Threshold Reached: 2014 Jan 02 1855 UTC
              Station: GOES13
              Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

              Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

01/02 - GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A minor (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm is in progress on Jan. 2nd in response to a solar wind stream, which is buffeting                                 Earth's magnetosphere. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Credit: Spaceweather.com

              2014-01-02 21:34 UTC G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storming

              The solar wind is now showing signs of a high-speed stream, resulting in G1 (Minor) conditions. Back at the Sun, both Regions 1936 (departing)                           and 1944 (arriving) remain potent and possibly eruptive. Watch for news of changing conditions here. Credit: Space Weather Prediction Center

01/01 - What would a U.S.-China war look like? - Credit: Missile Threat News

01/01 - North Korean leader warns of nuclear disaster, threatens US - Credit: Sydney Morning Herald

01/01 - Activity Seen at North Korean Nuclear Plant - Credit: New York Times

01/01 - 2014-01-01 21:14 UTC Recent Flares (R2 - Moderate) and other activity

              Region 1936, although relatively modest in size, has produced two R2 (Moderate) Solar Flare Radio Blackouts to date. Both of these events were                       relatively impulsive or short-lived, so no significant radiation or geomagnetic storm activity is currently expected as a result. Another fairly large                       sunspot group, Region 1944, is just now rotating into view. Between these two regions, continued activity is certainly possible. Unrelated to this                       flare activity, G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm conditions are likely on January 2nd from a recurrent coronal hole high speed stream. Stay tuned for                   updates. Credit: SWPC

01/01 - SOLAR ACTIVITY IS HIGH: 2014 began with a bang. At 18:54 UT on January 1st, big sunspot AR1936 erupted, producing a strong M9-class solar                   flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the explosion's extreme ultraviolet flash (can be viewed today at spaceweather.com) The movie               shows a dark filament of plasma racing away from the blast site, but most of the material fell back to the stellar surface. Nevertheless, the explosion               did produce a CME that could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field later this week. NOAA analysts are still evaluating this possibility.

              The M9-flare of New Year's Day followed close on the heels of an M6-flare on New Year's Eve. Sunspot AR1936 produced both explosions. The                       New Year's Eve event produced a minor, slow-moving CME that is not expected to disturb Earth's magnetic field if and when it does arrive.

              Sunspot AR1936 is active, but new sunspot AR1944 looks even more potent. The behemoth active region emerged over the sun's southeastern limb               on Jan 1st (available photo at spaceweather.com). Because of foreshortening near the sun's limb, the complexity of AR1944's magnetic field is still                   unknown. The sheer size of the sunspot, however, suggests it is capable of strong flares. The emergence of AR1944 combined with the ongoing                     activity from AR1936 has prompted NOAA forecasters to raise the odds of eruptions on Jan. 2nd to 70% for M-flares and 30% for X-flares. Credit:                     Spaceweather.com

December 2013

12/30 - Sunspots AR1934 and AR1936 have complex magnetic fields that harbor energy for M- and X-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI

12/30 - COMING SOON--THE FIRST AURORAS OF 2014: Magnetic fields in the sun's northern hemisphere have opened up, creating a vast hole in the sun's                   atmosphere--a coronal hole. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring the UV-dark gap (this can be viewed today at spaceweather.com).                     Coronal holes are places where magnetic fields threading through the sun's atmosphere spread apart and allow solar wind to escape. A stream of                       solar wind flowing from this particular coronal hole could reach Earth on Jan. 2-3, possibly sparking polar geomagnetic storms. The first auroras of                   2014 are in the offing. Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/30 - SUBSIDING PROTONS, MORE TO COME? Energetic protons are swarming past Earth in the aftermath of a magnetic explosion on the sun's western                   limb on Dec. 28th: movie. At its peak, the radiation storm registered "S1" on NOAA storm scales, which is to say it was a minor event with minimal                   effects on Earth-orbiting satellites and aviation. The storm is subsiding now. Stronger radiation storms are possible in the days ahead, however, as                   potent sunspot AR1934 rotates toward the western limb--a place with a strong magnetic connection to Earth. Flares from AR1934 could send more                   protons in our direction. Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/29 - INCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspots AR1934 and AR1936 have grown significantly in the past 24 hours, each more than doubling in area as               dozens of new dark cores add themselves to the two active regions. Click on the image to review the developments: (can be viewed at                                               spaceweather.com). Sunspot AR1934 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful X-class solar flares.                             Sunspot AR1936 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for lesser M-class flares. Nevertheless, AR1936 poses the greater threat to                       Earth because it is directly facing our planet. Indeed, an M3-class flare from this sunspot on Dec. 29th created a wave of ionization in the upper                             atmosphere over Asia, the Middle East and eastern Europe. More flares are in the offing, so stay tuned. - Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/29 - SUBSIDING RADIATION STORM: An S1-class solar radiation storm that began on Dec. 28th is subsiding. The storm was sparked by a magnetic                           explosion near the sun's western limb, which accelerated solar protons toward Earth. Our planet is now exiting the swarm of energetic particles.                       Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/28 - China’s Nuclear Bomber Can Hit US Military Bases - Credit: Missile Threat

12/28 - MINOR RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Energetic protons are swarming around Earth on Dec. 28th following a magnetic eruption near the                           western limb of the sun: movie. The ongoing radiation storm ranks S1 on NOAA storm scales, which means it is a relatively minor storm with little                   effect on spacecraft and high-altitude aviation. Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/28 - CRACKLING SUNSPOT: AR1936 is waking up. The sunspot has a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong eruptions, yet it                  has been quiet for days. Now AR1936 is beginning to crackle with flares. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash                from an almost-M-class flare at 1800 UT on Dec. 28th (can be viewed at spaceweather.com)

               Because the sunspot is facing Earth, any flares emanating from it are going to be geoeffective. So far, the extreme ultraviolet "crackles" have produced                  only minor waves of ionization in our planet's upper atmosphere. Earth-effects will increase, however, if the activity continues to intensify. Stay                        tuned! Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/27 - G2 Cloud Trajectory Update - December 16, 2013 - Credit: International Astronomical Union

12/26 - Russia Test Fires New Yars Ballistic Missile - Credit: Missile Threat

12/25 - Russia Introduces Railroad-Based Missiles to Counter U.S. Weapons - Credit: Missile Threat

12/24 - India Clears Proposal to Buy 262 Israeli Missiles - Missile Threat 

12/24 - 6-foot tsunami that hit near New Jersey nuclear plant (in June 2013) may be first of its kind in U.S. — People injured, swept out to sea by wave                             detected as far as Puerto Rico — NOAA said continental shelf may have slumped, now suspects ‘atmospheric event’ (VIDEO)

              http://enenews.com/6-foot-tsunami-that-hit-near-new-jersey-nuclear-plant-may-be-first-of-its-kind-in-u-s-people-injured-swept-out-to-sea-by-                     wave-detected-as-far-as-puerto-rico-noaa-said-continental-shelf-may-hav

              EMP REPORT ANNOUNCEMENT: To those of you who were following us on our Linked In Group (Advanced Survival Technology) back in May/June                 of 2013 - you know that we issued the first ever Tsunami Risk Advisory Alert in May (for this time frame, specifically around June 2, 2013 - which we               then extended as we knew that due to the built up energy from solar events in Mid May , this had increased the risk dramatically for a tsunami event               in the North Atlantic) (that I still keep on the "manager's choice" here for those who were not yet following us.) The most ridiculous part of this is that               NO media attention was given to this event when the 6 ft Tsunami wave hit the NJ coast - was it because we had warned of this in advance and no                   one wanted to give the attention of what we predicted and the risk we advised of? 

              Thank you to the media outlets who FINALLY published this information...it only took a few weeks (and then months) for additional media outlets to               make mention of this event, which was first disclosed through a small town media outlet in Cape Cod....(absurd!), anywhere else in the world this                       would have been on the front page the day after it happened - we can only hope that in the future (as we are predicting the increased risk of a similar                 event in spring of next year again in the Atlantic), more will listen to our advisories! Thank you to our Advanced Forecasting Technologies                                     partnership (specifically Dr. Simon Atkins) for providing this crucial and critical information. We will update more as we deem appropriate for                           potential events in Spring 2014.

12/23 - Comet Lovejoy approaching key spot - Credit: Phys.org

12/23 - Conflicting reports of Russian missiles on Poland’s doorstep - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/23 - NATO commander concerned about Russian missiles - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/23 - Agni-III test-fired by SFC personnel - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/23 - Iran Successfully Test-Fires 200-KM Range Air-Launched Cruise Missiles - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/23 - CHANCE OF FLARES: Big sunspot AR1928 is crackling with M-class solar flares. Magnetic fields spiraling away from the sunspot's location on the                      sun's western limb are well-connected to Earth, raising the possibility of a radiation storm around our planet if the flares intensify. NOAA                                    forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 10% chance of X-class flares on Dec. 23rd. Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/22 - China Conducts Second Flight Test of New Long-Range Missile - Credit: Washington Free Beacon

12/22 - ​Electro-Magnetic Pulse Nuclear war to be launched by Iran - Credit: WoJ News

12/22 - Commander: Iran’s missiles hidden all around country, ready for launch - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/21 - IAEA not allowed access to Iran’s military sites: atomic chief - Credit: Missilethreat.com

12/21 - North Korea threatens to strike South 'without notice,' sends warning via fax - Credit: Fox News

12/21 - Our Universe and Us - Credit: lightmsgs.wordpress.com/

12/20 - Birth of black hole kills the radio star - Credit: Phys.org

12/19 - M-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: For more than two weeks, solar activity has been low. Hours ago, a new sunspot broke the quiet with an M3.5-class solar                   flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash at 23:16 UT on Dec. 19th. Radiation from the flare produced a brief                 wave of ionization in the upper atmosphere over the Pacific side of Earth. Otherwise, the blast was not particularly geoeffective. It did not produce an               Earth-directed CME. The instigating sunspot is still emerging over the sun's southeastern limb. Without a top-down view of the sunspot's magnetic                   field, it is difficult to assess the region's flare-producing potential. NOAA forecasters are guestimating a 30% chance of more M-class flares on Dec.                       20th. - Credit: Spaceweather.com

12/18 - EMP Report OPINION:  Is "Gaia" also going to be studying the wave of electromagnetic energy moving in toward Earth's direction (some may call this               a "pulsar type event")... or is she just "mapping stars"?

              Europe launches billion-dollar Milky Way telescope (Update) - Credit: Phys.org
              Gaia's mission: solving the celestial puzzle (Update 2 on 12/19) - Credit: Phys.org

12/18 - Scientists solve a decades-old mystery in the Earth's upper atmosphere - Credit: Phys.org

12/18 - Powerful ancient explosions explain new class of supernovae - Credit: Phys.org

12/17 - U-M space weather model picked to improve US warning system - Credit: Phys.org

12/17 - New pulsar systems suggest that nature is more creative than previously thought - Credit: Phys.org

12/17 - Massive stars mark out Milky Way's 'missing' arms - Phys.org

12/17 - RS Puppis puts on a spectacular light show - Credit: Phys.org

12/17 - Important space weather instrument cleared for installation onto GOES-R spacecraft - Credit: Phys.org

12/16 - SMA reveals giant star cluster in the making - Credit: Phys.org

12/16 - Russia has stationed Iskander missiles in western region: reports - Credit: News Daily

12/16 - Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles closer to EU - Credit: News Daily

12/16 - Swift satellite catches a hundred thousand new cosmic X-ray sources - Credit: Phys.org

12/15 - CHANCE OF STORMS: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Dec. 15th when a pair of CMEs could deliver rapid-                   fire glancing blows to Earth's magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras mixed with bright moonlight. - Credit:                                   Spaceweather.com

12/14 - Collapse of the universe is closer than ever before - Credit: Phys.org

12/14 - Up in the sky: It's a nuclear explosion - Credit: Phys.org

12/13 - Ex-CIA chief says Iran deal won't stop Tehran from getting nuke - Credit: Washington Examiner

12/13 - Defending Space Assets - Credit: Missile Threat News

12/13 - INCOMING CMES, CHANCE OF STORMS - Yesterday, December 12th, a pair of magnetic filaments on the sun erupted in quick succession between                     0300 UT and 0630 UT. The explosions hurled a pair of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) into space. SOHO recorded the clouds racing away from the sun                 at approximately 1.1 million mph (500 km/s) (video can be viewed today at spaceweather.com).

              Although neither explosion was squarely Earth-directed, the two clouds could deliver glancing blows to Earth's magnetic field on Dec. 14th or (more                 likely) the 15th. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms when the clouds arrive. - Credit: spaceweather.com

12/12 - Magical Thinking and the Doom of Nations - Credit: Israel National News

12/12 - Space Weather Prediction Center Alerts for December 12, 2013
              Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
              Serial Number: 440
              Issue Time: 2013 Dec 12 0417 UTC

              ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
              Begin Time: 2013 Dec 12 0318 UTC
              Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections                 and solar radiation storms.

              Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
              Serial Number: 897
              Issue Time: 2013 Dec 12 0838 UTC

              ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
              Begin Time: 2013 Dec 12 0316 UTC
              Estimated Velocity: 511 km/s
              Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare                 event.

              Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

12/11 - Have Concessions to Iran Made an EMP Attack More Likely? - Credit: Clarion Project 

12/11 - Image: Hubble sees a bizarre cosmic rarity: NGC 660 - Credit: phys.org

12/11 - Young boy's discovery confirmed as a peculiar supernova explosion - Credit: phys.org

12/11 - CORONAL HOLE: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a large coronal hole in the sun's northern hemisphere. Shown here in an                            extreme ultraviolet photo taken during the early hours of Dec. 11th, the UV-dark chasm overlies more than 500 billion square kilometers of solar                          terrain: (photo can be viewed at spaceweather.com)

               Coronal holes are places in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. A broad stream of solar wind                    flowing from this particular coronal hole should reach Earth on Dec. 15-17.

               The last time a solar wind stream blew past Earth, on Dec. 7th, the impact sparked Northern Lights in the United States as far south as Montana and                Michigan. A repeat performance could be in the offing. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras early next week. - Credit:                                            Spaceweather.com

12/11 - ​When Counting Electrical Grid Threats, Count EMP - Credit: Foundry.com

12/10 - Nuclear war would 'end civilization' with famine, study says - Credit: phys.org


12/09 - Video: The Sun reverses its magnetic poles - Credit: Phys.org

12/09 - 2012 solar storm points up need for society to prepare, scientist says - Credit: Phys.org

12/09 - New instrument continues gathering Sun's effects on the Earth - Credit: Phys.org

12/09 - Hidden details revealed in nearby starburst galaxy - Credit: Phys.org

12/09 - IRIS provides unprecedented images of sun- Credit: phys.org

12/08 - A Naked Eye Nova Erupts in Centaurus - Credit: Universe Today

12/08 - Extreme Cosmic Explosions Supercharged by Magnetism - Credit: news.discovery.com

12/08 - COMET LOVEJOY'S ACTIVE TAIL: Amateur astronomers around the northern hemisphere are reporting activity in the tail of naked-eye Comet                           Lovejoy (C/2013 R1). In Nagano, Japan, astrophotographer Kouji Ohnishi could see big changes in less than an hour of monitoring: (photos can be                         viewed at spaceweather.com)

              Michael Jäger saw the same "disconnection event" from his observatory in Masenberg, Austria, on Dec. 5th. The disturbance could be caused by a gust               of solar wind or perhaps an episode of vigorous outgassing in the comet's core.

              Comet Lovejoy is now about as bright as a 4th magnitude star. It is visible to the unaided eye from the countryside and is an easy target for                                   backyard telescopes even in urban areas. Monitoring is encouraged. Comet Lovejoy rises in the east just before the morning sun. - Credit:                                       Spaceweather.com

12/08 - (A Strong) GEOMAGNETIC STORM--NOW! (Do we have any correlation here between the debris tail of Comet LOVEJOY and ISON??)

               (I have to ask why we have not heard anything from NASA regarding our pass through ISON's debris tail coming in January 2014...maybe it was                        decided that as long as the news was shared almost a year ago, April 2013 to be exact, that many of us have forgotten the article...

                Comet ISON Meteor Shower - Credit: NASA.gov


                - the main reason I cannot bring myself to posts the ridiculous and illusion-filled main media sources outlining "Ison's death"...we are just getting                       started folks - encouraging independent research on this, there is more than meets the eye, more information to come on this soon!)

                Now back to the latest from SWPC and Spaceweather.com...

                GEOMAGNETIC STORM--NOW! A geomagnetic storm (Kp=6) is in progress on Dec. 7-8 as Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind. High-                       latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras - Credit: Spacweather.com

2013-12-08 02:37 UTC Moderate Geomagnetic Storming Underway

Earth is now under the influence of a stronger than expected coronal hole high speed stream. G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed and continued low-level storming is possible over the next 24 hours as Earth remains under the influence of this high speed solar wind. Stay tuned for updates.

Credit: SWPC

Additional Alert information from Space Weather Prediction Center - 

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06
Serial Number: 314
Issue Time: 2013 Dec 08 0224 UTC

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6
Threshold Reached: 2013 Dec 08 0217 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0000-0300 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.
Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.
Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state. - Credit: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.html

12/07 - A new view of the energetic universe - Credit: phys.org 

12/07 - Rising Tension Seen in North Korea and at Sea Border - Credit: nytimes.com

12/06 - First Step to Mitigating EMP Threat Is Discussing It - Credit: Foundry.com

12/05 - Hear warning of possible EMP attack from Iran - Credit: wnd.com

12/05 - Neutrinos: Messengers Of The Universe Usher In A 'New Age Of Astronomy' - Credit: science20.com

12/05 - Our Pill-popping Galaxy May Be Hooked On Gas - Credit: science20.com 

12/05 - GRB 130427A: Brightest Ever Gamma-Ray Burst Is A 'Nearby Ordinary Monster' - Credit: science20.com

12/05 - Circinus X-1: 2,500 Year Old Supernova Has A Neutron Star Hidden In - Credit: science20.com

12/05 - Earth's Van Allen Belts - Particle Accelerators In The Sky -Credit: science20.com

12/04 - Girding the Grid: Educating Leaders Is Key - Credit: Foundry.com

12/04 - Have Concessions to Iran Made an EMP Attack More Likely? - Credit: Clarion Project

12/04 - Researchers find giant convection cells on the Sun - Credit: Phys.org

12/04 - Spooky Connection: Wormholes and the Quantum World  - Credit: news.discovery.com

12/03 - Franks tries again with bill to thwart electromagnetic pulse attack - Credit: Cronkite News

12/03 - Flying Power Plant Would Suck Energy From Sky - Credit: Discovery News

12/03 - RF Safe-Stop shuts down car engines with radio pulse - Credit: BBC News

12/02 - Defense against electromagnetic fields - Credit: Phys.org

12/02 - Boeing Wins $76 Million "Doomsday Plane" Contract - Credit: Daily Finance.com

12/01 - How Maine can lead the way, protect electric grid from geomagnetic superstorms  - Credit: Bangor Daily News

12/01 - HANNAFORD: Focusing more eyes in the sky - Existing missile-defense assets could make the U.S. homeland safer - Credit: Washington Times

12/01 - High-Energy Gamma Ray Burst Could Re-Shape Astrophysics Theories, Stanford Scientists Say - Credit: Gold Rush Cam.com

12/01 - Giant Electric Fields May Supercharge Particles In Earth's Radiation Belts - Credit: Space.com


This X-ray image of the galactic center merges Swift XRT observations through 2013. Sgr A* is at center. Low-energy X-rays (300 to 1,500 electron volts) are shown in red, medium-energy (1,500 to 3,000 eV) in green, and high-energy (3,000 to 10,000 eV) in blue. The total exposure time is 12.6 days. Image Credit: NASA/Swift/N. Degenaar (Univ. of Michigan)
This is some additional news on our G2 Cloud/Sgr A interactions as we have been discussing for quite some time and the pulsar-style event or magnetic superwave that is expected as a high risk event this year, and/or into next year, as you will read in this information, as well as previous information we have posted, this event is expected to be long-lasting for at least a year or two... 

More information on the G2 Cloud, simulations (although simulations have only been conducted in 3D and we need to examine alternate dimensional simulations because as we know, there are more than just 3 Dimensions), and research as to whether this G2 Cloud may or may not contain a binary star system can be found below. We update any information we have on this daily, as it should be top of our "radar" list on high risk events to affect Earth, even though NASA will not tell you this, we will! Stay tuned for updates as we have information to provide)