Space Weather News for April 27, 2008
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STRANGE SOLAR FLARE: No sunspots? No problem. Yesterday the blank sun unleashed a solar flare without the usual aid of a sunspot.
At 1408 UT on April 26th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a surge of X-rays registering B3.8 on the "Richter scale" of solar flares. That's a relatively minor flare; nevertheless, the blast sent a "solar tsunami" shock wave rippling through the sun's atmosphere and also launched a coronal mass ejection. The CME is expected to reach Earth late on April 28th or April 29th, possibly sparking high latitude auroras when it arrives. Visit SpaceWeather to view images, movies and updates.
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And with my tiresome tendency to see As above, so below correlations, I'd say somebody is feelin' his oats this week.
Is someone flaring only to flame out? Is Obama's "Star falling" as is being blogged all over.
Or is this unusual flare descriptive of TV's Craig Ferguson livin' large in America while perpetrating his American Dream along with the best imitation of Prince Charles ever devised by man? It's spot on! And horses horses horses do like their oats, don't they?
And then there's...
The "A Man Unmasked" degree of the current season of Solar Eclipses, the one from early February, 2008, keeps on giving.
We've seen a few varmints unmasked, all right, but we hardly care--we've become as they planned--besotted and benumbed from constant exposure to their perfidies and scandals, and fretting over the troubles under our own noses. Snot to the oppressor!
Such is America. But that's not all she is. And I'm grateful for that.
Oh! and Craig...I speak for many when I say that we didn't want you to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner so you could make 'friends in Washington.' Was a line crossed that night?
You seem to have slept with the enemy and pronounced her good. S'up? Payback for fast-tracked Am-citizenship?
Don't care, I'm just asking. And I'm glad you're here actually. For you do so amuse.