Space Weather Update

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by WEATHERMAN1956, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. For those interested. A massive sunspot group (currently 18 earth
    diameters) will cross the earth-directed central meridian of the sun
    in the next day or so. It has produced a series of major flares in the
    last 24 to 36 hours. The strongest such flare is in progress attm. The
    likelihood of very strong flares will be highest with this group in
    the timeframe around... Today...Monday (1/17).

    The Space Environment Center has issued an advisory noting the
    potential for this group to produce intense flares and associated
    radio/communications blackouts, possible electrical outages, and
    slightly increased solar radiation through mid week.

    No specific event thus far has been confirmed to release conditions
    favorable for the above geomagnetic storming and/or mid/low latitude
    aurora, but the odds are increasing!

  2. Quote...

    "Numerous studies have shown that solar storms affect our mood, which can in turn affect our behavior. One 1994 report in the British Journal of Psychiatry cited by Krivelyova and Robotti shows a 36.2 percent increase in hospital admissions for depression during the storms. A 1992 paper published in the Russian Aviakosm Ekolog Med shows that during solar storms, pilots experience increased stress and a sharp decline in flying skills. A Russian study from 1998, based on data from Moscow's ambulance corps, found that suicides and mental disorders, along with cardiovascular incidents—which are often stress related—spike during periods of increased geomagnetic activity."

    See, Anya's normally normal. It's just the sun. :D
  3. awol...folks must be really crazy with this solar activity occurring in phase with the full moon...



  4. Good to see CNN cutting right to the hub of the matter! :D
  5. will it affect Camberley?
  6. Should we invade the sun?
  7. Let's wait to see if it does something underhand and sneaky, like annoy the Bush family, then invent a load of rubbish 'facts' in order to launch an invasion!! :D
  8. Telecom Vanuatu caught with pants down
    Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2005

    A sudden power surge to the Pacific Intelsat satellite communication system has caused a major problem in Pacific communication.

    Several Pacific countries that rely on the satellite for their international telephone links and Internet have had to put in place several contingency plans.

    These include Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Northern Marianas and further North in Southeast Asia, East Timor, Vietnam, and Korea.

    Intelsat says the incident caused the satellite system to stop functioning.

    Pacnews reports the power surge caused the seven year old satellite system to drift off its geostationary orbit.

    Intelsat and Lockheed Martin Corporation, the manufacturer of the satellite, are working together to investigate the problem.

    The most affected country seemed to be Vanuatu, where Telecom Vanuatu Limited relied on Intelsat 804 for both their international phone and Internet telecommunications. In effect to satellite outage cut Vanuatu off from the rest of the world seriously effecting business and administration.

    Questions are now being asked as to why TVL had no redundancy for the international links when in the past TVL have publicly stated they have leased bandwidth on 2 different satellites. Sources wishing to remain anonymous have stated that the management of the National Communications link seems to have been 'amateurish' at best if the country can simply disappear from the international network.

    Fcuk You solar flares :twisted: :twisted:
  9. Some amazing images from similar to the Gif animation Weatherman posted...
    It looks like its about to go supernova at the moment!
  10. incredible site herr doktor!
  11. Ahhh I can feel my lads preparing already.... Sorry boss you've got hehaw chance of getting in any HF comms today\this week\this cycle. Yer lads I know about the sun spots but we are pusing out 250W on ground wave and we are only trying to send 50KM so sort your life out Cpl. Was on ex during the great storm of 2003 got bugger all comms that week but we where shooting skywave then so I let the Cpl thell the CO why he had no comms. Though he would tell the truth i.e. Sorry sir it's sun spots but NO. Cpl x to CO "aye sir we've nae comms cause your kit is sh1te" Great carear enhancing statement!
  12. You would have to go at night. 8O