In case you needed a reminder that this solar cycle is the weakest in decades, take a look at the solar disk. Today it's almost blank.
Only last month, solar activity reached a fever pitch with one sunspot alone dumping enough energy in Earth's atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.
Such outbursts are consistent with predictions that solar maximum is only about one year away. Yet even on the threshold of Solar Max, the sun remains capable of deep quiet.
Stay tuned for more ups and downs.
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For the past few days, magnetic filaments have been rising and snapping all around the sun. The latest eruption occurred during the late hours of April 7th. The eruption hurled a CME into space. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud will not hit Earth, but it will hit Mercury on April 9th around 02:29 UT (+/- 7 hours).
Mercury's planetary magnetic field is only ~10% as strong as Earth's, so Mercury is not well protected from CMEs. When the clouds hit, they can actually scour atoms off Mercury's surface, adding material to Mercury's super-thin atmosphere and comet-like tail. www.spaceweather.com
When it comes to terraforming, the Universe makes man’s puny efforts to be king of the hill look pretty pathetic. Not only are we completely at the mercy of a constantly changing planet, but we’re careening through space totally vulnerable to a sea of objects and cosmic influences beyond our wildest imagination.
Yet intuitively we have the peace that all is under control in some magnificent way.
The decades long assertion that our solar system would soon enter an electrically charged life-altering photon belt around the Sirius star system has been regularly dismissed as pseudo science – NASA-speak for 'conspiracy theory'. Despite periodical scientific validation it has been continually pushed aside by mainstream science.
Our local interstellar environment. IBEX data shows that our Solar System is currently located within the boundary of the Local Cloud. Image Credit: IBEX team, M. Paternostro (The Adler Planetarium), Dr. P. Frisch (University of Chicago), Dr. S. Redfield (Wesleyan University)
First The Interstellar Cloud – ‘That Physics Says Should Not Exist’
The solar system is passing through a region of the Milky Way filled with cosmic rays and interstellar clouds. The magnetic field of our own sun, inflated by the solar wind into a bubble called the “heliosphere,” substantially protects us from these things. However, the bubble itself is vulnerable to external fields. A strong magnetic field just outside the solar system could press against the heliosphere and interact with it in unknown ways. Will this strengthen our natural shielding—or weaken it? No one can say.
“Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system,” explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. “This magnetic field holds the interstellar cloud together and solves the long-standing puzzle of how it can exist at all.”
To read the rest of this long and fascinating article visit http://www.zengardner.com/is-nasa-tracking-the-cosmic-shift/
Stay on High Alert
There’s a lot of very interesting information available on this transition we’re going through, with many interpretations, and some great advice on how to manage these vibrational changes. My personal take is to stay very alert and aware on every front, most of all of my thoughts and feelings, remaining the observer monitoring what’s going on within and without me.
Don’t ever forget, your very thoughts and feelings at times may not be your own but some morphed projection from this hyper-technological insane drive by the would-be controllers to steer humanity as well. This is especially so when our guards are down.
For me that also means keeping abreast of the news, the real news. It’s watching for trends, not just in the New World Order roll-out or political news, but following earth and space changes is very important. How our planet and solar system are behaving is intrinsic to getting a deeper sense of the energetic changes we’re undergoing. Once you get a rounded picture of the current situation the dots connect.
But we have to keep at it, especially now.
Real information is everything. It’s our food. Either we’re getting the adulterated stuff or we’re getting real nourishment. It makes a world of difference in how we feel and think and affects the very course of our lives, and hence the rest of humanity since we each affect it so profoundly. I avoid TV at any cost. It’s toxic and completely destructive. If there’s something worth watching you’ll find it on the net where you can be in control of it.
Even the animal channel has turned into a horror show. So called science history regurgitations are carefully manicured to misdirect and are lubricated by truths for easy assimilation into the collective mind. All deviously presented in a completely false construct of understanding.
You can read the rest of this article, and many others, at : http://www.zengardner.com/sailing-the-uncharted-cosmic-sea/
Remarkably, given their number, not one of the CMEs appears to be heading for our planet. This conclusion is only tentative, however, because of visual confusion among the three clouds. Stay tuned for updates. www.spaceweather.com
The best evening to look is Tuesday, April 3rd, when the brilliant planet glides just south of the dipper's bowl. Venus exits by the handle on Wednesday, April 4th. Venus passes through the Pleiades in this way about once every 8 years.
To say this is a mixture of dissimilar things would be an understatement. The Pleiades are elusive. You rarely find them on purpose. They're best seen out of the corner of your eye, a pretty little surprise that pops out of the night sky when you're staring elsewhere. Venus is just the opposite. Dazzling, bright enough to cast faint shadows, it beams down from the heavens and grabs you when you're not even looking.
The Pleiades, also known as the "Seven Sisters," are a cluster of young stars. They formed barely 100 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs on Earth from a collapsing cloud of interstellar gas. The biggest and brightest members are blue-white and about five times wider than our own sun. Because of their distance, about 400 light years away, the Pleiades are near the limit of naked-eye visibility. When Venus joins them in conjunction, it will look like a supernova has gone off inside the cluster. Venus's thick clouds reflect so much sunlight, the planet outshines every thing in the night sky except the Moon. Strangely, though, the Pleiades do not look puny in comparison, just delicately beautiful. Look west just after sunset, and see for yourself.
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