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  3. Vancanneyt Sander

    Does Solar & Geomagnetic Activity Affect Health?

    The Earth’s magnetosphere protects us from the space weather effects from the Sun and thus humans can survive on Earth. Current research shows negligible or no effects on the life on Earth itself, but it can be dangerous for astronauts who go beyond the protective magnetosphere into space. Astronauts survived the influences from space, although no space walks are done during a solar radiation storm because that would harm astronauts because their unprotected. Other reasearch is done on neutrinos (from cosmic rays and/or sun). These particles don’t have mass but sometimes they collide with hydrogen atoms (based on readings from the neutrino detectors on Earth), because humans consist of hydrogen, such a collision of a particle could possible have an effect and is part of the research. I do not have any medical degree so I can only advise on what the space weather subject consists of and what we know from the effects from space weather. Please consult a doctor for the symptoms you are describing.
  4. I admittedly don't understand the physics behind Space Weather, but for at least 10 years I have been keeping day planners noting that day's activity and various symptoms. These symptoms can range from night sweats, to insomnia, to arthritic knee pain flareups, to teeth gritting, to a white coating on my tongue (increase in bacteria, thrush ruled out), to feeling agitated or overly emotional. I could go on and on. I should also note that I have epilepsy. After a while, myself a skeptic at first, I could not deny noticing a definitive correlation. In fact, if you were to lock me in a room, I could tell you when something significant was occurring or about to occur. CIRs, for instance, trigger night sweats for me. I would welcome the opportunity to prove this...a medical researcher along with an expert on Space Weather. I've noticed research indicating a correlation between heart attacks and strokes. And it dawned on me one day that a healthy woman's menstrual period, we are told, 'averages 28 days'. Mine were always 27 days apart, and it takes the sun 27 days to make one full rotation. Coincidence? We're electrical creatures, powered by the sun. We have long known that the tides respond to the moon. Might medical researchers be overlooking something 'key'? I see so little research being done on this, and practically none in the US. I also am concerned with the increase in manmade EMFs...now microwaves from cell phones, wifi, and so forth. Could we eventually confuse the sun? My thinking is that the sun is our friend, here to keep every living thing healthy. What do you think?
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  6. Definetly possible, I’ve seen airplanes that took more dangerous turns 😉 When traffic above an airport is very busy, airplanes circle around before they get clearance to land.
  7. Vancanneyt Sander

    Help translate SpaceWeatherLive into your language

    Thank you for your interest. Our current Spanish translator has kept it up to date with the latest SWL version so that should be ok. If you want to help out with the help section, that's currently at 4% done.
  8. Nicolas Manero

    Help translate SpaceWeatherLive into your language

    I can help with Spanish translation, if there is anything left. Great work!
  9. Marcel de Bont

    Changelog/Featurelog

    Webcams page The webcams or all-sky cameras page has been updated a little while ago. Broken URLs were removed and new ones are added. We also ranked the cameras according to where they are in the world. Click on the country you like and a drop down will collapse and show you the cameras. Do you know of a northern lights/aurora camera that isn't listed. Let us know! Magnetometers page The magnetometers page was also updated with some little more background information about the magnetometers and the CANadian Magnetic Observatory System was added. TheCANadian Magnetic Observatory System also replaced the North American stack plot on the front page. Under the hood we added some tweaks to ensure that large graphs are displayed better on smaller resolutions.
  10. Vancanneyt Sander

    Changelog/Featurelog

    The Moon phase calendar has been extended. up until now you could only view the current and next month; now you can look further into the future which is more ideal when you're planning your next aurora trip.
  11. Ali Kadhim

    Aurora vanuit Den Helder

    😅I don't know what you wrote .. but this is me and behind me aurora one week ago, this is my first time to see the Aurora .. the picture taken by the mobile camera .. Sory bad resolution Umeå, Sweden
  12. Hi, Do you believe that an airplane in the heights of 11 km can "apparently" move fast like that ? or even took a U-turn in this speed? we see airplanes flying and they merely move " apparently" few centimeters in the sky each minute. Is there any other explanation?
  13. It was closed because the answer was found. There was no evidence of anything that hit the sun, all satellites observing the sun confirmed that. The gif animation showed a clear airplane passing through that caused nothing more of a reflection. Case closed and thus also the topic. ps: because there was no solar event, it was an off-topic discussion and not space weather related. We like things to be in the space weather subject. some extra information: in the past we’ve seen comets plunging to the Sun. when a comet nears the sun it gets brighter and this happens in a period of multiple days as it gets closer to the sun. It happens rarely that a comet gets bright enough to be seen from Earth in broad daylight. The magnitude (brightness) is too weak. If a comet is on collision course with the sun, it would be vaporised even before it hits the surface because the atmosphere of the sun is much much much hotter than the surface. as you can see at the timeframe this comet (which looks bright but was invisible to naked eye from Earth) had a close passage around the Sun and that took a day to complete the passage. This detail of SDO shows what happens with close comets: https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/mov/depot/lovejoy/movies/comet-2_171.gif
  14. Hi im new to this forum and id really like to know why you close down this question? i might be out of my reach, but so far there is no answer that can decide what the photos are showing… ive been following this site for a while without posting, and i find it odd Spacewheater live Close this section without letting people discuss the mather of the question?? ive also been looking at the obeservatory Pictures but couldn´t conclude the timeframe of the photos… Maybe i dont have the full scenerypicture, but it isnt answered as a plane. And i still would like to know the source of Bounce. until the vector of photo and airplane directory is established atleast i remain curios of the origin of the Bounce??
  15. Sylvano

    Aurora vanuit Den Helder

    Afgelopen zondagavond 7-10 een geweldige voorspelling. Hup in de auto en naar Den Helder. De eerste 2 uur lang niks anders dan een vieze sluierwolk die elke foto flink verpeste. Was er eigenlijk klaar mee maar toch nog even gewacht. En gelukkig maar. Rond 22:00 uur een prachtige lucht. Helaas net effies teveel tegenlicht van Texelse bodem. Maar ondanks dat dik tevreden.
  16. Vancanneyt Sander

    Two objects hitting the sun and bounced back into space

    We'd like to add that other solar satellites didn't see anything happening on the Sun; plus all ground stations that also watch the Sun do not have anything particular during that timeframe. We can conclude it's not solar related. We like to close and conclude that it's an airplane passing through and the reflection on the airplane causes the "flare".
  17. Ali Kadhim

    Two objects hitting the sun and bounced back into space

    Interesting .. but if it is really something hit the sun it would be very very fast because from the GIF animated photo in 12 seconds it manages to travel a distance equal to one diameter of the sun. I don't think there is a comet or object can travel like that fast.
  18. Vancanneyt Sander

    Two objects hitting the sun and bounced back into space

    looks clearly like an airplane ✈️ with its exhaust.
  19. I have prepared a gif file from 12 consecutive photos taken at 1 sec intervals. Please take a look. Also, a second camera located about 5 metres away from the one above and taking photographs every 5 seconds revealed the following: Interesting... Thanks very much for looking up the SDO records and for your comments, Sander Vancanneyt.
  20. Vancanneyt Sander

    Two objects hitting the sun and bounced back into space

    Reviewing the SDO imagery, the satellite that continuously watches the Sun, there where no events on the Sun during that time. We can conclude nothing has plunged into the Sun. in the past we did have some comets that plunged into the Sun but caused nothing much, most debris is already burned before it touches the solar surface because the corona of the Sun is way hotter than the surface. And those events don't cause a major flash and wouldn't be visible from Earth. i do agree with @Sunfrog that a reflection can be the cause. The images where also not taken using the proper solar filters which can also cause lens flares (camera related) and other optical side-effects. Plus if the lens has no image stabilization, a small bright object can be smeared out in the image.
  21. Thanks for injecting your views Sunfrog. First of all, when I reviewed the photo sequence I posted earlier, I realized that the first photo of the sequence was placed at the very end by mistake. By zooming-in on the photos, disturbances on the sun's surface could be seen near the fireballs impact points which took a few seconds of time to smooth out.
  22. From the images it looks consistent with the points moving on a straight line grazing the Sun edge so not actually "bouncing" off. My best guess would be that this is a distant airplane (from scale about 100+ km off which also typical when the Sun is low on horizon so distant planes at cruising altitude will appear at a similar angle). Also the apparent "upward" movement would indicate a plane moving towards you. At such distance the tiny plane is lost in haze and glare since is mostly dark and lit from behind whereas bright glints of sunlight reflecting off plane geometry would show. However in this case it could also be refraction from the hot jet exhaust which would explain the shape for a two engine plane. This is a very small bending effect and would show up only as the plane is very close to the edge.
  23. AhtoA

    Auroras in Estonia

    This album contains pictures that have been captured in Estonia
  24. Een beetje #poollicht in de donkere nacht (Franeker 07-10-2018, 22:23).
  25. On 7 October 2018 at around 0938 GMT (1738 Local) and at a location in Hong Kong, I was photographing the sunset using two cameras. Both cameras caught 2 bright objects approaching and hitting the surface of the sun on its left side causing explosions on the sun's surface and then bounced back and disappeared into space. The whole event lasted for about 15 seconds. What could these objects be?
  26. Vancanneyt Sander

    Changelog/Featurelog

    For everybody that didn’t see our news, we celebrated our 10th birthday of SpaceWeatherLive and we did that by releasing our own app that’s available for iOS and android devices. Like our website it’s available in 10 languages and has some unique features not found on the site. More information can be found here. Thank you to all who supported us to make this all happen!
  27. Vancanneyt Sander

    I hope www.spaceweatherlive.com Survive

    The most important solar observatories are still online and providing us continuous views on our star. The moon and earth sometimes passes between the satellite and the Sun and thus creates a partial eclipse of the solar disk from the eyepoint of the satellite. This is a common thing, nothing to worry about. Around the equinoxes this is very common as the earth passes in between the satellite and the Sun on a daily basis.
  28. Light_Inside_Me

    I hope www.spaceweatherlive.com Survive

    Hello everyone, I hope this amazing web site survives after the closing of 7 Solar Observatories around the World without acceptable reasons. In fact it has been detected (image in this forum) a fast passing moon shadow over Sun telescope view, something strange !!!
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