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81. Schizophrenia and the Fear of World Destruction [Journals] [Kronos]
... which the Prophet Dance later was to spread, lived the Southern Okanagon. This apprehensive tribelet believed that falling stars, earthquakes, and other anomalous events in nature were all signs of the coming destruction of the world.(6 ) The Modoc greatly feared the world's end. Every year in the fall they danced at the coming of the aurora borealis. This was the sky on fire, set by Kumukamts the Creator, his son, and Red Fox. Its smoke or flames would cause incurable sickness . . . Then they danced to ward off the great burning of the world, lest the earth catch flame from the sky at the edge of the world, and make ...
82. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... New Scientist, 4.9 .04, pp. 44-55) The largest solar flare ever recorded was by Richard Carrington in 1959. Within minutes of his optical observation magnetometers recorded a radical change to Earth's magnetic field, followed over 17 hours later by another huge perturbation. Telegraph workers experienced sparks leaping from their equipment and starting fires and auroras were seen at extremely low latitudes. Recent calculations indicate that it was three times as large as the one which knocked out Quebec in 1989. Greenland ice cores carry evidence of solar flares in the form of nitrate peaks, as energetic particles hitting the atmosphere triggering a cascade of chemical reactions, resulting in the formation of nitrates. Einstein ...
83. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... generated by cosmic events such as the birth of black holes. ' X-rays being emitted by an embryonic star indicate that it is devouring the gas around it, helped by Something other than gravity. ' Gigantic solar storms destroyed over half Earth's arctic ozone layer in the Spring of 2004. Powerful radio waves beamed into the sky can enhance natural auroras and mysterious radio waves have been detected from somewhere near the centre of our galaxy; it may be a magnetar, or may be something completely new. Finally, it is now thought possible that Earth and meteorites could have been formed as a result of giant lightning strikes triggered by gamma rays. To sum up, in the words ...
... molecular ice-dust soon after it has left the solar vents, some of which, borne out into space by the vehicular power of the light (corona matter, zodiacal light matter), are gathered by the Earth, cause the less powerful, regionally extensive, regular meteorological phenomena, such as the rainy seasons, electrical and magnetic disturbances, aurora polaris, and so on. The outward movement of this solifugal' material is slowed down to nothing well within our planetary system. Probably it is already negligible in the realm of the outer planets. They were therefore able to gather enormous quantities of this molecular ice-dust in part directly, and in part indirectly by condensing it into smaller ...
85. Thoth Vol VII, No 1: Feb 28, 2003 [Journals] [Thoth]
... which are hindered by the magnetic fields. But exactly what happens and why these kind of structures are formed, we don't know." Sunspots are cooler and darker than the rest of the Sun. They are launch pads for complex expulsions of plasma that race through the solar system, sometimes fueling the colorful lights near Earth1s poles known as aurora.- Thornhill Comments Is it likely that the poor understanding of sunspot phenomena arises from the incorrect assumption that we know most of what goes on inside the Sun? I think so. To have any confidence in our understanding of the Sun, and stars in general, we must first be able to explain simply the things we can ...
... period in sunspots of about every II years, but of late this has been doubted, and 22 years has been substituted. Ball says that at the beginning of each new period the spots are found in higher solar latitudes than at the end; and that there is an unmistakable, but unexplained, connection between sunspots, displays of the Aurora Borealis, and of terrestrial magnetic storms. Sunspots mark the seat of tremendous activity in the layers of glowing gas lying beyond the photosphere. The most remarkable of the gaseous prominences, which stand out above the limb of the sun when it is totally eclipsed, are almost always with spots lying beneath them. Solar prominences reveal outbursts of ...
87. The Nature and Origin of Comets and the Evolution of Celestial Bodies (Part I) [Journals] [Kronos]
... for 4.5 billion years and how it maintains the elevated temperature necessary to have a gaseous atmosphere (as with Titan)?(16) The current sheet of five million amps that flows constantly from Io to Jupiter was the first electrical discharge phenomenon recorded by Voyager in interplanetary space. It is generally stated(17) that the auroras on Jupiter arise from current flow from Io's torus. But, since auroral spots - one near each pole - also follow Io as it orbits Jupiter's dark side,(18) the current must be coming from Io itself. The visible auroral spots near Jupiter's poles following Io were mentioned in early news releases but no reference to them ...
88. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the next cycle reaches its peak. At these times coronal holes appear near the Sun's poles, magnetic field lines shoot vertically out into space and the solar wind doubles its normal speed. Sometimes this results in a giant blob of magnetised plasma of enormous energy approaching Earth and distributing its power into our magnetosphere, disrupting radio communications, causing spectacular auroras and affecting the weather. Normally the solar wind moves more slowly round the Sun's equator, changing abruptly at high latitudes to almost double the speed. The boundary oscillates and some scientists claim to have found a hidden periodicity in the solar wind in tune with oscillations in the Sun. There also appear to be strong fluctuations in its magnetic ...
89. Catastrophes in the period 5th cent. BC to 14th cent. AD [Journals] [SIS Review]
... millennium BC, movements associated with the term Celtic' despite their origin in the Danube basin. The cycle of (diminishing) catastrophe brought this to an end. Baillie has located tree ring signatures (dust veils) at 208 BC and 44BC. They have been linked with volcanoes, yet the dates are interesting. 208 may connect with aurora phenomena featured in the Maccabees story . After 200 BC Greek and Roman records mention abandoned villages and empty countryside. A medical student, Rufus of Ephesus, described symptoms of an epidemic in Egypt and Libya around 200 BC in terms reminiscent of plague. In China the Era of the Warring States', 403-221BC, ended ...
90. Monitor [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the Sun itself move too fast to have gained their high energies from heating; it is suggested that they gain their energy from an oscillating electric field while spiralling within strong magnetic fields. Need we comment further? Magnetic planets New Scientist 17.1 .98, p. 23, 25.10.97, p. 58 Spectacular auroras have been seen on Saturn and Jupiter. The latter also show two bright streaks where electric currents flowed from its moon Io. These cannot yet be explained by astronomers. A reader suggests that the tiny magnetic field on Mars may simply indicate that it is in the process of reversing its field. If decreased magnetic field on Earth lets ...
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