florida man will be missed but its for a good cause
Wow…. daymn gurl you’re going to need a whole new type of pesticide to deal with these fuckers.
*Thank you Canada for being a cold motherfucking bitch. It’s called tough love motherfcuker, cause it protects us from these real threats!*
reblog for that gif.
yup the gif
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How Strong is The Sun’s Wrath?
Although the day is coming to an end now, I wonder if the most recent CMEs’ auroras will be bright enough to be seen tonight? That’s what others are saying - that people at all latitudes may be able to catch the view. It’s been said that some auroras may be able to be seen, if clearness is a given, as far south as the Southern Great Lakes.
The recent CMEs have all been M-class excluding the X5.4-class that first hit us on Earth early A.M. today, and then there were the following 5 M-classes. The activity from these CMEs are said to possibly last until Friday.
There is a pretty side to solar flares and it would be amazing to grab a glimpse from way down here, but I’m more interested to see if these guys are strong enough to throw out the power grid and affect satellites.
Are these signs that we should be stepping away from our gadgets and taking a look at the beautiful world around us?
It’s certainly very probable that the geomagnetic storms and radiation activity will be strong enough to do so, and precautions were set in place for the event of both, but reports have been made that the International Space Station and its crew are out of harm’s way.
It doesn’t top the biggest solar flare in the past 500 years (more below), but the solar flare coming from this specific sunspot (AR1429 - which is positioned currently to have a direct path toward Earth), on March 5th was one of the biggest of the past 11-year cycle; the one back on August 8, 2011, being the most intense sun storm of Solar Cycle 24.
This is a pretty interesting phenomenon I’d like to share as well - the biggest sun storm in the past 500 years. Read on, it’s pretty interesting how the event was recorded and witnessed.
1859: The Carrington Event
The Carrington Event of 1859 was the first documented event of a solar flare impacting Earth. The event occurred at 11:18 a.m. EDT on Sept. 1 and is named after Richard Carrington, the solar astronomer who witnessed the event through his private observatory telescope and sketched the sun’s sunspots at the time. The flare was the largest documented solar storm in the last 500 years, NASA scientists have said.
According to NOAA, the Carrington solar storm event sparked major aurora displays that were visible as far south as the Caribbean. It also caused severe interruptions in global telegraph communications, even shocking some telegraph operators and sparking fires when discharges from the lines ignited telegraph paper, according to a NASA description.
Here is the complete list of the worst solar storms in history and more information about the first solar storm recording and The Carrington Event.
For more information about the recent solar activity here’s some good information from The Christian Science Monitor and Mother Nature Network.
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Thursday March 8th
Even though the comet is far away now, in an elliptical orbit that brings it close to the sun just once every 133 years, rock and ice from it have spread out in a ring all along its path. The comet itself will probably be pretty good to see if you can hang on until July 2126, but in the meantime, like clockwork, it gives us an annual meteor shower in mid-August.
This is not the best year to see the Perseid. A full moon will brighten the sky on Friday night and Saturday morning, just as the shower peaks.
“The best time to look is during the hours before dawn especially on Saturday morning, August 13th,” writes Tony Phillips, an astronomer who manages the Science News page at NASA’s website. “The full Moon will be relatively low, and the meteor rate should be peaking at that time.”