Electromagnetism news

Ringing Like a Bell

Earth's magnetic field is ringing like a bell - go to http://spaceweather.com 22nd February ... a stream of solar wind is passing just south of the Earth making a grazing contact with the magnetosphere. This is causing the unusual swinging back and forth that is like a ringing bell. The low frequency oscillation went on for over an hour. In spite of the glancing blow it did cause auroral lights over the Arctic - see image below taken in Lapland.

 

 

Ozone

It seems that when the Sun is more active than normal, with lots of flares, some of which are directly aimed at the Eaarth, the ozone hole over the poles appears (as ozone is dispersed to temperate and tropical areas of the Earth (the atmosphere overlying these regions). The zone hole was particularly a focus of interest in the 1990s and early 2000s. It was back to a degree in the middle of the current solar cycle (or solar maximum as it is known).

HINODE images

At https://phys.org/print437129335.html ... HINODE captures record breaking solar magnetic field. A sun spot observed by the HINODE spacecraft. Astronomers in Japan discovered the largest magnetic field ever directly measured on the surface of the Sun. It seems to have been generated as a result of gas outflow form one sun spot pushing up against another sun spot .... (see below)

Magnetic Poles

William sent in this link - www.yahoo.com/news/earth-apos-magnetic-poles-show-185939488.html ... apparently, earth's north and south magnetic poles, in the past, used to flip regularly, at 200 to 300,000 years intervals. Currently, we are led to believe, the poles have not flipped for the last 780,000 years. Is the dating methodology haywire and why do magnetic poles flip?

Electric Saturn

Robert sent in the link to https://expertsvar.se/en/pressmeddelanden/electrical-and-chemical-coupli... ... electrical and chemical coupling between Saturn and its rings - Swedish research results published in the journal Science. The Langmuir probe was developed by the Swedes and was onboard the Cassini spacecraft. It seems it has made some exciting discoveries on the atmosphere of Saturn - a strong coupling, chemically and electrically, between Saturn's upper atmosphere and its ring system.

gravitational waves

William forwarded a link to a video of Wal Thornhill - go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJjrD5pq_I ... which questions the idea gravitational waves were really detected and the actual existence of black holes.

lightning and C14

Robert Farrar sent in the link to this post. However, it was featured a days ago in an earlier News post, on November 24th, at www.sis-group.org.uk/news/lightning-creates-anti-matter.htm .... (see www.crev.info/2017/11/lightning-can-produce-carbon-14/ ). I took that post from Tall Bloke's blog site. Robert's link, on the other hand, concentrates on C14 rather than the production of anti-matter particles (although in the comments C14 is a feature).

Lightning creates anti-matter

This is an interesting story and can be found at various places on the Internet - for example, at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/11/22/discovery-lightning-creates-anti-... .. lightning creates anti matter in our atmosphere. Back in 2009 Anthony Watts suggested a huge electric charge differential in Earth's atmosphere acted like a particle accelerator and now it seems scientists have verified the idea (or at least, a team from Kyoto University in Japan).

Sun Pulses X-rays

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/11/22/study-when-the-sun-pulses-x-rays-... ... Electric Universe has been something of a taboo for a number of years at WattsUpWithThat climate blog - but it seems even they cannot deny recent science findings, especially when it comes from a solar scientist (Laura Hayes). She has investigated a connection between solar flares and Eareth's atmosphere, a well trodden path in EU circles - but not accepted as a general fact of reality (by mainstream).

Beach Flint

In Norfollk (England) there are beaches where the tide has washed away the chalk and left some extraordinary flint formations - see www.geulogy.com/norfolk/beestonbump/flintbackbones-beestonebump.html ...