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Four Comets at Once and the Brightest Comet is Lovejoy – Nov 10, 2013

Thank you to the incredible Linda Sky – of the Earth Changes Healing Affirmations WordPress site – for posting this informative article. Four Comets – Lovejoy C/2013 R1, ISON, LINEAR X1 and Encke – are all visible during the coming couple of weeks. UK weather is a bit unpredictable at the moment but I’m sure Mother Nature will smile on us and give us a clear view very soon 🙂 Thank you Linda.

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11-9-13 four comets nov 2013 ison, encke, lovejoy, linear x1Comet ISON is getting all the press, but it’s not even the brightest comet in its own patch of sky. That would be Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1), one of four comets now rising in the east before dawn.
All four are visible in binoculars or backyard telescopes, and Comet Lovejoy (mag. +6.0) is visible to the naked eye from dark-sky sites…LINK

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The Electric Comet – Full Documentary

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Good evening from a slightly autumnal Surrey.

As many are aware from my earlier blog postings, I truly admire the work of the incredible Thunderbolts Project team. Whilst I have not yet reached a level whereby one could confidently explain the fundamentals of the Electric Universe Theory, I’m relishing every moment of learning alternate viewpoints of the workings of our Universe.

I have recently enjoyed conversations with my Sister in relation to a certain newsworthy comet, Comet C/2012_S1… you may have heard of it? With the contents of one particular conversation reverberating in my mind, I decided to treat myself to a viewing of the team’s seminal documentary video, ‘The Electric Comet‘.

The story that unfolds during the documentary provides an abundance of luncheons for one’s mental digestion. The Thunderbolts Project team have taken great care to ensure that the viewer isn’t blinded by science, eschewing complicated scientific terminology for easy-to-understand explanations of their findings.

And yes… I’ll admit to leaping up and down in my seat with delight upon reaching the closing credits. Not professional I know, yet I know that you’ll find the video as enlightening as I did…

(Documentary is posted for information and educational purposes only)

4MIN News July 15, 2013: ISON Conjunction, Delta Spot Develops

I truly appreciate the amazing work of the incredible young gentleman known as Suspicious 0bservers. He has a sensible head on his shoulders, possessed with a wisdom that one could only dream for at the same age. I’ve noted his concerns about Comet ISON for a while now, namely the electromagnetic effects of its orbit upon neighbouring planets and innocuous drifting space detritus (i.e., those in the Asteroid Belt).

ISON is certainly an enigmatic comet, I’ll give it that. To quote my Sister from last November: ‘I am unable to comment as to whether this will be of any substantial threat to the Planet. There are too many variables at this stage’.

My own personal feeling is that we should keep a trained eye on ISON’s progress. I certainly can comprehend the frustration felt by concerned observers as to the true reasons and motives that lay behind what would appear to be NASA’s intransigence in temporarily turning either STEREO A or B’s focus on the Solar System’s new visitor.

That said, we don’t have to depend upon NASA. This Planet is blessed with a multitude of gifted amateur astronomers and space observers who are perfectly capable of watching the skies for us. The very same group are also not afraid to voice exactly what they see in the skies either.

Thank you to the ever-wonderful Annette for posting today’s video from Suspicious 0bservers. You are both beautiful souls – and you are truly appreciated 🙂

‘The Switch Has Been Well and Truly Flicked…’: Part Three

Image by Teodoro S Gruhl, publicdomainpictures.net

Image by Teodoro S Gruhl, publicdomainpictures.net

Good evening from a chilly and overcast Surrey.

I owe a considerable apology for the delay in posting this Part 3 of ‘The Switch’. Papal resignations, meteor impacts and school holidays meant that this important topic required a temporary hiatus. Whilst the hiatus from the Blog was underway… the embers were gently glowing in the backburner of my mind. Occasional news items began stoking those embers into sudden flames once more.

The news that reignited those embers was released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on 19 February 2013. The article, ‘Cassini Sheds Light on Cosmic Particle Accelerators‘, describes unusual effects on Saturn’s magnetosphere, as observed by the Cassini Solstice Mission’s orbiting satellite. In a nutshell, particles were observed to accelerate to high energetic levels as they approached the gas giant’s magnetosphere, creating a shockwave. This type of acceleration is normally observed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion. I would recommend reading of the full article, given that it is enlightening to an immense degree.

Whilst the article suggests that ‘an unusually strong blast of solar winds‘ was the likely causal factor of the event observed by Cassini, the alternative suggestion (i.e., the acceleration of debris/detritus away from a stellar explosion/supernova) is an intriguing proposition in itself, given recent conversations with my Sister on the subject of supernovae. I would be interested in studying the findings further for two reasons: a) to ascertain the time period of the observed effects (the date) and b) correlating solar wind speeds/Muon particle measurements corresponding to that precise time period.

Image from Wikipedia

Image from Wikipedia

The Sisterly conversation, coupled with the emergence of the Saturn Shockwave observation, means meandering into the realms of speculation… and, perhaps, serves as a timely reminder that the World of Science should, on occasion, heed the call of conjecture – that investigation in the spirit of adventure is likely the best avenue to follow?

We need to remember that the expression ‘solar wind’ is a misnomer, given that the ‘wind’ itself is an ejection of highly energetic particles from the Sun. Bearing this in mind…

… let’s just assume, for the purpose of this Blog entry, that Cassini’s observations were undertaken during a period of relative solar calm. Those particles wouldn’t have appeared from nowhere – there would have been a source, for certain. Which begs another question (hypothetical, you understand…?)

Is it possible that our Solar System is, effectively, beginning to feel the buffeting effects of a long-distant supernova explosion? And could these possible buffeting effects perhaps offer us the solution to the genesis of the Solar System’s current period of undeniable change?

Astrophysicists have identified periods of past supernovae explosions from historical details. For example, SN185 was witnessed in the year 185AD, its visual splendour recorded by Chinese astronomers in the Book of Later Han. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer have since expanded upon the amazing spectral event witnessed by ancestors of long ago. SN1006 was the brightest supernova event in recorded history, with contemporary astronomer Frank Winkler remarking that, such was its magnitude, ‘people could have probably read their manuscripts at night by its light.’

However, I’m going to ask another hypotheticial question out loud. Would our Planet and/or Solar System have been affected by such events, especially if the event was close/explosive enough? During research for the original mass opus of The Journey, I had been spurred to investigate that very question, based on comments made by my Grandfather in 2010 about our Planet being affected by such an event circa 13,500-14,000 years ago. A search-engine question yielded some fascinating returns.

Image by Petr Kratochvil, publicdomainpictures.net

Image by Petr Kratochvil, publicdomainpictures.net

In the article ‘Forget About Global Warming: We’re One Step from Extinction!‘, Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Henry See discuss the astonishing scientific detective work undertaken by physicist Richard Firestone, along with geologists Allen West and Simon Warwick-Smith. Firestone, West and Warwick-Smith’s work focused on the ‘The Great Event of 12,000 years ago’, so catalogued and richly described in various myths and religious texts – and their findings were alarming. All evidence, scientifically verified and quantified, suggested that ‘The Great Event’ was triggered by a supernova explosion which had occurred 29,000 years prior to The Great Event. And the devastation our terrified ancestors faced at that time were visitors, disturbed from our Oort Cloud by the sheer force of the supernova explosion, raining down on them in rocky showers.

And could this happen today…? With meteors exploding over Russia? With increased numbers of Near Earth asteroids becoming apparent? Planetary changes affecting every planet in the Solar System? Three ‘Comets of the Century’ appearing in the space of 9 months? Mars under threat by an asteroid in 2014? How do we know it isn’t happening already…?

Of course… my musings are hypothetical, mere conjecture – those of an armchair astrophysicist. I could not possibly speculate further than this… could I?

Willow.

Further Interest:
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture‘, Richard Firestone, Allen West and Simon Warwick-Smith (2006);
Terrestrial Evidence of a Nuclear Catastrophe in Paleoindian Times‘, Richard B. Firestone and William Topping, from The Mammoth Trumpet (2001);

Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby

LINK TO NASA ARTICLE – ‘Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid’, 15 February 2013: Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby.

Good evening from a dark and chilly Surrey…

Russian Meteor, Ekaterinburg 2013

Russian Meteor, Ekaterinburg 2013

The Russian Meteor Impact of 2013 was certainly a surprise event.   The NASA article detailed above provides thoughtful reading, particularly the Comments Section.

There are, of course, some fanciful theories abound in cyberspace… a couple of examples being a)that the meteor was the true 2012 DA14 and b) was a UFO shot down by the ever vigilant Russian Military.

Whilst one cannot rule out the former with certainty, the latter?  Well, I’m not one for unrealistic conspiracy theories really.  Our Global Space Agencies did the best they could in the circumstances.  The meteor’s mass would have quite obviously been greater prior to its entry through our atmosphere.  The atmosphere performed one of its many jobs admirably, effectively melting the rock during its entry.  Fragments broke apart from the main body, the light show was incredible and the accompanying sonic boom was something not frequently heard since Concorde graced our skies. 1200 people were injured, mainly by glass fragments, and there was damage to buildings – and my heart goes out to our Russian friends. We must, however, remember that the event was a relatively benign show of galactic splendour – and yes, we are EXTREMELY fortunate that this was the case.

There has been an increase in the reports of ‘fireballs’ speeding their way across our skies in recent times, suggesting to me that the Earth – or the Solar System at large – is likely traversing its way through a congested area of the Universe at this time.

Interestingly, my Sister had mentioned 2012 DA14 last November (2012).  Her exact words were “no threat from this asteroid – enjoy the show.”  I thought her choice of words was intriguing at the time but I’m not attaching any deeper meaning to her words.  She was always beautifully adept at cutting through unnecessary verbosity in life and this trait of hers has gracefully endured since her transition.

Bearing this in mind, she has mentioned the Comet of the Century, Comet ISON…  when asked about whether the Comet poses any substantial threat to Earth?  Well.. I shall conclude this blog posting with her exact words… “… there are too many variables and I don’t want to say if it is at this stage…

Willow.