Of the White Buffalo Experiment


Lightning kills rare white buffalo in Wisconsin.

Nov. 28--The rare white buffalo was named Miracle Second Chance when it was born on a Wisconsin farm last August during a massive thunderstorm.

On Monday, "Chance" was buried after being killed by lightning and buffalo farmers Val Heider of rural Anesville were trying, as mourners often do, to find something meaningful in the loss.

"It's so ironic," Val Heider said today. "There was a crack of lightning that lit up the sky on the day he was born and the same thing happened on the night he died."

The short life -- Chance lived three months and one day -- had renewed interest in the Heider farm, home for a decade to Miracle.

SS: they are saying this white buffalo was born during a crack of lightening in august 2006 only too die three months later in November 2006 by a lightening strike ..

SS: lightening is related to Schumann resonance ..

SS: only days later the Ring of Soul was seen on the sun which immediately was followed by massive x-flare storm ..

Mayan Astronomy
Whereas the Egyptians studied the movements of the Hyades, Orion and its companion star Sirius, the Maya were more interested in the nearby Pleiades star-cluster. They viewed it as the warning rattle of a great cosmic serpent, which seems to have corresponded to the ecliptic. The head of this serpent was the sun and they believed that it was the source of all life on earth.

SS: Scalar Potential Ring of Soul returns to source:

RING-SHAPED SUNSPOT: A new sunspot has materialized--and it's an odd one. Sunspot 927 is shaped like a ring. John Nassr of the Philippines photographed it this morning: The ring is about twice as wide as Earth and makes an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. It's worth watching. The magnetic field of this 'spot might be arranged in an unusual way, leading to instabilities and eruptions. Stay tuned.

Sunspot 927 on Nov. 29th. Credit: John Nassr of the Philippines.

BROKEN RING: Just yesterday sunspot 927 broke through the surface of the sun and formed a curious-looking ring. Images: #1, #2. Today it has transformed itself into something completely different: The fast-changing spot remains an inviting target for backyard solar telescopes. Rapid changes could lead to magnetic instabilities and eruptions. Stay tuned.

SS: Massive Solar Storm begins:

MAJOR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites detected a major X9-class solar flare this morning at 1035 UT (5:35 a.m. EST). The source: big, new sunspot 930*, which is emerging over the Sun's eastern limb. GOES-13 captured this X-ray image of the blast: Because of the sunspot's location near the limb, the flare was not Earth-directed. Future eruptions could be, however, because the Sun's spin is turning the spot toward Earth. Sunspot 930 will be visible for the next two weeks as it glides across the solar disk.  *Correction: Initially, we reported that the X9-class flare came from sunspot 929. The correct number is sunspot 930.

Sunspot 930 on Dec. 6th. Credit: John Nassr of the Philippines.

ANGRY SUNSPOT: Solar activity is very high. New sunspot 930 has unleashed two X-class solar flares: an X9-flare on Dec. 5th and an X6- flare on Dec. 6th. Because of the sunspot's location near the eastern limb, the blasts were not squarely Earth-directed. Nevertheless, they might make themselves felt. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) hurled into space by the explosions could deliver glancing blows to Earth's magnetic field as early as Dec. 7th, producing high-latitude geomagnetic storms.

RADIATION STORM: A radiation storm is underway. Based on the energy and number of solar protons streaming past Earth, NOAA ranks the storm as category S3: satellites may experience single-event upsets and astronauts should practice "radiation avoidance. The rush of protons may be a sign of an approaching CME (coronal mass ejection). Protons are accelerated in shock waves at the leading-edge of CMEs, so when the proton count rises, we can guess that a CME is en route. Northern sky watchers should remain alert for auroras, which could flare up if and when a CME arrives.

ANGRY SUNSPOT: Radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft knew something was up yesterday when a loud roar came out of the loudspeaker of his 22 MHz shortwave receiver in New Mexico: Sunspot 930 had exploded again. The X6-class flare sent shock waves billowing through the sun's atmosphere, producing among other things a Type II solar radio burst: listen. In Los Angeles, California, Gary Palmer watched the explosion through his Coronado SolarMax90: NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of another X-flare during the next 24 hours. Further explosions could intensify the ongoing radiation storm and improve the chances for widespread auroras. Stay tuned. BONUS: Even between explosions, a lot is happening around sunspot 930, as shown in this movie from French astronomer Pascal Paquereau. To create the animation, he combined "17 pictures taken every 2 minutes through my Coronado PST."

Credit: NSO/Optical Solar Patrol Network telescope

SOLAR TSUNAMI: When sunspot 930 exploded on Dec. 6th, producing an X6-category flare, it also created a tsunami-like shock wave that rolled across the face of the sun, wiping out filaments and other structures in its path. An H-alpha telescope in New Mexico operated by the National Solar Observatory (NSO) recorded the action: "These large scale blast waves occur infrequently, however, are very powerful," says Dr. K. S. Balasubramaniam of the National Solar Observatory. "They quickly propagate in a matter of minutes covering the whole sun and apparently sweeping away filamentary material." Researchers are unsure whether the filaments were blown off or were compressed so they were temporarily invisible. Get the full story from the NSO.

SUDDEN QUIET: After three days of intense storming last week, sunspot 930 has suddenly gone quiet. The sunspot's magnetic field has settled into a stable configuration and--for now--poses little threat for strong solar flares.

Photo details: Dec. 13, 2006, 0350 UT; Coronado SolarMax40, Stellarvue 80.

X-FLARE: Sunspot 930 has unleashed another big solar flare, an X3-class explosion at 0240 UT on Dec. 13th. In Huirangi, New Zealand, photographer Andy Dodson caught the spot in mid-flare: As a result of the blast, a radiation storm is underway. Based on the energy and number of solar protons streaming past Earth, NOAA ranks the storm as category S2: satellites may experience some glitches and reboots, but astronauts are in no danger. The explosion hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth: movie. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras when it arrives on Dec. 14th. (Note: In the movie, the CME is barely visible through a snowstorm of streaks and speckles. That "snow" is caused by solar protons peppering SOHO's digital camera.)

SOLAR RADIO BURSTS: The latest X-flare from sunspot 930 (an X1.5 explosion at 22:15 UT on Dec. 14th) sent shock waves billowing through the sun's atmosphere. Those waves produced a cacophany of shortwave radio emissions. Thomas Ashcraft recorded some of them using his radio telescope in New Mexico: listen. Above: A spectrogram of solar radio bursts on Dec. 14th. Courtesy: NASA's Radio Jove Program and the University of Florida Radio Observatory (UFRO) "We were lucky to catch a slice of these powerful solar radio sweeps at 22 MHz while the Sun was still in our antenna beams," says Ashcraft.

FAREWELL 930: The source of all this solar activity is sunspot 930. It won't be around much longer. The sun's rotation is carrying the active region toward the western limb, where it will vanish in a few days: Above: Sean Walker of Chester, New Hampshire, used a Coronado PST to take this picture on Dec. 16th. It was nice to get "one last look at 930," says Walker. "There's also a beautiful forest of prominences on the other side of the sun: image."

AURORAS FROM SPACE: How bright were the auroras of Dec. 14th? As bright as city lights and easily seen from space. A US Air Force DMSP satellite took this picture from orbit 830 km above the United States: The bright arc stretching from Montana to Maine is the aurora borealis. In many places it completely overwhelms the city lights below. "The DMSP satellite has the ability to detect auroral light at night," says Paul McCrone of the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt AFB in Nebraska. "These images are mosaics of various DMSP overflights on Dec. 12-13, Dec. 13-14, and Dec 14-15. The Dec. 14th image is quite striking."

December 2006 Aurora Gallery
Updated: December 18th

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