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       22 Feb 2018 #251

    Another successful launch..
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1803 | Build -17134.165
       22 Feb 2018 #252

    Hemimax said: View Post
    No worries, thank you for the clarity.
    Thank you @Hemimax, and, You're welcome.

    These doomsday articles happen from time to time remember the Mayan planets, galaxy, alignments foretelling the end of the world back in 2012? This one started from a new book that came out. Then every time it's reviewed the reviewer puts his or her spin on it.

    Check the link in the second paragraph from this National Geographic article from January 31, 2018 it takes you to the author's site:
    Many times over our planet’s history, Earth’s magnetic poles have reversed, meaning that sometimes a compass pointing north will be aimed at Antarctica rather than the Arctic. This might sound strange, but it’s a relatively predictable quirk. Powered by the machinations of the planet’s spinning iron core, this process of geomagnetic reversal has been doing its thing without much fanfare for eons.

    That is, until this week, when a book excerpt describing the phenomenon appeared online. Shortly afterward, numerous websites began trumpeting the doomsday around the corner, a geomagnetic apocalypse in which tumors run rampant, satellites fall from the sky, and life on Earth will cease to exist as we know it.

    No, We're Not All Doomed by Earth's Magnetic Field Flip
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       25 Feb 2018 #253

    Just a cool video from the recommended for you list, I just watched:

    Dr. Robert Stein, professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State Universe has long envisioned a day when he could use supercomputer programs to "see" through the roiling surface of the sun and glimpse its dynamic interior. He describes his quest and offers ideas about what drives the violent outbursts known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, known to disrupt the electrical systems that power our civilization.
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1803 | Build -17134.165
       25 Feb 2018 #254

    Great video Cliff, thanks for posting!

    Dr Stein is right about working the computations to match as close as possible to the real thing. Times have really changed, how 'bout the one instruction per punch-card?

    I watched it several times to take it all in, especially from 6:00 to 9:06; The magnetic banding and roiling on the surface always amazes me. Good Stuff!

    Clear Skies Cliff!
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  5.    25 Feb 2018 #255

    Anak said: View Post
    ...[snip]...IMHO the biggest concern is either a Solar Flare, CME or EMP ...
    Yeah, have to agree with you on this.
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    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18204
       26 Feb 2018 #256

    Well done, Cliff!
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       26 Feb 2018 #257

    Lunar trivia.....



    The next full moon will be on Thursday, March 1. There are no full moons in February, due to the two full moons in January and in March. The second full moon in March will occur on Saturday, March 31, and be a Blue Moon.

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    Full Moon Calendar 2018: When to See the Next Full Moon
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       27 Feb 2018 #258

    NOAA's GOES-S Briefings and Events
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is scheduled to launch on Thursday, March 1, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 is targeted for 5:02 p.m. EST at the opening of a two-hour launch window. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 4:30 p.m.

    Live Video streaming by Ustream
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    10 Home 64-bit | v1803 | Build -17134.165
       27 Feb 2018 #259

    Get Your Hardhat's Ready! . . .


    Tiangong-1 space laboratory to crash to Earth between mid-March and mid-April, according to new ESA estimates

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    Artist’s rendition of Tiangong-1 in Earth orbit. Image Credit: CNSA

    ESA’s Space Debris Office has issued a new updated forecast for the imminent atmospheric re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory, which appears to have been floating in space out of control for almost two years.

    The office, located at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, coordinates ESA’s research relating to space debris. As part of its activities, it also keeps a close eye on the upcoming re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1 space station, which is expected to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere soon, but there are fears that some of its components may strike the ground.

    According to new calculations, Tiangong-1 should fall to Earth in about one and a half months, most likely between mid-March and mid-April. However, this estimates are always subject to change, due to an array of variables (for instance the variations of the atmosphere).

    “The current estimated window is about March 19 to about April 14; this is highly variable,” the Space Debris Office informs.

    The update issued on Jan. 29 confirmed that the spacecraft should re-enter somewhere between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South latitudes.

    The Office noted that areas outside of these latitudes can be excluded. This large swath of Earth includes Northern parts of the U.S., as well as countries such as Spain, Italy, Turkey, China, North Korea or Japan in the Northern hemisphere.
    When it comes to the Southern hemisphere, most probably those locations which might be affected would be: Chile, Argentina, Southern Australia or New Zealand.

    Spaceflightinsider
    43rd parallel North I'm inside by 2.72° at 40.28°N,
    43rd parallel South is mostly ocean except for southern South America, New Zeland, and Tazmania

    WARNING: This object is expected to decay around Sun, 15/04/2018 08:55:00 +/- 84 hours UTC (these predictions are provided by Joseph Remis).
    Click here to see the bands where the satellite may reenter according to these data (further predictions might be issued later)

    SatFlare
    If you go to Joseph Remis's twitter site he has a bunch of decay predictions, you'll have to scroll to Feb 23 to see:
    Joseph Remis
    ‏ @jremis
    Feb 23

    Obj. 37820 TIANGONG 1 decay prediction: April 17, 2018 ± 20d
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    Windows 10 Professional x64
       27 Feb 2018 #260

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Lunar trivia.....



    The next full moon will be on Thursday, March 1. There are no full moons in February, due to the two full moons in January and in March. The second full moon in March will occur on Saturday, March 31, and be a Blue Moon.

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    Thank you for the link TC
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