Huge Sunspot Unleashes Major X9 Solar Flare

Huge Sunspot Unleashes Major X9 Solar Flare

Strongest in a decade, a major solar flare from the very active sunspot AR2673 ripped out of the sun on September 6 1202 UT. X-rays and UV radiation from the blast ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a strong shortwave radio blackout on the dayside of...
Stunning Simulation Video Of Asteroid Belt

Stunning Simulation Video Of Asteroid Belt

The following asteroid belt visualization shows just how surrounded we are on planet Earth — in the middle of an asteroid shooting gallery… Most asteroids come from a region in space between the planets Mars and Jupiter called the asteroid belt – a...
Pitch Black And The Next Carrington Event

Pitch Black And The Next Carrington Event

The next ‘Carrington event’ will likely plunge much of the world into pitch black as the power grids fail — in turn wiping out much of modern humanity. The catastrophic scenario is not science fiction. Apparently, there is a one in eight chance that...
Will This Weekend’s Super Moon Trigger A Mega Quake?

Will This Weekend’s Super Moon Trigger A Mega Quake?

This weekend there will be a Super Moon. On June 23rd, the Moon becomes full at essentially the same time it reaches perigee (the closest to the earth). This near-perfect coincidence makes the Moon “super.” One question, Will the extraordinary tides from...
Strongest Solar Flare Of The Year

Strongest Solar Flare Of The Year

My Inbox has suddenly been filling with automated messaging from the Australian Space Forecast Centre of solar flare reports, a phenomenon that had quieted down of late during this current solar cycle. But quiet no more… We have just witnessed the strongest...
Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset

The following tools are for finding sunrise-sunset time and direction, and hours of daylight, all based on a geographical location latitude-longitude and date-time of year. Knowing this information (or where to find it) can prove very useful for many different...