Yes, the various images of the sun have been quite spectacular lately.
Some might even call them 'beautiful', but only in the context of 'beautiful, but daunting'.
The image above is but a minuscule reflection of the violent and tumultuous universe around us--a universe which, once in a while commands our attention, as it does today.
Recent NOAA 'Space Warnings' pages have been rift with all sorts of bar, colors, stars and blurts, the likes of which we do not often see all at the same time.
above courtesy: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/warnings_timeline.htm
Surely most of us know by now that 'something's up' because even the popular media has picked up on 'news of the sun'. We ALL want to know what is going on.
Well, for a while now, I've been providing space weather 'Tutorials' in an effort to prepare readers for what we are now witnessing.
Just click on the keyword 'Tutorials' below and you can easily bring yourselves up-to-date.
Considering that things will be ratcheting up to a solar activity crescendo sometime in 2014, it might be worth your while to save as reference the links and information I have posted for you here over the past few years.
If this is your first visit to www.DearOnesHealingMinistry.blogspot.com here is a concise 'update':
What we are witnessing now is the result of a so-called 'solar minimum', wherein the sun's activity becomes 'dimished' overall, on the large-scale of things.
But, when the sun DOES erupt, the 'show' is more profound than it would be during a 'normal cycle'.
Experts tell us that 'solar minimums' come around every one hundred years, or so.
As such, satellite transmissions will be affected/disrupted due to the increased 'proton storm activity' as charted below due to solar activity right now:
above courtesy: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/pro_3d.html
Dolphins and other creatures whose navigating systems are dependent upon a 'constant, reliable earth's magnetic field' are being beached and otherwise detoured.
I suspect that migrating birds and other species will also exhibit atypical behaviors and patterns, as well.
The reason for this is that our planets magnetic field has been 'jogged', but good, as a result of all the solar energy affecting not only the earth's atmosphere, but the earth, itself, as well:
above courtesy: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/mag_3d.html
Additionally, radiation levels at high altitudes will be higher than normal, to the point that air travel patterns will be altered.
Radio 'bursts' will affect our radio transmissions. We can expect interruptions in cell phone and computer services.
And finally, we must prepare ourselves for extremes of weather on earth due to the impact of all this on-going solar flare energy on planet earth.
Just how this will manifest is not always predictable and we cannot always specifically know, although educated guesses can be made.
We would do well to be on the lookout for volcanic, tornadic, tsunamic, and seismic activity, most likely coupled with fierce rain, snow, wind, flooding, dust and other weather-related 'events'.
Below is a 'look' at solar 'wind' at the present time. You should be aware that there is always a lag-period of from 2-5 days (approx.) between the time energy-in all of it's manifestations--'flares' off the sun, and the moment when it impacts the earth's atmosphere and then earth, itself.
above courtesy: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/latest2day.gif
Click 'Tutorials' and other keywords below for a list of articles I have written to date which translate NASA-ese and NOAA-ese into 'english' so that you can learn all you need to know to keep up to date with the ever-changing conditions of our universe.
God Bless & Keep You & Your Loved Ones Safe
Rev. Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"