Yeah, it's the season! I mentioned it the other day when it was raining (good for the shrooms!) and got some funny looks! 😃
My nephew got a ton last year and spent a couple of days frying them up and freezing them..... now I have to ask him if any are left?! Or if he is going out again.... soon
Sorry you are having headaches too! Don't go researching any extra on my part - I'm fairly sure that you and Jo are the ones that originally told me that " these things" can affect our bodies! Memory problems included! 🙃
I WAS really having " a turn of events " (a day where I was exhausted physically/feet hurt by noon/hard to keep eyes open but not sleepy?) from a "negative feeling" day at the start, to a very positive day by 3:00 pm after prayer, UNTIL I turned on the 5 pm news (Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017).
Today, just "numb" (cried yesterday). I want to "call in sick" to cleaning my aunts home today (Thursday, Sept. 21), and that isn't anything new, but really "pushing myself" to be positive. Numb is NOT always negative. But uncomfortable.
Monday had a headache all day that was not *bad* but wouldn't be touched by headache medicine. Went to bed by 7 pm.
Will put anything more personal on personal thread.
If we should have a solar maximum similar to that of 1859, you can expect "the grid" to blow up!
Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time
By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer | August 17, 2018
The sun is a ball of invisible, electromagnetic explosions. This stunning ultraviolet image taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory models what those swirling electric field lines actually look like. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA
Don't be alarmed, but the sun is constantly exploding. While violent nuclear fusion reactions power the sun's 27-million-degree-Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius) core, towers of molten plasma, crackling radiation and electromagnetic energy rise and fall from the star's blazing surface in a constant tangle of heat and light.
It's pretty cool — and almost completely invisible to human eyes. Thankfully, researchers at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory have used computer models to capture snapshots of this unseen solar energy every day. Yesterday (Aug. 16), they shared one of those snapshots, which you can see above.
In the computer-enhanced ultraviolet photo, you can see a model of the sun's magnetic-field lines swirling out of the star's surface the way they appeared on Aug. 10, 2018. Each white line represents a powerful electromagnetic eruption resulting from high-energy interactions between the ultrahot, supercharged particles that make up both the sun's magnetic field and the plasma writhing around the star's surface.
As you can see from the image, some of those streams of energy blast far into space, creating solar winds and other space weather, while others rise from the sun's surface, spin around and fall back down again in closed loops. These returning loops of magnetic energy can further stir the pot of charged particles on the sun's surface, resulting in more and greater explosions of solar weather, including solar flares and big belches of radiation known as coronal mass ejections.
It may look like there's a lot going on, but historically speaking, the sun is actually experiencing a bit of a slow season right now. Scientists don't know exactly why, but the sun's magnetic field seems to follow a pretty reliable 11-year cycle of activity in which these loops of solar energy grow progressively larger and more complicated before resetting to a relatively stable state. Toward the end of each cycle, the sun radiates more, sunspots become more frequent, and powerful solar storms are more likely to blaze off of the sun's surface and deep into space.
Once the magnetic field reaches a point of maximum activity — or its solar maximum — the star's magnetic poles flip, and a new period of relative inactivity begins again. (This new beginning, as you might deduce, is called the "solar minimum.")
THE LAST SOLAR MAXIMUM OCCURRED IN APRIL 2014 AND, ACCORDING TO NASA, WAS PRETTY WEAK BY THE SUN'S HISTORICAL STANDARDS. ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR STORMS ON RECORD, THE SO-CALLED CARRINGTON EVENT, FOR EXAMPLE, OCCURRED NEAR A SOLAR MAXIMUM IN 1859. WHEN THE MASSIVE WAVE OF SOLAR ENERGY SLAMMED INTO EARTH, TELEGRAPH WIRES SHORTED OUT AND BURST INTO FLAME, AND A BEAUTIFUL AURORA — USUALLY VISIBLE ONLY FROM POLAR LATITUDES — SHIMMERED IN THE SKY AS FAR SOUTH AS CUBA AND HAWAII. FORTUNATELY, 2014 WAS MUCH LESS EVENTFUL.
By Eleanor Imster in EARTH | SPACE | November 15, 2018
Activity on the sun’s surface creates the conditions known as space weather, that can, at its worst, damage Earth satellites and cause electrical blackouts.
The sun has made life on the innermost planets, Mercury and Venus, impossible, due to the intense radiation and colossal amounts of energetic material it blasts in every direction, creating the ever-changing conditions in space known as space weather.
Considering all of this, how did life come to thrive on Earth? Our magnetic field protects us from the solar wind — the constant stream of electrons, protons and heavier ions from the sun — and from coronal mass ejections (CMEs), the sun’s occasional outbursts of billion-ton clouds of solar plasma into space.
But the most extreme space weather events, arrivals of fast CMEs or high-speed solar-wind streams, disturb our protective magnetic shield, creating geomagnetic storms at Earth.
These storms have the potential to cause serious problems for modern technological systems, disrupting or damaging satellites in space and the multitude of services – like navigation and telecoms – that rely on them, blacking out power grids and radio communication and creating a radiation hazard for astronauts in space, even serving potentially harmful doses of radiation to astronauts on future missions to the moon or Mars.
BOTTOM LINE: Video explains space weather, especially solar wind and CMEs.
I think people are effected by the sun's temper fits too. Well we have 'electrical' brain impulses so not so far fetched. I've noticed that people get anxious, angry, irritated or all of the above during solar storms.
spotless38: Iam back after a long break . What a couple of years I had . After what had happened I lost my brother and had to bury him and then I had caught that type A flue and I was a very sick puppy I also needed blood for the loss of it .
Jul 7, 2018 13:30:41 GMT -6
lois: Very Happy to see you Ron. Missed you. Glad you are doing better now. Sorry for your lost. I did not know your brother had passed. hugs lois
Jul 10, 2018 0:52:45 GMT -6
paulette: Ron - hope you've hit a quiet spot. Sorry for your loss.
Aug 3, 2018 10:49:30 GMT -6
lois: I picked up my phone a few days ago and I looked at the name of the caller. Boy was I surprise. It has been a couple of years. So good to hear your voice Ron. Hope you make it a habit again. love and hugs .
Aug 15, 2018 23:21:38 GMT -6
leia77: Spotless, I am glad that you are feeling better and welcome back! I too am back from a long time away...
Aug 31, 2018 2:08:32 GMT -6
jcurio: I am much relieved to see that you have been on here, Spotless! I hope that things are going much better for you now
Sept 19, 2018 16:46:42 GMT -6
jcurio: And Lois, And Lorelei!
Sept 19, 2018 16:47:07 GMT -6
casper: And Meeeeeee!!
Oct 16, 2018 18:41:31 GMT -6
lois: Sorry guys I cannot see the print. On is tiny hand computer
Oct 21, 2018 20:42:09 GMT -6
lois: Casper your page stops at page five in 2016
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:01 GMT -6
lois: How did your Halloween night go this year?
Nov 15, 2018 23:54:58 GMT -6
skywalker: He posted on the Halloween thread this year.
Nov 25, 2018 18:33:36 GMT -6
lois: Oh ok Sky I will check it out. Thanks.
Dec 21, 2018 21:45:31 GMT -6
lois: What topic was it under.
Dec 21, 2018 21:51:07 GMT -6