A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

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A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

Unread postby kell1990 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:29 pm

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... ra2-16.gif
http://spaceweather.com/images2017/04oc ... _strip.jpg

I hope the links work. If it doesn't then just go to Spaceweather.com and noodle around for it. You'll see it.

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The other day "Steve" was sighted again. Same phenomenon complete with the twisted elements, and this time NASA even measured the increase in electrical activity. Do ya suppose it might be a Birkeland current? Of course it is. Maybe it needs to have a poster attached for NASA to get the message.
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Re: A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

Unread postby kell1990 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:02 pm

STEVE, THE MYSTERIOUS AURORAL ARC: A strong geomagnetic storm was brewing in the skies above Alberta, Canada, on Sept. 27th when photographer Alan Dyer looked up and saw a ribbon of purple light arcing cross the sky. It was the mysterious aurora known as "Steve":

(Sorry, but I can't get the photo to display here. It's at the Space Weather site though.)


"The Steve arc appeared for only about 20 minutes, starting at 10:45 pm MDT, during a lull in the main display," says Dyer, who captured the arc in a 6-shot, 360o panorama.
For many years, northern sky watchers have reported this luminous form occasionally dancing among regular auroras. It was widely called a "proton arc" until researchers pointed out that protons probably had nothing to do with it. So members of the Alberta Aurora Chasers group gave it a new name: "Steve."

"We seem to be ideally located in the Canadian Prairies for sighting Steve, as we often get the main aurora to our north, placing Steve overhead or to our south," notes Dyer.


No one fully understands the underlying physics of the purple ribbon. One of the European Space Agency's Swarm satellites flew straight through Steve during a previous apparition. Data revealed a relatively hot river of gas, about 25 km wide, flowing rapidly through Earth's outer atmosphere. "Steve seems to be a thermal emission from hot flowing gas rather than from precipitating electrons," says Dyer, "but his origin and nature are still mysterious."

Not so. "Steve" is a Birkeland current and has been understood for at least 100 years. For the life of me, I don't see what's so hard to understand about this.
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Re: A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

Unread postby Maol » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:00 pm

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Re: A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

Unread postby kell1990 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:26 pm

Thank you Maol for posting the image of "Steve".

In the original post the second link shows an artist's impression of what a Carrington Event might look like when it hit Mars.

I really need to work on my internet skills.
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Re: A "Carrington Event" hits Mars; "Steve" again

Unread postby Maol » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:43 am

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