Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:59 pm
-A sudden flare up of a 'comet'.
-When Asteroids Become Comets
The surprising discovery of asteroids with comet tails supports the longstanding claim of the electrical theorists—that the essential difference between asteroids and comets is the shape of their orbits.http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/ ... teroid.htm
-There was a coronal hole at the 'same' time, causing bright earth aurora's.
-The ACE-data (thanks Dave) shows rapid changes in the solar wind.
little change in electron detection but spikes of protons.
A doubling of the windspeed/a small raise of the temp with the speed, but the density of the wind hardly changes.
-As we can see in the JPL-small body applet, earth and comet are somewhat in the same general direction only the comet is above the plane.
-Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Disintegrates
Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, first observed in 1930 and named after its two German discoverers, completes an orbit every 5.4 years. Following its discovery it was little more than a footnote in comet science until 1995. The first appearance of the comet that year was so bright that astronomers hailed it as a new comet. But as it turned out, the "newcomer" was Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, presenting itself in more glorious dress than ever before, despite the fact that conditions were not favorable. It was 150 million miles away, but shining hundreds of times more brightly than expected.
So maybe some connection between the two.
Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, first observed in 1930 and named after its two German discoverers, has never put on a spectacular display comparable to such "Great Comets" of the twentieth century as Halley, Hale-Bopp, and Hyakutake. It is a short-period comet: for electrical theorists that means a lower-voltage comet—and, as a rule, less drama.
Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 completes an orbit every 5.4 years. Its path takes it from just beyond the orbit of Jupiter to inside the orbit of Earth. But it does not visit the more remote regions of the solar system, while the spectacular "Great Comets" spend long periods adjusting in that more negative environment of the Sun's domain before racing sunward. What Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 does exhibit, however, is a highly elliptical (elongated) orbit, so in electrical terms that means more rapid transit through the Sun's electric field and more intense stresses on the capacitor than would be the case were the comet moving on a less eccentric path between the regions of Jupiter's and Earth's orbits.http://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2006/ ... reakup.htm
A capacitor, one of the most commonly used devices in electrical engineering, stores electrical charge between layers of insulating material. And that is what a comet moving through regions of different charge will do—it will store electric charge.
- there is a tail pointing away from earth but not really direct opposite of the sun.