Thursday, February 16, 2012

Can you see what is wrong with this picture of the Aurora from Feb 12th?

Do you see the same thing I do in this picture?

Can you tell what is wrong with this picture?

This picture is on Spaceweather right now.

What they are saying about it:

AURORA WHIRLPOOL: Sometimes the sky surprises us. On Feb. 14-15, with little warning, geomagnetic activity rippled around the Arctic Circle, producing an outbreak of auroras that veteran observers said was among the best in months. At the height of the display, a US Defense Meteorological Program satellite photographed a whirlpool of Northern Lights just north of the Bering Sea:

"A number of images from the DMSP F18 satellite captured the dramatic auroral event of the last couple nights," says analyst Paul McCrone, who processed processed the data at the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in Monterey, CA.
The reason for the outburst is still not completely clear. It got started on Feb. 14th when a magnetic disturbance rippled around the Arctic Circle. No CME was obvious in local solar wind data at the time; the disturbance just ... happened. Once begun, the disturbance was amplified by the actions of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth. The IMF tipped south, opening a crack in our planet's magnetic defenses. Solar wind poured in and fueled the auroras.

Do you see what I see in the picture?

If you are familiar when solar wind or CMEs hit the Earth the energy goes to both the North and South poles of the Earth.  That is where there is swirling of the Auroras and the strongest energy is concentrated.  Auroras can be seen very far south when there is a strong solar storm and it will be in the form of a green tint to the sky.  But the major part of it, is always at the North and South poles.

Here is a image of the magnetic field showing it from the North and South pole

 So, look at the picture at the top again.  Do you now see what is wrong with the picture?  The energy of the solar wind and aurora is not at the top of the Earth, but it is shown the energy is concentrated much further South, which would mark the magnetic North. We know the magnet north has been moving, but this is showing way south of where it should be.

Is our magnetic north this far south now?


  1. Probably. They've been lying about almost everything, of course, but included among the myriad lies is the real rate of the movement of magnetic north/south. IMO, this is part of the reason Europe is frozen right now. Thank you for sharing this information with us, Ma'am :)

  2. When the poles flip, you'll know about it.. Unfortunately, you just won't be able to blog about it. I don't want to be in an aeroplane when it happens. Unless the pilot can navigate by the stars.

  3. Indeed. Thank you for the post, I think you'll like these too.

    "Arctic Vortex Shift/Europe Freezes"-

    We can add Venus to the list of changes.
    "Is Venus' Rotation Slowing Down?"-