All from NOAA; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assoc. They work sis by side with NASA. I have not written any of it. Lisa T.

This is an AI Free zone!

Text created by ChatGPT and other Large Language Models is spreading rapidly across the Internet. It’s well-written, artificial, and frequently inaccurate. If you find a mistake on, rest assured it was made by a real human being.

A CRACK IS OPENING IN EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD: A minor crack is opening in Earth’s magnetic field, setting the stage for a possible G1-class geomagnetic storm on June 15th. This could be the result of a CIR (co-rotating interaction region), which was predicted to arrive today. CIRs are transition zones between slow- and fast-moving solar wind streams. Solar wind plasma piles up in these regions, producing shock-like structures that mimick CMEs. Aurora alerts: SMS Text

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN CREATE CLOUDS: This is a story about AI. It didn’t start that way, though. On May 28th, an unusual weather system blanketed the UK. Cirrostratus clouds containing a rare mixture of gem-like ice crystals filled the sky. Sunlight shining through the crystals produced a stunning variety of ice halos widely seen and reported on BBC news.

During the display, R. J. Cobain of Conlig, Northern Ireland, spun around on his lawn taking as many pictures as he could. “By combining 11 photos I was able to capture a full parhelic circle,” says Cobain.

Circling the zenith in a majestic arc, full parhelic circles are among the rarest of ice halos. They require as many as five internal reflections from millions of individual ice crytals, all catching sunbeams simultaneously. “This was by far the best display of atmospheric optics I have ever seen,” Cobain says.

There was only one problem with Cobain’s excellent photo. He forgot to photograph the zenith. The black gap bothered him.

“I decided to use OpenAI’s DALL-E tool to fill in the gap in the panorama,” says Cobain. “The prompt was just ‘wispy cirrostratus clouds against a dark blue sky’.” Here is the result:

“Scary how it convincingly continued with the slightly darker sky behind the 46 degree halo (a detail you wouldn’t expect the AI to know),” he says.

DALL-E is the visual version of ChatGPT. It creates images from text. “It is an extension of the GPT-3 language model, designed specifically for the task of image synthesis,” according to OpenAI. “DALL-E combines techniques from computer vision and natural language processing to create unique and novel images.”

Cobain was not trying to decieve anyone by letting AI fill in the gap. He just wanted to see if it could do a good job. Scary good is more like it.

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