A GLANCING-BLOW CME IS COMING (UPDATED): Sunspot AR3335 exploded on June 18th, producing an M2.5-class solar flare (new movie) and a minor shortwave radio blackout over the Atlantic Ocean (map). The explosion lasted long enough to lift a CME out of the sun’s atmosphere. NOAA has modeled the CME and determined that it could deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on June 21-22. CME alerts: SMS Text
POSSIBLE MID-LATITUDE NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: Since late May, the NOAA-21 satellite has been monitoring a buildup of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) around the North Pole. (In tzolkinics, this is the N.Polar Zone of 4D earth or the etheric BODY of the earth, analogous to the human aura in our etheric body.)
On June 17th, the clouds may have spilled all the way down to mid-latitudes:
“[Our latest map] shows lines of faint clouds extending down to 40 N,” says Matt DeLand of Science Systems and Applications, Inc, who processed the data.
“I’m not sure I believe these are all real clouds because they show up in only one of three slits [in the satellite’s OMPS Limb Profiler instrument].” Daily maps later this week may provide confirmation. (I think he’s saying that bc understandably, he doesn’t know what they are. NOAA doesn’t deal in the manifestation of 4D time.)
NLCs are clouds of frosted meteor smoke. They form every year in summer when wisps of water vapor rise up to the edge of space and crystalize on the surfaces of disintegrated meteoroids. Often, the clouds are most widespread during nights around the summer solstice, with sightings in recent years as far south as Spain and southern California.
Above: Noctilucent clouds over Scotland on June 16th. Credit: Alan C Tough
With this year’s northern summer solstice only 2 days away, the timing is right for mid-latitude NLCs. NOAA-21’s detections may indeed be real. Stay tuned for updates in the days ahead and, meanwhile, be alert for noctilucent clouds.