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Cause of Colorado’s 5.3 and Virginia’s 5.9 and Peru’s 7.0 Quake – ELENIN

The moon ended the last quarter phase on August 22, 2011.

This corresponds to the number 2 position on the Lunar Phase Simulator diagram below.  Both the JPL diagram and the Lunar Phase Simulator diagram are looking at the solar system from the north with the sun to the left.

Now shrink the lunar diagram down and place it where the earth is on the JPL orbital diagram.  With the moon in last quarter, it eclipses ELENIN.  This alignment may have triggered the rare quakes that were experienced in the afternoons on the 22nd and 23rd of August.  Why afternoon?  Look at the Lunar diagram.  Note the earth rotates counter clockwise as viewed from the north and ELE lines up on earth in a position correlating to afternoon.

This 7.0 quake just hit at 12:46 pm.  Notice the trend.  Every afternoon, when the earth at the point of the quake is aligned on the side of the earth with ELE, a quake hits between noon and 6 pm.

A Staggering Coincidence?

Or more evidence that ELE causes quakes?


88 responses

  1. jordan

    so next, there shall be a sigificant one in the west coast or north dakota?

    August 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

  2. Kathryn Isaac


    August 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

    • fred

      On October 23, Eurozone leaders will announce their latest master plan to save Europe. And then they’ll pray in vain, said Weiss.

      The bigger their rescue plan, “the bigger the damage to their finances (and credit ratings).”

      “And the more their credit ratings fall, the more expensive it will be” to raise more money for more needed bailouts when this one fails.

      In fact, eventually the rescuers will need bailing out with no one left standing to do it. It’s why German and French default insurance now indicates far higher risk than during 2008-09.

      It’s why Eurozone bonds are plunging. It’s why even the “mother of all bailouts” can’t save Europe or the euro.

      Politicians may announce success. Media touts may regurgitate it. The same song’s been sung for four years. Today’s crisis looms greater than ever because solutions exacerbated trouble.

      They haven’t alleviated it and won’t now. At best, they’ll buy time, delaying greater crisis conditions for a later time when they’ll be too grave to fix.

      Europe and America are caught in debt traps. Raising levels makes them worse. “All the evidence indicates that the fanfare and hoopla are nothing more than a set-up for the next major collapse.” It’s coming in the fullness of time.

      October 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      • fred

        Robbery In Progress!

        “Do you want to know the real reason banks aren’t lending and the PIIGS have control of the barnyard in Europe?

        It’s because risk in the $600 trillion derivatives market isn’t evening out. To the contrary, it’s growing increasingly concentrated among a select few banks, especially here in theUnited States.

        In 2009, five banks held 80% of derivatives in America. Now, justfour banks hold a staggering 95.9% of U.S. derivatives, according to a recent report from the Office of the Currency Comptroller.

        The four banks in question: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS).

        These are four of the Big-Six Banks that people are pulling their money out of NOW. Six-Hundred-Trillion dollars is a huge payday; so WHY aren’t any of the agencies responsible for protecting the people of this country, even remotely interested, in preventing this CRIME!

        At the very least this is a HUGE CRIME IN PROGRESS, that has been discussed worldwide; yet our own government’s criminal agencies have yet to even blink. Since seven months BEFORE 911, the FBI has occupied itself with hunting down innocent Americans, spying on us 24-7 and even creating 17 separate fake bombing stories in which they turned out to be both the originators of the idea and the agency that furnished the money & the material to supposedly catch terrorists: only to have the whole thing in each case, blow up in their filthy-un-American faces? (2)

        Now this story has surfaced and AGAIN, where is the un-American FBI ­ they’re protecting the bad-guys, as usual, when what they should be doing is insuring that the public is not robbed blind: AGAIN!

        “Derivatives played a crucial role in bringing down the global economy, so you would think that the world’s top policymakers would have reined these things in by now – but they haven’t. Instead of attacking the problem, regulators have let it spiral out of control, and the result is a $600 trillion time bomb called the derivatives market.

        Think I’m exaggerating?

        The notional value of the world’s derivatives actually is estimated at more than $600 trillion. Notional value, of course, is the total value of a leveraged position’s assets. This distinction is necessary because when you’re talking about leveraged assets like options and derivatives, a little bit of money can control a disproportionately large position that may be as much as 5, 10, 30, or, in extreme cases, 100 times greater than investments that could be funded only in cash instruments.

        The world’s gross domestic product (GDP) is only about $65 trillion, or roughly 10.83% of the worldwide value of the global derivatives market, according to The Economist. So there is literally not enough money on the planet to backstop the banks trading these things if they run into trouble.

        Compounding the problem is the fact that nobody even knows if the $600 trillion figure is accurate, because specialized derivatives vehicles like the credit default swaps that are now roiling Europe remain largely unregulated and unaccounted for.” (1)

        So are we to believe that there is absolutely nothing that can be done about this “Crime of the Century” that continues to unfold? The smallest of the victims here are the people who still have their accounts in these Mega-banks that are now attempting to lock out their customers and otherwise are scrambling to prevent people from taking their hard earned money out of these criminally-connected banks!

        The rest of the public that has yet to act needs to begin to move very swiftly TOMORROW, to insure that they can get their money back before these Banking Monstrosities implode!

        October 18, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  3. the next is in less than 30 days, the date being 26/7th of september, brace yourselves

    August 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

  4. Confused and amused

    or, you are just seeing patterns where none exist.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    • fred

      120 Billion Bq Plutonium, 7.6 Trillion Bq Neptunium Loosed In 100 Hrs

      Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology admitted that they have made a “mistake” on the report about fall out in Fukushima.

      The data is about the amount of fallout and the rain, from 6/6/2011 ~ 8/4/2011.

      Having said that it was a simple error, it turned out that it was 10 times more than originally reported.

      For example…


      * Cs-134 6.6 MBq/km2 → 160 MBq/km2
      * Cs-137 8.0 MBq/km2 → 200 MBq/km2


      * Cs-134 31 MBq/km2 → 590 MBq/km2
      * Cs-137 39 MBq/km2 → 750 MBq/km2

      Though it was an “error”, none of the numbers decreased.

      If it was a pure mistake, the average of the error must be zero.

      However, ALL the data turned out to be way more than originally reported.

      This is their typical way.

      * 1) Don’t announce anything.
      * 2) Announce something but it doesn’t look so bad.
      * 3) Announce something which is probably more true,and it’s way more than (2) and we have already got exposed to it./li>

      In the process of (1)→(2), moron tend to comment, I’m paranoid or spreading baseless rumor.

      In the process of (2)→(3), more moron tend to comment, I’m over exaggerating or spreading the lies.

      After (3), moron disappear and don’t take any responsibility. It’s always just us to get damaged.

      We should know how they trick us by now.

      I repeat.

      Do not trust any of their announcements. Just trust your common sense.

      October 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

  5. this seems to happened round the same time that the moon eclipsed elenin comet can you please comment on this end game

    August 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

    • That’s right. When the Earth, Moon, and Elenin line up with a fault line on Earth, the EM energy can cause the fault to slip. These were all shallow in depth.

      September 2, 2011 at 5:50 am

  6. this seems to happened round the same time that the moon eclipsed elenin comet can you please comment on this end game

    August 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

  7. fred

    I rigged up a link to hear the space storm live,

    Peace and love

    God Bless

    October 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

  8. Found it Fred. Great Site,,,a whole new list of friends. I can start fresh. No one knows me here except you 🙂

    October 18, 2011 at 2:06 am

  9. P.S. I forgot about endgametime…he/she seems to be everywhere.

    October 18, 2011 at 2:08 am

  10. fred

    Hi Mr. Thorn glad you could make it….

    EGT, thanks for your hardwork and all your insight…

    October 18, 2011 at 5:10 am

    • My insight seems to be best in the night. By day…I wear rosecolored sunglasses. Don’t like people to see me stare, it’s not polite.

      October 26, 2011 at 3:19 am

  11. fred

    Why the Lake Mead Earthquakes should give you nightmares

    By James Smith

    18 October 2011

    There are changes occurring in the world today, very few of which we have any control over. Between the global social unrest, financial instability, insane weather patterns, and legislative nightmares we can surely add one more: Earth Changes.

    The Earth is a dynamic planet. Daily we receive warmth from the sun and the moon provides us with tides. However, the Earth’s dynamics are changing, and humanity is caught in it’s cross hairs.

    I wrote a teaser article about the US Geological Service deleting earthquake data from the Lake Mead area since before March of 2011. The response has been so overwhelming I felt it was time to fill in the blanks and provide even more information.

    Let’s start with the Genesis of Lake Mead. The lake was a byproduct of the construction of the Hoover Dam. The Dam was designed and built in the Depression Era 1930′s. The one mandate that was clear in the design and construction, was that it was to be Ultra-Conservative – capable of holding back vast amounts of water like no other dam could.

    Very little is known about the Lake Mead’s seismic past, but after the dam was constructed, local residents reported an uptick in quake activity. During the 1970′s, survey’s were done during a 2 year period in which Lake Mead had a 20% increase in lake load, but there were no increase in seismic events in the area, approximately 1,360 during the survey period. The researchers felt that there was no correlation to quake activity and new load to the lake, which contradicts State geologist Lee Allison opinion earlier this year that these quakes are “due to the load on the rocks under the reservoir as the late, and large, snow pack runoff in the Rockies is filling the lake.”

    The same study backs up the resident’s assertion of increased activity:

    “The results indicate that the filling of Lake Mead has triggered release of tectonic stresses having the same orientation as the regional stress field. These stresses are probably being released in a way that is more dependent on tectonic stress buildup than on small changes in pore pressure (∼ 1 bar) due to fluctuating lake level. Given that the shear strength of rock decreases with increasing pore pressure, one might explain the decreasing energy release since the 1940′s and the high b value as due to a decrease in elastic-energy density of the rock. A test of this hypothesis based on the order of magnitude of energy released seems to support it.” (A. M. Rogers and W. H. K. Lee 1976)

    So you might be asking, “So what?”. Well you didn’t ask the right question. The right question would be, “Where did they put the dam?”

    They put it right on top of the Northern Colorado River Extensional Corridor which contains 27 volcanic centers, including sources for two regionally extensive ash-flow sheets (Peach Springs Tuff and Tuff of Bridge Spring). This is on top of an extinct volcano. The bad thing about extinct volcanoes: The can come back to life. They have only been inactive for a few centuries. Like the coelacanth, they can come back and bite.

    And it has.

    This photo is of Lake Mead. The yellow spots show earthquakes that HAVE NOT been deleted, and the small red circles show those earthquakes that have been deleted from the USGS database. The large red circle is a 3 mile perimeter marker.
    This photo is of Lake Mead. The yellow spots show earthquakes that HAVE NOT been deleted, and the red circles show those earthquakes that have been deleted from the USGS database. Read more:

    Just to the east of Lake Mead is Fortification Hill, one of the extinct volcanoes and site to many of the recent earthquakes, most of which have been deleted.

    That is like standing on top of a sleeping bear. And jumping up and down.

    So what would happen if the unthinkable occurred? Well, grab your goggles, snorkel, flippers, and water wings because you’re going to need them. This is a snippet of a report for Stayton, a small Oregon town in the flood zone of two much smaller dams, almost 40 miles away:

    Beyond the flooding that is predicted under the Flood Insurance Study conducted by FEMA, Marion County Public Works conducted an analysis of the areas that would be inundated should there be a failure of the Detroit Dam. The County’s 1999 map showing the inundation area indicates that in Stayton a dam failure flood would reach the City approximately 2 hours after the failure of the dam. The study indicates that the peak elevation of flooding would occur one hour and twenty minutes later and reach an elevation 511 feet.

    Because the two dams, Big Cliff and Detroit, hold only a portion of what Hoover Dam holds what will be in store for those towns and communities downstream of the dam, and when this water is combined with Lake Mohave, the destruction of lives and land will truly be of biblical proportion.

    Laughlin, Nevada is approximately 60 miles from Hoover Dam. The water would reach them approximately 3 hours after the breach and stay underwater for hours if not days.

    Lake Havasue, Arizona is approximately 110 miles away and would receive the inflow of water about 5 hours later. The water will continue until it hits the ocean.

    Just two points about flooding from dam breaks:

    * What hits a town is not just water. Contained in the flood water is rocks, sand, dirt, dead animals, cars, trees, brush, destroyed buildings, wire, pavement, etc. The contents will scour the next town to the ground like an abrasive cleaner.
    * It doesn’t matter how deep the water gets. In Stayton, Oregon, 500 feet might as well be 50 feet. Lives will be lost and property will be destroyed. Whatever the water level is from Hoover Dam failing is irrelevant. The damage will be catastrophic.

    If this is a disturbing picture then please prepare for an evacuation. Call upon your elected officials to demand accountability from the USGS and other agencies to provide complete and accurate information. If they refuse to be open and honest with the American public then they should be fired. Whomever is setting their public information policy should be held accountable and policy changed.

    We are adults. We don’t need another set of parents.

    Read more:

    October 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

  12. fred

    We can all breathe a sigh of relief: The so-called “doomsday comet” Elenin made its closest flyby of Earth Sunday (Oct. 16), and no cataclysms ensued.

    Some skywatching soothsayers had predicted that Elenin’s approach Sunday would trigger catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis. Others had sounded even more dire alarms, suggesting that Elenin was not a comet at all but a rogue planet called Nibiru whose Earth encounter could usher in the apocalypse.

    But none of that came to pass, as Elenin zipped by our planet at the safe remove of 22 million miles (35.4 million kilometers) and sped off into deep space. Or crumbs of the comet did, anyway.

    The comet began breaking up after getting hammered by a powerful solar storm in August, and a close pass by the sun on Sept. 10 apparently finished Elenin off, scientists say. So what cruised by Earth over the weekend was likely a stream of debris, not an intact comet.

    “Now it’s just a cloud of particles that will follow along in the comet’s path and exit the solar system, and we won’t see any of the particles for at least another 12 millenia,” said astronomer Don Yeomans, of the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

    A small, unremarkable comet

    Comet Elenin was discovered in December 2010 by Russian amateur astronomer Leonid Elenin. The comet’s core likely measured 2 to 3 miles (3 to 5 km) across before it broke up, scientists say.

    The apocalyptic rumor mill generated by Elenin’s arrival on the skywatching scene was completely unwarranted, Yeomans said. The comet was far too small to influence Earth gravitationally, and it never posed a danger of hitting our planet.

    About 2 percent of newly discovered comets disintegrate when making their closest approach to the sun, Yeomans added. So Elenin’s demise was fairly unremarkable, just like the comet itself.

    “It’s just Mother Nature putting an end to another mediocre comet,” Yeomans told

    Next armageddon is around the corner

    Just a day after bidding farewell to Elenin’s crumbs, Earth welcomed another fast-moving visitor to its neighborhood. The small asteroid 2009 TM8 zipped by our planet on Monday morning (Oct. 17), coming much closer than Elenin.

    The schoolbus-size space rock passed with 212,000 miles (341,000 km) of Earth — just inside the orbit of the moon. Like Elenin, 2009 TM8 never posed a danger of striking us, astronomers said.

    Though the propecies about Elenin failed to come true, the apocalyptically minded may not want to leave their bunkers just yet.

    After all, Christian-radio broadcaster Harold Camping says the world will end on Oct. 21, which is this Friday. Using clues he prised from the Bible, Camping originally pegged the Rapture for May 21, 2011, but revised his prediction when that date came and went without apparent incident.

    October 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    • Dierk

      hello fred,

      what is your very personal opinion about elenin? Did it break in peaces or is this nasa info fake?

      greetings from berlin,

      November 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  13. fred

    FEMA Communication Takeover Test Scheduled for November 9

    October 18, 2011

    FEMA, the FCC, and Homeland Security plan to commandeer the airwaves next month. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be tested at 1 PM EST on November 9. EAS alerts are transmitted over radio and television broadcast stations, cable television and other media services.

    Local and state EAS components are tested weekly and monthly, but this will be the first national test of the system. It is significant that FEMA will conduct the mandatory test.

    FEMA was created by executive fiat. EO 12148 was signed into law by a stroke of Jimmy Carter’s pen on July 20, 1979. FEMA is described as a federal agency designed to coordinate government response to natural disasters that overwhelm the resources of local and state authorities.

    In fact, the federal agency was established as part of a martial law mechanism.

    October 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  14. fred

    October 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm


    Daniel what a god given name of prophesy, have you ever seen your future? My daughter is when focusd quite a perdictor, she doesn’t even know but while talking with her about a day, should talk more about future days for planning. Can you imagine 5’11” blonde hair, blue eyes vertical leap 29 inches, legs that make a model cry for plus the ability to do math at a Quatum level. but has a gravitational force of shit head, brings in selfish men who don’t have an IQ of a possum, I say possum because its the most luckest creature on earth. It has survived through everthing on earth. with even sexual defectes that would have dropped the most primative creator to zero. Fred YOU say Elenin is no more but I say if Elenin became a thousand million points when the sun said eat this. It blew particals the size of football fields backwards which set up a date for the ferticization (Can’t Spell) of the planet earth. Hate to get sexual but think ELENIN as a large penus and when it was closest to the sun it ejaculated into the womb of this solar system basicly went as far as deep penetration dropped the load of GOD for the egg (earth) To recieve his strength.. I’m sorry feeling like I just wrote a porn movie. You guys need to cut me in when you use my thought. ELenin GODS LOAD that is our next page. I’m truely sorry to everyone, sometimes it comes when I don’t expect it. and to soon for participants in my endevors. But if enough sun rises watched you truely make to a sun rise. Sorry evans walker talking. ENjoy and laugh with me not at.

    October 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    • fred

      Nadile, you might have been a little premature with that last post….


      October 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm


    Ok I hope this is not what is happening because if its a true statement than I will combust into a trillion cells. Picture this we all setting in the ball sack of our creator wonderering what the f—. then all of a sudden we feel the need to go to the exit like a fire is in the house. we run down a tight hall way to get to freedom. well not all of make it. sometimes some are left behind or become lost in the desert. Some follow false preachers to to no safe haven. We finally get to the conclusion of this mysterious object that invites only one maybe two in for the meal we have always dreamt of. Just to be split into thousands maybe trillions. May your journey be peaceful and sincere. ouch its getting hot now sorry feel I got to go

    October 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  17. fred

    October 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

  18. Fred Bloggs

    600 Mysteries in the Night Sky

    October 19, 2011 at 12:01 am


    OK leave it up to Nadile to stop the conversation. Dreams are a release into 50% of your grey matter.(brain) Well other than dreaming there are other avenues into the use of what GOD gave you unfortunely for me mine is alcohol. Don’t know why spermopolis theory came out. Fred good video. Fred one christ lover to another, will you be upset when at the feast when there are people of no faith there because they had love on their hearts and didn’t need to be tested or tried? I’m prepared and still at a month at a time. Time hasn’t been shortened but OCT flew. We still have to fly right through what is left of Elenin. 1908 meteor came within 5 miles of an impact. Blew up or blew down rather, 100 square miles of forest. This also seeded us with evil and good but it was knowledge. Look at the change in just a hundred years we took. someone, something said let there be light at the end of the tunnel because I am tired of paying for you to learn on your own. Spermopolis is not my thought but it sure would be easy to produce alot of new worlds:)

    October 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  20. fred

    Earthquakes are picking up… time-line is on track…
    photos showing up of mini solar system as it gets closer

    October 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    • fred

      Jupiter alignment, sun, earth, it will cause us to go through gravity troughs around 28 Oct
      Solar flares and sun spots are very active currently

      Planet Earth is vibrating from the invisible forces and strains being placed upon it…

      October 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm

  21. I don’t hear the fat lady singing.

    We had a quake in Texas. A 4.8 magnitude 100 miles south of Austin. We don’t have quakes this size here in the coastal sediments. The quake was 3 km deep. Shallow like the rest.

    There was a 7.3 in Turkey today and a 7.4 near New Zealand on Friday.

    There have been a bunch of microquakes near Missouri along the Mississippi in the area of the New Madrid fault area.

    The moon is a waning crescent 12% and is between Elenin and the Earth.

    The quake near New Zealand occurred at 5:41 in the morning about four hours before alignment. The Turkey quake occurred at 1:41 local time which is about four hours after alignment.

    Staggering coincidence or signs of things to come?

    October 24, 2011 at 12:05 am

    • Gandhi Khan

      Yes it is.

      November 18, 2011 at 5:23 am


    This photo was taken yesterday 10/24/11, in michigan.

    check out the sun on soho.

    October 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    • Fred

      EGT check out the cme that cause the aurora in that link massive compression of the upper atmosphere

      October 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  23. Fred Bloggs

    Asteroid 2005 YU55 to Approach Earth on November 8, 2011
    Don Yeomans, Lance Benner and Jon Giorgini
    March 10, 2011

    Trajectory of Asteroid 2005 YU55 – November 8-9, 2011

    Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations including optical, near infrared and radar data. The attached animated illustration shows the Earth and moon flyby geometry for November 8th and 9th when the object will reach a visual brightness of 11th magnitude and should be easily visible to observers in the northern and southern hemispheres. The closest approach to Earth and the Moon will be respectively 0.00217 AU and 0.00160 AU on 2011 November 8 at 23:28 and November 9 at 07:13 UT.

    Discovered December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program near Tucson Arizona, the object has been previously observed by Mike Nolan, Ellen Howell and colleagues with the Arecibo radar on April 19-21, 2010 and shown to be a very dark, nearly spherical object 400 meters in diameter. Because of its approximate 20-hour rotation period, ideal radar observations should include tracks that are 8 hours or longer on multiple dates at Goldstone (November 3-11) and when the object enters Arecibo’s observing window on November 8th.

    Using the Goldstone radar operating in a relatively new “chirp” mode, the November 2011 radar opportunity could result in a shape model reconstruction with a resolution of as fine as 4 meters. Several days of high resolution imaging (about 7.5 meters) are also planned at Arecibo. As well as aiding the interpretation of the radar observations, collaborative visual and near infrared observations could define the object’s rotation characteristics and provide constraints upon the nature of the object’s surface roughness and mineral composition.

    Since the asteroid will approach the Earth from the sunward direction, it will be a daylight object until the time of closest approach. The best time for new ground-based optical and infrared observations will be late in the day on November 8, after 21:00 hours UT from the eastern Atlantic and western Africa zone. A few hours after its close Earth approach, it will become generally accessible for optical and near-IR observations but will provide a challenging target because of its rapid motion across the sky.

    Trajectory of Asteroid 2005 YU55 – November 9, 2011 – Edge-on View

    Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years. However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object this large that we know about in advance and an event of this type will not happen again until 2028 when asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass to within 0.6 lunar distances.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

  24. fred

    Asteroid 2005 YU55 to Approach Earth on November 8, 2011
    Don Yeomans, Lance Benner and Jon Giorgini
    March 10, 2011

    Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations including optical, near infrared and radar data. The attached animated illustration shows the Earth and moon flyby geometry for November 8th and 9th when the object will reach a visual brightness of 11th magnitude and should be easily visible to observers in the northern and southern hemispheres. The closest approach to Earth and the Moon will be respectively 0.00217 AU and 0.00160 AU on 2011 November 8 at 23:28 and November 9 at 07:13 UT.

    Discovered December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program near Tucson Arizona, the object has been previously observed by Mike Nolan, Ellen Howell and colleagues with the Arecibo radar on April 19-21, 2010 and shown to be a very dark, nearly spherical object 400 meters in diameter. Because of its approximate 20-hour rotation period, ideal radar observations should include tracks that are 8 hours or longer on multiple dates at Goldstone (November 3-11) and when the object enters Arecibo’s observing window on November 8th.

    Using the Goldstone radar operating in a relatively new “chirp” mode, the November 2011 radar opportunity could result in a shape model reconstruction with a resolution of as fine as 4 meters. Several days of high resolution imaging (about 7.5 meters) are also planned at Arecibo. As well as aiding the interpretation of the radar observations, collaborative visual and near infrared observations could define the object’s rotation characteristics and provide constraints upon the nature of the object’s surface roughness and mineral composition.

    Since the asteroid will approach the Earth from the sunward direction, it will be a daylight object until the time of closest approach. The best time for new ground-based optical and infrared observations will be late in the day on November 8, after 21:00 hours UT from the eastern Atlantic and western Africa zone. A few hours after its close Earth approach, it will become generally accessible for optical and near-IR observations but will provide a challenging target because of its rapid motion across the sky.

    Trajectory of Asteroid 2005 YU55 – November 9, 2011 – Edge-on View

    Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years. However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object this large that we know about in advance and an event of this type will not happen again until 2028 when asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass to within 0.6 lunar distances.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

  25. Fred

    Comet Elenin is a nice target and everybody is focused on Elenin and perhaps the last reported projected encounter towards earth .0004AU is correct, but the real danger might well come from ASTEROID 2005 YU55 (combined with the debris tail of Comet Elenin) on November 8 to November 9, 2011 at .0022 AU (329 115.6 kilometers / 204.502 miles) from Earth.

    Astroid Threats: A Call For Global Response – This report was compiled by the international Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation, a group comprised of members of the Association of Space Explore.

    Current and Prospective Near- Earth Objects ( NEO) – Executive office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    Understanding Earthquakes and Their Impacts – White House OSTP.

    Part 1.

    Part 2.

    More near missing comets and asteroids pass the Earth.

    ASTEROID 2005 GO21 – closest on due June 22, 2012 at .442 AU from Earth GO21;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

    COMET HONDA – closest on August 18, 2011 at .0766 AU from Earth;orb=1;cov…

    Astroid 1993 VD – closest on  October 27, 2011 at 0.903 AU from Earth VD;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

    ASTEROID 4179 Toutatis – closest on December 12, 2012 at .0503 AU from Earth toutatis;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0…

    COMET LEVY – closest on January 7, 2012 at .453 AU from Earth;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb
    ASTEROID 99942 Apophis – closest on January 9, 2013 at .096 AU from Earth Apophis;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0…

    October 26, 2011 at 8:51 pm

  26. Fred & Nadile, Copy to EGT: Seems you two have taken over the controls of this fllght through the night. I must say it’s like going to school and like reading the non mainstream news. Just a little creek flowing over a giant fault. Why don’t you call this Blog…Fred & Nadiles’ Newsletter “What’s New in the Knews,,,what happened….where it happened and how it happened.” This rag is a happening event. My contribution is learning what you are putting out, for if a tree falls in a forrest and no was there to hear it…did it fall? It’s like if God did’nt have a Creation and 7 billion brains to maybe recognized his work,,,what avail would be his work. So if you are teaching something here you are worthless without a student. ergo, the student is a critical piece of this important equation, God only knows. So I will listen to what you have to say and just file it under Revelations. Well, my namesake Daniel has a file too. Seriously, keep it coming…it is great investigative reporting, a play by play accounting of what’s unfolding.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  27. fred

    Dsthorn, I like you, am just a sojourner through space and time, am holding faith in the intelligent design of the macro and micro verse
    made by an Omnipotent almighty creator, he made us to learn of his glory, and all we have to do as his object of desire, is only but
    give him thanks and praises yup Why would anyone not want to love being a good friend of the Living God …

    October 27, 2011 at 2:09 am

  28. Very profound fred. I would be a sourjourner, except in the end I question are we all that sophisticated. Rather be a Knight on the field of honor moving here and fro in the fray…from file to rank and all about with favor from the King to protect the lovely Queen. With horse and sword we clear and fight a battle offensively. While white meets black and gray never was, so right cannot be wrong and wrong cannot ot be right. Shielded we are by heavens dew in day or night we fight for what is true. No room for martrys in this fight, only a sword and shield with all your might. When foe comes to an fro with what is not right, the sword only knows to cut the knees on the forward stroke and sever the the head on the backside. Heads on the field are the prize, to eliminate the evil that would address our Queen and jeopardize the good name of our King. I would fight in the coluseum for just a thumbs up from the King for Ceaser is no more, for Ceaser is no more and Rome has fallen to end this day…to end this day.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:30 am

  29. fred

    Aerial view of damage to Ōtsuchi, Iwate prefecture, Japan, after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Image Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/U.S. Navy photo
    A Pacific-wide tsunami drill will take place from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia to Chile in South America on 9-10 November, 2011. The purpose of Exercise Pacific Wave 11 is to improve local and regional source tsunami warning and response capability in the Pacific.
    According to International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (ICG/ITSU), which was set up following the 9.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Chile in 1960, the exercise provides an opportunity for Pacific countries to exercise their operational lines of communications, review their tsunami response procedures, and promote emergency preparedness.
    Most of the world’s earthquakes and tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean and its marginal seas. On average, the Pacific is struck by a locally damaging tsunami every year or two, and by a major Pacific-wide tsunami a few times each century.
    Over the past three years (2009–2011), the Pacific witnessed three destructive and deadly tsunamis that each placed PTWS (Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System) countries in various levels of warning for distant tsunamis. Locally, five countries were impacted nearly immediately with people having only 10 to 30 minutes before the first large waves hit.
    On 29 September 2009, Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga were hit by the largest deadly tsunami since the 1998 Sissano, Papua New Guinea, event. Altogether, 192 lives were lost locally. This was followed, five months later by the 27 February 2010 Chile tsunami where 124 lives were lost. And one year later, the Pacific and the world watched the 11 March 2011 Japan tsunami devastate the Honshu coastlines within 30 minutes claiming tens of thousands of lives.
    Exercise Pacific Wave 11 will be held on 9 and 10 November 2011, and will involve multiple scenarios, played out in real time, to allow all Pacific countries to select and exercise a regional/local source tsunami event.
    The exercise scenarios include major tsunamis generated by great earthquakes in the following areas:
    – Kamchatka (Kuril–Kamchatka Trench)
    – Ryukyu Islands (Nansei–Shoto Trench)
    – Philippines–South China Sea (Manila Trench)
    – Philippines–Pacific Ocean (Philippines Trench)
    – Vanuatu (New Hebrides Trench)
    – Tonga (Tonga Trench)
    – Northern Chile (Peru–Chile Trench)
    – Ecuador (Colombia–Ecuador Trench)
    – Central America (Middle America Trench)
    – Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench)

    Sample Coastal Tsunami Threat Map

    Sample Tsunami Energy Forecast Map
    In each exercise scenario, the simulated tsunami will be propagate in real time. Each scenario will be started during the morning hours in the tsunami source region, and will last for approximately six to nine hours to simulate the earthquake occurrence.
    The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO established the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (ICG/ITSU) in 1965 in response to the 1960 magnitude 9.5 earthquake and tsunami that occurred off the coast of Chile, killing about 5,000 people locally and 138 persons, 22 hours later in Japan.
    At the Twenty-third Session of the ICG/PTWS held in Apia, Samoa, from 16 to 18 February 2009, Member States reviewed “Exercise Pacific Wave 08”, its findings and recommendations. Acknowledging the common occurrence of large earthquakes in the Southwest Pacific and its ensuing tsunami hazard, and recognising exercises as a good vehicle to improve response readiness and publicise awareness of tsunamis, Member States recommended to hold a third Pacific-wide tsunami exercise to especially assist Pacific Island Countries in better preparing for the next tsunami.
    At the Twenty-fourth Session of the ICG/PTWS held in Beijing, China, from 24 to 27 May 2011, Member States reviewed the proposal of the PTWS Exercise Task Team and approved the conduct of Exercise Pacific Wave 11 (Exercise Pacific Wave 11) on 9 and 10 November 2011.
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    October 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

  30. fred

    A Convergence Of Coincidence? EAS, YU55, Exercise Pacific Wave

    Written on October 26, 2011 by DiamondTiger

    As if European nations and their banks on the verge of collapse, a worldwide ‘Occupy’ revolution going sideways, China selling off their US Treasuries at a blinding rate, political assassinations, devaluation of the dollar, inflation, and an even smaller group of political elites (Super Congress) driving us off a cliff isn’t enough; here is a convergence of coincidence to offer for your consideration.  Is it any wonder the average America who has been paying attention for the last 3 years is completely worn out?

    On November 9th, FEMA and the FCC will test the national Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2 pm eastern overriding all television and radio stations, asteroid YU55 will pass very near Earth, and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is holding a Pacific-wide Tsunami Warning and Communication Exercise.  Add to these events the fact that both Earth and YU55 will be passing through a possible debris field from Comet Elenin on that date.  I am taking a wait and see attitude since the date is so close, but I will be turning off every single electronic device in my home before the EAS as a precaution.

    The particulars of each event follows:

    FEMA, FCC Announce Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System

    Similar to local Emergency Alert System Tests, this Test is Scheduled to Take Place on November 9, 2011

    Release Date: June 9, 2011
    Release Number: HQ-11-099

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time and may last up to three and a half minutes.

    The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies.  NOAA’s National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.

    Similar to local EAS tests that are already conducted frequently, the nationwide test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

    On November 9, the public will hear a message indicating that “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television. Under the FCC’s rules, radio and television broadcasters, cable operators, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers are required to receive and transmit presidential EAS messages to the public. A national test will help the federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.

    Asteroid 2005 YU55 to Approach Earth on November 8, 2011

    Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations including optical, near infrared and radar data. The attached animated illustration shows the Earth and moon flyby geometry for November 8th and 9th when the object will reach a visual brightness of 11th magnitude and should be easily visible to observers in the northern and southern hemispheres. The closest approach to Earth and the Moon will be respectively 0.00217 AU and 0.00160 AU on 2011 November 8 at 23:28 and November 9 at 07:13 UT.

    October 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm


    If you knew that our earth reacted with a huge spike in the magnetic field 15 minutes after the first plane hit the twin towers. Then everytime something is coming close to earth or might influence our subconscious mind (mass mind). In an attempt to pull one of these objects down to our little world, then you would have a press release saying something is falling from the sky. The other side of the fense. In an attempt to block something from coming down from the heavens using mass conscious to protect our world. If another satellite is reported in the next week to be coming down. At least the four of us will know that someone or thing is trying to influence an outcome here that is good or bad. Protect or destroy. Like I tell my brothers, evil is in everyone, I choose not use it. EGT the earth movments in texas wasn’t that from oil moving up? Fred the Earths core was depressed over michigan due to the mile high glasiers that occupied that space about 15,000 years ago its starting to decompress, thats why the lower lakes are gaining 1/4 inch every 10 years. What kind of stress do you think the Hoover Dam put on that area or even the 3 gorges dam in china? Mr. Thorn to battle is easy win or lose but to find who to battle is what the U.S. weeps for, be it a ghost or made up goblin no stone unturned until the very last cent is spent of the hard working American. Then the beast will devour its own. An act of kindness some would say. For the Gold in Fort Knox is gone today.

    October 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  32. Fred & Nadile…you guys are on a roll. From Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Systems on Earthquakes…to FEMA warning systems, to Chicklen Little and the sky is falling. Sorry I don’t have much more concrete comments to offer as you have said it all. Besides, concrete aside, I am usually swimming in quick sand.

    Standing by for your next news alert. Question: When do all the evil kings men fall down and heads begin to roll. I am looking forward to seeing these heads atop a spiked pole, lining the roadways into Rome. Action gentlemen, let’s have some action here. The sword is mightier than the pen.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

  33. Well I left Texas. Tired of the 96 days over 100 degrees. I’m in Southern Pennsylvania doing geo work on gas wells in the Marcellus Shale. It’s 28 degrees tonight. What a relief!

    Haven’t done much research this week except for noting the Sun has a massive yellow streak of storms across the northern hemisphere and the Aurora Borealis is shining brightly in red and greens throughout the USA.

    October 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

  34. EGT…excuse me for using this Blog to just exchange pleasantries, but sometimes I feel like an innocent bystander, so I will simply say today with sword in sheath, that I once lived in Ft.Worth and Austin and travelled Texas through and through and found it true, I also lived in Philadelphia (the city of brotherly love) and it is the only place to be on the 4th of July. Also did business with manufacturing companies throughout PA. You don’t know heat until you have lived in Saud Arabia. Winter there is a hint of a breeze in 120 degrees in the shade. So, it seems that we may have some commonalities, besides playing…this EndGame. Forunately…it’s not the Beginning Game. I would not want to do it over for anything. OK Fred, what’s your next move?

    October 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

  35. fred

    All eyes are on huge asteroid buzzing Earth on Nov. 8

    Astronomers around the world will be watching and measuring during rare opportunity

    Mark Nov. 8 on your calendar. A huge asteroid that could potentially threaten Earth in the far future will pass close by as astronomers around the world watch and measure.

    This space rock is asteroid 2005 YU55, a veritable mini-world roughly 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide — nearly four football fields across — that will zoom by Earth inside the orbit of the moon.

    At its closest approach, the asteroid will pass within 201,700 miles (325,000 kilometers) of Earth at 6:28 p.m. EDT on Nov. 8. The average distance between Earth and the moon is 240,000 miles (386,242 km).

    Asteroid 2005 YU55 is set to become the object du jour for ground observers. An extensive campaign of radar, visual and infrared observations is being staged to survey this cosmic interloper.

    Due to its size and proximity, YU55 was classified as a “Potentially Hazardous Asteroid” several years ago. Its upcoming flyby is another wake-up call — an express mail reminder that humanity resides on a sitting duck of a planet.

    October 28, 2011 at 2:05 am


    EGT now this is out here but what if the huge earthquakes occurs 4 days before and after these alignments like OCT 1 being another day to look at because earths wheel is some what not aligned and as the alignments with other bodies start to pull and tug on our world. We become more in tuned to the aligning heavenly body then we get the pull and tug on the other side also. Sort of like approaching the sound of speed you experience the buffeting and then boom when you exceed the sound barrier but also the same thing happens on the way down thru the speeds? When are you going to get up to Michigan they have been setting charges all over the place here? I’d treat for steaks.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm


    Mean’t NOV 1, Proof read last post while walking the dog.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm


    Fred was yu55 one of the three things in hot pursuit of Elenin or did it come from another point and time to be in our neighborhood with Vaporized Elenin and where are those smaller objects that were chasing our girl. They can’t go in the desert. Because GOD hid her away. Now we know Newtons law is correct. Thats why Elenin is still moving in a cloud or could this be her soul. She will live forever. Sorry Fred just wanted to get some thought juice your way to look outside the box(TV, Youtube) But not this page its been a true what if and gett’er done for me.

    October 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

  39. fred

    Nadile, all these awesome events going on around the earth, below us and above us… and for the majority it is currently invisible…

    may the peace that transcends all understanding be with you

    October 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm


    Thanks Fred do you think that we could bear to hear this in surround sound? That is before our cells disentangle and become a billion, trillion from the vibration of truth. Nothing like going out in a bang.

    October 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  41. Shit happens. Stay out of the way.

    October 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  42. Commander X: Two thoughts ~ 1.) when you come up across a bucket of shit, don’t stir it…just walk around it. 2.) Belaboring a labor of a mute or moot point, is like beating a dead horse with a rubber hose, what’s the point. 🙂

    October 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm


    Good to hear from you X. Corpermaica, Commies,socilists, they all want to make the value producer eat the shit sandwich. Even in the good old days of territorities in the west, unless you were the bully, you ate the shit sandwich. If its the elite jews or reptilians they will serve up the hot steamer for you and I. What kind of crap do you choose to eat?

    October 29, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  44. Good Day Commander X and NADILE: “ODE TO SHIT”

    I choose to put shit in the toilet and flush it down to the sewer. This is where most of the world needs to be. So let’s cram it in the pot and there will be so much shit that we will have to stand in line and take turns to flush it so as to not wear anyones arm out from fatigue. Someone will have to direct trafic at the sewer, to make sure it goes into the right manhole. But, stand aside when the shit that is left…hits the fan for a mess it will be. We need to put in an order for an army of dung beetles so as to not have a shortage for when the time comes that out friends on the top of the shit heap can be removed from the landscape of our lives iin a timely dispatch. We can plant roses where the shit heads used to be. Even shit is good for something if used in the correct manner that it was intended to be, for that is to fertilize what they spent so much time and money in their lives to shit upon, I suppose that would be you and me and the friends of our friends and families.

    October 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm


    I have been called a traffic magnet, when I plug into the system 15 to 20 percent increase in traffic. Now I think you intensify the weather where your located. Historic OCT storm in which that low looks like its heading your way. I wish we would get some of that white stuff. Biting at the bit to try my polaris rush out.

    October 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

  46. fred

    Sources are going quite now…

    YU55 to pass by the earth closer to expected, and unless some else happens will have an impacted on the moon

    looks like 11 11 11 will be a time to remember…


    October 31, 2011 at 7:45 pm

  47. Can the moon take this sort of jolt and keep it’s orbit and/or rotation. I thought that YU55 was the length of 10 football fields….surfs up, let’s go surfing, “Beach Boys.”

    November 1, 2011 at 2:01 am

    • fred

      Dsthorn some are saying if it hits la Luna
      There would be a crater six miles wide and a mile deep and a mass ejection of rock and dust from the surface who knows where that debris would go?

      Keep on rocking in the free world

      November 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

  48. fred

    Asteroid will come close

    One week from today, the Earth will not be destroyed. But an asteroid some 1,300 feet wide will pass close by our planet. Asteroid 2005 YU55 flies inside our moon’s orbit, real close to our moons orbit…

    how long would pieces of moon rock take to reach earth? ask Nasa they are the Moon rock hunters of re-noun.

    Will transgressors get from heaven?

    “This is a C-type asteroid, and those are thought to be representative of the primordial materials from which our solar system was formed,” Wilson said. “This flyby will be an excellent opportunity to test how we study, document and quantify which asteroids would be most appropriate for a future human mission.”

    You’ll likely have no opportunity of seeing the asteroid. At it’s brightest, it will require a good-size telescope to see. NASA and other astronomers will track it with radio and optical telescopes. For more information on asteroid YU55, go to the NASA website on the object at

    Leonid shower

    On Nov. 17-18, Earth crosses through the debris of comet Tempel-Tuttle, creating the Leonid meteor shower. Normally a so-so shower with about 20 meteors per hour, it holds the record for meteor shower activity with 500,000 per hour, back in 1966. We cross through the thickest part of the debris cloud every 33 years and last did so in 1998. But there are clumps of debris here and there along the comet’s path, and we may see a meteor every minute or two. Best viewing time will be around midnight.

    Read more: 11 11 11 = 19.5

    November 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

  49. fred

    NIBIRU (TYCHE) PLANET X Admitted by Scientists – NASA shuts down Space Telescope ‘WISE’!!

    You know how you sometimes can sense that something is present even though you can’t see it? Well, astronomers are getting that feeling about a giant, hidden object in space.

    And when we say giant, we mean GIANT.

    They’ve found the largest planet ‘IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM’!. It orbits our Sun in a far elliptical orbit, and is said to be 4x’s the size of Jupiter! It has a helium and hydrogen atmosphere. It’s most likely to have moons! This planet fits the exact description of Planet X!

    So, one must ask, why are they suddenly telling us now? Scientists have known about this planet since 1983 and they’ve been using WISE and IRAS to monitor it. Does this mean it will be visible this year? I’m thinking so. They have no choice but to tell us as it will viewable to everyone w/o a telescope this year. And why are they not calling this planet by its real name? Nibiru? Planet X? Well, that would mean that all of us so called “conspiracy theorist’s” and our ancient ancestors, were right all along!

    NASA WISE Telescope shows a Giant Planet next to the Solar System. February 13, 2011. NASA confirms that is tracking Hercolubus, at the moment scientists call it as Tyche. The NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope is showing a giant planet next to the Solar System. Tyche (Hercolubus) is 4 times bigger than Jupiter and orbit at the outer edge of the Solar System.Scientists are just analyzing the data gathered by a NASA space telescope WISE, it shows a giant planet up to four times the mass of Jupiter lurking in the outer Oort Cloud, the most remote region of the solar system. The orbit of Tyche (Hercolubus) would be 15,000 times farther from the Sun than the Earth’s, and 375 times farther than Pluto’s.

    The first tranche of data is to be released in April, and astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette think it will reveal Tyche (Hercolubus) within two years.

    This means that NASA considers impossible to cover-up the Hercolubus approaching in two years.

    Once Tyche (Hercolubus) has been located, other telescopes could be pointed at it to confirm it.

    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) may create a whole new category for Tyche, Professor Matese said.

    The IAU would also have the final say about the giant planet name. To the Greeks, Tyche was the goddess responsible for the destiny of cities. Her name was provisionally chosen in reference to an earlier hypothesis, now largely abandoned, that the Sun might be part of a binary star system with a dim companion, tentatively called Nemesis, that was thought responsible for mass extinctions on Earth. In myth, Tyche was the good sister of Nemesis.

    Tyche (Hercolubus) has an atmosphere much like Jupiter’s, with colorful spots and bands and clouds, Professor Whitmire said. “You’d also expect it to have moons. All the outer planets have them,” he added.

    What will make it stand out in the WISE data is its temperature, predicted to be around -73C, four or five times warmer than Pluto. “The heat is left over from its formation,” Professor Whitmire said. “It takes an object this size a long time to cool off.”

    Most of the billions of objects in the Oort Cloud — a sphere one light year in radius stretching a quarter of the distance to Alpha Centauri, the brightest star in the southern constellation — are lumps of dirty ice at temperatures much closer to absolute zero (-273C).

    A few of these are dislodged from their orbits by the galactic tide — the combined gravitational pull from the billions of stars towards the centre of the Milky Way — and start the long fall into the inner solar system.

    As these long-period comets get closer to the Sun, some of the ice boils off, forming the characteristic tails that make them visible.

    Professors Matese and Whitmire first proposed the existence of Tyche (Hercolubus) to explain why many of these long-period comets were coming from the wrong direction. In their latest paper, published in the February issue of Icarus, the international journal of solar system studies, they report that more than 20 per cent too many of the long-period comets observed since 1898 arrive from a band circling the sky at a higher angle than predicted by the galactic-tide theory.

    No other proposal has been put forward to explain this anomaly since it was first suggested 12 years ago.

    In short: NASA and scientists are going to inform about the Hercolubus approaching in the short term, because it will be impossible to hide for more time.

    1983 Washington Post “Front Page” Story –
    Mystery Heavenly Body Discovered
    a front page story 31-Dec-1983

    A heavenly body possibly as large as the giant planet Jupiter and possibly so close to Earth that it would be part of this solar system has been found in the direction of the constellation Orion by an orbiting telescope aboard the U.S. infrared astronomical satellite. So mysterious is the object that astronomers do not know if it is a planet, a giant comet, a nearby “protostar” that never got hot enough to become a star, a distant galaxy so young that it is still in the process of forming its first stars or a galaxy so shrouded in dust that none of the light cast by its stars ever gets through. “All I can tell you is that we don’t know what it is,” Dr. Gerry Neugebauer, IRAS chief scientist for California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director of the Palomar Observatory for the California Institute of Technology said in an interview.

    The most fascinating explanation of this mystery body, which is so cold it casts no light and has never been seen by optical telescopes on Earth or in space, is that it is a giant gaseous planet, as large as Jupiter and as close to Earth as 50 billion miles. While that may seem like a great distance in earthbound terms, it is a stone’s throw in cosmological terms, so close in fact that it would be the nearest heavenly body to Earth beyond the outermost planet Pluto. “If it is really that close, it would be a part of our solar system,” said Dr. James Houck of Cornell University’s Center for Radio Physics and Space Research and a member of the IRAS science team. “If it is that close, I don’t know how the world’s planetary scientists would even begin to classify it.”

    The mystery body was seen twice by the infrared satellite as it scanned the northern sky from last January to November, when the satellite ran out of the supercold helium that allowed its telescope to see the coldest bodies in the heavens. The second observation took place six months after the first and suggested the mystery body had not moved from its spot in the sky near the western edge of the constellation Orion in that time. “This suggests it’s not a comet because a comet would not be as large as the one we’ve observed and a comet would probably have moved,” Houck said. “A planet may have moved if it were as close as 50 billion miles but it could still be a more distant planet and not have moved in six months time.

    Whatever it is, Houck said, the mystery body is so cold its temperature is no more than 40 degrees above “absolute” zero, which is 459 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. The telescope aboard IRAS is cooled so low and is so sensitive it can “see” objects in the heavens that are only 20 degrees above absolute zero. When IRAS scientists first saw the mystery body and calculated that it could be as close as 50 billion miles, there was some speculation that it might be moving toward Earth. “It’s not incoming mail,” Cal Tech’s Neugebauer said. “I want to douse that idea with as much cold water as I can.”

    November 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    • fred

      Nibiru’s solid mass:

      Based on their relative speed differences, we hypothesis that the
      Nibiru-Jupiter mass ratio is similar to the Jupiter-Saturn mass ratio. Jupiter mass is 317.8
      Earth masses or 1/1047 Sun mass. Saturn mass is 95.152 Earth masses. Jupiter is 3.34
      Saturn masses i.e. 317.8/95.152 = 3.34. Therefore Nibiru is hypothetically 3.34 (or 3 to 4)
      Jupiter masses = 11.1556 Saturn masses = 1061.452 Earth masses = 3.34/1047 or
      1/313.473 or 0.00319 Sun mass. This is close to scientists’ estimate of the mass of a
      possible planet detected near or within the solar system called Tyche: “Whitmire and Matese
      speculate that the hypothesized planet could be up to four times the mass of Jupiter.”

      Nibiru’s solid diameter:

      Based on the width difference between Jupiter and Saturn, we
      might estimate this to be 102,794 miles or 165,431 kilometres (1.157 Jupiter diameters or
      12.97 Earth diameters) across equator. This is 13,948 miles wider than Jupiter’s diameter of
      88,846 miles or 142,984 km, same as the width difference between Jupiter and Saturn.
      Nibiru has a minimum possible diameter of 47,559 miles or 76,539 km (6 x Earth diameter,
      provided it has the same composition as our home planet, as per this wiki entry on Jupiter’s
      mass: “A Jupiter-mass planet with an Earth-like composition would have a radius 5–6 times
      the Earth.”) and a maximum possible diameter of 296,746 miles or 477,566 km (3.34 x
      Jupiter diameter or 37.4 x Earth diameter or 0.343 Sun diameter).

      However, another, perhaps more accurate, way to estimate Nibiru’s size is to use that
      of 2M1207b, given that its 4 MJ mass is the closest to what we’ve approximated for Nibiru,
      3.34 MJ. 2M1207b has a radius of 1.5 RJ i.e. 1.5 x 71492 km (Jupiter’s radius) = 107,238 km.
      Its diameter would then be 107238 x 2 = 214,476 km. We can then calculate based on the
      difference between 2M1207b and Nibiru’s mass the diameter of the latter: 4/3.34 = 1.198;
      therefore 214476 / 1.198 = 179,028 km (111,243 miles), which is close to our relatively
      conservative 165,431 km (102,794 miles) estimate above.

      November 4, 2011 at 3:23 am

  50. fred

    interesting blog on Hercolubus or Red planet

    interesting times we are living in….

    November 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm


    Hercolbus this fred, We truely live in a very unique time, our ability to see things around us but not to be able to effect the outcome. Yet my friend! Dthorn in 1995 I worked in the 5th busiest airport on the face of the planet but felt like a factory rat because you did the same thing over and over with supervision breathing down your neck constantly. Now only a few years from manditory retirement. I made the right choice. My wife put it very simple, the work you do is changing you to someone I don’t love. (Asshole) Change it or change us into you. So went back to a job that I love because its changes every day depending on the weather, how many pilots that want to fly that day. Numerous other factors that I have no control over. Sometimes its taming the wild bronco and others its a walk in the park. Its like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get

    November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  52. fred

    Signs in the Sun the moon and the stars…

    16 October 2011: Elenin reaches perigee. Nibiru increases in acceleration towards Sun.

    11 March 2012: a repeat of Elenin’s alignment with the Earth and Sun exactly a year earlier
    that caused the Japan quake. With Nibiru many orders of magnitude more powerful than
    Elenin, we can only speculate what carnage this alignment will cause, especially considering
    the Earth is right between the electric connections (‘magnetic portals’) flowing to and from it
    and the Sun. This is also the closest Earth gets to Nibiru until perigee.

    20 March 2011: Nibiru closes in on Mars and at the same time finally catches Jupiter in its
    magnetic net.

    28 June 2012: Nibiru finally lets go of Saturn. The ringed planet had been in its magnetic
    grip for over a year and a half. Mars continues to flee from Nibiru even as the object, right on
    the red planet’s heels, crosses its orbit.

    3 August 2012: Nibiru crosses Earth’s orbit. It begins to close in on us as its forward speed
    continues to be accelerated by the Sun’s pull.

    11 September 2012: it reaches perihelion to the Sun. This marks the most intense
    stage of the long battle between these two titans. Their magnetic, electric and even
    radiation (light) fields come into direct opposition and the effects of such a monumental clash
    will certainly reverberate across and be felt by all the planets in the vicinity.

    27 September 2012: Nibiru comes directly between the Sun and Earth. Unlike Elenin a
    year earlier, it sits right on the ecliptic and will therefore cause a great solar eclipse.
    The Earth will now be very much at the mercy of this immense object’s magnetism. At this
    point and since several days prior as Nibiru drew nearer, Earth should already be tipping
    severely and abnormally as its north pole is repelled by Nibiru’s at the same time its
    southern counterpart is attracted.

    The so-called magnetic portals are much like the high frequency charges generated by a
    plasma lamp, except on a much larger scale with even higher frequencies. Think of the bulb in the
    centre of the lamp as the Sun, the glass globe that surrounds it is the space around it, the purple high
    frequency bolts are the magnetic portals and the orange points they strike on the glass are the planets
    and other objects – comets, asteroids etc – in the solar system. On a much larger scale this is how the Sun
    creates electrical connections with its planets and other orbitals. Of course, some magnetism is involved in this
    process, as well as light (radiation), because both are generated at the same time.
    The connections last 8 minutes because that is how long it takes these energies to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

    Before that, Nibiru’s increasing proximity to Sun will cause its attachments to grow
    tremendously. At perihelion, around September 2012, the amount of energy being
    transferred between the two will be so great that at that time the Sun will be expelling so
    much of its energy at Nibiru that it will have little spared to distribute to its planets. This
    phenomena is touching the plasma lamp is affecting it in much the same way Nibiru would
    when it gets close to the Sun. When someone’s hand (or a charged object) touches the globe the lamp
    stops evenly distributing its electricity and light in all directions and instead sends a huge
    streaming bolt towards the hand. The Sun will react in pretty much the same way when
    Nibiru gets close enough to it, devoting a vast amount of energy to it at the expense of the
    nearby planets like our Earth. This, coupled with Nibiru’s alien and disruptive energy, will
    undoubtedly cause severe imbalances to run rampant throughout our planet’s physical and
    biological systems and unleash all manner of chaos.

    16 October 2012: Nibiru reaches perigee. At this proximity of 0.232 AU, it is close
    enough to exert 72% of the magnetic influence of the Sun. However, it is likely that Earth
    will not be flipped by 259″ but rather there may be an equilibrium reached between Nibiru’s
    north pole repelling our north pole and attracting our south pole and its south pole repelling
    our south pole and attracting our north pole. Effectively, the Earth could be completely
    turned upside down by 180 from its natural inclination. We will also be receiving glancing
    blows from the Sun’s super-massive flares at this point.

    22 November 2012: Nibiru aligns with Earth and the Sun. It will also be trying to pull
    Earth with it out of the solar system. This will be a literal tug-of-war between it and the Sun.

    Unfortunately for us, as Earth comes between the Sun and Nibiru it will be caught in
    the crossfire of the magnetic, electric and radioactive exchange flaring between them.
    It is then that we will be in position to receive the full brunt of the energies from both
    objects at the same time!

    21 December 2012: the infamous date sees the Earth approaching an alignment
    between the Sun and Elenin, and Nibiru also aligning between the Sun and Jupiter –
    all from the same general direction in space. It’s as if the objects have conspired together
    to pull at the Sun. The magnetic stress on the star must be immense, especially with the
    combined forces of the two largest bodies (next to the Sun) in the solar system, Nibiru and
    Jupiter, involved! Note: at this stage the distance between Nibiru and its Elenin should be
    decreasing as Elenin is decelerating while Nibiru is accelerating as it has just been flung out
    of the inner solar system by the Sun.

    5 August 2013: Nibiru’s magnetic shell slams into Jupiter! This makes Jupiter the first
    and probably only planet in the entire solar system to experience the full brunt of the
    strongest and most intense magnetic forces whirling within Nibiru’s ‘inner eyewall’.
    Note that this is NOT a solid on solid collision because the solid core of Nibiru, the planet
    itself, is more than 0.1 AU (14,959,800 km) away from Jupiter, which is still a considerable
    distance (almost half the distance between Venus and Earth’s orbits). Of course, Jupiter will
    try to put up a (futile) fight with its own magnetic field but with Nibiru’s magnetism being 41.3
    times stronger this is no contest! It’s therefore a complete no-brainer who will win this match.

    November 4, 2011 at 3:05 am

  53. NADILE: What was the job you retired from (an air traffic controller?) and what job did you retire to? Are you now less of an asshole? If so, what did you use to plug up the hole and what is your new role?

    November 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm


    Fred: my heavens, you are busy setting up our itinerary to distruction. How high into the mountains should I climb and how deep of a bunker? So Mar 2012 could be an earth splitter of an earthquake. Dan: sometimes just a dick, sometimes its the big dick, But like I tell her when shit needs to get done, The dick always comes thru. Not retired, will work to the end if need be. Went straight into the Air Force out of high school, they told me that air traffic control , best suited my scores. Haven’t done anything else, Its a wonderful high stressed, very rewarding job where you actually make a difference. I transfered from one facility to another. I meant minimum retirement age which is 50yrs with 20 years of good time Air Traffic. But max age you can control at is 56 then your forced to retire. However not many make it to the 56 because of the stress or they become medically disqualified. Its a young mans game. Just in my time in the FAA only about 20% make it to the max age. At the busy facilities, the rate goes into the single digits. Don’t know what I want to be when I grow up? EGT: Has the snow melted yet? at least till the next winter blast. X: Can the drum beats of war with Iran Or syria get any louder? Or the EU hanging Greece out to dry for their leaders giving the people of Greece to vote on becoming slaves to the EU banks. How dare those Greek leaders give the people a chance to vote on who will enslave them. Why can’t we have that choice maybe the Greek people have more freedom than US citizens.

    November 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  55. OPEN FOR DISCUSSION: Seems that comets and such are now passe’ except for a volcano and earthquake here and there. So on to a new topic if I may…did we lose count of the number of friends and foes that have a bomb and some neat little ICBM’s along the way. Too many to count I suppose, and if you are not already in the club your’e not allowed too. Now how about Iran as they will do what they please and all sorts of threats and appeasemnts will be not more effective than Chamberlain of the good old England, trying to appease Hitler with a crumb called Checklosovakia and Poland too. Didn’t work did it. Now Russia wants to grab back the USSR cause a lot of her bombs and missle sites need to be pulled back into the realm of the big bear, besides that is her destiny too. Now Iran once the Great Persian Empire ruler of the world, wants to be strong again like Russia too as Iran has a destiny that most do not see, You see, Israel and the West have nothing to fear as Iran wants to fullfill her destiny as ruler once again of the Moslem World, You see, all the threats and sanctions will be to no avail, for Iran will again do as they please, Now consider this if you doubt, the Sunnis hate the Shiites and the converse is true, Those two groups of the most peaceful religion being Islam , besides Buddah and alll the Christians too, have been arguing for centuries about which one poisoned and killed their master…the honorable Mohhamad who by the way was just a warrior who plundered a pillaged with the best. Anyway, Iran hates the Sunni Saudi’s and the rest and covets all the oil in the world. There will be a clash of this clan, that is the two irreconciable groups of Islam, without a doubt being in bed with Israel and Saudi too, the USA will no doubt muster up a bomb or two while the Euros will be wondering what to do. Mark my words if it is true, the beasts to watch is the revival of the great USSR and the Persian Empire as bold as they are old, The Rothchilds and bankers will be happy to make money off of this and the Illumanati will find a fine excuse to make the one world dream, meaning control of all men’s minds, pocketbooks and souls, come true. So rest your eyes from comet watcing and sit back and enjoy the show. It’s bound to be so don;t be suprised when you see “THE END.” when the show is over and this system of things and the world is all a glow. COMMENTS PLEASE…not to be confused wit comets.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

  56. Searcher

    Greetings Folks, Is anyone currently watching 2005 YU55??? If so, what on earth is the sparkling mass around yu55 at the moment??? Any ideas. Is it a glitch on Stellarium, or is there some entourage with YU55 – meteors and things??? Not sure what it is but it looks interesting…

    If anyone can clarify I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks

    November 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

  57. Searcher

    Sorry, the cluster of whatever seems to be associated more with HIP 90836 and HIP 90801 and NOT YU55.

    2005 YU55 seems to be moving merrily on its way and not “connected” to this mass of ??????

    If anyone can enlighten me as to what that mass or cluster is about I’d be grateful. Thanks

    November 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

  58. Nadile sanpow

    EGT: Are you in alaska for the Epic snow hurrican?

    November 9, 2011 at 6:55 am

  59. fred

    Whats the chance of have YU55 crossing Earths path to clear away large rocks before Earth Passed through Elenins Debris field?

    Whats are the Chances that Phobos Grunt is not a Red Army Strategic WMD?

    November 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm

  60. With all this continued hype about comments…would someone please show me one, Shakespear “much ado about nothing.” What happened to WWIII, the Triibulation and Armagaddon, the financial collaspse of the world, You know….the good godly stuff. Please tell me what Prophets were fixated on Elenin and YU55…or was this a Nostrodomous issue? Galaleo, Galaleo…where are you?

    November 14, 2011 at 11:21 pm

  61. fred

    Dhthorn, last time I looked the crap is going on in Real Time, right outside the Door…

    November 15, 2011 at 2:56 am

  62. Fred: How True. It’s hard to step out your front door without being hit by it, the crap that is inherent with the wind. Maybe there is some solace in looking up to the stars, if they are not crashing down on you. Two men in a jail cell looking out the window through the bars. One looked down and saw the mud,,,the other looked up and saw the stars.

    November 15, 2011 at 3:05 am

  63. fred

    Dthorn, It could be worst, if birds flew by night you would most probably get shat on while looking up at the stars 🙂

    Two old men sitting in deck chairs, one turns to the other and says, “Its nice out,”
    and the other said, “Yes, I think I’ll get mine out too”…

    November 15, 2011 at 3:28 am

  64. fred

    On February 21, 2008, the United States government destroyed the disabled spy satellite USA 193 with a sea-launched missile, reportedly due to the potential danger of a hydrazine release if it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere intact.

    now think Phobos grunt now at 130 miles at below 100 it will start to enter and at 90 miles will burn off the solar panels and increase speed,,,the hrydrazine will explode at 60 miles.

    Hydrazine is highly toxic and dangerously unstable, especially in the anhydrous form. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Symptoms of acute (short-term) exposure to high levels of hydrazine may include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, headache, nausea, pulmonary edema, seizures, coma in humans. Acute exposure can also damage the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. The liquid is corrosive and may produce dermatitis from skin contact in humans and animals. Effects to the lungs, liver, spleen, and thyroid have been reported in animals chronically exposed to hydrazine via inhalation. Increased incidences of lung, nasal cavity, and liver tumors have been observed in rodents exposed to hydrazine.

    Track Phobos grunt on the following link

    November 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

  65. Gandhi Khan

    Nov. 22-23 we have an alignment with Earth betwixt Elenin and Sun as we did on March 11 (Fukushima) except this time Elenin is 3X closer. So, will you be wearing practical shoes ? And just what constitutes practical shoes? Running shoes? Hiking boots? Maybe sturdy oxfords at your mountaintop, well-stocked cabin! Methinks it will only affect a small part of the planet but in a big way.

    Can anyone do Elenin math trajectories and see who’s next in line, that is which continent or specific tectonic plates are in line to get seriously bent out of line?
    Peace anyway,
    Gandhi Khan

    November 18, 2011 at 5:12 am

    • Gandhi Khan

      So, HEY!

      November 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm


    Thanks Fred now I have something else to worry about this thing passes over my house on 11/20 at 1920. Hydrazine is used in the F-16s we have to run the backup systems. We have procedures to restrict activity up to 2000 ft. Probable a larger portion in Phobos grunt. But I keep thinking of that explosion at 60 miles would cause a rather large EMP. Talk about a bummer we have Elenin go poof, numerous rocks go flying by without even a kiss, numerous satilites fall from the sky, numerous earthquakes all over the place. epic and historic storms. Can 2012 top 2011? Which one of these planet searchers has that nuclear fission reactor to power it?

    November 19, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  67. Gandhi Khan

    Hydrazine? Common chemical, rocket fuel, also proposed for fuel cells more practical than hydrogen. Amount of hydrazine left unused in a satelite is negligible. Give me a break. Can anyone say what’s the truth about Elenin? Please?

    November 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

  68. Ghandi: The truth about Elenin is that she has occupied the great minds of the contributors to this and the Elenin blog from the beginning of time up to today and remains a mystery as to where and what she is. Started out she was a giant of comets with a magnetic field that could spin the earth off its axis let alone crush it. She has been the rave for some time now, but her luster has faded and the blog is now fixated on Hydrazine. I have attempted to interject subjects beyond comets to no avail. Maybe you could come up with some suggestions.

    November 20, 2011 at 2:41 am

  69. fred

    2011 WP4

    November 21, 2011 at 2:39 am

    • Searcher

      Thanks Fred – good catch.

      November 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

  70. Searcher

    Greetings all, Can someone please tell me if Stellarium is not accurate as far as asteroids is concerned. NASA’s JPL says WQ4 had its closest approach on 21st Nov, BUT Stellarium has it getting closer by the minute. Currently sitting at 0.004150 ???? Is Stellarium giving false info??
    Thanks folks.

    November 23, 2011 at 3:59 am

    • searcher I have stellarium 10.2 not seeing it

      November 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm

  71. Biggest solar storm since 2005 pummels Earth

    A potent solar flare has unleashed the biggest radiation storm since 2005 and could disrupt some satellite communications in the polar regions, US space weather monitors said Monday.

    The event started late Sunday with a moderate-sized solar flare that erupted right near the center of the Sun, said Doug Biesecker, a physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center.

    “The flare itself was nothing spectacular, but it sent off a very fast coronal mass ejection traveling four million miles per hour (6.4 million kilometers per hour),” he told AFP.

    A rush of radiation in the form of solar protons already has begun bombarding the Earth and is likely to continue through Wednesday.

    The radiation storm is the largest of its kind since 2005 but still ranks only a three on the scale of one to five, enough to be considered “strong” but not “severe,” he added.

    NOAA said its website the S3 ranking means “it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications.”

    Mr. Biesecker said that when it comes to radiation storms, the polar regions are affected most.

    For instance, the storm could spell disruptions to airline flights, oil operations, Arctic exploration and space satellites.

    Night-sky viewers in Asia and Europe may be able to witness the aurora, or Northern Lights, late Tuesday as a result of the storm.

    “We don’t expect major impacts from an event like this,” Biesecker said.

    “It’s the people who need GPS (global positioning system) accuracy of centimeters who have to worry, not people who want to know if you’re going to turn the car 30 meters (100 feet) ahead.”

    How The Biggest Solar Storm Since 2005 Is Going to Affect You

    There’s a solar Coronal Mass Ejection travelling towards us at 1,400 miles per second, the largest solar storm since 2005. It will hit Earth around 9am Eastern Time, causing fluctuations on the power grid and disruptions to the Global Positioning System.

    There’s something else, a strong proton storm—ranking S3 on a 5-level scale—which is in full rage now and gradually increasing. While CMEs are normal—about 2,000 every 11-year solar cycle—proton storms are very rare. Only a couple of dozen happen per solar cycle. And this one can be dangerous.

    The storm has already affected aircraft traffic and may affect satellites’ computers. On a telephone interview, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center physicist Doug Biesecker told me that, fortunately, there are measures to avoid most dangers.

    “Many airliners have been avoiding the North Pole routes because they are more exposed to the proton storm, which disrupts High Frequency radio communications,” he said on a telephone interview. HF datalinks are crucial to modern airflight, as they keep aircraft connected to Air Traffic Control. Due to the structure of the magnetic field that surrounds Earth, the polar cusps have very little protection against outbursts of solar radiation, so any airplane crossing that area could be exposed to this mayhem.

    We’re experiencing technical difficulties

    He also said that satellites may be affected, causing reboots on onboard computers as well as noise in imaging systems and interferences in telemetry caused by something called single event upsets. These events may change the values of the telemetry data. Since we are aware of these interferences in advance, engineers on ground bases can take them into account and make corrections before firing any commands that may jeopardize the life of the spacecraft.

    The only real unpredictable danger is a total hardware failure, with a proton hitting an electronic component and killing it. But according to Biesecker, this “is a very remote possibility.”

    Global positioning systems are also affected—and will be even more affected tomorrow. Regular humans will not notice this. You will be able to keep using your GPS normally, but people using high precision GPS equipments—like oil drilling, military, engineering and mining operations—will definitely notice the problems.

    According to Karen Fox at NASA Goddard Space Center, “NASA alerted operators of their satellites that the CME was coming, so those operators can take whatever shielding precautions they can.”

    The biological danger

    NOAA’s scale says that an S3 proton storm may pose danger to passengers in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes, which is why some airplanes below the 65th parallel north are now actually flying at lower altitudes to avoid any kind of radiation nastiness.

    They also recommend for astronauts to stay home and avoid space walks but—according to Biesecker—this type of storm is “far below the level needed for the ISS to take any extraordinary protection measures.” If it’s ok for them, you can be sure it’s perfectly fine for you and me down here on good old planet Earth.

    What will happen when the CME hits tomorrow morning?

    When the Coronal Mass Ejection arrives to Earth at 1,400 miles per second, we will have a geomagnetic storm and a radio blackout. This, apart from the possibility of awesome auroras at latitudes as low as New York, means several things.

    First, the radio blackout will be level R2, which is moderate. According to the NOAA scale, it will cause “limited blackout of HF radio communication on the sunlit side and loss of radio contact for tens of minutes,” as well as “degradation of low-frequency navigation signals for tens of minutes.” Nothing that you should worry about.

    The geomagnetic storm will only be “strong G2 with possibilities of G3,” according to Bisecker. In the best case scenario, only power lines will be affected. You will not notice it because any power fluctuations will be handled by companies at the grid level. If the storm is long enough, however, it may damage power grid transformers.

    Other than all this, and unless something extraordinary happens, you shouldn’t worry about the world ending tomorrow. It won’t. But keep your eyes open for auroras happening near you. Those living up north in particular will have a great show today and tomorrow.
    Source: nationalpost, gizmodo

    January 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  72. Nadile Sanpow

    HEY EGT, Thought I’d see what was up, Elenin was the warning wasn’t it.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:00 am

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