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Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment, or RAISE
NASA launched RAISE on Novmber 6, 2014 @ 2:07 p.m. The sun has been producing several X-class flares which could cause EMP storm waves on earth. The Sounding Rocket used for this mission is suppose to collect about 1500 images of the sun’s most active spots during its five minute flight. On September 1–2, 1859, one of the largest recorded geomagnetic storms occurred (ground based observation).
It was eloquently reported by the Baltimore American newspaper as follows:
On Saturday, September 3, 1859, the Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser reported, “Those who happened to be out late on Thursday night had an opportunity of witnessing another magnificent display of the auroral lights. The phenomenon was very similar to the display on Sunday night, though at times the light was, if possible, more brilliant, and the prismatic hues more varied and gorgeous. The light appeared to cover the whole firmament, apparently like a luminous cloud, through which the stars of the larger magnitude indistinctly shone. The light was greater than that of the moon at its full, but had an indescribable softness and delicacy that seemed to envelop everything upon which it rested. Between 12 and 1 o’clock, when the display was at its full brilliancy, the quiet streets of the city resting under this strange light, presented a beautiful as well as singular appearance.”
What a descriptive and keen sighting for this ground based observation of such a magnificent event in 1859. I’d say the Baltimore American newspaper shows that old tyme reporting is very productive.
NASA MOVIE ON X CLASS SOLAR FLARES OCTOBER 2014
(Credit: NASA Video Gallery)
GOD’S VIEW ON HIS CREATION OF ALL