July 30th, 2005


More Asteroids

actually saw Mr. Peter Power on the telly today.

2003 EL61 (11LI30, Declination 26° 41' 17"), 2003 UB313 (21AR20, Declination -14° 33' 59"), 2005 FY9 (21VI00, Declination 28° 37' 52").

Asteroids: 99942 APOPHIS (In Egyptian mythology, Apep (also spelt Apepi, and Aapep, or Apophis in Greek) was an evil demon, the deification of darkness and chaos, and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth)), 96205 ARARAT (Tallest peak in modern Turkey, is a snow-capped dormant volcanic cone, located in the far northeast of Turkey, 16 km west of Iran and 32 km south of Armenia; Genesis identifies this mountain as the resting place of Noah's Ark after the "great flood" described there), 85585 MJOLNIR (In Norse mythology, Mjolnir (also Mjollnir, literally "that which smashes") is the Hammer of Thor, the god of lightning and thunder; most fearsome weapon in the arsenal of the Norse pantheon, used to slay any challengers to Aesir supremacy), 1772 GAGARIN (Soviet cosmonaut who in 1961 became the first human to travel into space 12-April-1961); no asteroid named for ALAN SHEPHARD (first U.S. astronaut in space 05-May-1961; Shepard holds distinction of being first American to journey into space, as well as the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the Moon), 8256 SHENZHOU (First manned space mission launched by the People's Republic of China) & 21064 YANGLIWEI (People's Republic of China's first man in space 15-October-2003)

Human Spaceflight :: 1961-1986 | 1987-1999 | 2000-Present


Sunspot #792

IT'S HERE: As expected, a big sunspot group emerged over the sun's eastern limb today. It's a very active region, producing frequent solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) photographed this explosion from the region on July 29th: movie. The CME shown above is not heading toward Earth; we should experience no auroras or radiation storms as a result of the blast. In a few days, however, as the sun's rotation turns the sunspot more and more toward Earth, explosions from its vicinity could affect us. Stay tuned for updates.

SOLAR FLARE: A powerful X-class solar flare erupted from sunspot 792 this morning at 0635 UT. SOHO coronagraph images are not yet available, so we don't know if the blast produced a coronal mass ejection (CME). If it did, auroras are possible tonight or tomorrow when the CME reaches Earth. Stay tuned for updates.

SUNSPOTS: Sunspot 792, which rounded the sun's eastern limb yesterday, poses a growing threat for Earth-directed explosions—and that's not all. At least one more active region could emerge in the days ahead. Towering magnetic fields jutting over the sun's eastern limb—the same place sunspot 792 came from—signal a new batch of sunspots approaching.

Asteroid #792 METCALFIA discovered by J.H. Metcalf 20-March-1907 in Taunton, Massachusetts; named after Joel Hastings Metcalf, astronomer. Note: After a disgusting Sunday spent emptying rubbish bins behind a pub in Taunton, and finding nothing, no raffle ticket, no telephone number, Arthur tried everything he could to find Fenchurch, and the more things he tried, the more weeks passedSo Long, and Thanks For All the Fish.


{Β}{Δ} DE MENSTRUO ARTIS. But concerning the Medium by whose sensitive Nature our Magick Force is transmitted to the Object of our Working, doubt not. For already in other Galaxies of Physics have we been compelled to postulate an Aethyr wholly hypothetical in order to explain the Phenomena of Light, Electricity, and the like; nor doeth any Man demand Demonstration of the Existence of that Aethyr other than its Conformity with general Law. Thou therefore, Creator and Transmitter of thine own Energy, needest not to ask whether by this or by some other Means thou performest thy Work. Yet I know not why this Aethyr of the Mathematicians and the Physicians should not be one with the Astral Light, or Plastic Medium or Aub, Aud, Aur (these three being a Trinity) of which our own Sages have spoken. And this Meditation may bring forth much Knowledge physical, which is good, for that which is above is like that which is beneath, and the Study of any Law leadeth to the Understanding of all Law. So mayst thou learn in the End that there is no Law beyond Do what thou wilt. —Liber ALEPH vel CXI The Book of Wisdom or Folly