This is a big development if you’re into astronomy, solar events, seismology, or meteorology. There is now a way to “view” an incoming solar flare or CME (coronal mass ejection) when it physically hits Earth.
As expected, approximately 3 days after the X2.2 solar flare, the particles ejected finally reached Earth. The incoming blast showed up on a system which few know about, and even fewer know that it is UNINTENTIONALLY showing solar flare / Earth interaction.
I accidentally discovered it was showing solar particle events while looking at this for meteorology purposes. Then I noticed the connection to the solar wind / particle feeds, linking the times of the events together. Finally, I noticed the earthquakes were occurring in increased frequency as the solar event was showing.
The X2.2 flare occurred on March 11, 2015. The event occurred on the Earth facing side of the Sun, and sent a moderate CME (coronal mass ejection) causing a “glancing blow” on the Earths ionosphere.
The particles ejected always take approximately 3 days to arrive behind the burst seen real time (in light waves). The physical particles ejected actually travel much slower than the light we see.
See the solar flare here:
As expected, this blast of incoming particles showed a distortion of the morphed microwave background imagery. This is an unintended use of the total precipitation view using MIMIC.
The solar particle induced distortion covers the whole of the planet, with excess portions showing at each pole (North and South).
Make note of the time of the incoming solar storm which occurred at roughly the same time.
As seen below, the incoming particles showed up at roughly the same time as the blast occurred (seen on MIMIC).
The ACE solar wind measurement satellite data corresponds to the blast arrival, and the ABOVE riometer information from the South Pole shows a dramatic absorbing of energy at roughly the same time.
As expected, the earthquake activity which corresponds to this incoming wave of particles ejected by the Solar flare has began to increase.
Seen below, the past 24 hours of earthquakes shows a marked increase in activity.
Going from just a few 4.0M-5.0M last week, to a flurry of activity over the past 24 hours since the particle blasts arrival.
Update 645pm CDT March 15 2015
About 45 minutes after posting this story to the public, now a 6.0M earthquake has struck NW of this above shown Earthquake swarm location.
Right on schedule, we start to see larger earthquake following the incoming solar event.
|Date time||2015-03-15 23:17:16.0 UTC|
|Location||0.56 S ; 122.37 E|
|Distances||603 km NE of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,321,717 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16|
144 km SW of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 144,195 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16
64 km NW of Luwuk, Indonesia / pop: 47,778 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16
2nd update, 1150pm CDT March 15 2015
ANOTHER 6.0M earthquake (5.9M revised) in the West Pacific.
This one in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea warned in the earthquake forecast from March 12…. warning issued for a 7 day watch on Papua New Guinea to Indonesia.
Now, both areas have been hit.
|Magnitude / uncertainty||5.9 mwp± 0.1|
|Location / uncertainty||4.101°S 152.042°E± 7.3 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||198.9 km± 4.0|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||127|
|Minimum Distance||16.70 km (0.15°)|
|Travel Time Residual||0.96 sec|