Navy as Master Timekeeper Down
- Signs of the Times #85 (via email to Nancy)
- The US Naval Observatory site for sun and moon data has been shut down. I tried to access it today, July 3, and it came back and said: 'You are not authorized to view this page. You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied. If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please try to contact the Web site by using any e-mail address or phone number that may be listed on the aa.usno.navy.mil home page. You can click Search to look for information on the Internet.'
- Signs of the Times #78 (via email to Nancy)
- The clocks are off for the TV stations. It is mostly NBC. It started last week. But again, last night For Love or Money was suppose to end at 9PM. It didn't end until 9:12PM. [from another email] I have been charting the stars now for a few weeks to watch for possible rotation slow down. I do this using technical surveying equipment, a transit to be exact. This particular device is accurate to a few seconds degrees of angle on June 25. Right now I am just comparing data from June 25-July 1. The Earth has slowed nine minutes. This is no joke.
- Signs of the Times #67 (via email to Nancy)
- It is predicted that because SOHO is down, massive satellite failure is possible in the near future. Clearly laying down an excuse in advance [Jun 23]. http://www.msnbc.com/news/930288.asp?0cv=TB10&cp1=1 Earths first line of defense against massive communication failures is expected to go offline this week, raising the very real possibility that should a giant solar flare occur, the disruptions of media broadcasts as well as consumer and military communications dependent on satellites could rise sharply. June 23, 2003 http://www.spacedaily.com/news/solarscience-03r.html The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft expects to experience a blackout in the transmission of its scientific data during the week of 22 June 2003. This is estimated to last for about two and a half to three weeks.
- Signs of the Times #44 (via email to Nancy)
- SOHO Experiences High Gain Antenna Problem, June 18, Goddard Space Flight Center After a spacecraft offpoint maneuver late on the morning of June 18 confirmed that the high gain antenna (HGA) had in fact not moved more than a small amount (in comparison to the steps commanded) ... If we are unable to drive the antenna any further back toward the center of its E-W range, we will probably lose high-rate (i.e., scientific) telemetry this weekend or early next week. ... The HGA east-west angle is near the "sweet spot" that would allow maximum coverage ... With the help of the NASA Flight Dynamics Facility, we are also exploring the feasibility of changing the orbit in order to optimize the coverage period of the HGA.
Earthquake Sites Down
- Signs of the Times #74 (from godlikeproduction Message Board)
- Mass shut down of Interior Web Sites ordered, June 30, 2003 http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10258 'To prevent hackers from reaching $1 billion in American Indian money, which is managed by the department. ... judge Royce Lamberth ordered an Interior Department web shut down, the first being in December 2001. Back in December, nearly all of the Interior Department's PCs were disconnected, and all of it's sites forced to be shut down. One of these sites was the National Earthquake Information Center, which couldn't issue its regular seismic activities report, due to the shut down.'
- Signs of the Times #66 (via email to Nancy)
- A good shot of X with a bogus explanation on spaceweather.com today [Jun 26]. Quote: On June 21st, the summer solstice, photographer Stan Richard was at the Pine Lake campground near Eldora, Iowa. "I was watching the sun set when suddenly this 'false sun' appeared," says Stan. What was it? It is almost certainly a fragment of a Sun Pillar," explains atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley. "When the sun has set at ground level, it still shines on high clouds for some time. Here there are probably bands of cirrostratus containing plate-shaped ice crystals, which reflect the sun to form the patches of light. At this time of year, at middle and high northern latitudes, the sun lingers close to the horizon for a long time after setting. When there is a sun pillar like Stan Richard's, it's fun to watch it slowly creeping along the horizon northwards marking the position of the already-set sun."
- Signs of the Times #53 (via email to Nancy)
- Space Weather News for June 21, 2003, http://spaceweather.com, The sun will reach its highest point in northern skies today, June 21st, at 3:10 p.m. EDT (1910 UT). This marks the beginning of northern summer and, at precisely the same moment, southern winter. Solstices are usually poor times for aurora watching. Curiously, though, the weeks leading up to today's solstice have been filled with Northern Lights. Since late May auroras have appeared as far south in the United States as Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin ... even Virginia.
WMO report from UN
- Signs of the Times #84 (via email to Nancy)
- Independent Digital Ltd, 03 July 2003 http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=421166 The World Meteorological Organisation signalled last night that the world's weather is going haywire. ... extremes in weather and climate occurring all over the world in recent weeks ... The unprecedented warning takes its force and significance ... from an impeccably respected UN organisation that is not given to hyperbole. ... the world needs to be made aware of it immediately. The extreme weather it documents, such as record high and low temperatures, record rainfall and record storms in different parts of the world ... While the trend towards warmer temperatures has been uneven over the past century, the trend since 1976 is roughly three times that for the whole period. ... It is possible that 2003 will be the hottest year ever recorded.
- Signs of the Times #83 (via email to Nancy)
- Geneva AFP, July 2, 2003 Average temperatures over land areas in the world climbed to the warmest level ever recorded in May, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday. The global average land temperature reached 11.2 degrees centigrade, 0.96 degrees above the month´s average, while the combined global land and sea average for May was the second highest since observations began in 1880, according to WMO.'
- Signs of the Times #82 (via email to Nancy)
- On the Denver news tonight [July 2] there was something I have never seen before, a report on a crop circle by the conventional media. They only gave it a 20-second spot and the usual reports (farmer blames vandals, but neighbors did not see or hear anyone). It looks like someone is losing control of the media.
- Signs of the Times #79 (via email to Nancy)
- The Zetas predicted media slips. Tonight within an hour of major TV news, I saw Planet X twice. In a photo taken at Baylor University, a huge red ball was clearly visible in the background. The second photo included the Sun and Planet X. [and from another poster] I was watching the DBacks play last night [July 1] (on TV) in Colorado and the camera focused in on an amazing red to blood red sunset.