CME Impact Sound and Fury

Good morning readers.  Thanks for coming by for a read.

A nice little coronal mass ejection hit the earth magnetic field last night.  I might have heard it hit the roof, but it was probably just a big tree limb, or one of the sheet-metal roof panels blowing off.  The high wind during the night had more going on around here than I could keep track of and I decided to wait for daybreak to go out and make sense of it.

CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on March 7th at approximately 0400 UT. The impact was not a strong one, but it could stir up polar geomagnetic storms anyway

http://spaceweather.com/

I let my curiosity carry away my good sense just now and went out there with a flashlight.  Turns out it was nothing amiss.  Just a big tree limb.  No big chunks of shattered magnetism lying around messing up my waning-anyway-and-somewhat-neglected magnetic field experiments.  Most of that’s located out east of the cabin where there are no trees to fall on it, but one piece of it’s strung out across the meadow.  I was needing to guy up the post over there and hadn’t.  That might be on the ground.

But it’s time I was winding down on all that anyway because I’m figuring it’s part of what I won’t be following through.

Lots of noise from the Rooster Containment Center, though, when I went out.  They’re probably remembering and regretting what a nuisance they made of themselves last night when I was trying to get them and the Commie Americauna penned up before dark.

I’m thinking today might be a busy one.  That wind was doing a lot of bragging in the dark.  But you can’t tell about winds, that way.  They’ll stomp around, boast, make little things sound big and big things sound bigger, then you find it was all just a lot of bluster.

Maybe more later if there’s anything worth mentioning.

Old Jules

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18 responses to “CME Impact Sound and Fury

  1. My mother-in-law called to complain a portion of her metal roof had blown off into her back yard. I told her as long as the winds were high enough to do that, they’re too high for me to put it back. Looks to be that way for several days.

    • Good morning Ed. Good seeing you here this morning. Hope the other panels stay in place until you can fix it. I’ve got panels of old sheet metal I’d been keeping around for various future projects in stacks until last night. Now they’re scattered from hell to breakfast. But considering the alternatives it could have been a lot worse. Might be yet, I reckons. Thanks for coming by. Gracias, J

  2. Did you ever try to pick a sheet of metal (or anything) up in the wind? Why? OH, did I miss something? What is that magnetic experiment in the back yard suppose to prove or disprove?

    • Hi DizzyDick. Thanks for the visit. The meaning of the questions about the wind and whether you missed something eludes me. But I gather you and I probably don’t share similar motives for experimenting.
      I don’t try to prove/disprove anything with experiments of any sort. I try to make sense of whatever phenomenon I’m experimenting with. Proving and disproving involves preconceptions I attempt to rid myself of before going to the trouble of experimenting. Gracias, J

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  4. Like your description of the wind.

  5. awesome photo! Wonder how that affects us humans — the magnetism.

  6. Well house door slamming and banging in the wind, windmill screaming and clanging, tree branch scraping the window glass, screen door banging, neighbor’s buckets bumping across the backyard. Yep, the wind can scare the bejeebers out of you if you have a fertile imagination. Awesome sights caused by the wind of chickens, backs to the wind and feathers turned wrong end forward earning their daily grain and many other critters either hiding or searching out the leeward side of buildings. ‘Don’t mid the wind until it gets hard enough to feel the sand or gravel hitting me or making my eyes water from the sand in them. It moves out the pollution form the power plant and freshens the air making it nicer when it stops. Thanks Jules. Brings back some good memories.

    • Good morning Sage Sparrow Mary: A person might as well not mind it for all the good minding it does. Just something a person’s going to go through every year, I reckons. The grit does get in the eyes, though. Gracias, Jules

  7. You have an uncanny ability to make subjects, not understandable by this reader, worth reading…

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