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Saturday, 18 May 2013

18 May 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Origin of Geomagnetic Storms

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. The Origin of Geomagnetic Storms. 2013


NASA reported that a powerful X-class flare, the third in the past two days, occurred on the Sun on 14 May. These were the most powerful burst of solar activity since 23 October 2012. None of these flares pointed towards the Earth; otherwise, they could’ve triggered massive geomagnetic storms. Geomagnetic storms are also called geomagnetic disturbances; they last from several hours to several days, and are caused by the arrival in the neighbourhood of the Earth of perturbed solar wind flows and their interaction with the Earth’s magnetosphere. Geomagnetic storms are one of the most important elements of space weather and affect many areas of human activity, including degradation of communications, navigation systems, and space vehicles, the induction of eddy currents in transformers and lines, and even the destruction of power systems.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

5 June 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Adventures of Venus

The Adventures of Venus

Sergei Yolkin



On the night of Wednesday, 6 June, people on Earth will be able to see a rare astronomical phenomenon… the transit of Venus across the solar disk, which will occur again only in 2117.

5 June 2012

Sergei Yolkin



5 June 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Movement of Venus Across the Solar Disc

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

20 August 2011. “The Revival Will Not be Televised… The Revival Will be Live!” Check Out This Lenten Calendar from KP

The above Lenten calendar appeared in KP… Komsomolskaya Pravda… one of the main tabs in Moscow. The equivalent would be if The Sun or The Daily News put out a full-colour supplement religious page during Lent. Who woulda thunk it! THIS testifies to the depth of the revival in Russia… KP wouldn’t print this if there wasn’t a demand for it. It’s been some 25-odd years since the ending of state persecution of religion in 1985, and 20-odd years since the end of official atheism in 1991. Taking that into consideration, practise in Russia is VERY good, indeed.

Don’t listen to the chowderheads in Stokoe’s comboxes (especially, Francis Frost) or listen to zapadnik nutters like Nikita Struve or Svetlana Vais. Take a look at KP! Just shows to go ya that although there’s a good bit to go yet, we’ve made a good start… and that’s all that matters, kids…


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