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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 PM
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That damn solar flare caused a hard start on my V! Radiation in the wires! Instead of one crank it took two cranks to start today!
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:14 PM
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If flares are more intense and constant you might be able to ride without spark plugs
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:26 PM
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LOL Thanks! They caught a picture of that solar flare on Yahoo news. Wow that thing was bright! Instant sun tan!
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It must be the sign of the end of the world that is happening 21/12/12 from the mayan calender haha.
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It must be the sign of the end of the world that is happening 21/12/12 from the mayan calender haha.
What happens when we live past that date? Meteor?
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What happens when we live past that date? Meteor?
Then we call Bruce and his team to go up and drill that sucker.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:58 PM
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I just saw the solar flare on the news. It was pretty big, but would be worse if directed at planet Earth.

We'll be fine beyond December 21 2012... "Why 2012?" is well explained here:

http://www.levity.com/eschaton/Why2012.html

There is a new found comet on its way named ISON. It'll be closest to the sun on November 28 2013, and has the potential to be one of the brightest and longest ever. It could be comparable to the Great Comet of 1680, which also got closer to the sun and was visible during daylight.

http://earthsky.org/space/big-sun-di...acular-in-2013

http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/...cted-path.html

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:00 AM
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That would be awesome to watch! Just so it doesn't slam into earth. That would really mess us up!

Unlike some others I don't want the world to end. I live north of Yellowstone park and that thing is the biggest caldera in the world. Its always doin strange things.

Life goes on! LOL
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http://www.space.com/17762-newfound-...y-c2012s1.html

Comet PANSTARRS will also be visible in the northern hemisphere in March 2013.

http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_216...ts-coming-2013



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That is really cool! I will be looking for ison C/2012! I wonder how big that comet is? Interesting!
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ISON is an average sized comet at about 2 miles wide. Some can be over 30 miles wide, but ISON may be one of the brighest, and brighter than the moon (but won't emit as much light because it's smaller than the moon) because it will get much closer to the sun (750,000 miles). Its tail could be about 70 degrees long which is seen as seven fists wide at arm's length. That would rival the Great Comet of 1680, if it doesn't burn out.

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Average size comet 2 miles wide some 30 miles wide! I just have a had time getting my mind around that!

Surely a comet one 1 mile wide, hitting the earth would be the end of most life? Thats huge!
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Everything should be fine ... What really blows my mind is that anything exists at all, and that we're even here to think about it.
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You have a good point there. I read a book called the String Theory and how everything is connected. A lot of quantum physics and than it went into black holes and singularities, finally it blew my mind.

I popped out the other side of the book feeling very small!
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Some of my most excellent memories are of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hyakutake

It was discovered just before its closest approach to the Sun. It was not remarkable to many people, but I managed to see it next to the Valle Caldera National Preserve on a night with almost no moon. It was particularly spectacular. I will never forget what I saw that night (with my lovely wife). It spanned more than a third of the sky. Unfortunately, it was relatively dim and people with much light in their neighborhood saw very little of the comet.
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If you enjoy looking into night sky come visit this mount John which is about 50 miles away from me. It is in a area that has been made the worlds largest dark sky reserve at 1600 square miles

http://earthandskynz.com/earthandsky/

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I used to patrol Valle Grande and the upper canyons as a Park LE Ranger out of Bandelier many years ago. One of my clear memories was my n00b intro to night patrol there from a ranger who suddenly stopped the truck on Highway 4 at Valle Grande late at night and said "I'll be right back." I heard some clunking in the back of the truck, and turned around to see a huge fireworks rocket shoot up from behind the truck and arch out over the big meadow. He came back laughing and said I would remember my first patrol forever. He was right!
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If you enjoy looking into night sky come visit this mount John which is about 50 miles away from me.
Not only the darkness, I would really like to spend some time looking at those "different" stars in the South. It will be a few years - at least until the youngest is 10 or so.

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I heard some clunking in the back of the truck, and turned around to see a huge fireworks rocket shoot up from behind the truck and arch out over the big meadow.
Of course now we would all be aghast since he might have started a fire. I am sure that you were there before "the big fire." State road 4 is a wonderful place to spend time looking at the stars. I imagine that people from distant parts of Canada can appreciate that. I would love some day to spend time there as well and see the "Northern lights."
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http://www.greatdreams.com/2012.htm

http://www.greatdreams.com/blog-2012-3/dee-blog326.html
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Lots of information on those links! Wow!

We have snow and its snowing pretty good! All riding is on hold! Winter starts 12-21-12!

Sound familiar? That is the end of the world? I'm not a Prepper, so if the world blows up I'll still need food and water!

If the electric grid gows down we are all out of luck! Let's hope not!
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