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This week we've had some of the biggest, brightest moons I can ever remember seeing. I've been going out into the meadow in the early morning just to look at the moon. There must be some sort of atmospheric phenomena that causes this, because the moon can't actually be that big. I like a bright, moonlit night. The woods look a lot more friendly in the moonlight than they do in the dark and fog, which is how I've been seeing them lately.
There have been a number of news stories about a solar storm coming this Saturday. I picked one at random and put it on the list of articles in the right border of the blog. I think until the coronal discharge actually reaches the satellite that monitors those (can't remember the satellite's name) they won't know how the discharge is polarized. That makes a vast difference in the effects here on earth. The last big solar storm was polarized in such a manner that it didn't do much harm. This one won't either, unless it's the "correct" polarity. I have a one hour special recorded on my satellite receiver, from a year or so ago. I really ought to pull it up and watch it, since it has all this information on it.
There were five shows in the series, entitled Perfect Disasters. The one I have in mind was Solar Storm. The entire show is in the video clip below.
Belated warning: If you watch the British version of "Blackout" it's better than the American version. However, they use the F word a lot.