The Day the Solar Wind Disappeared
13th Dec 1999
NASA Holds Story Until Now, Why?
NASA just put this article out today. This event of our solar wind related to the Sun dropping to almost zero occurred in May 99, (eight months ago). Why did they wait until now to disclose this story? Folks, solar winds and its effects on magnetics is exactly what I have been discussing in my research over the last several months.
NASA’s statement directly confirms what my research has suggested. There is a direct link between solar activity i.e. CME’s, X-Class and M-Class flares, Gamma Ray Burst and it’s affect on our weather (Earth Changes). Read the very last two sentence paragraph of NASA’s report below. It tells it all. This is fantastic! I am very hopeful NASA is making some very serious changes in their public relations policy. My belief is NASA will start treating us more like very sincere peers, rather than school children. We have been on to the teachers antics, and I think they now know it. Let’s see what prevails. I believe what is driving their new found openness is not so much a change of heart, but the mere fact events have unfolded so rapidly and dramatically, it can no longer be hidden or at least kept within the sacred walls.
Edgar Cayce was Right! This is truly turning out to be “1999 Will Be The Year Of Disclosure”.
(NASA) For two days in May, 1999, the solar wind that blows constantly from the Sun virtually disappeared — the most drastic and longest-lasting decrease ever observed. From May 10-12, 1999, the solar wind that blows constantly from the Sun virtually disappeared — the most drastic and longest-lasting decrease ever observed.
Dropping to a fraction of its normal density and to half its normal speed, the solar wind died down enough to allow physicists to observe particles flowing directly from the Sun’s corona to Earth. This severe change in the solar wind also changed the shape of Earth’s magnetic field and produced an unusual auroral display at the North Pole.
Starting late on May 10 and continuing through the early hours of May 12, NASA’s ACE and Wind spacecraft each observed that the density of the solar wind dropped by more than 98%. Because of the decrease, energetic electrons from the Sun were able to flow to Earth in narrow beams, known as the strahl. Under normal conditions, electrons from the Sun are diluted, mixed, and redirected in interplanetary space and by Earth’s magnetic field (the magnetosphere). But in May 1999, several satellites detected electrons arriving at Earth with properties similar to those of electrons in the Sun’s corona, suggesting that they were a direct sample of particles from the Sun.
“This event provides a window to see the Sun’s corona directly,” said Dr. Keith Ogilvie, project scientist for NASA’s Wind spacecraft and a space physicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. “The beams from the corona do not get broken up or scattered as they do under normal circumstances, and the temperature of the electrons is very similar to their original state on the Sun.”
According to observations from the ACE spacecraft, the density of helium in the solar wind dropped to less than 0.1% of its normal value, and heavier ions, held back by the Sun’s gravity, apparently could not escape from the Sun at all. Data from NASA’s SAMPEX spacecraft reveal that in the wake of this event, Earth’s outer electron radiation belts dissipated and were severely depleted for several months afterward.
“The May event provides unique conditions to test ideas about solar-terrestrial interactions,” Ogilvie noted. “It also strengthens our belief that we’re beginning to understand how the Sun-Earth connection works.”