Thursday, September 29, 2005

Something Interesting For Google Earth fans

If you take a look at at the Google images of Wright-Patterson AFB where the Air Musuem is you can find a seeing eye chart for satalite photographs, vertical and horizontal bars for resolution and a gray scale chart. Specifically at N38 deg 36.3", West 84 deg 07.3" I'm guessing that the little arrows on the chart mark 1 meter resolution, also a guess that the Google Earth image is about 6 or 8 meter res. Interesting that the chart seems to go all the up to centimeter resolution levels. I ca'nt really tell if it goes beyond that.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Stargate SG1

There once was Cornel O'Neil,
Who would step through the Stargate with zeal,
Goa'ould he would find,
and then kick their behinds,
Till a General's stars did he wield.

(Stargate Limerick)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Theres a little black spot on the Sun today ...

The little Sun spot that's been generating the X-class flares is much quieter today. It might stay that way and the current solar storm will drift quietly away. Wouldn't want my cable TV to go out :)

It only has to be quiet for a couple of days and we will have dodged a big satellite killing bullet.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Theres a little black spot on the Sun today ...

Yes there is. I set up a binocular projector (one lense covered) to see it for myself. Very interesting. If the sun seems a bit brighter and harsher today that's because it is.

Possible cable TV and power grid outages next week. This spots been throwing X class flares for at least a week. See

Space Weather