Saturday, January 21, 2012

ALERT- Solar Flare Interaction with High Atomic Weight Fukushima Fallout

There is a full halo Earth directed Solar Coronal Mass Ejection inbound, estimated to impact on the 1/21/12. The CME event will interact with high atomic weight fallout (both radioactive and NON-radioactive) in the upper atmosphere and produce a witches' brew of new radioactive fallout via nuclear spallation processes. The extent to which this will occur is difficult to determine without access to advanced simulation models, however previous such occurrences have correlated with the detections of radioiodines over Europe.

If the expected effects do occur, they will be most strongly be felt on the sunlit side of the planet. The evidence for such effects would be distributed and difficult to localize detections of fresh radioactive fallout. On the dark side of the planet the effects would produce unusual colors in the Northern Lights and greater penetration into the Southern Latitudes. An early arrival of effect should not be ruled out either.

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UPDATE 1/23/12
The following photos from the SOHO space observatory shows the "snow" impacts of Protons on the Camera's CCD. When these Protons impact the non-radioactive Cesium 133 in the upper atmosphere they will spall out a host of radioactive iodines. The Cs-133 comes from the decay of Xenon-133 gas. Xe-133 is one of the primary most plentiful components of the fallout from Fukushima

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  1. **449 UTC was about an hour ago and goes until late tomorrow morning:**

    WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected
    Valid From: 2012 Jan 23 0449 UTC
    Valid To: 2012 Jan 23 1649 UTC
    Warning Condition: Onset

    NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

    Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the
    solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to
    astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude
    flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased
    risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects.
    This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar
    Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.