Today's Outlook: Current Moon:
Solar X-rays: X-rays that are emitted from the sun. The amount of x-rays that leave the sun and enter the earth's atmosphere can fluctuate and change, and this meter detects that and reports it in understandable terms.
Geomagnetic Field: The magnetic field observed in and around the earth.
The intensity of the magnetic field at the earth's surface is approximately 0.32 gauss at the equator and 0.62 gauss at the north pole. This field can be disrupted by geomagnetic storms which are caused by changes in the solar wind coming from the sun.
Why does these environmental factors matter? There are theories that these naturally occurring environmental variables cause an increase in paranormal activity when they are outside the "normal" levels of activity. It is important to take everything into account that may help explain paranormal phenomena. The information below explains what the status monitors show and what the various readings mean.
Moon Phases:Why are the moon phases and other weather variables important? There is data that suggests that during certain moonphases, and weather conditions, there is an increase in paranormal activity. Some of the possible explainations are that, during a thunderstorm for instance, there are more charged particles in the air and so the paranormal entity has an energy source to draw from in order to manifest activity. There is also evidence that the full moon, and new moon, are associated with an increase in paranormal phenomena. The theories behind why this occurs are varied, and range from a higher amount of positive ions in the air, to an increased gravitational pull. Nothing has been proven but there is plenty of evidence that shows there is increased paranormal activity when the moon is full. For more information about how the weather effects the paranormal please see the resources page.
Solar X-ray status monitor key: The X-ray Solar status monitor downloads data periodically from the NOAA Space Environment Center FTP server. The previous 24 hours of 5 minute Long-wavelength X-ray data from each satellite (GOES 8 and GOES 10) is analyzed, and an appropriate level of activity for the past 24 hours is assigned as follows:
Normal: Solar X-ray flux is quiet (< 1.00e-6 W/m^2)
Active: Solar X-ray flux is active (= 1.00e-6 W/m^2)
M Class Flare: An M Class flare has occurred (X-ray flux = 1.00e-5 W/m^2)
X Class Flare: An X Class flare has occurred (X-ray flux = 1.00e-4 W/m^2)
Mega Flare: An unprecedented X-ray event has occurred (X-ray flux = 1.00e-3 W/m^2)
The designation "Mega Flare" was chosen by Kevin Loch when the status monitor was created on March 4, 1999. There is no "official" designation for flares in this range.
Geomagnetic Field status monitor key: The Geomagnetic Field status monitor downloads data periodically from the NOAA Space Environment Center FTP server. The previous 24 hours of 3 hour Planetary Kp Index data is analyzed and an appropriate level of activity for the past 24 hours is assigned as follows:
Quiet: the Geomagnetic Field is quiet (Kp < 4)
Active: the Geomagnetic Field has been unsettled (Kp = 4)
Storm: A Geomagnetic Storm has occurred (Kp > 4)
If you have more information about these monitors, or if you have questions regarding the relationship between these environmental variables and paranormal activity, please feel free to e-mail me.