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Solar wind
speed: 632.6 km/sec
density: 1.9 protons/cm3
more data: ACEDSCOVR
Updated: Today at 0016 UT

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp=quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 2 quiet

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 2 days
2019 total: 147 days (67%)

Thermosphere Climate Index
today: 2.99x1010 W Cold
Max: 49.4
x1010 Hot (10/1957)
Min: 2.05
x1010 Cold (02/2009)



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Slamet volcano alert level raised, Central Java, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Slamet volcano in Central Java from 1 to 2 on August 9, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2014. The Center for Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) raised the status of the volcano due…

August 09, 2019

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Very large landslide hits Myanmar’s Mon State

A large landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains hit southern Myanmar on August 9, 2019, burying 10 houses and leaving at least 15 people dead. At least 30 others are missing. According to Myanmar Fire Services Department, the landslide took place as the mountainside…

August 09, 2019

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Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after…

August 09, 2019

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Red alert issued ahead of Typhoon “Lekima” landfall in China’s Zhejiang Province

Typhoon “Lekima” strengthened into a Category 4 Super Typhoon late August 7, 2019, before moving over over Japan’s southern Ryukyu Islands. It’s now weakening on its way toward eastern China. Landfall is expected in the coastal areas of Zhejiang…

August 09, 2019

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At least 12 killed after heavy rain and flash floods hit Yemen

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of Yemen on August 6 and 7, 2019, displaced hundreds of people and left at least 12 people dead. The worst-hit was the northwestern province of Mahweet, affected by southwest monsoon each year from June to September. “Nine…

August 08, 2019

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10 dead, 7 missing after rescue boat capsizes in Maharashtra, India

At least 10 persons drowned and 7 more are missing after a rescue boat carrying at least 30 people capsized during a rescue operation near Brahmnal village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Thursday morning, August 8, 2019. Local police said rescue operations…

August 08, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake hits western Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit western Turkey at 11:25 UTC (14:25 LT) on August 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (4.3 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.3…

August 08, 2019


Germany Considers a 19% Meat Tax to Combat Global Warming

Eat insects? ‘Meat patch’ to stop cravings? New UN report takes aim at meat eating – UN seeks expansion of climate agenda to regulate what you eat

Michael Moore-backed Doc, ‘Planet of the Humans,’ Tackles ‘False Promises’ of Green Energy

How much energy storage costs must fall to reach renewable energy’s full potential



Major, damaging tornado hits Petange, Luxembourg 

A major tornado hit the city of Petange in southern Luxembourg at 17:30 LT on August 9, 2019, causing significant damage and injuring at least 6 people.

Petange Mayor, Pierre Mellina, said about 100 homes sustained damage. The tornado downed trees, blocked roads and damaged cars.

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‘Ring of Fire’ Weather Pattern Brings Heat Wave, Thunderstorms

At a Glance

  • A dome of high pressure will keep a heat wave going in parts of the South into next week.
  • Thunderstorms will fire up at times around the periphery of that heat dome.
  • This summertime weather pattern is sometimes called the “ring of fire.”


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