Sounds of the 'solar wind' - September 12th CME double hit

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Sounds of the 'solar wind' - September 12th CME double hit

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:06 am

Hi All,

On September 12th we were struck by two minor CME's. One was in the early hrs (around 1:30 UT) and the second much later in the day at around 21:00 UT. These originated from a couple of flares (M4 and X1.6) released from AR2158 on September 9th.

Both of these CME's were geo-effective and detected on my magnetometers here in the North West of England. The recorded variations in local magnetic field have been converted into sound using music production software to create a solar wind effect.
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Hope you enjoy the 'sounds of the solar wind'

Cheers

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NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
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Post by highfnum » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:12 pm

very cool sounds like a gale force wind

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Post by Carbon60 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Hi John,

It's all synthetic, of course, but the sounds (pitch/intensity) are driven by real data. The gale sounds are in a way related to the speed, density and magnetic polarity of the solar wind/CMEs as the solar protons and electrons interact with Earth's magnetic field causing a measurable change in field strength and direction here at ground level. With solar wind speeds in excess of 300km/s, peaking at around 500km/s, I thought gale sounds might be appropriate ;) .

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150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

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Post by Montana » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:28 pm

:hamster: :hamster: :hamster: I loved it :bow

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Post by grimble_cornet » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:43 pm

As a scientist and an amateur musician, that really hits the spot :bow2


Fantastic bit of data manipulation Stu :bow :beanie: :bow
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Post by marktownley » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Incredibly impressive Stu, I like it alot. Kudos to you Sir :)
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Post by swisswalter » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:29 am

Hi Stuart

fantastic presentation
Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

from 7 am - 7 pm http://www.nanosys.ch

from 7.01 pm - 6.59 am http://www.wastronomiko.com some times vice versa ;)

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Re: Sounds of the 'solar wind' - September 12th CME double h

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:38 am

Many thanks for your interest and supportive comments.

They make the time and effort spent on this worthwhile.

Cheers

Stu.
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

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