Our Hyper-sensitive Solar System (ICOPS 2006)

The Tunguska Event, an ongoing mystery

(*)Sources for tidbits
www.holoscience.com and search/self repairing leaky-capacitor
www.thunderbolt.info and search/goddess-venus

Geomagnetic pulsations during Tunguska Event:
This address below no longer goes to where i found it,, so...
here is my copy of that paper that was brought to our attention by Gary N. of thunderbolts.info forum.

Venus' Tail

Substorms from The Earth's tail

Just over a hundred years ago in a region of Siberia were reminded of the ferocious potential for catastrophe which exists in our solar system, a potential that ancient cultures were quite well acquainted with, so much so that they attempted to keep the terrifying events close in memory through the legends they transferred through generations. However, with the progression of time those catastrophic events were taking on a new dynamic and became marginalized and obscured.

The event of 1908 was an explosion that leveled a large area in of the Tunguska river forest and roasted the skin of people hundreds of miles away. The event has been labeled as a bolide but with advances in science we have been offered some additional mechanisms to consider which may fill in the anomalous gaps which challenge conventional explanations, which are confined to familiar causes. Was the earth made more vulnerable due to other factors?

If we step back in time to the familiarity of ancient cultures we would, from the outset, take into consideration factors that are not seen in our time. The timing of the Tunguska event is as suspicious as the absence of debris at the site. Ancient cultures would have been running for cover to escape the threat of the terrible goddess with her long flowing hair. That hair is the tail of Venus, which is not visible today unless you have the advanced technology which rides on the SOHO space probe.

In 1997 The European Space Agency's SOHO satelite saw what had not been seen for a long time, the electromagnetic Birkeland current tail structure which extends from Venus and come very close to the earth when they are aligned with the sun.[ 3 ] On June 30th 1908 we were about to be at the tip of that tail which in former times brought destruction to the earth in various forms including the threat of extreme lightening storms. During the end of June 1908, our moon was also in eclipse of the sun, a factor that is known to alter earth's goemagnetic condition. Solar maximum was also occurring.

Solar outbursts bring with them the potential for a newly discoverd activity in our tail region, a phenomenon observed by the Cluster quartet of space probes while within the tail region of our planet, this activity triggers intense aurora outbursts. Sub- storms are electrical discharges within earth's tail region which travel toward the polar regions of earth, they are being studied as a cause for enhanced aurora displays. But what happens under our feet during outbursts?

Recently, following an intense solar outburst (CME) that triggered intense aurora activity, earth based detectors in Lofoton, Norway, measured the CME's arrival as a surge of ground currents outside a laboratory. Further investigation of the meaning of these ground currents and their implications is necessary for they may help explain measurements available from the time of the explosion in 1908, measurements of geomagnetic pulsations.(*) Electric currents produce planetary magnetic fields and the solar wind is an electric current and the earth's atmosphere is a leaky capacitor.

Imagine for a moment the dynamics of a surface discharge to a single point on a globe, it would be like a river of energy transported from every direction to a single point. You can get idea of this from this experiment conducted with a dust covered CRT: dahlenaz07 on youtube

Earthly lightning gives us an example of discharge behavior but you may ask: what is the earth space connection? We have a couple options as examples; sprites, blue jets and elves occur above intense thunderstorms and ground to cloud lightning are now well known. A sub-storm may have exploited those same pathways.

It is important to recall the time of the Tunguska explosion on the 'morning' of the 30th for that put this location nearly oposite to the position of the departing moon and an approaching Venus. Was earth's plasma sheath short circuted or did the alignment alter the way sub-storms behave? As other details are introduced we may find good cause to consider the event from an electric discharge perspective. Recently, the presence of Kimberlite pipes and glass beads in the region have come into consideration as being the result of extreme electrical discharge of the mega-lightning variety. The region may have been the site of previous discharges.

Interplanetary interactions permeate the texts of ancient legends and with the discovery of sub-storms we now have several directions which electrical discharges might travel. Earth's plasma sheath is now discharging regularly through the tail but was that always the case? Were the passage of Venus' tail and our moon's eclipse in timing with solar maximum contributing factors for a planetary discharge? With furhter investigations of space plasma behavior we may find new clues to apply to the Tunguska mystery.


Final- Letter to the editor -

Greetings, Oct. 20, 2011 In response to an article i saw in your #9 issue, discussing research into the Tunguska event, i would like to bring to your attention factors which may be important details to consider for this puzzle, each of these factors involve characteristics of the earth/space environment which hint at electrical dynamics playing a role in that explosion.

In the absence of physical debris from a bolide we must look to other sources of extreme force. If you've ever been near an explosive electrical discharge you might relate to what i am about to suggest.

There are at least three key characters in this proposal; our earth's atmosphere being a self repairing leaky capacitor [ 1 ], the occurrence of electromagnetic sub-storms in our planets tail , and the electromagnetic comet-like tail of Venus which reaches out to tickle our planets plasma sphere (magnetosphere) during alignments(*). Solar activity, lunar influences and our planet's own electrical potential also come into play in what is being suggested.

We do not regularly see the full potential of electrical activity in our celestial neighborhood but that was not always the case, Venus was once the "terrible goddess that brought destruction on the earth" "a comet with long flowing hair" and lightning was a common force described during interplanetary discharges.(*) That was many thousands of years ago, but it remains active, even though it is invisible to the eye.(*) So, how long would it take to charge a planetary-size capacitor?

In recent times and with the discovery of sub-storms, the CLUSTER and THEMIS probes are seeing regular discharges in the tail region and we see some of that activity in the form of enhanced aurora displays. Earth's electrical environment is very active and i would not be uncomfortable proposing that man's intrusion into the space environment has not gone unnoticed by the plasma environment which surrounds us. Electrical breakdown pathways are very opportunistic, as Columbia revealed. As a self repairing leaky capacitor, the earth must not be viewed in isolation from the space-plasma environment.
Before space travel and other atmospheric encroachments what was there to short circuit earth's electrical potential?

We also know that the moon has an effect on aspects of the earth, just watch the timing of terra-storms and its orbital relation, especially its passage in line with the solar current. We should not be surprise at the occurrence of electrical storms during those times. One of the most dramatic night-time lightning storms i've ever seen was when earth was in direct line with Venus as the moon approached our tail region. At the time of the Tunguska event it was early morning in Siberia, Venus' electromagnetic Birkeland Current tail was approaching earth while our moon was in eclipse of the sun. I would wonder how this timing would affect earth's electrical equilibrium? I've heard that for several days the sky remained quite bright throughout Eurasia, was this an auroral reaction? Sub-storms occur when the interior region of our tail collapses causing a surge of electrical energy to travel from there toward earth's polar regions,(*) (Tunguska is a far north location). These details may not seem relevant until considered in relation to the plasma environment of space and the electric currents therein. So here, we have our own sub-storm potential and we also have Venus' electromagnetic tail invading our space as the moon passes upstream. I cannot help but wonder how earth's plasma sheath would be deformed by all these bodies upstream, might this lead to a change in the solar flow around earth and an electrical imbalance or fluctuation in the magnetosphere? We all know what happens when you ride in the burble of a moving vehicle,, you get buffeted by strange air flow, this is why ducks don't fly in a straight line, and from an electrical perspective this may explain some of the fluctuations in orbits.
The Sun's solar current, a flow of charged particles, has many new surprises for us as we learn how to measure its behavior and how it affects the bodies which pass through it's 'electric current flow'. When CME's launch from the sun, the earth's surface will soon give an indication of its passage in the form of ground currents.(*) So the suggestion of an electric discharge from the Tunguska site at a time of unique conditions seems not far fetched. The presence of Kimberlite pipes at that region offers one more detail that calls for an electrical explanation,, whether it be a discharge to a meteor or an earth/atmospheric/ionosphere super-discharge, we have some new details to mix into the Tunguska Mystery.

Our great, great, great ancestors would most certainly have been anticipating some catastrophic event around June 30, 1908, had they lived so long as to see Venus' tail sweep by the earth once more.

(*)This note to the editor, complete with references and other details, can be found at www.para-az.com/boltfrombelow2.html. .... z dahlen parker


Additionally, at the time of the Tunguska event, geomagnetic anomalies were detected, giving another piece to add to a mystery which has not yet come to rest on a certain cause for what produced the explosion in the Tunguska River Valley. But we might someday say that the final chapter of this mystery is yet to be written, especially in the absence of a debris field and the curious timing of Venus' passage between the earth and the Sun, and in light of the electrical potentials that are yet to be fully realized in our universe. Science changes our understanding of the past as long as we remain teachable and fairly consider all the evidence even if its offered as a detail in the global report of human history.

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