Many of us have heard about myths surrounding the aspects of eclipses but rare are those who truly acknowledges the real effects of this natural phase on human health. While many believe in lot of traditional rituals on these days, ancient scientific, believes which might have been lost in course of time, are now being supported by modern science today.
Eclipses ( Solar and Lunar ) and Solar Flares do affect perspectives, moods, emotions and behavioral patterns in human. All of us are subjects to some changes while some are more vulnerable.
“The idea that spots on the sun or solar flares might influence human health on earth at first appears to lack scientific credibility.
However, when significant correlations between hospital admissions and health registers and Solar-Geomagnetic Activity (S-GMA) are found, then the challenge is to conceive of and to document a scientifically plausible and observationally supported mechanism and model. There is a large body of research correlating S-GMA with biological effects and human health effects.
There is currently an absence of a known and credible biophysical mechanism to link the S-GMA with these effects,” writes Dr Neil Cherry Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the Lincoln University in his science paper.
While Dr Neil Cherry Talks about solar flares, some scientist believes that eclipses do have some kind of desynchronize in our circadian rhythm, that is our biological clock. In both cases the pineal gland in our brain seems to be much more affected by the electromagnetic activity. Even though the medical world has not yet fully research about physical effects on people, the beliefs that eclipses are capable of producing psychological effect may pave way to discoveries on this subject.
Transylvanian effect or Transylvanian hypothesis, a modern theory in intellectual literature, presumes that lunar eclipse may affect body and mind as an impact on the circadian rhythm of human body. Studies say that human and creature activities, physiological process and actions undergo alterations caused through seasonal changes circadian rhythms and lunar and solar cycles. They also state that the effects these cycles on humans and animals have been much less explored. Although medical world warns about looking at solar eclipse with naked eye, it does not say anything about lunar eclipse.
“The circadian regulatory system depends on repeated environmental cues to [synchronize] internal clocks,” says psychiatrist Kelly Posner, Columbia University. “Magnetic fields may be one of these environmental cues.”
As changes in magnetic fields happens, families have noted that some of their members have increased incidence of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, chaotic or confused thinking and erratic behaviors. With not enough scientific research, those who are psychologically weak seems to be more affected thus a close assistance and supervision is needed.
Human life has always been influenced by cosmological changed throughout ages and this is no secrets.
Psssst…Want to see the Solar Eclipse 2016?
While many stress about eye damages caused by viewing a total solar eclipse with the naked eye, many eye specialists don’t suggest the use of polarized glasses for such events. If polarized glasses are not the best match, I strongly believe so are special eclipse glasses, handmade eclipse band with flim rolls ( pellicule de photo), ect.
If you still wish to view the spectacular event, fill a plastic bucket of water place and place it in a clear and stable area to have the solar reflection. Move 1 meter away from the water bucket, you can watch the gradual phenomenon. Try not to stare for longer hours and give your eyes a break.
And the best way remains, sitting on the couch and watch a video of the solar eclipse.
Be like me, control your emotions and wait for the videos 😀
Those brainwashed by westernisation, for the sake of your learnt values and culture, put it all in the trash to please, settle down in your favorite western countries expecting them to treat you as their very own. Best wishes and keep dreaming eye wide open, as you never will be part of them !
If burkini, burka (though i am quite confuse about it’s use during warmer seasons), hijab, churidar or any Indian attires ain’t accepted in France and where anyone is easily tagged as terrorist or said to be indulged in any other forms of extreme radicals, why claiming to be a so open minded civilization with principle concerns ; ‘ Freedom of choice and practice ‘?
Why not using the term ‘terrorist’ for your army and those in military uniforms for killing, bombing and terrorising millions of lives around the globe every year?
Oh this would be outrageous for me speaking as such!
And why not go further by just banning Christian, Jews religious clothing?
Oh that will be an insult to your religious practices!
Oh stupid people, you were so dumb that this didn’t cross your mind?
Want to sum it up to religion and cultural practice, so let me being with the french culture itself. What are your religious practices, with no offense, which preache you to engage in unnecessary wars and mass murder in the third world countries? How civilised and cultured you are as a nation, to create unrest, destruction and traumatise a whole as a population?
Oh fools, don’t you get it? The root to the culture of terrorism is not terrorism, but you world class war mongers countries trying in all ways to be greedily colonists and thieves serving yourself in others’ natural reserves!
How religious and cultured are you, that you insulted the real meaning of life?
I’m not a Muslim and cohabits really well with my muslim friends and their community , nor am I an extreme radical as i cause no harm; it’s just a matter perceptions and non-prejudices, nor a terrorist but simply a world citizen whose concerned about our world’s mental health.
High time for the globe to grow wise ! Get love to be your religion, practice and culture ☮ ✌
It does not take religion to practice terrorism,
It does not take cultural attachments to become a terrorist,
It takes oppression, hatred and ill intentions to do what terror does worst!
↜ AnshikaSawaram ↝
If we fail, the planet will grow sterile and people will die in hunger, thirst and waves of plagues. Our people and the thrm’s will die more slowly because the poisons here will render us unable to conceive. The skies will cease to be blue, the land will lose its verdure and the seas, well, the seas will be the first to go. Anything that does survive will be broken, mutant, discontinuous from us and mutually exclusive. It will be the new life of a shattered world, a world for chitinous, crawly things, not one for soft and tender emotion…
The bitter truth is that those human actions which violate the laws of nature, the harmony of the biosphere, threaten to bring disaster and this disaster may turn out to be universal.
How apt then are the words of ancient Oriental wisdom: live closer to nature my friends and its eternal laws will protect you!
That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every citizen, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there- on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate.
Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that life is a humbling and character building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
Forecast for this afternoon at 4hr15: Tropical Cyclone Bansi, located approximately 191 NM North West of Port Louis, Mauritius, has tracked Eastward at 07 knots over the past six hours. The current position is based on a recent satellite eye fix from PGTW. The intensity of 100 Knots is constant with DVORAK T number estimates of 5.
5 from multiple reporting agencies.
Tropical Cyclone Bansi has continued to rapidly intensify over the past 12 hours under the influence of passage over warm water, low ventricle wind shear and dual channel outflow aloft. Tropical Cyclone Bansi is tracking eastward along the southern periphery of a near equatorial steering ridge. Generally Eastward, but slower, motion is expected to continue for the nest 48 hours as the primary steering mechanism switches over from the near equatorial ridge to a subtropical ridge to the east. After TAU 48, Tropical Cyclone Bansi is expected to turn Southeastward and accelerate along the Southwestern periphery of the subtropical steering ridge. Near-term intensification is anticipated over the next 36 hours as favorable upper-level conditions persist. Tropical Cyclone Bansi is expected to begin weakening after TAU 48 as vertical wind shear increases and along-track ocean heat content decreases. Numerical model track forecast guidance is in generally good agreement through TAU 48, lending high confidence to the first portion of the track forecast. After TAU 48, the UKMET diverges to the East and COAMP-TC to the South of the current forecast. However, ECMWF, GFS and NAVGEM are in good agreement in the TAU 48 to TAU 120 timeframe and the JTWC forecast is consistent with this grouping as well as the multi-model consensus. Maximum significant wave height at 120600Z is 26 feet.
Alizé modéré de secteur Est. Moderate East trade wind.
BANSI Current Status Current Wind Speed65 knots / MPH Max Predicted Wind Speed120 knots / 138 MPH at Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 4:15 AM
Link to real time BANSI Satellite Loop http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/indian/storm/movies/MOV8-4.05S.GIF
Forecast for this morning at 4hr15: Tropical Cyclone Bansi, located approximately 219NM North West of Po rt Louis, Mauritius, has tracked South-Southeastward at 04 knots over the past six hours. Animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery depicts a rapidly consolidating system with a 25 NM ragged eye.
Tropical Cyclone Bansi has rapidly intensified 35 knots over the past 24 hours from 30 knots to the current intensity of 65 knots. A 111611Z GPM 36 GHZ microwave image indicates a well organised low level circulation center with fragmented, multiple bands wrapping into the low level circulation center. Upper level analysis reveals a very favorable environment with dual channel outflow. There is high confidence in the current position based on the eye feature. The current intensity is based on DVORAK estimates of T4.0 (65 Knots)
From all agencies Tropical Cyclone Bansi is tracking slowly South Southeastward but is forecast to turn Eastward through TAU 36 as the near equatorial ridge shifts equatorward of the system. After TAU 36, Tropical Cyclone Bansi should begin to steer under the influence of the subtropical ridge positioned to the east and is expecting to maintain a southeastward track through TAU 120.
The dynamic guidance is in fair agreement supporting the general track, however, GFDN AND EGRR depict an unlikely East Northeastward track through TAU 36. In direct disagreement, satellite imagery through 111930Z continues to show a southward track motion. After TAU 36, dynamic guidance reflects similar track motion and synoptic steering environment.
Overall, there is low confidence in the JTWC forecast track due to the spread in model guidance. Tropical Cyclone Bansi is forecast to continue rapidly intensifying through TAU 48 to peak of 120 Knots due to very favorable outflow and warm SST (greater than 29C). After 48, environmental conditions will gradually deteriorate as SST and ocean heat content decrease to marginal levels.
Maximum significant wave height at 111800Z is 18 feet.
In the sixteen days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur and failed to land in Beijing, setting off a search that has involved two dozen nations, more than three million square miles, and at least three hundred relentless hours of cable-news coverage. Late on Monday night, in Beijing, relatives of the missing were summoned to an “emergency meeting” shortly before Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, appeared before the press. In a statement sent to the families, and, where possible, delivered in person, the airline announced what has long been almost inevitable: “We have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived…. We must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.” My heart goes out to the dear ones whose friends, families, colleagues are still missing above the MH370 with hopes that Return Is Possible ! MH370, the Malaysia Airlines flight with 227 passengers and 12 crew disappeared less than an hour into its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
How, in this high-tech age of uber-surveillance, in which hundreds of satellites sweep the Earth and modern aircraft have multiple communications systems with triple redundancies, can a plane vanish?
The last transmission from the plane was at 1.07am, when it was cruising at about 33,000 feet over the Gulf of Thailand just as it entered Vietnamese airspace. The contact ”indicated everything was normal”, Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysia’s defence minister said.
Suddenly, all communication ceased,including any from the continuous ACARS data-monitoring system, which emits data from the engine, or from the plane’s high-frequency radio. There was no mayday call and the plane’s secondary radar, which sends its location to earth-based radar stations, stopped functioning. However, even though the secondary radar was inoperable, ground or sea-based radar – known as primary radar – could still pick up the plane, just not identify it with precision.
Intriguingly, a Malaysian military radar did pick up a reading from an unidentified object flying west across the Malaysian peninsula on Saturday morning. The final blip from the radar was at 2.15am, positioning the object about 320 kilometres north-west of Penang, or about 500 kilometres from MH370′s last known position, Malaysia’s air force chief, General Rodzali Daud, said.
Malaysian authorities still believe it is possible the plane may have suddenly disintegrated or been forced into a rapid descent at the moment contact was lost. But after six days, some kind of debris should have been found, given the massive search. Moreover, no signal has been detected from the flight recording device. By contrast, remnants of the Air France jet that crashed en route to Paris from Rio in 2009 was detected within two days after a search that spanned the Atlantic Ocean.
Indications suggest MH370 continued to fly on after communications abruptly ended, probably on a different, westerly course from its planned route to China. There are two broad scenarios that could explain this.
First, MH370 was hijacked and its transponders deliberately shut down, either by the pilots or someone else on board. Malaysian authorities have said this option is being considered, with the psychological state of the pilots being scrutinised.
Then there’s the theory – described by former Qantas head of security Geoff Askew as ”extremely unlikely” – that any hijacking could have been motivated by ”something valuable in the plane”, whether in the cargo or the plane itself. US counterterrorism officials are also, reportedly, examining a possible terrorist hijacking.
Even so, while two Iranian men were on the flight with stolen passports, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble has said they ”were probably not terrorists”.
There was also a Chinese Uighur, Maimaitijiang Abula, on board. The Uighurs, an oppressed Muslim minority from western China, have launched a series of brutal but low-tech terrorist acts in China, including the gruesome train station knifing rampage by masked assailants this month that killed 29 people. But Maimaitijiang is a renowned oil painter, not an employee at a Swedish flight-simulation facility, as Malaysian media earlier reported.
As for the pilots, Malaysian authorities deny they have extremist links.
A terrorist link remains a live area of inquiry and could be behind the second possible scenario that could explain why MH370 may have travelled way off course with no communications. That theory suggests an explosion or structural failure on the plane caused a rupture in its fuselage that was significant but not enough to destroy the plane or send it into a nosedive.
Such an event would lead to decompression, depriving those on board of oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia. Previous flights have crashed after a decompression of the cabin rendered everyone unconscious, the plane falling to earth once the fuel ran out.
”Hypoxia … can easily reduce a highly functioning individual to utterly useless in 90 seconds,” one pilot said on an internet forum this week. Enough time, perhaps, for a pilot to try to turn a plane around before falling unconscious, with the plane continuing on its new course.
An explosion in the cargo hold from a device secreted in baggage is another possibility. Cargo does not typically get the rigorous screening of passenger luggage. And a plane’s communications technology is usually located in the cargo hold.
Much has been made of a US safety regulator warning last year of corrosion and cracking around the satellite antenna of Boeing 777s like MH370, but Boeing insists MH370 did not have that type of antenna.
Analysts have also pointed to an incident on a Qantas jet in 2008, when an exploding oxygen tank in the cargo hold exploded in midair, ripping a two-metre hole in the fuselage. The pilots skilfully made an emergency descent to 10,000 feet – a breathable level – before making an emergency landing.
But if a terrorist hijacked the plane or planted an explosive device, why has no one claimed responsibility? Given the multiple communications back-ups on a modern plane, could all the communications systems be knocked out by an explosion or structural failure and the plane continue to fly?
Conspiracy Theories about the Disappearance of MH370
Wild guesses appear on social media, where riveted users are thinking about everything from black ops to black magic. Here are some of the likely and unlikely theories about the disappearance of the Malaysian airplane.
total electrical failure
plane crashed due to weather anomaly (or “Bermuda Triangle” like event )
Boeing 777 could have landed safely and its occupants are still alive
terrorists hijacked or exploded the plane
hijacked plane is going to be used for something bigger than 9/11, possibly nuclear
planned assassination of important person(s) on the plane (made to look like an accident)
theft of the mysterious cargo (gold?, weapons?) carried on the plane; plane landed in secret location – e.g. an island in the Indian Ocean
the Malaysian (or other) military might have mistakenly shot down the passenger plane
the time anomaly – along the story presented on the TV series “Lost”
first of many upcoming disappearances described in the book “Atlas Shrugged”
hostage taking for upcoming political demands on China during Iran hostage crisis, fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981), after a group of Iranian students supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the US Embassy in Tehran. President Carter called the hostages “victims of terrorism and anarchy,”
239 people onboard of flight MH370 would fill this entire conference room!
Malaysia Flight 370: The 10 big questions
Every day brings new details and new questions surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that went missing on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Here are 10 questions surrounding what we know and what we don’t know:
What do we know about the pilots?
What do we know about communications to and from the plane?
Where could the plane be? What could have happened to it?
Couldn’t a pilot just ‘fly under the radar’?
Could the plane have landed somewhere?
How likely is hijacking or terrorism in this situation?
Could mechanical failure explain it?
What other theories and speculation have been offered?
What about reports that passengers’ cell phones continued operating after the flight’s disappearance?
A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
by BY CHRIS GOODFELLOW, a Canadian Class-1 instrumented-rated pilot for multi-engine planes
There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.
The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.
When I heard this I immediately brought up Google Earth and searched for airports in proximity to the track toward the southwest.
For me, the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. And there most likely was an electrical fire. In the case of a fire, the first response is to pull the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one. If they pulled the busses, the plane would go silent. It probably was a serious event and the flight crew was occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, navigate, and lastly, communicate is the mantra in such situations.
There are two types of fires. An electrical fire might not be as fast and furious, and there may or may not be incapacitating smoke. However there is the possibility, given the timeline, that there was an overheat on one of the front landing gear tires, it blew on takeoff and started slowly burning. Yes, this happens with underinflated tires. Remember: Heavy plane, hot night, sea level, long-run takeoff. There was a well known accident in Nigeria of a DC8 that had a landing gear fire on takeoff. Once going, a tire fire would produce horrific, incapacitating smoke. Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks, but this is a no-no with fire. Most have access to a smoke hood with a filter, but this will last only a few minutes depending on the smoke level. (I used to carry one in my flight bag, and I still carry one in my briefcase when I fly.)
What I think happened is the flight crew was overcome by smoke and the plane continued on the heading, probably on George (autopilot), until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces and it crashed. You will find it along that route–looking elsewhere is pointless.
Ongoing speculation of a hijacking and/or murder-suicide and that there was a flight engineer on board does not sway me in favor of foul play until I am presented with evidence of foul play.
We know there was a last voice transmission that, from a pilot’s point of view, was entirely normal. “Good night” is customary on a hand-off to a new air traffic control. The “good night” also strongly indicates to me that all was OK on the flight deck. Remember, there are many ways a pilot can communicate distress. A hijack code or even transponder code off by one digit would alert ATC that something was wrong. Every good pilot knows keying an SOS over the mike always is an option. Even three short clicks would raise an alert. So I conclude that at the point of voice transmission all was perceived as well on the flight deck by the pilots.
But things could have been in the process of going wrong, unknown to the pilots.
Evidently the ACARS went inoperative some time before. Disabling the ACARS is not easy, as pointed out. This leads me to believe more in an electrical problem or an electrical fire than a manual shutdown. I suggest the pilots probably were not aware ACARS was not transmitting. And the publication of an article about the Malaysia Airlines struggling to find its financial footing since years tend to confirm my doubts again
Fire in an aircraft demands one thing: Get the machine on the ground as soon as possible. There are two well-remembered experiences in my memory. The AirCanada DC9 which landed, I believe, in Columbus, Ohio in the 1980s. That pilot delayed descent and bypassed several airports. He didn’t instinctively know the closest airports. He got it on the ground eventually, but lost 30-odd souls. The 1998 crash of Swissair DC-10 off Nova Scotia was another example of heroic pilots. They were 15 minutes out of Halifax but the fire overcame them and they had to ditch in the ocean. They simply ran out of time. That fire incidentally started when the aircraft was about an hour out of Kennedy. Guess what? The transponders and communications were shut off as they pulled the busses.
Get on Google Earth and type in Pulau Langkawi and then look at it in relation to the radar track heading. Two plus two equals four. For me, that is the simple explanation why it turned and headed in that direction. Smart pilot. He just didn’t have the time.