Eclipses; Myth or Science: What it really implies?

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.

Modern Science:
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 😀

TROPICAL CYCLONE BANSI Land Hazards, Reunion island, Mauritius (4hr15 PM forecast)

Maurice / Mauritius / Rodrigues / Agalega
A cyclone warning class II is still in force in Mauritius.
Un avertissement de cyclone de Classe 2 est toujours en vigueur a Maurice.
Reunion Island/ La Réunion

Alizé modéré de secteur Est.
Moderate East trade wind.

BANSI Current Status

Current Wind Speed 85 knots / MPH
Max Predicted Wind Speed 125 knots / 144 MPH at Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 4hr15 PM

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Link to real time BANSI Satellite Loop
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/indian/storm/movies/MOV8-4.05S.GIF

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.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE BANSI Land Hazards, Reunion island, Mauritius

Maurice / Mauritius / Rodrigues / Agalega
A cyclone warning class II is in force in Mauritius.
Un avertissement de cyclone de Classe 2 est en vigueur a Maurice.
Reunion Island/ La Réunion

Alizé modéré de secteur Est.
Moderate East trade wind.

BANSI Current Status
Current Wind Speed 65 knots / MPH
Max Predicted Wind Speed 120 knots / 138 MPH at Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 4:15 AM

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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.

We are the Eco-Enforcers, Planet Connect NOW !!

Happy to hear the Arctic30 are back home by now. Amnesty international is a support but not the answer as long as amnesty is not given to the Arctic lives ! Our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels and the corporate mandate to maximize shareholder value encourages drilling without taking into account the costs to the ocean, even without major spills.
Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited. All of us have to share the Earth’s fragile ecosystems and precious resources, and each of us has a role to play in preserving them. If we are to go on living together on this earth, we must all be responsible for it.
#FreeTheArctic, #NotoOilDrill, @greenpeace

Greenpeace and Artic30 Crews
Greenpeace and Artic30 Crews
Yes! Let’s declare a global sanctuary in the Arctic !  Sign in petition: http://www.savethearctic.org/
Yes! Let’s declare a global sanctuary in the Arctic ! Sign in petition:  http://www.savethearctic.org/


350.org who is an icon of climate safety, collaborated with Azir Moris in May 2012 for a sensitisation campaign at Le Caudan Waterfront about the climatic changes around the world and it’s impact on our lives.

350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.

350.org, building  global grassroots movements to solve the climate crisis.

Eight ice sculptures melting in the sun to highlight global warming and climatic changes awareness at Cuadan Waterfront, Mauritius 05.05.12

Eight ice sculptures melting in the sun to highlight global warming and climatic changes awareness at Port Louis Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius 05.05.12


This year Mauritius has faced severe lost due to climatic changes and imbalances. In March, 30th we were hit and drowned by flash flood caused by high amount of rainfall in 4 hours non stop! Lives were lost, damages were  consequent and psychological trauma still present. Climatic Changes no more a spoof but a reality felt on the island and around the globe.

 Flash Flood 30.03.13 Human Chain at Caudan le waterfront to help people to move to higher and safer grounds to avoid being pushed back, carried and drown by water forces.
Flash Flood 30.03.13
Human Chain at Caudan le waterfront to help people to move to higher and safer grounds to avoid being pushed back, carried and drown by water forces.

Drowning streets of the capital, Port Louis Flash Flood 30.03.13

Drowning streets of the capital, Port Louis
Flash Flood 30.03.13

Not latter than November 2013, Mauritian citizens have had seen formation of a number of mini-tornadoes and funnel clouds in our the skies which were well before never seen! Well I’m amongst the witnesses.
   Mini tornado or landspout or a gustnado? Spotted in Plaine Magnien

Mini tornado or landspout or a gustnado? Spotted in Plaine Magnien

   This is another clear sign that our weather and climate conditions are unstable. Getting freaky ? YES IT IS !

   In early December two active tropical cyclones in the southern Indian Ocean, Amara and Bruce. Mauritius was spared but Rodrigues was not! It started with a cyclone warning class 1 until a class 4 where much damages were caused and Rodrigues still struggling to return back to the normal. 

Amara and Bruce
Amara and Bruce

Rapid climate change will tend to decrease biodiversity of ecosystems since it favours those organisms that are less specialized and more generalists, either you reduce in number or go extinct.

AFTER ALL OF THIS MAURITIAN GOVERNMENT STILL GOING AHEAD WITH COAL PLANT, THE CT POWER  PROJECT ?

Since the coal plant project has been announced, Mauritian citizens took several initiatives to protest against the CT Power project by mobilising and organising marches, sensitisation and informative campagines and sessions, much more rigours actions , ect. Below are some photos of events.

First crane protest with AzirMoris three activists main ( Jameel Peerally, Alain Bertrand and Myself ) at Trianon, Mauritius.
Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org. Chin Up operation, first crane protest with Azir Moris three main activists ( Jameel Peerally, Alain Bertrand and Myself ) at Trianon, Mauritius.

One of the Marches organised by Plateforme Citoyenne

Pacific  Marches organised by Plateforme Citoyenne in Rose Hill

Another action with AzirMoris activists

Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org.  Ray of light operation, another action with Azir Moris activists.

Pacific march by Plateforme Citoyenne From Beau Bassin to Port Louis

Pacific march by Plateforme Citoyenne From Beau Bassin to Port Louis

Bridge protest at Petite Riviere, Mauritius

Supported and followed by Greenpeace and 350.org. Bridge protest with Azir Moris activists at Petite Riviere, Mauritius

 Sensibilisation and informative campaignes in several colleges and university by Plateforme Citoyenne

Sensibilisation and informative campaignes in several colleges and university by Plateforme Citoyenne

Simultaneous actions: Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest infront of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social

Simultaneous actions: Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest in front of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social

Simultaneous actions:
Protest in front of the House of Parliament,Port Louis and Protest in front of the Environment bureau, Port Louis, Mauritius with AzirMoris activists, Freeart and Regroupement Travailleur social
   After a series of citizens’ actions the National Energy Commission decided to study and deliver a report about the impact of the coal plant and also to review our national energy requirements. Here is the link with full details of the report: http://publicutilities.gov.mu/English/DOCUMENTS/NEC%20FINAL%20REPORT.PDF
   The National Energy Commission highlights about the exploration of different pathways towards a sustainable energy future in line with ” Maurice Ile Durable ” which is a body looking into sustainable developments which was approved by the Government of Mauritius in 14th June 2013.  In ” Maurice Ile Durable ” policies and  Strategy Action Plans a specific goal has been set for Energy – to ensure that the Republic of Mauritius is an efficient user of energy, with its economy decoupled from fossil fuel.  

In an island full of free natural resources how come COAL fits in ?

   Fossil fuels have and will fail to lower energy prices today, tomorrow and many years after. Stop writing the story of planet earth with a drilling teeth putting at stake thousands of lives for your thirst and hunger of oil, petrol, coal and other fossil fuels rather go wise and start debating about bio gas and unlimited natural resources (wind, water, waves, sun, lightening )
   Honnor the title of mother earth, honnor the right to be mother earth child, honnor the responsibility for a better tomorrow for the future generation, honnor your intelligence by making wise choices! Race against the time machine… Get wise and debate about Eco Energy!

   We are the Eco-Enforcers, Planet Connect NOW !
No to Ct Power in Mauritius, Sign in the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/call-to-the-president-of-mauritius-to-the-prime-minister-of-mauritius-and-to-the-leader-of-the-parliamentarian-opposition-mp-mauritius-to-stop-the-ct-power-project-and-any-other-coal-related-projects?share_id=HmVvRxIPed&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition