Monday, December 18, 2006

85)A cosmic show of lights on December 13th 2006.

When the sun set off a tsunami-like shock wave from an earth-sized sunspot as it did on December 13th 2006: ,

this is what happened as a result in Iowa, U.S.A. on the evening of December 14th 2006:

Its called an aurora and resulted when an energetic cloud of particles blasted out of the sun and collided with planet earth's magnetosphere. It is unusual to see such brilliant colours over Iowa, which is really in the middle of nowhere. Usually, one sees them travelling towards the earth's magnetic poles but, because this was an extremely large solar flare(unusually large, even for the sun), the colourful display was seen in many spots on earth.

The sun is often depicted in mystical poetry as representing the first created being, or Intellect; it also symbolises the Light of God. Since the gargantuan flare occured on December 13th 2006, the 70th birthday of our present Imam, I'm asking myself if this was not some massive celebratory blast from the sun on this joyous occasion.

I blogged before about a green aurora seen from another location:

"This is a glorious green picture that one sees sometimes during an aurora at one of the earth's magnetic poles. Energetic particles from the sun interact with the earth's magnetic field, causing the resultant high energy atomic particles like protons and electrons to rain down at the earth's magnetic poles. When these highly energetic particles impact air molecules, they cause the air molecules to lose electrons temporarily. Among the air molecules, when oxygen in particular re-acquires these electrons, they emit the green light you see in this awesome picture: "


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3