Brewster Rockit by Tim Rickard

Brewster Rockit

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    All blondes know that the sun is much cooler at night!

  2. Johanan Rakkav

    Johanan Rakkav said, over 5 years ago

    A mind is a terrible thing to have emptied by multiple alien abductions.

  3. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, over 5 years ago

    Hope is gossamer

  4. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    It will happen at night for half the world. That half will be lucky because they’ll be sleeping and not doing anything for the storms to mess up.

  5. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    ^And wake up in the morning with no GoComics. You Call that Lucky!

  6. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 5 years ago

    Actually, there is a nighttime on the space station (or perhaps you’d rather refer to it as eclipse).

    But it only about 45 minutes long; so let’s hope the eruption is a quick one.

  7. Trebor39

    Trebor39 said, over 5 years ago

    Oh oh, a solar flare could wreck my whole day!

  8. Ray C

    Ray C said, over 5 years ago

    When astronauts visit the sun, it will have to be at night of course.

    Scratching an irresistible geek impulse: Geosynchronous communications satellites are in eclipse for only a few minutes each year, around the equinoxes. So even if it’s dark on your side of the world, you would likely lose your satellite feeds.

    We now return you to enjoying the comic.

  9. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 5 years ago

    The auroras would be awesome……

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    I’ve been telling Al for years. the sun is the cause of Global Warming. Being a Democrat, he won’t listen to my nuclear option.

  11. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    umbrellas. everybody should carry umbrellas

  12. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 5 years ago

    “A solar eruption from the sun”? As opposed to one from the moon, perhaps?

  13. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    NIGHT-GAUNT Sorry I misunderstood the Global Warming theory. I thought they believed that carbon, changed to a sold form (perhaps by sun shine causing photosynthesis) was released into the atmosphere by man’s burning and animal emissions, preventing the solar radiation from bouncing back from the earth. Notice I said sun twice. Ever been in the hot desert and forget your coat when the sun goes down? Deny solar warming. Need more, put a quarter in the sun in July. Pick it up in a couple of hours. I know these proofs are childish but I’m talking to an Al believer. (Pay your $8 to see that “documentary”?)

  14. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 5 years ago

    Ray–Not so, the astronauts will visit during an eclipse!

  15. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 5 years ago

    Two things going on here. First, a Coronal Mass Ejection (a fast-moving glob of plasma) that hits Earth (a moving target) will likely scrag some satellites, and auroras will be the only nice part. We’ll be able to see them really well, with all the lights out, and radio/TV reception will be pretty bad. That’s real, and we’ve been pretty lucky so far.

    Now the other: Climate Change. That’s real, and the energy put into the heat engine we call climate makes our weather weirder; noticed any of that lately? Thought you might.

    Put that carbon back into solid form; plant (and nurture) a tree, Mom Nature’s Air Conditioner. If everybody on the planet did just that one thing, it would help lots. It’s about how much sunshine heat we keep, and there are several gases that affect that, including cow farts and water vapor.

    Of course, as far up the ‘hockey stick’ curve as we already are, it will take a while to catch up, but we’ve gotta start where we are, and now is almost too late.

    If you are told it’s all a hoax, find out who’s paying the bills for that mis-information; likely Big Oil and it’s PR firms, with an industry to lose if we walk away from it. The data is real science. Sorry, Mr. Koch, it’s a real problem.

    Changes in the Sun’s output (and our slightly variable orbital distance) do have major effects here, probably including the Little Ice Age (14th-19th centuries).

    The Sun, being a (slightly) variable star, has been fairly constant at 1367W/m^2 (about 1000 on the ground) for a while lately, but yes, it’s the main input to all our energy (including that stored in oil and coal and wood). See the articles about the ACRIM project I used to work on at JPL.

    And yes, when I lived in the high desert as a kid, we tried to warn visitors to bring a jacket for evenings, even in Summer. The heat capacity of dry sand is pretty low, and the temperature almost does a square wave overnight.

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