by Michael Salla, Ph.D.
Honolulu Exopolitics Examiner

July 2009

from Examiner Website



Crop Circle Depicts Solar Eruptions Hitting Earth on July 7
July 3, 2009

A crop circle has appeared that researchers interpret to be a message that the Sun is about to emit five Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) that will hit the Earth on July 7, 2009.


The crop circle first appeared at Milk Hill England on June 21 and has evolved over three stages up until June 30 (below images).

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3

Researchers interpreting the complex images in the crop circle believe these represent positions of planets that correspond to July 6 and 7 as dates when CMEs will hit the Earth.


If so, this may be the first barrage of CMEs to hit the Earth in Solar Cycle 24. Importantly, scientists will be able to directly study the impacts of large amounts of solar plasma penetrating a breach in the magnetosphere first reported by NASA scientists in December 2008.

An article by the CMM Research Group offers the following interpretation about the complex symbols depicted in the Milk Hill crop circle:

A new crop picture at Milk Hill on June 21, 2009 seems to provide one of the least ambiguous indications so far, that our Sun will truly emit a series of CMEs (coronal mass ejections) toward Earth in the near future, perhaps on the full Moon of July 7, 2009.

The CMM Research Group says that the sun,

“seems to be emitting five CMEs along curved paths through space that eventually intersect with planet Earth.”

An unnamed Australian scientist agrees with the conclusion of the CMM Research Group and wrote:

Our best theoretical matches to the crop formation boxes were for upcoming dates of July 6 or 7, 2009. Why would those crop artists go to all the trouble of showing us sextant and orrery (planetary) shapes, then coding that with six rectangular boxes which mean July 6 or 7, 2009, unless something significant were going to happen at that time?

A giant breach in the magnetosphere reported by NASA on December 16, 2008 makes it far easier for solar plasma to enter into the Earth’s atmosphere.


For the full 11 year period of Solar Cycle 24 which is expected to peak in 2013 according to latest estimates, the Earth will be vulnerable to any Coronal Mass Ejections directly aimed at it from the sun. If the interpretations of crop circle researchers are correct, then we will shortly directly observe the impact of solar energy from CMEs passing through the magnetosphere breach.

According to crop circle researchers, the source of the complex crop circles clearly answers the question of how extraterrestrials might communicate with an evolving planetary civilization.


So Paul Allen and SETI take note for future funding projects.


Extraterrestrials may be warning us through crop circles that the Solar Surf is about to go up. If so, better get those solar panels ready to ride the waves since the electric grid is sure to wash out.









Independence Day Solar Fireworks Support Crop Circle Prediction of July 7 Solar Storms
July 4, 2009


The sun has decided to join in the July 4 U.S. Independence Day celebrations with its own display of spectacular fireworks. A Sunspot Alert has just been issued which supports a crop circle prediction that Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) will hit the Earth on July 7, 2009.


The Alert is for Sunspot 1024 which suddenly appeared on July 3 and 4.


According to the Alert issued by, Sunspot 1024 has,

“a dozen individual dark cores and it is crackling with B-class solar flares.”

It typically takes CMEs, traveling at around a million miles per hour, three to four days to reach the Earth. So if Sunspot 1024 does generate CMEs towards the Earth, they would arrive right on the predicted date of July 7.

Sunspot 1024 with solar flares on July 4.

Photo: David Tyler


Here is the full Alert as it appeared on July 4:


The most active sunspot of the year so far is emerging in the sun's southern hemisphere: movie. Sunspot 1024 has at least a dozen individual dark cores and it is crackling with B-class solar flares. This morning, amateur astronomer David Tyler caught one of the flares in action from his backyard solar observatory in England [image above]


The magnetic polarity of sunspot 1024 identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 24. Its rapid emergence on July 3rd and 4th continues the recent (few-month) trend of intensifying new-cycle activity. This sunspot is the best offering yet from the young solar cycle. Monitoring is encouraged.

Significantly, Solar Cycle 24 has been very quiet and the last observed sunspot was on June 24. So it is a ‘coincidence’ that a sunspot would suddenly appear on U.S. Independence Day that is generating solar flares.

B-Class solar flares are at the lower end of the classification system and any CMEs they send towards the Earth typically have minimal impact due to the Earth’s protective magnetosphere. However, a giant breach in the magnetosphere reported by NASA on December 16, 2008 makes it far easier for solar plasma to enter into the Earth’s atmosphere. Therefore the impact of a CMEs generated by B-Class solar flares passing is unknown.

The crop circle with the CME prediction first appeared at Milk Hill England on June 21 (above report) and has evolved over three stages up until June 30. Researchers interpreting the complex images in the crop circle believe it represents planetary positions on July 6 and 7 as dates when CMEs will hit the Earth.

As to the question of who created the crop circle there is some debate.


According to the CMM Group of researchers that interpreted the Milk Hill crop circle as predicting July 7 CMEs hitting the Earth:

No one is talking anymore about "Doug and Dave" or "hoaxers". These are clearly messages from extra-terrestrials, meant for the whole population on Earth. Yet the newspapers and TV channels remain strangely silent. Why is that?

In contrast, pioneering crop circle researcher Colin Andrews recommends caution in reaching any firm conclusion about the creators of Milk Hill being extraterrestrial life.


In a private email he wrote:

I think we must continue to be skeptical and real but leave all possibilities open.


Its way too soon to say they have arrived, it would be a terrible disappointment if when the lights come on the microphones go live to that field, we find six or seven straggly young and middle aged men with flattening boards and string, not with an ET message but a human one to get our act together.


I would accept the message either way but if these guys are doing this then I do think we need to have them step forward NOW because the ramification of IF NOT, are great.

If CMEs do hit the Earth on July 7, as the Milk Hill crop circle predicts, that will certainly help answer the question as to whether they are hoaxes or extraterrestrial in origin.


Regardless of debate over the ultimate creators of the Milk Hill crop circle, the impact of CMEs hitting the Earth on July 7 will confirm the seriousness that needs to be attached to crop circle research.


If crop circles are extraterrestrial messages, they may be giving advance warning of solar events, and how these might impact on the planet in the years leading up to and beyond the peak of Cycle 24 which is around 2012.






Crop Circle Accurately Predicts Solar Storms
July 8, 2009


The Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) confirms that on July 6, 2009, a very large Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was emitted by the sun. This was followed by what appears to be a smaller CME being emitted by a solar flare on the morning of July 7, and another large CME emitted on July 8.


The CMEs are partial confirmation for a coded prediction found in a crop circle discovered in Milk Hill England that evolved in three stages from June 21 to 30.

SOHO LASCO C3 image showing solar flare and CME being emitted


The CMEs were captured by the SOHO satellite which is one million miles away from the Earth in the direction of the sun.


Located in a stationary equilibrium point between the gravity of the sun and the Earth called a Lagrangian point, SOHO has a number of scientific instruments to monitor the sun’s behavior. The CMEs do not appear to be part of a series headed towards the Earth as initial interpretations of the coded crop circle message suggested.


The emergence of the CMEs is, however, a remarkable development since it came right on the July 6/7 lunar eclipse prediction date.

The two SOHO instruments that captured the large CME were LASCO 2 and 3.


LASCO stands for Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph. LASCO 2 captures images of the sun’s corona (the area above the sun’s surface) to a distance of 1.5 to 6 solar radii. The radius of the sun is approximately 420,000 miles. LASCO 3 captures images to 3.5 to 30 solar radii.


The first image (above) is from LASCO3 and shows the large CME clearly being emitted in the upper right portion of the sun at 17:18 UTC on July 6. The plasma discharge is clearly visible as a circular ball within the protruding solar flare.


A LASCO3 movie below shows clearly the size of the solar flare and CME emitted on July 6. Interestingly, a large object (the planet Mercury?) comes into the images which appears to trigger the CME.




The second image (below) is from LASCO 2 and also shows the huge CME being emitted around the same time through a solar flare. For more images of the CME, go to slide show.


To see mpeg movies of the first CME on either LASCO 2 or 3 click here and enter July 6 as the date.

Curiously, the online SOHO movie database is missing the LASCO movie for July 6. Is this just an oversight or deliberate effort to playdown the significance of the July 6 CME by preventing easy internet access?


Here's the screenshot of the SOHO database showing the missing data for July 6 taken on July 8.

A second solar flare emitting a smaller CME emerged on the morning of July 7 and was captured by LASCO 2 (see below at 2 O'Clock position). While smaller compared to July 6 solar flare, the July 7 flare shows solar plasma again being ejected in a possible CME.


On the left side of the sun, another large solar flare can be seen building up which on July 8 also appeared to discharge a CME.


The MPEG movie of July 7 appears below.




To see the current mpeg movie of the July 8 CME click here. It will later be archived here - enter July 8 as the date


The emergence of the July 6 & 7 CMEs raises confidence that the Milk Hill crop circle was indeed a coded message of solar storm behavior. The CMEs also partly confirm earlier crop circles in April 2009 that also were coded messages predicting a series of up to five CMEs occurring in relation to the July 6/7 lunar eclipse.


The CMEs do not appear to be headed towards the Earth as initially interpreted by crop circle researchers. The CMEs nevertheless are remarkable confirmation that crop circles do have predictive accuracy when it comes to solar behavior. There is no human science or technology presently known to exist which can accurately predict when the sun emits CMEs.


This does strengthen the hypothesis that crop circles are designed by an advanced non-human intelligence.


More scientific study is needed to understand crop circles and whether extraterrestrial or other forms of advanced intelligence are involved in their creation.