But there is a lack of synchronicity between the solar winds and the auroral display. This lack of synchronicity was summed up very nicely by Jan Lamprecht in Hollow Planets: "Firstly, the cause and effect between the Sun's output of charged particles, and subsequent aurora, is extremely loose. Over a long period of time, there is without question a statistical link between the two. However, on a short-term basis this is not so. For example, the light emitted by the Sun takes 8 minutes to reach the Earth though the charged particles from the Sun move at anything from 15 million to 52 million miles per day, there is no fixed link between solar flares and auroras. One expect each solar outpouring to be accompanied by an aurora within 2 days or a week of that event. However this is not always the case. Sometimes, solar flares can occur for days or even weeks on end and there will be no resultant aurora."
On May 11, 1999, an event occured which threw a monkey wrench into the standard explanation, i.e., that the solar winds directly cause the aurora. NASA emitted the following explanation for an unusual auroral display in the absense of solar winds which carry charged particles. The NASA statement was as follows:
Unusual Aurora During Solar Wind Dropout
Credit: PIXIE, POLAR, NASA
Explanation: " On May 10, for some unknown reason, the Solar Wind virtually stopped. Normally our Sun emits a wind of between five and ten energetic particles per cubic centimeter moving outward at about 500 kilometers per second. Late on May 10, however, this gale was reduced to a mere breeze of one particle per every five cubic centimeters. The Sun's Corona was suddenly able to flow out into the Solar System relatively unimpeded, creating beams of energetic electrons. One such beam apparently reached Earth's North Magnetic Pole, and was seen as the unusual X-ray aurora digitally reconstructed in the above false-color image. Our atmosphere absorbed the electrons. This display gave direct evidence, however, that Earth's North Magnetic Pole was connected to the Sun, while the Earth's South Magnetic Pole connected to the distant Solar System. The Solar Wind returned to normal on May 12."
A display in the absence of solar wind is incongruent given the current, solid-planet model, to say the least, because the very cause of the display is the charged particles which arrive from the Sun in the solar winds. The NASA explanation attributes the phenomena to: "beams of energetic electrons. One such beam apparently reached Earth's North Magnetic Pole, and was seen as the unusual X-ray aurora."
Let us examine this NASA statement. Usually, when a spokesperson offers a rationale for an event, the rationale consists of some type of observed or empiric evidence which justifies the event. Here, the opposite is true. The NASA spokesperson does not offer any empiric evidence for the cause of the aurora. Rather, he starts at the end result and works his way back to a justification. He simply speculates that, because there was an aurora in the absence of solar winds, that there must have been an electron beam reaching from the corona of the Sun to the North Pole. Not that there was any evidence to this effect, it is just that NASA apparently has no other ideas. The spokesman uses the word “ apparently.” In other words, an assumption is being made, some speculation. This speculation confirms NASA´s nick name “ Never A Straight Answer.”
According to polar explorers from yesteryearr, however, Auroras shoot upwards. I would say that the hollow cavity is the direct source of the charged particles which are remnants of the auroral display. Upwards Aurora