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The Great Geomagnetic Storm of May 1921

By Dr.Tony Phillips – Re-Blogged From Space Weather

May 12, 2020: 99 years ago this week, people around the world woke up to some unusual headlines. 739 more words

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Our Sun also in lockdown

While the Earth as a whole is going through the lockdown, our source of energy, the Sun also has gone into a lockdown, says reports. Called as the Solar minimum, the sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the solar system, though could be dangerous for astronauts travelling through space,  nothing much to worry for us. 163 more words

A new solar minimum will be seen this year: Maybe Deep. Sometime in April, Maybe May-- the way the spots are not seen at all this month.

The sun goes through a more or less regular cycle of sunspots, from minimum to maximum and back again every eleven years.  Sunspots are directly related to solar flares, in which gigantic balls of charged particles come shooting off the surface hundreds of millions of miles into space, right past and through the Earth in many cases.  416 more words


How Solar Systems Form (The Whole Shebang)

Giant Planets

Solar systems form in dark nebulae which contain all of the elements formed from the death of more ancient systems. Radio astronomers have shown that enormous fractionation of D/H has taken place in the outer reaches of these systems. 1,038 more words

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Sunspot - 8-29-2014 - Blast from the Past!

Going through an old memory card before formatting to put it in a new toy I discovered some old pics I took while in Little Compton, RI. 39 more words


Two Solar Cycles Active at Once

April 27, 2020: Today, there are two sunspots in the sun’s southern hemisphere. Their magnetic polarity reveals something interesting: They come from different solar cycles. Take a look at this magnetic map of the sun’s surface (with sunspots inset) from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: 173 more words

oldbrew reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:

. . Cycle 25 preparing to topple Cycle 24.

Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide – Part 3 of 3

By Kelvin Kemm – Re-Blogged From WUWT

Dr Kemm’s complete essay containing all three parts may be found here.

The Pause Century

40. There has been essentially no global warming during the 21st Century. 2,900 more words

CAGW Alarmism