Skip to comments.Sunspots 2014: March is another record-breaking month
Posted on 04/26/2014 5:29:46 PM PDT by Sawdring
SALEM, Ore., April 3, 2014 Another new solar sunspot record peak of 73.2 was set for Cycle 24 last month. It smashed the old 68.9 record peak set the previous month.
In a big surprise, the number is now over six spots higher than the first sunspot peak set in early 2012 and will probably go higher. A secondary peak above the first this much is almost unheard of.
The new sunspot peak is unusual for two conflicting reasons:
The secondary peak is higher than the first Current physics suggests the solar cycle should be weakening
Conflicting signals coming from the sun muddles how it might affect earths future climate. A more active sun will have a warming effect. A less active sun, predicted by most solar physicists, will have a cooling effect.
The sun hasnt decided what it wants to do yet.
(Excerpt) Read more at commdiginews.com ...
I haven’t seen a good sunspot thread in awhile so I had to dig one out of the woodwork. So much for predicting the another Maunder Minimum, but who knows at this point.
...We are currently over five years into Cycle 24. The current predicted and observed size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle since Cycle 14 which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906...
Would I be correct in assuming that this is caused by global warming? :-)
Solar system warming I tink.
Oh yes, you are right. How did I miss that one? :-)
But the Good Lord has.
Sunspots looking a bit sparse to me.
The way the snippet is read, it makes it sounds like this is some sort of all-time record we’re going to die type thing. Thank you for posting your chart of this cycle vs. last cycle to show that it is only a “high” for our current still-low cycle.
An even more telling tale is if you go back through all of the solar cycles and compare. I hope we are only going to see a Maunder Minimum, and not a true Ice Age.
Impossible. Scientists agree the sun has no effect on climate. Only evil rich oil men with their carbon dioxide.
If this continues next winter will be really cold....
....to increase it's magnetic field....
and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.
The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.
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