Skip to comments.BIG NEW SUNSPOT
Posted on 12/16/2009 9:39:38 AM PST by SpaceBar
New sunspot 1035 is growing rapidly and it is now seven times wider than Earth. This makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes. ... The magnetic polarity of the spot identifies it as a member of Solar Cycle 24--the cycle we've been waiting for to end the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. One spot isn't enough to end the lull, but sunspot 1035 could herald bigger things to come.
(Excerpt) Read more at spaceweather.com ...
Dave, what are you doing?
And that means...?
The end of global warming!!!
Does this mean the skies will darken?
Will Earth be hit by massive molten ejecta?
film at 11.... if we’re still here.. hahhhahahahhahahaha
It means that the monoliths are reproducing..
Click link for a nice photo. Lower left, click the thumbnail.
False alarm. It’s not a sunspot. It’s a cowlick.
¡ We’re saved !
I’m sorry Dave.
George Bush’s fault.....
INCOMING CME: This morning at 0120 UT, an eruption of magnetic fields around sunspot 1035 produced a long-duration C4-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in the general direction of Earth. Details of the blast will become clear when more data are downloaded from the SOHO and STEREO spacecraft. Meanwhile, high-latitude sky watchers should prepare for auroras when the CME arrives on or about Dec. 18th.
That means possibilities for Northern Lights, satellite comm disruptions and other excitements increase.
Actually, if this is correct, it may mean that the current solar minimum, which is resulting in a lot of very cold weather, may be about to give place to the next solar cycle.
That's good news for those of use who live in the colder parts of the country. As for the warmists, we just have to point out that it's getting a bit warmer because of the sun spot cycle, not because of farting cows.
Ice Age. Stock up on parkas.
Yeah!!! I took the dog out this morning in 20 degree weather. In KY that is too cold for December. This is January weather.
I hope the minimum is over. Last summer it was too cold to get in the pool in July and August. Here in Missouri that is unheard of!
Meanwhile, you have all the liberals, dictators, and tyrants in Copenhagen trying to figure out how to reverse the warming trend. IDIOTS!!
And Al Gore is secretly saying ‘YES!!’ under his breath.
|The end of global warming!!!
First, find 1947 on this graph:
The largest sunspot ever recorded was visible in March and April 1947 and covered an area of over 7,000 million square miles; about a hundred Earths could be fitted into this area!
That means; When America looks at its bank balance Jab. 1, it will realize the game is over. Half the working families have blown the whole bankroll,savings, borrowing, lost the job, no jobs available, unemployment checks ending and reading the Obama headlines “Recession is OVER” Talk about buyers hangover, America get ready for the 1930’s all over again.
folks, rthis is bad news i nthe fight agaisnt the alarmiost’s war agaisnt us- the sunpots cause warming, and if we warm again, the alarmists will simpyl say ‘see? We told ya- man is causing warming’ (scientists have known about sun posts cuasing warmign for a long time now, but NOONE listened to them- and NOONE will listen to them if we start warmign again- they will simply blame man and sday they were right all along.)
Last I heard, sunspots were diminishing, and we were suppsoed to be entering into a 30+ year cooling cycle- which would have been good for our fight agaisnt the alarmist nutjobs- but now htis? NOT good, as far as the fight against htem is concerned-
I think it’s really premature to say that one large cycle 24 spot heralds the end of cycle 24.
We don’t know.
That’s my scientific answer.
Calm down! It’s one spot!
It is what it is. Maybe there’ll be hundreds now, or maybe they’ll be none again for months.
Looks more like a freckle. The sun should use more protection when it goes out in itself.
Actually, that’s what the article says. This MAY be the beginning of the next cycle. So we should wait, watch, and see.
Women, children and minorities hardest hit....
“We dont know.
Thats my scientific answer.”
Theoretically speaking, strictly of course from a hypothetical standpoint?
People of Earth, attention...
People of Earth attention.
This is a voice speaking to you from thousands of miles beyond your planet...
This is a voice speaking to you from thousands of miles beyond your planet.
Look to your sun for a warning...
Look to your sun for a warning.
Cycle 23 is what just ended. Cycle 24 is what hasn't really started yet.
"One spot isn't enough to end the lull, but sunspot 1035 could herald bigger things to come."
Which is exactly what they said about the last sunspot, which was followed by 16 days of no sunspots...
The consensus among solar astronomers is that Cycle 24 will be longer and weaker than Cycle 23, which was extremely long and weak. Long and weak solar cycles favor cooling.
Further, there's this little gem: Sunspots may vanish by 2015.
If you haven't caught it, you might also be interested in Joe Bastardi's 30 year cooling prediction from a day or two ago.
Hope it was interesting!
And also in Spring of 2008?
This sunspot is a lot bigger though than those previous “Start of Cycle 24 Sunspots”. Yep, we'll see. Regardless, with the delay in getting started, Cycle 24 will probably have a much smaller maximum than the last few.
That should give us some cooling effects, along with some of the other cooling events at the moment (Pacific Decadal Oscillation is one, I think there is another something that is assisting cooling at the moment as well).
I just hope the cycle is low and doesn't drop off completely. Based on time cycles, we are due for another ice age. That would be a REAL drag.
The global warmers at Copenhagen are running out in the freezing cold to stare pray to the spot. They see it as an omen of good fortune, trillions of dollars of plundered fortune.
20 degrees ABOVE zero???What’s the problem? I’ll trade ya, you come to WI,and I’ll go where you are, where it’s WARM!!!
If the December averages don't end with an upswing, the NOAA model can probably be considered broken.
That sounds like a challenge...
Europa or Bust!
It’s a message from the sun. Read one way it says soli and read the other way it’s 17 “heart” 5.
Geez, I really hope no one from Huffpo, Kos, or DU is lurking on this thread. I can just imagine dozens of those rubes frying their retinas to get a good look at those sunspots.
Darwin awards, anyone?
Thanks for the chart. I’m not sure when that prediction was made. I do recall back in spring of 2008 the “experts” were calling for a rise as well! No diss on the experts really, just to emphasize that this place we call home has a LOT of unknowns about it.
Agreed! Here in minnesocold it was 10 below with a 20 below windchill where I’m at.
No thanks. We moved here a couple of years ago from Michigan. I never left the house. There is southern blood in these veins, and I’m considering another move farther south.
I know what you mean. I lived in FL for two years.I didn’t care for it a whole lot at the time.Now I miss it more every year!There is just something appealing about getting a mild sunburn while bass fishing on Christmas day!!!