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BIG NEW SUNSPOT
SpaceWeather ^ | December 16, 2009 | SpaceWeather

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1035; catastrophism; finally; solar; solarcycle; solarcycle24; solarminimum; sun; sunspot; sunspot1035; sunspots
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1 posted on 12/16/2009 9:39:39 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

We’re doomed!


2 posted on 12/16/2009 9:40:11 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: SpaceBar

Dave, what are you doing?


3 posted on 12/16/2009 9:41:01 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: SpaceBar

And that means...?


4 posted on 12/16/2009 9:41:10 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: gimme1ibertee

The end of global warming!!!


5 posted on 12/16/2009 9:41:48 AM PST by chemicalman
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To: SpaceBar

Does this mean the skies will darken?

Will Earth be hit by massive molten ejecta?

film at 11.... if we’re still here.. hahhhahahahhahahaha


6 posted on 12/16/2009 9:42:55 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: GeronL

It means that the monoliths are reproducing..


7 posted on 12/16/2009 9:45:36 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: All

Click link for a nice photo. Lower left, click the thumbnail.


8 posted on 12/16/2009 9:45:48 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: chemicalman
Oh,dear GOD! Thank you!!! Thank you!! I was beginning to perspire!! :P
9 posted on 12/16/2009 9:45:48 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon

*ping*


10 posted on 12/16/2009 9:46:09 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: b4its2late

False alarm. It’s not a sunspot. It’s a cowlick.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 9:46:29 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: SpaceBar

¡ We’re saved !


12 posted on 12/16/2009 9:46:52 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: SpaceBar
The Sun needs some ProActiv®


13 posted on 12/16/2009 9:47:05 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I’m sorry Dave.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 9:48:36 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: SpaceBar

George Bush’s fault.....


15 posted on 12/16/2009 9:49:10 AM PST by Adams
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To: SpaceBar
Of more immediate significance is the story before that:

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.

16 posted on 12/16/2009 9:49:44 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

17 posted on 12/16/2009 9:50:00 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: SpaceBar
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. Stay tuned for updates.

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.

18 posted on 12/16/2009 9:50:02 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Ice Age. Stock up on parkas.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 9:52:22 AM PST by doggieboy
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To: Cicero

Yeah!!! I took the dog out this morning in 20 degree weather. In KY that is too cold for December. This is January weather.


20 posted on 12/16/2009 9:55:09 AM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: SpaceBar

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!!


21 posted on 12/16/2009 9:57:21 AM PST by Flathead Catfisherman
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To: SpaceBar

And Al Gore is secretly saying ‘YES!!’ under his breath.


22 posted on 12/16/2009 9:59:04 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: chemicalman

The end of global warming!!!

Yep.

First, find 1947 on this graph:


Then note the year of the largest sunspot ever recorded:

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!


23 posted on 12/16/2009 10:02:05 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: SpaceBar

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.


24 posted on 12/16/2009 10:03:57 AM PST by Uncle George
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To: SpaceBar

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-


25 posted on 12/16/2009 10:04:02 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Izzy Dunne
and other excitements increase...

And maybe some decent propagation on the high end of the HF spectrum to boot.
26 posted on 12/16/2009 10:04:25 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Cicero

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.


27 posted on 12/16/2009 10:04:43 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SpaceBar

BTTT


28 posted on 12/16/2009 10:05:52 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: CottShop

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.


29 posted on 12/16/2009 10:07:03 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: RobRoy

Looks more like a freckle. The sun should use more protection when it goes out in itself.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 10:07:12 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Actually, that’s what the article says. This MAY be the beginning of the next cycle. So we should wait, watch, and see.


31 posted on 12/16/2009 10:08:38 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GeronL

Women, children and minorities hardest hit....


32 posted on 12/16/2009 10:11:35 AM PST by sjmjax
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To: Alas Babylon!

“We don’t know.

That’s my scientific answer.”

Theoretically speaking, strictly of course from a hypothetical standpoint?


33 posted on 12/16/2009 10:12:37 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: SpaceBar

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.


34 posted on 12/16/2009 10:14:47 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: SpaceBar; rdl6989; Darnright; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; livius; DollyCali; FrPR; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 12/16/2009 10:19:50 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
I think it’s really premature to say that one large cycle 24 spot heralds the end of cycle 24.

Cycle 23 is what just ended. Cycle 24 is what hasn't really started yet.

36 posted on 12/16/2009 10:28:52 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: SpaceBar
At end of spaceweather.com writeup:

"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!

37 posted on 12/16/2009 10:45:35 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.)
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To: PapaBear3625
Hey - didn't you post that last February?

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.

38 posted on 12/16/2009 10:52:09 AM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: SpaceBar

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.


39 posted on 12/16/2009 10:52:57 AM PST by pallis
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To: SpaceBar

Bookmark


40 posted on 12/16/2009 10:53:38 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: SpaceBar
Excellent...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

41 posted on 12/16/2009 10:54:58 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: KYGrandma

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!!!


42 posted on 12/16/2009 11:02:15 AM PST by pawnshop dave
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To: 21twelve
On the other thread, we see that we're a bit overdue:

If the December averages don't end with an upswing, the NOAA model can probably be considered broken.

43 posted on 12/16/2009 11:06:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

That sounds like a challenge...

Europa or Bust!


44 posted on 12/16/2009 11:08:39 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Yo-Yo

It’s a message from the sun. Read one way it says soli and read the other way it’s 17 “heart” 5.


45 posted on 12/16/2009 11:11:26 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: SpaceBar
This makes it an easy target for backyard solar telescopes...

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?

46 posted on 12/16/2009 11:12:10 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


47 posted on 12/16/2009 11:13:58 AM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: pawnshop dave

Agreed! Here in minnesocold it was 10 below with a 20 below windchill where I’m at.


48 posted on 12/16/2009 11:13:58 AM PST by jurroppi1 (America, do not commit Barry Care-y!)
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To: pawnshop dave

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.


49 posted on 12/16/2009 12:08:21 PM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: KYGrandma

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!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!


50 posted on 12/16/2009 12:11:38 PM PST by pawnshop dave
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