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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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