Skip to comments.Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years
Posted on 04/28/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT by centurion316
In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112).Only solar cycles 5 and 6 were weaker.
A sunspot was detected only on 6 of 31 days.
An observation made on April 10, 2018, allowed us to say that at approximately 30° southern heliospheric latitude the SDO solar research satellite saw a tiny spot (it was too small to be officially counted as a sunspot) that certainly belonged to the next approaching solar cycle no. 25. Sunspots are magnetic phenomena. The thermally conveyed plasma at the suns outer layer generates electric currents. Each of these currents produces a magnetic field. Depending on the direction of the current, the magnetic field is polarized and changes on the sun with each change of cycle.
The SDO instrument is able to determine the polarity of the magnetic field for each sunspot, and provided this image:
Is that the end of cycle 24, some 20 months before the expected month no. 132?
Certainly not. And solar cycle 25 has yet to begin as more spots with the same SC 24 signature are still in the pipeline. Moreover solar cycle 24 could resemble the end of solar cycle 5,
The solar minimum has started
It can still take quite some time before the next cycle makes its debut. Whether the current solar cycle turns out to be both an especially weak one and a short one is still unknown. Historically weak solar cycles have lasted longer than strong ones, It is difficult to say if solar cycle 24 will be an exception. Well keep you up-to-date!
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Must be global warming’s fault.
That is why is has been so cold this year...
Better rank up the pollution. We could be heading into an ice age.
Best need business to get a jump on : “ Wooly Mammoth breeding & herding”!
Crank not rank
Freezing in Upstate!!
Whatever is happening on the sun, it can’t effect the climate because only greedy American corporations are that powerful. They make the sun look like a 4th of July sparkler by comparison.
Why would anyone care? We all know the earth’s climate is controlled by American SUVs and that the sun has no effect on our weather, climate, or temperature. That’s called science.
Winter is coming
Ice Age right around the corner.
If we get a cool summer in GA then hallelujah!
The Maunder Minimum......look for the Delaware to freeze over
I am not a scientist, but I was trained to be one. When a graduate student in the 70's, one of my professors was the late Stephen Schneider, the guru of Global Warming, but back when I knew him, he was advocating Global Cooling, citing human caused aerosols for the coming disaster.
Then, he decided that he had overestimated the effect of aerosols and had underestimated the effect of carbon dioxide and Global Cooling became Global Warming. I have always suspected that he had figured out that the real money would be found with a Global Warming Scare. Back then, climate science was an academic backwater, but Schneider turned it into a lucrative boom.
Calling Jon Snow!
Lol. Because we all know that the sun revolves the earth. Only now it is the church of mother earth this making this claim.
Global Climate Change changed by fearmongers to Global Climate Disruption. Florida public education victims are suing the sun as we speak for causing this tragedy. Details at eleven.
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