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Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years
What's Up With That? ^ | 4/28/2018 | Anthony Watts

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 sun’s 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. We’ll keep you up-to-date!

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TOPICS: Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climate; solarminimum
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Once upon a time, science called the energy received from the Sun as "The Solar Constant". They now know better, the Sun experiences cycles, warmer and cooler. But. the political wing of science elects to ignore the activity of the Sun as it is inconvenient for their human activity narrative. In their world, SUV's are much more important than that big yellow ball in the sky. If the sun enters a period of reduced radiation, we might be very happy that we have pumped up the carbon dioxide.
1 posted on 04/28/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT by centurion316
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Must be global warming’s fault.


2 posted on 04/28/2018 3:37:15 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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Butt, butt, butt..... 🌞☀️
3 posted on 04/28/2018 3:38:44 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: centurion316

That is why is has been so cold this year...


4 posted on 04/28/2018 3:40:48 PM PDT by GraceG ("Trust, But Verify the Plan!")
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To: centurion316

Better rank up the pollution. We could be heading into an ice age.


5 posted on 04/28/2018 3:43:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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Best need business to get a jump on : “ Wooly Mammoth breeding & herding”!


6 posted on 04/28/2018 3:45:50 PM PDT by Reily (!!)
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To: centurion316

Crank not rank


7 posted on 04/28/2018 3:46:05 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: GraceG

Freezing in Upstate!!


8 posted on 04/28/2018 3:47:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: centurion316

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.


9 posted on 04/28/2018 3:47:49 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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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.


10 posted on 04/28/2018 3:54:57 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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Winter is coming


11 posted on 04/28/2018 3:58:30 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: BBell
I forgot, did they ever determine how much chlorofluorocarbons the earth sent to the sun? and How much CO2 we transmitted to the sun? I'll bet the ozone hole over Antarctica also got smaller this year. Al Gore is a liar!!!
12 posted on 04/28/2018 4:01:02 PM PDT by Ikeon (WhAaat? you got offended by something you read on the intranet?)
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weather prediction for tomorrow is ~1inch of snow...
13 posted on 04/28/2018 4:06:02 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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Ice Age right around the corner.


14 posted on 04/28/2018 4:09:53 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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If we get a cool summer in GA then hallelujah!


15 posted on 04/28/2018 4:11:34 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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The Maunder Minimum......look for the Delaware to freeze over


16 posted on 04/28/2018 4:17:47 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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Ice Age right around the corner.

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.

17 posted on 04/28/2018 4:20:44 PM PDT by centurion316 (Back from exile from 4/2016 until 4/2018)
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Winter is coming

LOL

Calling Jon Snow!

18 posted on 04/28/2018 4:28:43 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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Lol. Because we all know that the sun revolves the earth. Only now it is the church of mother earth this making this claim.


19 posted on 04/28/2018 4:33:23 PM PDT by dhs12345
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“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.


20 posted on 04/28/2018 4:33:48 PM PDT by normbal (normbal. somewhere in socialist occupied America)
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