Skip to comments.Solar Minimum Deepens [cosmic rays to increase]
Posted on 07/30/2018 7:11:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
SOLAR MINIMUM DEEPENS: The sun has been without sunspots for 32 of the past 33 days. To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go back to 2009 when the sun was experiencing the deepest solar minimum in a century. Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun's atmosphere, and strangely pink auroras.
ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION UPDATE: As the sunspot cycle declines, we expect cosmic rays to increase. Is this actually happening? The answer is "yes." Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring cosmic radiation in the atmosphere with frequent high-altitude balloon flights over California.
The data show radiation levels intensifying with an approximately 18% increase in monthly averages since March 2015. This comes as sunspot counts have dipped to a ~10-year low in June and July 2018.
Cosmic rays are the subatomic debris of dying stars, accelerated to nearly light speed by supernova explosions. They travel across the galaxy and approach Earth from all directions, peppering our planet 24/7. When cosmic rays crash into Earth's atmosphere, they produce a spray of secondary particles and photons that is most intense at the entrance to the stratosphere. This secondary spray is what we measure.
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Very interesting! Explains what’s happening with the heat these days...
And maybe the bizarre behavior of some folks.
And it's not even a new concept...
Unusually hot some places, unusually cold in other places.
What effect will this have on our weather/climate?
Unusually mild & wet summer here in NE Florida this year. My A/C bills are much smaller than last 2 years.
So, is this like, global cooling on the sun’s surface?
And, can we send a bunch of university professors to land on the now cooler sun’s surface to figure out how to fix those holes? and, send the media up there too, so that we can get a first-hand/eyewitness report on the problem.
Send them at night, in the wintertime when nights are longer.
Cosmic ray shower promotes cloud droplet formation.
I think it’s the opposite actually. I think the theory is that cosmic rays seed cloud formation, so the more rays, the more clouds = cooler, wetter weather.
“How do cosmic rays affect us? Cosmic rays penetrate commercial airlines, dosing passengers and flight crews so much that pilots are classified as occupational radiation workers by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). According to a recent study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, flight attendants face an elevated risk of cancer compared to members of the general population.”
I’ve read the Svensmark book “The Chilling Stars”. He offers an interesting theory on a possible cause of the two incidents of ‘snowball’ Earth 2.3 billion and 700 million years ago where the Earth nearly froze completely. The same theory on the cause of the Younger Dryas.
Massive abuse had been heaped on Svensmark initially for daring to posit that influences other than man were affecting climate. His theory is more widely embraced now.
Well.....all I know is our weather and how our planet functions is dependent on the sun...if the cosmic rays = cooler wetter weather than I’m good with that.
About normal in middle Alabama...been wet and hot...looks like it’s changing to dry and hotter. Typical Alabama summer.
Life becomes cold, short and brutal.
Bow hunting skills are premium.
Something triggered a global weather event and it wasn't SUV.
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