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Solar Minimum Deepens [cosmic rays to increase]
Space Weather ^ | Monday, July 30, 2018 | Editors

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at spaceweather.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; cosmicrays; maunderminimum; solarminimum; space; weather
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An artist's rendering of secondary cosmic rays.

An artist's rendering of secondary cosmic rays.

1 posted on 07/30/2018 7:11:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

2 posted on 07/30/2018 7:12:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very interesting! Explains what’s happening with the heat these days...


3 posted on 07/30/2018 7:12:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 07/30/2018 7:18:01 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: caww
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...


5 posted on 07/30/2018 7:20:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: caww

Unusually hot some places, unusually cold in other places.


6 posted on 07/30/2018 7:21:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SunkenCiv

What effect will this have on our weather/climate?


7 posted on 07/30/2018 7:29:31 PM PDT by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Unusually mild & wet summer here in NE Florida this year. My A/C bills are much smaller than last 2 years.


8 posted on 07/30/2018 7:29:32 PM PDT by entropy12 (1 Mil Daca is the shining object to hide 30 mil low quality LEGAL immigrants in last 25 years)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


9 posted on 07/30/2018 7:30:12 PM PDT by adorno
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To: adorno

Send them at night, in the wintertime when nights are longer.


10 posted on 07/30/2018 7:33:52 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Cosmic ray shower promotes cloud droplet formation.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02082-2

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/16/an-interview-with-henrik-svensmark-cosmic-rays-clouds-and-climate/


11 posted on 07/30/2018 7:33:56 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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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.


12 posted on 07/30/2018 7:35:38 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: SunkenCiv
To The Horror Of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here
 
13 posted on 07/30/2018 7:36:47 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: DuncanWaring
Send them at night, in the wintertime when nights are longer.

My first thought was to have them land on the dark side of the sun. Then use a rover to travel to the problem holes.
14 posted on 07/30/2018 7:39:30 PM PDT by adorno
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To: SunkenCiv

“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.”


15 posted on 07/30/2018 7:42:37 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Ozark Tom

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.


16 posted on 07/30/2018 7:44:55 PM PDT by KamperKen
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2018 7:49:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: entropy12

About normal in middle Alabama...been wet and hot...looks like it’s changing to dry and hotter. Typical Alabama summer.


18 posted on 07/30/2018 7:54:05 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Ken H

Life becomes cold, short and brutal.
Bow hunting skills are premium.


19 posted on 07/30/2018 7:54:51 PM PDT by spokeshave (recovering Spokeshave from another computer.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Mars just experienced a month long global dust storm

Something triggered a global weather event and it wasn't SUV.

20 posted on 07/30/2018 8:03:01 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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