Solar Cycles Cause Global Warming & Cooling, not Humans
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"The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 96 in February of 2013. We are currently about three years into Cycle 24. Increased activity in the last few months has raised the predicted maximum and moved it earlier in 2013. The current predicted size still makes this the smallest sunspot cycle in over 80 years."
Solar Cycle 24 is expected to have a below-average number of sunspots, the lowest of any cycle since 1928. 1 year before the 1929 Stock Market Crash.
"We find a starting time of October 2008 Stock market Crash with minimum occurring in November 2008 and maximum of about 96 in February of 2013." (Maximum was previously expected in May-June of 2013) With a Stock Market Peak.
MY NOTE: A low number of sunspots does not mean weaker solar flares, just less occuring.
NASA Solar Physics / Marshall Space Flight Center
The Latest "science" News on Solar Weather & Solar Cycle 24
The Effects of Solar Flares for Human Consciousness
Solar Cycles in General & the Previous Solar Cycle
Getting Ready for the
Next Big Solar Storm
This week, officials have gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC to ask themselves a simple question: What if it happens again? ...
Long Range Solar Forecast
The Great Conveyor Belt is a massive circulating current of fire (hot plasma) within the Sun. It has two branches, north and south, each taking about 40 years to perform one complete circuit. Researchers believe the turning of the belt controls the sunspot cycle, and that's why the slowdown is important.
Solar Cycles Cause Global Warming & Cooling
- not Humans
Image & Caption Credit: Earth-orbiting TRACE satellite, NASA
Solar Cycle #23 & Solar Cycles in General
The 22 year Duplex CycleSolar Cycle 24 is but the first half of the 22-year solar duplex cycle called the "Hale Cycle." Solar Cycle 25, which is expected to start around 2018-2020 and to peak around 2023-2024, will create the second half of our new 22-year Hale Cycle.
Our previous solar cycle, #23, began in October of 1996. The climb from a sunspot minimum to a sunspot maximum takes approximately four years. The decline from maximum to minimum takes approximately seven years. A typical solar cycle is eleven years. The peak lasts from 2 to 4 years, The cycles are measured from minimum to minimum and range from 9 to 14 years.
The odd numbered cycles tend to be more intense than their preceding even numbered cycles, and the general trend of cycle amplitudes was increasing up to cycle #23. For this reason, many researchers thought that cycle #23 might have exceeded cycle 22, the third largest in recorded history, which peaked in 1989, and could have been larger than cycle #19, which was the largest in recorded history and which peaked in 1957-8, however, cycle #23 was not a record setter. Cycles 22 and 23 together created our previous 22-year Hale Cycle.
Also note that there is a difference between the rate of sunspots occurring and the intensity of any specific solar flare emerging from the sun.
Our Sun's Changing Interstellar EnvironmentLet us also recognize that our sun (and our entire solar system), encapsulated in its protective womb (heliosphere), is traveling through a continually changing interstellar environment quite rapidly. (The sun speeds at approximately 8,200 miles per minute through interstellar space, currently toward a point in the heavens called the "Solar Apex" near the Vega star system. This does not imply our Sun's path is a straight line, it only indicates our Sun's current direction of movement.) Changes encountered in the interstellar environment (such as in its charge density) may also have a tremendous effect upon our entire star system and in the evolutionary changes in store for us. Strong evidence from the Russian Academy of Sciences (Dr. Alexey N. Dmitriev 1997) suggests our entire helioshpere, is being highly charged because of exactly this, effecting not only Earth, but all of the planets in our solar system, in an irreversible way. Dr. Dmitriev suggests that this is a primary cause of many of the physical changes we are experiencing such as in climate change, ozone distribution levels, and the occurrence of luminous atmospheric phenomena (rather than being caused by man’s environmental tampering). Thus, the effect of our current precessional transition may nest within greater interstellar changes as well. It is interesting to note that Dr. Dmitriev also states that there is probability that we may be moving into a rapid temperature instability period like the one that occurred about 10,000 years ago--curiously the time around Earth's last erect Precessional Cross, the 90° point in Earth's precessional cycle.
ReferenceSOHO (Solar and Heliosperic Observatory)
- a project of international cooperation between The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
SOHO Home (European Site)
SOHO Home (US Site)
SIDC (Solar Influences Data Analysis Center). The SIDC is the solar physics research department of the Royal Observatory of Belgium. Its operational activities include the World Data Center for the sunspot index and the Regional Warning Center Belgium for space weather forecasting.
SIDC Home Page: http://sidc.oma.be/
Additional ResourcesNASA Solar Research http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/
Space Weather Bureau - http://www.spaceweather.com/
NOAA's "Space Weather Now" - http://www.sec.noaa.gov/SWN/index.htmlNOAA's "Space Weather Prediction Center" - http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/index.htm