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  • Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s SDO

    06/25/2020 8:20:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | 06/24/2020
    As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – SDO – has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has enabled countless new discoveries about the workings of our closest star and how it influences the solar system. With a triad of instruments, SDO captures an image of the Sun every 0.75 seconds. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument alone captures images every 12 seconds at...
  • Sun unleashes biggest flare since 2017. Is our star waking up?

    05/31/2020 6:40:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | 31 May 2020 | Mike Wall -
    Today's flare was an M-class eruption, so it was no monster. (And it wasn't aimed at Earth, so there's no chance of supercharged auroras from a potential associated coronal mass ejection of solar plasma.) But the outburst could still be a sign that the sun is ramping up to a more active phase of its 11-year activity cycle, NASA officials said. If that's the case, the most recent such cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, may already have come to an end. Scientists peg the start of new cycles at "solar minimum," the time when the sun sports the fewest...
  • The last time the sun was this quiet, Earth experienced an ice age

    05/20/2020 8:33:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    9News ^ | 05/20/2020
    The last time this occurred was between 1650 and 1715, during what's known as the Little Ice Age in Earth's Northern Hemisphere... Scientists have known this solar minimum was coming because it's a regular aspect of the sun's cycle. Sunspots were peaking in 2014, with low points beginning in 2019, according to NASA. The sun is also responsible for what's known as space weather, sending particles and cosmic rays streaming across our solar system. The sun's strongly magnetised sunspots release solar flares, which can send X-rays and ultraviolet radiation hurtling toward Earth. Even when the sun is quiet during the...
  • Sun Goes Into Cooling 'Lockdown' -- Greta Thunberg Hardest Hit

    05/17/2020 7:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/17/2020 | Bryan Preston
    The New York Post reports that the big, flaming ball in the sky is about to go into “lockdown” just like the rest of us. The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine “recession” ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared.Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said: “Solar Minimum is underway and it’s a deep one.”“Sunspot counts suggest it is one of the deepest of the past century. The sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the...
  • The Press Comes Out Against SUNLIGHT!

    04/24/2020 4:18:34 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/24/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old School™ (Natural Health / Success / Freedom) comments on The White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force press conference Thursday, April 23rd, 2020. During the conference, Vice President Pence introduced William Bryan, Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology, who gave a presentation detailing the amazing effect of heat, humidity, and particularly sunlight (U.V. light) in quickly degrading the coronavirus. Incredibly, the White House press was generally hostile to the report, with the conference marred by an obnoxious CNN reporter who refused to stop her line of questioning of President Trump. The spectacle was...
  • HUGE: More Evidence that the China Coronavirus Reacts Significantly to Sun and Heat – Like the Flu It Dissipates in Hot Summer Months

    04/23/2020 8:27:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/23/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Gateway Pundit reported back on March 21st that based on the data at that time the coronavirus had reacted negatively to heat. This indicates the virus would behave like strains of the flu and die out in the summer months. We added more to this yesterday and today we have additional information to support this claim. In a post on March 21st we reported that there were a number of anomalies with the data related to the China coronavirus. We listed the following observations:1. The current charts (by entities like John Hopkins) were not helpful as they instill fear...
  • “Jai guru deva om” No Matter What: Nothing’s Gonna Change My World-View

    02/15/2020 6:44:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-15-20 | MOTUS
    “There are facts, and there are beliefs, and there are things you want so badly to believe that they become as facts to you.” And here I thought the science was settled; now this: Scientists say solar system affects Earth’s carbon cycle.What’s up with that? "Our work shows that for the 18 million years or so in between the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction and the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event, Earth's global carbon cycle was in a constant state of change. Periodic changes in the shape of Earth's orbit around the sun impacted on the amount of energy received by Earth...
  • Watch live @ 10:30 pm ET: Atlas V rocket launching Europe's Solar Orbiter

    02/09/2020 5:36:44 PM PST · by devane617 · 15 replies
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the Solar Orbiter spacecraft for NASA and the European Space Agency tonight. It will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during a 2-hour launch window that opens at 11:03 p.m. EST (0403 GMT on Feb. 10).
  • Understanding Solar Maximum and Minimum

    02/08/2020 10:52:48 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    NTD News ^ | February 8, 2020 | Miguel Moreno
    That fiery ball in space does settle down every 11 years or so. It’s called the solar minimum, and the Space Weather Prediction Center indicates that this phase of low sunspot activity will continue for a few more years. During a solar minimum, the sun has very few sunspots on its surface, which some speculate could affect the earth’s weather. In contrast, a solar maximum has more sunspots on its surface and solar activity is high. “Usually a solar minimum lasts about a year or so, but then sometimes it can last for decades or even longer,” said Prof. Jason...
  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe spotted 'stealth' outburst on the sun

    02/04/2020 7:39:39 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | 02/04/2020 | Meghan Bartels
    In November 2018, as seen from Earth and certain spacecraft, the sun seemed to be calm. But it wasn't: The sun was experiencing what scientists call a "stealth" coronal mass ejection. And conveniently, NASA's Parker Solar Probe was completing its first close pass behind the sun, putting its instruments in a perfect position to see what was happening on Nov. 11 and 12 during this usually cryptic event. "If you've ever seen a coronal mass ejection image, you normally see a lot of activity in these images," Kelly Korreck, a solar physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, said during a...
  • Weather warning: Earth could be hit by MINI ICE-AGE as Sun ‘hibernates’ (only 10.96 years left)

    02/03/2020 2:25:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 82 replies
    Express ^ | 2/03/20 | SEAN MARTIN
    Sunspot activity on the surface of the Sun follows a well-known but little understood 11 year cycle. Activity rises and falls creating the so-called solar maximum and then solar minimum. During a solar maximum, the Sun is more powerful and is littered with sunspots. Conversely when the Sun enters a solar minimum – which it did about two years ago - energy from our host star begins to lessen. However, one expert has warned that the Sun will enter a period of “hibernation” this year, in what as known as a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM). **SNIP** “The reduction in temperature...
  • NASA’s new spacecraft will travel within 26 MILES of the sun in order to gather data that will help scientist better predict solar storms

    01/28/2020 5:30:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 120 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 01/28/2020 | Stacy Liberatore
    In collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the team is launching the Solar Orbiter that will use Venus's and Earth's gravity to swing itself out of the ecliptic plane — the area of space aligned with the sun's equator, where all planets orbit. From this position, the craft will feast its eyes on the first-ever look of the massive yellow dwarf star, which will provide scientists with better data to predict solar storms more accurately. Solar Orbiter is equipped with a custom-designed titanium heat shield coated with a specific phosphate that withstands temperatures over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing it...
  • First New Sunspots in 40 Days Herald Coming Solar Cycle

    01/08/2020 10:16:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | 01/08/2020 | By Tom Metcalfe
    The cycle may result in dramatic space weather that could disrupt communications and power grids here on Earth. Two new sunspots have ended a long period of relative quiet on the surface of our blazing host star, heralding the start of a new 11-year cycle of sunspot activity — resulting in sometimes dramatic space weather that could disrupt communications and power grids here on Earth. The two new sunspots, designated as NOAA 2753 and 2754, were seen on Dec. 24 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory — a satellite that monitors the exterior and interior of the sun from a geosynchronous...
  • Deep solar minimum on the verge of an historic milestone

    12/13/2019 1:17:04 PM PST · by Red Badger · 145 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | December 12, 2019 | by Paul Dorian
    Daily observations of the number of sunspots since 1 January 1900 according to Solar Influences Data Analysis Center (SIDC). The thin blue line indicates the daily sunspot number, while the dark blue line indicates the running annual average. The recent low sunspot activity is clearly reflected in the recent low values for the total solar irradiance. Data source: WDC-SILSO, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels. Last day shown: 31 October 2019. Last diagram update: 1 November 2019. [Courtesy climate4you.com] *Deep solar minimum on the verge of an historic milestone* Overview The sun is currently in the midst of a deep solar...
  • Professor Valentina Zharkova’s ‘Expanded’ Analysis still Confirms Super Grand Solar Minimum (2020-2055)

    12/13/2019 11:54:44 AM PST · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    Electroverse ^ | July 2, 2019 | Cap Allon
    Professor Valentina Zharkova’s recent paper ‘Oscillations of the Baseline of Solar Magnetic Field and Solar Irradiance on a Millennial Timescale’ has been accepted for publishing in Nature. It confirms a Grand Solar Minimum (GSM) from 2020 to 2055, as all four magnetic fields of the sun go out of phase, while also suggesting centuries of natural warming post-Minima. Zharkova’s team’s expanded ‘double dynamo’ calculations match-up almost perfectly with the timelines of past Grand Minimas: the Maunder Minimum (1645–1715), Wolf minimum (1300–1350), Oort minimum (1000–1050), Homer minimum (800–900 BC); as well as with the past Grand Maximas: the Medieval Warm Period...
  • Mercury Transit 2019 LIVE Stream

    11/11/2019 4:53:48 AM PST · by one guy in new jersey · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/11/2019 | one guy in new jersey
    Observe Mercury partially eclipsing the Sun.
  • Mark your calendars: Celestial event of the year Nov. 11 [Mercury Transit Sun]

    11/03/2019 6:29:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | November 02, 2019 | Jonathan Kegges
    NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN. SPECIAL GLASSES OR FILTER WILL BE NEEDED TO VIEW. Just like the solar eclipse in 2017, special glasses or filters will be required to view the transit. Since Mercury is so small, however, you will also need binoculars or a telescope to view. Use extreme caution when using magnification to look at the sun. If using binoculars or a telescope, make sure the proper solar film is installed on the front lens, not the eyepiece for safe viewing. An even safer way to view the sun is to project the image on to something.
  • Quiet sun sets new record for spotless days (Maunder like Min on the way)

    11/01/2019 9:36:16 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 28 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | November 1, 2019 | Anthony Watts
    As of November 1st, the current stretch of days without any observable sunspots in solar cycle 24 has reached a total of 228 spotless days in 2019 so far That’s 75% of the year so far. During the 2008 solar minimum, there were 268 days without sunspots, or 73% of the year. The sun as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct 31 2019 Here’s a tally of spotless days for the last solar cycle: 2019 total: 228 days (75%) 2018 total: 221 days (61%) 2017 total: 104 days (28%) 2016 total: 32 days (9%) 2015 total: 0 days...
  • New CA Earhtquake

    10/14/2019 10:35:47 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 67 replies
    10:34 at least a 5.low
  • Trump Supporters Cleaned Up Tons Of Trash And The Baltimore Sun Is Not Happy About It (Update)

    08/07/2019 1:03:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    hotair ^ | 08/07/2019 | John Sexton
    Yesterday Jazz wrote about the Baltimore cleanup effort put together by Trump supporter Scott Presler. After the public spat between Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings, Presler wanted to genuinely do something positive. So he gathered somewhere between 200-300 people to clean up trash, cut lawns, and make things look better. He posted before and after photos of the effort on Twitter. That led to a snarky editorial for the Baltimore Sun which veered between admitting the cleanup was needed and blaming Presler for sending the wrong message. snip Update: Well, here’s one reason things don’t get cleaned up in Baltimore....