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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Thatís 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 Hereís 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, hereís one reason things donít get cleaned up in Baltimore....
  • Rex Fleming on Delingpole (Climate Scientist Jumps Ship, Big Time)

    08/03/2019 10:35:03 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Delingpole podcast ^ | 8/2/2019 | Rex Fleming
    Rex Fleming of NOAA, has become a full fledged denier and has a new book that explains it all.
  • Solar minimum warning: Mini ice age could last until 2055 - shock warning

    07/30/2019 6:48:10 AM PDT · by phs3 · 115 replies
    THE current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned.
  • Oscillations of the baseline of solar magnetic field and solar irradiance on a millennial timescale

    07/08/2019 3:18:24 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    Nature ^ | 24 June 2019 | V. V. Zharkova, S. J. Shepherd, S. I. Zharkov & E. Popova
    Abstract:Recently discovered long-term oscillations of the solar background magnetic field associated with double dynamo waves generated in inner and outer layers of the Sun indicate that the solar activity is heading in the next three decades (2019¬Ė2055) to a Modern grand minimum similar to Maunder one. On the other hand, a reconstruction of solar total irradiance suggests that since the Maunder minimum there is an increase in the cycle-averaged total solar irradiance (TSI) by a value of about 1¬Ė1.5 Wm‚ąí2 closely correlated with an increase of the baseline (average) terrestrial temperature. In order to understand these two opposite trends, we...
  • Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe

    06/06/2019 12:08:09 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 2019 | James Lynch, University of Michigan
    ...why is its outer atmosphere hotter than its fiery surface? University of Michigan researchers believe they have the answer, and hope to prove it with help from NASA's Parker Solar Probe. In roughly two years, the probe will be the first manmade craft to enter the zone surrounding the sun where heating looks fundamentally different than what has previously been seen in space. This will allow them to test their theory that the heating is due to small magnetic waves travelling back and forth within the zone... Such high temperatures cause the solar atmosphere to swell to many times the...
  • The sun has Ďreached solar minimumí and its surface is ominously calm

    06/05/2019 7:25:50 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    MetroUK ^ | 06/04/2019
    Eruptions from the face of our star are called Ďprominencesí and cause vast amounts of superhot gas to shoot into space, often forming beautiful loops on the solar surface. During the solar minimum, the number of flares and sunspots is dramatically reduced. When the sun leaps back from its minimum after roughly 11 years, weíre likely to see more and more ferocious explosions on the sun. Nasa warned: ĎAfter our Sun passes the current Solar Minimum, solar activity like eruptive prominences are expected to become more common over the next few years.í The space agency has just released dramatic pictures...
  • How the Universe is Way Bigger Than You Think

    03/30/2019 1:47:42 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 55 replies
    youtube | Apr 28, 2017 | RealLifeLore
    The Universe is so enormous we can't really comprehend it all. I try my best to visualize it in this video. This video had without a doubt the most complicated math I've ever done in a video before. If I made errors or miscalculations please let me know in the comments or message me! I want to know.
  • Ice cores reveal huge solar storm struck Earth around 660 BC

    03/12/2019 6:47:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Physics World ^ | 12 Mar 2019 | Hamish Johnston
    An intense blast of high-energy protons from the Sun pummelled the Earth in about 660 BC and left a distinct record of cosmogenic nuclei in the Greenland ice sheet. The discovery was made by an international team of scientists who say the event was one most powerful solar storms known to have struck Earth. The team calculates that the storm was about ten times more intense than any event that has occurred in the past 70 years. ďIf that solar storm had occurred today, it could have had severe effects on our hi-tech societyĒ, says Raimund Muscheler of Swedenís University...
  • Earth Is Drifting Away From The Sun, And So Are All The Planets

    01/04/2019 12:07:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 125 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/3/19 | Ethan Siegel
    On January 3rd, 2019, Earth reached the point in its orbit where it's at its closest approach to the Sun: perihelion. Every object orbiting a single mass (like our Sun) makes an ellipse, containing a point of closest approach that's unique to that particular orbit, known as periapsis. For the past 4.5 billion years, Earth has orbited the Sun in an ellipse, just like all the other planets orbiting their stars in all the other mature solar systems throughout the galaxy and Universe. But there's something you may not expect or appreciate that nevertheless occurs: Earth's orbital path doesn't remain...
  • Grand Solar Minimum Intensifies

    11/24/2018 11:21:11 PM PST · by Windflier · 134 replies
    XYZ ^ | 22 November 2018 | David Hilton
    A leading pioneer in the study of Grand Solar Minima and their effects on the planet has been solar physicist Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University. She has been attacked savagely for her theory that the weakened solar magnetosphere during a Grand Solar Minimum is the main factor in driving global cooling on Earth, but she is increasingly being vindicated as global cooling progresses. Recently, Professor Zharkova gave a lecture to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. You can view the lecture below, but itís heavy-going. Hereís a summary of her main points: ē The solar magnetosphere is key to understanding...
  • Lack of sunspots to bring record cold, warns NASA scientist

    11/13/2018 6:27:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 108 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    ďIt could happen in a matter of months,Ē says Martin Mlynczak of NASAís Langley Research Center. ________________ ďThe sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,Ē wrote Dr Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on 27 Sep 2018. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018 and Earthís upper atmosphere is responding, says Phillips, editor of Data from NASAís TIMED satellite show that the thermosphere (the uppermost layer of air around our planet) is cooling and shrinking, literally decreasing the radius of the atmosphere. To help track the latest developments, Martin Mlynczak of NASAís...
  • Happy 78th Frankie Avalon

    09/17/2018 9:49:56 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 24 replies ^ | September 18, 2018 | Vanity
    American singer, actor Frankie Avalon celebrates 78 today.
  • The Solar System: Old Or Young?

    09/05/2018 1:06:59 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    09/05/2018 | Patriot777
    Many scientists firmly believe that our universe and Solar System are billions of years old. However, massive data recorded by 50 years' worth of unmanned probes traversing space shows without a doubt that the planets with their moons and comets are actually very young. Our sun powers through its nuclear fuel, and as such it slowly changes constitution. Famed solar astronomer John A. Eddy was quoted, and others in his field believe billions of years ago the sun was dimmer and thus the Earth became a frozen ball. But Mr. Eddy has also recognized that all our information about the...
  • Coronal hole faces Earth

    09/05/2018 7:12:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    After last month's impressive G3 geomagnetic storm caused by a coronal mass ejection, it is time to welcome back a familiar solar feature on our nearest star today. We have a small coronal hole facing our planet today. The high speed solar wind stream flowing from this coronal hole will likely take about three days to arrive at Earth which means the solar wind stream should impact Earth somewhere this Friday, 7 September. Active geomagnetic conditions are likely which is great news for northern hemisphere high latitude sky watchers who finally enjoy proper dark nights again.
  • Are Record Temperatures Evidence of Manmade Global Warming?

    07/22/2018 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | July 22, 2018 | William D. Balgord
    It is a slam-dunk certainty that American mainstream media will seize upon a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, ‚ÄúSouthern California sets all-time heat records amid broiling conditions,‚ÄĚ as justification for its continuing support of the contested theory of man-caused global warming. It has already happened with a Yahoo News story claiming that the new temperature records world-wide prove man causes climate change.But there are problems in pursuing that path.First, days that reach and exceed 117-degree temperatures have been known to happen for a very long time in the interior basin of southern California, sometimes referred to as ‚ÄúDeath...
  • Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?

    05/22/2018 6:52:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    universetoday ^ | 22 May , 2018 | by David Dickinson
    Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be whatís not happening, and how inactive our host star has become. The strange tale of Solar Cycle #24 is ending with an expected whimper: as of May 8th, the Earthward face of the Sun had been spotless for 73 out of 128 days thus far for 2018, or more than 57% of the time. This wasnít entirely unexpected, as the solar minimum between solar cycle #23 and #24 saw 260 spotless days in 2009 Ė the most recorded in a single...