Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Here Comes the Sun, And I Say...

The flux density numbers from Canada regarding the magnetic activity on the sun remain low, in the upper 60s this past few days, and just barely into the low 70s yesterday. The numbers have been in the 60s and 70s for years and years, now and again, in the last century, just as it has in this trough in the sunspot numbers, in the normal 11-year cycle. So the time really to begin to worry will actually be in July, or even later. However, since the solar scientists have announced the start of a new cycle (and sure enough the first sunpot in a while was in January--pictured above), the numbers should be climbing towards triple digits and they are not.

Quiet sun, cold Earth.

Low flux density values generally mean a quiet sun.

You do the math from there.
UPDATE: The scientists had estimated that the new sun spot cycle would start last March and were divided over whether it would be an active one or a quite one. Many agreed that the later the start, the more likely the cycle would be quiet. So, here we are 10 months late with the first sunspot. Don't get me wrong, I don't want it to get colder (well, maybe a little, just to shove falling for the Global Warming Scam down certain people's throats) because getting colder will cause a lot more death and destruction than getting warmer. All of Canada, for example, under a mile of ice is not a good thing. Where would our hockey players come from?


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