Solar Cycle 25 Blog

Posted by Co2sceptic on Jul 16th 2012

Little ICE Age - Big CHILL - full doc

Published on Jun 22, 2012 by ShokosTV

The Most Recent ICE AGE. The effect of minus 2 to 3 degrees Celcius.

The Period of 14th to 19th century Weather history + Stradivarious, Frankenstein, dieting, Witches, Church, Vikings, "Hansel and Gretel" and more...

Posted by Co2sceptic on Jul 4th 2012

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Cornelis De Jager of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Silvia Duhau of the Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires have published a new paper in the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate titled:

Sudden transitions and grand variations in the solar dynamo, past and future.

I’m not sure if other bloggers have written about this. If so, here it is again. The paper forecasts solar activity for the current Solar cycle 24, which they expect will peak in May, 2013 with a maximum sunspot number Rmax of 62 ± 12.

More importantly, the authors write (emphasis added):

The subsequent analysis, based on a phase diagram, which is a diagram showing the relation between maximum sunspot numbers and minimum geomagnetic aa index values leads to the conclusion that a new Grand Episode in solar activity has started in 2008.”

Posted by Co2sceptic on Jun 29th 2012

ESA Hubble - Dramatic Change Spotted on Faraway Planet

Published on Jun 28, 2012 by camillasdo

Dr. J (aka Dr. Joe Liske) presents the latest discovery about HD 189733b, an exoplanet that has been repeatedly studied by Hubble.

Observations taken in 2011 using Hubble and the Swift satellite showed a flare from the planet's parent star scorching the upper atmosphere and driving it off into space.

Posted by Co2sceptic on Jun 29th 2012

ScienceCasts: Hidden Magnetic Portals Around Earth - YouTube link

Published on Jun 28, 2012 by ScienceAtNASA

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A NASA-sponsored researcher at the University of Iowa has developed a way for spacecraft to hunt down hidden magnetic portals in the vicinity of Earth. These portals link the magnetic field of our planet to that of the sun.

....Er, NASA, why have you left out the MOONS ORBIT in this Video?