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Is there a planetary influence on solar activity? It seems so according to this new paper

Guest post by David Archibald   Long suspected, it seems that this has now been confirmed by a paper in Astronomy and Astrophysics with the title “Is there a planetary influence on solar activity?” by Abreu et al that was … Continue reading

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A quiet cue ball sun

Source: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_4500.jpg A couple of people have noticed (as did I) that the sun is essentially blank.

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Transit of Venus as seen in California

My lovely wife is snapping photos already, as it has just started. Here’s a sample.

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Mystery cloud spotted on Mars by amateur astronomer

Here’s something fascinating and puzzling, maybe WUWT readers can help figure this one out. There’s also a neat flipbook animation below the read more line. Wayne Jaeschke writes: Here’s a stumper for any Mars experts. While processing my Mars images … Continue reading

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Solar-Terrestrial Power Update

By Paul L. Vaughan, M.Sc. The amplitude of Earth’s zonal winds is modulated by the solar cycle. Here’s a concise visual update based on the latest data: LOD’ = rate of change of length of day

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Global warming is killing the stars

People send me things. Today it is a curious graph of the number of supernovae (dying stars) discovered versus the HadCRUT temperature data since 1960. There’s a good correlation. So at first glance you might conclude two things, 1) GCR’s, … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse on the Solstice – way cool

From Spaceweather.com TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: Earlier today, for the first time in 372 years, a total lunar eclipse occurred on the date of the northern winter solstice. Observers in North America were favored with an overhead view as the full … Continue reading

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Things that go boom in the sky

Here’s something you don’t see every day; an exploding comet.  In fact the last time this comet did this was in 1892. Comet 17P/Holmes is now larger than Jupiter. Astronomer Eric Allen of Quebec’s Observatoire du Cégep de Trois-Rivières combined … Continue reading

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