Tag Archives: Solar cycle

Latest solar cycle update from the Space Weather Prediction Center

SWPC updated their solar cycle progression page…looks like the levels have held since the big uptick in March. About these ads

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Solar Max – So Soon?

Guest post by David Archibald Dr Svalgaard has an interesting annotation on his chart of solar parameters – “Welcome to solar max”: Graphic source:  http://www.leif.org/research/TSI-SORCE-2008-now.png Could it be?  It seems that Solar Cycle 24 had only just begun, with solar … Continue reading

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Watched solar CME’s never boil?

I covered the recent uptick in solar activity earlier this month here and here last month. Now NASA offers this summary of the events, saying Cycle 24 is finally “on”. AT the end of this story, I’ve added a video … Continue reading

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The smallest sunspot cycle in two hundred years

I missed this earlier this week from NASA, I got a bit distracted with other things. Sixty two – that’s the new number from Hathaway on April 4th, have a look:

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Update on solar cycle 24

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center posted an update to their graphs today. They show the largest gains in solar cycle 24 tracking metrics I’ve seen yet. See graphs below:

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Missing sunspots solved by NASA?

News from NASA that they believe they have solved the mystery of the missing sunspots and why the solar minimum was so prolonged: Researchers Crack the Mystery of the Missing Sunspots March 2, 2011: In 2008-2009, sunspots almost completely disappeared … Continue reading

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NASA’s Hathaway revises the sunspot prediction down again

From the Marshall Space Flight Center, Dr. Hathaway’s page: Current prediction for the next sunspot cycle maximum gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 58 in July of 2013. We are currently two years into Cycle 24 and the … Continue reading

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Normal Seasons of the Sun (GW Tiger)

Guest post by Ira Glickstein PhD. We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons of the Sun. But the mountains we climbed were but whimsies of our minds. That song (apologies to Terry Jacks) could well be the theme … Continue reading

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NASA Sun Spot Number predictions revised again

UPDATE: see my animation of NASA solar forecasts since 2004 below. WUWT Commenter J Gary Fox writes: The solar cycle 24 predicted sunspot maximum has been reduced again – predicted peak down to 59 Max. (1/3/11) http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml “It’s tough to … Continue reading

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The sun is still in a slump – still not conforming to NOAA “consensus” forecasts

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) produced their monthly solar cycle progression update yesterday. The news is not encouraging. We’ve had a drop in solar activity again in December, The sunspot count is lower, but the really worrisome thing is … Continue reading

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NASA’s Sunspot Prediction Roller Coaster

Guest Posting by Ira Glickstein Santa brought us a new Sunspot prediction to be added to NASA’s incredibly high series of at least five ill-fated predictions starting in 2006. NASA’s latest peak Sunspot Number for Solar Cycle #24 (SC24) is … Continue reading

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A Dalton Minimum Repeat is Shaping Up

The sun went spotless yesterday, the first time in quite awhile. It seems like a good time to present this analysis from my friend David Archibald. For those not familiar with the Dalton Minimum, here’s some background info from Wiki: … Continue reading

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