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09/07/2017 4:57 PM

Break out your eclipse glasses again. Good sunspots...

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09/07/2017 5:25 PM

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09/07/2017 5:56 PM

I have spots like that on my arm.... Dr. said don't worry, they are moles, not cancer. Those look like sun cancer.

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09/07/2017 6:06 PM

At that level of ionizing radiation, it looks like cancer to me.

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09/07/2017 8:09 PM

You should be using sun block when there are sunspots...they're contagious.

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09/07/2017 10:38 PM

Would Venus, Earth and Mars, side-by-side, fit through that middle sunspot?

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09/07/2017 11:14 PM

I believe they would.

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09/07/2017 8:23 PM

not to step on your thread .....I think this is additive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXu4JmbvzU

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09/07/2017 8:59 PM

Yeah, I read that there was aurora out last night. I always find out the next day.

I probably wouldn't have seen anything anyway. It's too far south, and too citified around here to see much dark sky phenomena.

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09/08/2017 8:30 AM

They said on the radio this morning that the northern lights should be visible the next couple of nights here in upstate NY. It's probably related.

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09/08/2017 9:35 AM

The current auroras are due to coronal mass ejections (CMEs) which occurred on September 6. Sunspots, solar flares, and CMEs are sometimes related, all being elements of "solar weather", which is driven by the strong magnetic fields on the sun.

http://www.newsweek.com/solar-minimum-sun-activity-solar-flare-baffling-scientists-661695

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09/08/2017 12:34 PM

So, basically, after or during the hurricanes, we are all gonna die after this halo coronal mass ejection irradiates us through our magnetic field, all electronics die, and we die of hunger, thirst, and exposure while waiting for autonomous pizza to arrive.

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09/08/2017 1:44 PM

the hurricanes are products of heat built up in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa. that heat comes from that fireball in the sky. our little star has cycles. It also has periods of a type of hibernation when its output slows for decades at a time. I think we could be on the doorstep to one of those periods now. I'll produce an entire thread on the topic this Fall

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09/08/2017 1:57 PM

So the next step is another Little Ice Age? A Little Bigger Ice Age? Hmm... sounds like a good time to have some coal production stocks.

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09/08/2017 2:05 PM

not quite the 1300's but that shift lasted a couple of centuries.

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09/08/2017 6:19 PM

The Maunder Minimum was a period of almost no sunspots and cold weather.

The colder average temperature was determined by looking at the thickness of tree rings during that period. An interesting side effect is that the wood from which Stradivarius violins were made was from this period and the higher density likely contributed to the quality of the instruments.

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09/08/2017 6:33 PM

I've actually held a Strad in my hands

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09/08/2017 2:09 PM

This past March 2017, NASA reported that we are approaching a sunspot low in activity. This obviously does not include this recent burst.

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09/08/2017 3:30 PM

With any luck it is a final revolt of the minions of the sun for a while.

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09/08/2017 3:33 PM

single events are not trends by themselves

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09/08/2017 3:39 PM

Yes sir, I suspect you know that I know that already, but thanks for the timely reminder. I hope all our collective associates and buddies are out of harm's way from Irma.

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09/08/2017 3:45 PM

I was practically thrilled at the Cat 4 downgrade from 5 this AM

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09/08/2017 3:48 PM

Pray for Cat 3. Sustained winds of 150+ is like a continuous F2 or F3 tornado.

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09/09/2017 9:18 AM

Do you seriously believe what NASA and NOAA say; what is their accuracy of prediction ?

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09/09/2017 9:27 AM

I'm certain NOAA has altered data on occasions, they have highly questionable integrity with me. if you look at several historical charts they produce then check them against archived newspaper articles going back into the1800's you'll find a few heavy discrepancies

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I never believe anonymous cowards.

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09/11/2017 9:52 AM

You do have a point in this regard. When it comes to AP's, we need to stop feeding the bears, Yogi!

I still remember the advice of Will Rogers:

“The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer. ” ― Will Rogers

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The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” ― Will Rogers

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ― Will Rogers

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.” ― Will Rogers

Do you find some of this advice helpful?

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09/10/2017 11:27 AM

I would assume that they have some Doppler radar data...

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09/09/2017 1:27 PM

So man-made Climate Change (previously known as Global Warming) becomes irrelevant? Various countries in Europe will be banning the internal combustion engine powered vehicles within a few years on the basis that they are part of the cause. So the future motorists will be huddled around their battery-powered heaters in the New Ice Age, with range reduced to about 50 miles - again. Time for the double-glazed, polystyrene foam insulated automobile?

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09/09/2017 9:14 AM

Sounds like it to me too!

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09/08/2017 12:03 PM

Does this mean a curse of stormy weather, or the ten-year drought cycle is back upon us?

I plan to experiment with some form of solar observatory (in a safe Daisy® manner).

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09/08/2017 12:10 PM

it's the last pop before another grand solar minimum takes over long term weather patterns and cycles

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09/08/2017 7:09 PM

Ham radio is pretty messed up...here's a great site ...

http://sunspotwatch.com/

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