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The Next Grand Minimum: The Blue Sun: Solar Anomalies in the 1450s and 1460s

Willie Soon, PhD, Independent Scientist, on August 25, 2018, at the 36th annual meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Las Vegas gave a presentation on the Spore Minimum and in the presentation predicted the next Grand Minimum. Here is his graphic: Dr.Soon also presented some information on the connection between the sun and deep earthquakes. …

2018-09-21 03:19   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Measuring Solar Constant

Andy May has an excellent article at Watt’s Up With That. He asks the question and then examines the issue. Do we know the solar output, over the past 261 years, accurately enough to say the Sun could not have changed 9.2 W/m2 or some large portion that amount? In other words, is the IPCC …

2018-09-19 18:22   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: New Study Confirms Monster Volcano Katla Is Charging Up For An Eruption

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would dwarf the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, scientists have warned. The volcano is long “overdue” for an eruption, as it has historically erupted once every 40-80 years. The last known …

2018-09-16 18:02   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Scientists Detect Strange And Unexpected Phenomenon In the Sun

Devdiscourse News Desk 29 Aug 2018, 01:18 PM New research by US scientists has detected that the Sun is emitting a higher than expected amount of high-energy light consisting of gamma rays. But the most unusual thing is that the rays with the highest energy appear when the star is at its least active point, …

2018-09-02 14:37   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A Mystery In The Mesosphere

This summer, something strange has been happening in the mesosphere. The mesosphere is a layer of the atmosphere so high that it almost touches space. In the rarefied air 83 km above Earth’s surface, summertime wisps of water vapor wrap themselves around specks of meteor smoke. The resulting swarms of ice crystals form noctilucent clouds …

2018-08-16 03:39   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Pre-Columbian America was plagued by decades-long megadroughts

Anthony Watts writes at Watts Up With That In the August issue of Physics Today, climate scientists Toby Ault and Scott St. George share a pair of startling research findings. Between roughly 800 and 1500 CE, the American West suffered a succession of decades-long droughts, much longer than anything we’ve endured in modern history. And …

2018-08-10 02:33   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Sunspot Update for July 2018: The Sun Flatlines!

From Behind the Black, by Robert Zimmerman Yesterday NOAA posted its monthly update of the solar cycle, covering sunspot activity for July 2018. As I do every month, I am posting it below, annotated to give it some context. This might be the most significant month of solar activity that has been observed since Galileo. …

2018-08-07 23:30   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A Solar Activity Update- By Stephanie Osborn

Originally posted on According To Hoyt: A Solar Activity Update- By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com My experience I did my graduate work in spotted variable stars at Vanderbilt University, so in the astronomical community I would be considered a variable star astronomer. Based on our experience, many variable star astronomers consider the Sun to be at…

2018-08-05 21:19   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Atmospheric Radiation Update – 18% Cosmic Ray Increase!

As the sunspot cycle declines, we expect cosmic rays to increase. Is this actually happening? The answer is “yes.” Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been monitoring cosmic radiation in the atmosphere with frequent high-altitude balloon flights over California. Here are the latest results, current as of July 2018: The data …

2018-07-30 22:09   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Three Weeks Without Sunspots

As July 17th comes to a close, the sun has been blank for 21 straight days–a remarkable 3 weeks without sunspots. To find an equal stretch of spotless suns in the historical record, you have to go back to July-August 2009 when the sun was emerging from a century-class solar minimum. We are now entering …

2018-07-18 03:57   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Our Planet Is Being Roasted By Cosmic Rays From This Binary Star System Only 10,000 Light-Years Away

For years, Earth has been bombarded by cosmic rays emanating from a mysterious source astronomers couldn’t identify. Now, new research conducted with the help of NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has finally tracked down the source of these rays: Eta Carinae, a binary star system just 10,000 light-years away. In an event called the Great Eruption …

2018-07-08 20:34   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: David Archibald: June Solar Update

We have only 300 years-odd of detailed solar observations with telescopes, half that of magnetic records, half again in the radio spectrum and less than that for most modern instrument records (and 12 years of Watts Up With That to interpret it). So as the months pass our knowledge of solar activity is still growing …

2018-07-06 21:51   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Sun Approaching 100 Days Without Spots*

[* Not continuous days, an accumulation  of blank sunspot days ] 2 July 2018 – “The Belgian department of solar physics research (SIDC) says we are about to touch 100; that is, a hundred days in which we do not see spots on our sun,” says Italian meteorologist Dr Carlo Testa. During a time of …

2018-07-03 01:43   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Global Cooling and Volcanism

After viewing this chart the first time I always wondered what role vulcanism played in the Little Ice Age and other global cooling events. I have noodled the idea for years that sun spots, or lack of spots, have influenced the climate of the planet and that there was some connection between solar activity and …

2018-06-27 22:51   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Scientists Have Found The ‘Missing Link’ From Sunspot Activity To Cosmic Rays-Clouds To Climate Change

By Kenneth Richard on 21. May 2018 Hailed as ‘the last piece of the puzzle’ in codifying our understanding of the mechanism(s) that cause climate changes, scientists are increasingly turning to Sun-modulated cosmic ray flux and cloud cover variations as the explanation for decadal- and centennial-scale global warming and cooling. In other words, climate changes …

2018-05-25 03:07   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Are we headed for a deep solar minimum?

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be what’s not happening, and how inactive our host star has become. The strange tale of Solar Cycle #24 is ending with an expected whimper: as of May 8th, the Earthward face of the…

2018-05-23 17:06   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: The effect of volcanoes on climate and climate on volcanoes

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: by Javier The effect of volcanoes on climate The relationship between volcanoes and climate is a very complex one. From reading the media one gets the impression that they are some sort of climatic wild card. They are used to explain the cooling after the Pinatubo eruption, or…

2018-05-11 04:22   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Sunspots Vanishing Faster Than Expected

Dr.Tony Phillips, Spaceweather.com Sunspots are becoming scarce. Very scarce. So far in 2018 the sun has been blank almost 60% of the time, with whole weeks going by without sunspots. Today’s sun, shown here in an image from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, is typical of the featureless solar disk: The fact that sunspots are vanishing …

2018-05-01 23:10   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Are we on the Cusp of the Next Minimum?

26 Apr 2018 – “Worldwide Wine Output Collapses To 60-Year Low, Sparks Fears Of Major Shortage,” says zerohedge.com headline. The Director-General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, Jean-Marie Aurand, warned that global wine production collapsed in 2017, with a contraction of 8.6 percent compared with 2016. In fact, global wine output dropped to its lowest levels …

2018-04-29 01:46   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar Activity Flatlines: Weakest solar cycle in 200 years

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Frank Bosse and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, No Tricks Zone In March our supplier of energy was more inactive than in the previous months. The sunspot number was only 2,5, which is only 8% of what is normal for this month into the average cycle (month 112).Only solar…

2018-04-29 00:35   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Likely coldest April since 1895 – U.S. farmers delay planting crops

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Farmers are suffering as the cold, wet spring has put a stunning halt to agriculture. Ice Age Farmer Report – 19 Apr 2018 Soil temperatures are below normal, and not conducive to planting yet. “Temperatures going down, greenhouses going up. Crop losses continue globally, and we must all be…

2018-04-26 23:16   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: A conversation with Dr. Willie Soon – on polar bears, the sun, and Earth’s climate

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Science, Philosophy and Inquiry on a Galactic Scale Contributed by Grégoire Canlorbe © 2017 Publised at WUWT by request of Mr. Canlorbe.    These are the opinions of the author and interviewee.  Dr. Willie Soon is an independent solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who has been studying the…

2018-04-14 22:56   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: It appears Solar Cycle 25 has begun – Solar cycle 24 one of the shortest and weakest ever

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Evidence of a Cycle 25 sunspot found In our previous post: Solar activity crashes – the Sun looks like a cueball,  Our resident solar physicist, Dr. Leif Svalgaard commented and provided a link to something reported by his colleagues, something that likely would not have been possible without the…

2018-04-13 04:47   Click to comment

The Next Grand Minimum: Solar activity crashes – the Sun looks like a cueball

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Right now, the sun is a cueball, as seen below in this image today from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and has been without sunspots for 10 days. So far in 2018, 61% of days have been without sunspots. IMAGE: NASA SDO Via Robert Zimmerman, Behind The Black On…

2018-04-12 02:04   Click to comment


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