A storm from the sun: Astronomers watching for potential catastrophe
The sun blew up Thursday night. It threw off a giant plume of gas and matter that wowed the people watching.
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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”
Since: Mar 07
#1 May 13, 2013
This one is kinda handy as the prior articles in climate in particular were reporting a smaller than expected solar max following the small blank sun of ~3 years duration during the last solar superminimum.
This superminimum was a result of all the beat periods superimposed on the classic 11 year average cycle all converging on a minimum @ the same time.
This article indicates that earlier this year one of the beat periods got in the way of totalising results.
All told it is likely this cycle that it will be a near mirror image of the last double peaked solar cycle with the 2nd peak being warmer in our small blue dot on the map.
Will keep watching that space.
have a nice day: Ag
#2 Apr 18, 2014
Such an extreme event is considered to be relatively rare. The last gigantic solar storm, known as the Carrington Event, occurred more than 150 years ago and was the most powerful such event in recorded history.
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