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Friday, September 12, 2008

NOAA/USAF: Zero Solar Flare Activity

The recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Air Force notes no solar flare activity. SpaceRef.com:

    Solar activity was very low. No flares were observed. The visible disk remained spotless.

    Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low.

No sunspot activity for one month, first time since June 1913.
American Chronicle:

    The zero sunspot activity for August 2008 was preceded by an average of only three sunspots for the first seven months of the year. This low solar activity contrasts with the average of a hundred or so sunspots per month when the sun enters its more active phases. Mitch Battros and other solar researchers have been arguing that we are witnessing the calm before the storm of what will be the most powerful solar cycle on record. In particular, Battros claims that Solar Cycle 24 will cause widespread Earth Changes and human disruption at an unprecedented scale that coincides with the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012.

The American Chron article is lengthy, a good read, except when putting forth the idea that the Human Consciousness can positively impact and affect sunspot activity. I'm not buying that. When Human Consciousness can first accurately give me the winning numbers for the multi-million dollar lottery jackpot - and I win - then I'll start believing that Human Consciousness can affect sunspots and solar flare activity.

We need sunspot activities and solar flares, it helps keep the planet warm.

A small sunspot spotted by Pavol Rapavy. Here's another view.

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