Friday, September 12, 2008
NOAA/USAF: Zero Solar Flare Activity
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.
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.
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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