Solar Maximum

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Name: Solar Maximum
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

A solar show with mixed reviews

Solar maximum is now.Indeed, the maximum ­— the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle, when the sun erupts with solar flares and energetic bursts of electrons and protons — may have already passed.As solar maximums go, this has been a tepid one, particularly ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists: Earth survived a civilization-ending near-miss solar storm in 2012

NASA Scientists are now saying that a couple years ago a massive solar flare passed by the Earth so close that, if the timing had been more spot-on, it would have disrupted and knocked out most communications systems on the planet, not to mention doing ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Huge solar flare nearly cooked us in 2012

The sun was almost completely spot-free on July 18. (Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA)After a potentially devastating solar flare missed Earth almost two years ago, our sun is going through a strangely quiet period during this solar maximum.While scientists ... [Published seattlepi.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind

In today’s climate news, those crazy people who are sometimes called “climate skeptics” have from time to time pointed at the bright yellow thing in the sky during the daytime and suggested that maybe it has something to do with the earth’s climate.  ... [Published Power Line - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

The sun has lost its spots, and researchers don’t know why

GREENBELT, MD – It’s not easy to get spots out, but apparently, spot removal is not a problem in space.The people who spend their time watching the skies say something strange has happened on the sun.At a time when the sun is supposed to be teeming with ... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Why Has the Sun Gone So Quiet?

Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don’t have it all figured out.Take, for example, that last week or so — the sun’s disk has been mostly sunspot-free and the X-ray output of the sun has plummeted since the beginning of July. This is in ... [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Where Have the Sunspots Gone? Spotless Sun Reveals 'Big Quiet' Event

This shot of a virtually spot-free sun has got the astrophysicists talkingSolar Dynamics Observatory/NASAFor the last few days, telescopes aimed at the sun have detected very few sunspots experiencing an unusual phenomenon dubbed a "Big Quiet".The event ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

A Completely Spotless Sun Baffles Scientists

The Sun has gone eerily quiet recently. As evidenced by recent solar activity and the known history of the solar maximum occurring every 11 years, this phenomenon is quite odd.Solar maximum is supposed to be the time when the Sun is at its most active. ... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 2 reports

Quiet sun producing fewer spots

at 12:05 amThe sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet.A few weeks ago, it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum – the time in the sun’s 11-year cycle when it’s the most active.But now, ... [Published Albuquerque Journal - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 2 reports

Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?

The sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet.A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum_the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active.But now, there is hardly ... [Published McClatchy DC - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

NEWS FROM NASA – THE SOLAR MAXIMUM FINALLY FLIPS

Both NASA and the Goddard Space Centre have announced that the Sun’s polarity has finally flipped.(TRAVPR.COM) UK - July 14th, 2014 - Don’t worry; it sounds dramatic, but this is a natural, recurring phenomenon and totally harmless! The flip in polarity ... [Published TravPR.com - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

THIS SOLAR MAXIMUM: Underwhelming, but not in Maunder Minimum territory. In 2006, at the end of …

THIS SOLAR MAXIMUM: Underwhelming, but not in Maunder Minimum territory. In 2006, at the end of the previous solar cycle, Mausumi Dikpati, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., undertook an ambitious endeavor ... [Published Instapundit - Jul 02 2014]

Quotes

"I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did" said Baker
"We've only been observing the sun in lots of detail in the last 50 years," Young told the LA Times. "That's not that long considering it's been around for 4.5 billion years."
All this, taking into account opinion of Phillips, only highlights how little is known of Heliophysical about what was happening on the Sun. "The main conclusion which can be drawn from this event is that we just can't predict the behavior of the Sun" , - the scientist believes...
"It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

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A solar show with mixed reviews [Published Nigeria Punch - Jul 28 2014]
Scientists: Earth survived a civilization-endin... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 27 2014]
Huge solar flare nearly cooked us in 2012 [Published seattlepi.com - Jul 25 2014]
The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind [Published Power Line - Jul 24 2014]
The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind [Published Power Line - Jul 24 2014]
The sun has lost its spots, and researchers don... [Published CW39 NewsFix - Jul 24 2014]
Sun Appears Eerily 'Quiet' During Period Of Pea... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 23 2014]
Sun spots are gone [Published RIN.ru - Jul 23 2014]
Why Has the Sun Gone So Quiet? [Published Discovery Channel - Jul 23 2014]
I see spots ... sunspots! [Published SAS - Jul 22 2014]
Where Have the Sunspots Gone? Spotless Sun Reve... [Published International Business Times UK - Jul 21 2014]
Every 300th day in the bulk of a solar cycle is... [Published The Reference Frame - Jul 21 2014]
Scientists Baffled with Sun Going Spotless [Published French Tribune - Jul 21 2014]
A Completely Spotless Sun Baffles Scientists [Published Inquisitr - Jul 21 2014]
A Solar Filament Erupts [Published Space Fellowship - Jul 20 2014]
Quiet sun producing fewer spots [Published Albuquerque Journal - Jul 20 2014]
Surrey space science lab at forefront of extrat... [Published Surrey Mirror - Jul 20 2014]
The Sun Is Going to Sleep [Published The Patriot Post - Jul 20 2014]
Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did th... [Published TwinCities.com - Jul 20 2014]
Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did th... [Published McClatchy DC - Jul 19 2014]
Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did th... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jul 19 2014]
Quiet sun: Current solar cycle one of weakest i... [Published Sott.net - Jul 18 2014]
Solar flares light up the sky [Published WDSU New Orleans - Jul 15 2014]
NEWS FROM NASA – THE SOLAR MAXIMUM FINALLY FLIPS [Published TravPR.com - Jul 14 2014]
Voyager 1 goes interstellar: First man-made obj... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 12 2014]
Dorking space science lab at forefront of extra... [Published Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser - Jul 11 2014]
El Niño on its way: Predicting the unpredictable [Published Yakima Herald Republic - Jul 08 2014]
The Southern Lights put on a display in the nig... [Published Conversation AU - Jul 06 2014]
Season of rare, silvery-blue nighttime clouds i... [Published Global News Canada - Jul 04 2014]
THIS SOLAR MAXIMUM: Underwhelming, but not in M... [Published Instapundit - Jul 02 2014]
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The Eternal Spotlessness of the Sunshine Mind [Published Power Line - Jul 24 2014]
(Steven Hayward) In today’s climate news, those crazy people who are sometimes called “climate skeptics” have from time to time pointed at the bright yellow thing in the sky during the daytime and suggested that maybe it has something to do with the ...
Every 300th day in the bulk of a solar cycle is... [Published The Reference Frame - Jul 21 2014]
...they are not that rare... The Daily Mail is the most influential source that wrote thatWhy has the sun gone quiet? Scientists baffled as sun spots disappear during peak period of solar activity Surely it must be a miracle that days without any sunspots ...
THIS SOLAR MAXIMUM: Underwhelming, but not in M... [Published Instapundit - Jul 02 2014]
THIS SOLAR MAXIMUM: Underwhelming, but not in Maunder Minimum territory. In 2006, at the end of the previous solar cycle, Mausumi Dikpati, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., undertook an ambitious endeavor ...
Solar maximum is back! [Published EarthSky - Jun 11 2014]
Years ago, in 2008 and 2009 an eerie quiet descended on the sun. Sunspot counts dropped to historically-low levels and solar flares ceased altogether. As the longest and deepest solar minimum in a century unfolded, bored solar physicists wondered ...
Is Current Warming Natural? [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - Jun 02 2014]
Is Current Warming Natural?In Earth’s history before the Industrial Revolution, Earth’s climate changed due to natural causes not related to human activity. Most often, global climate has changed because of variations in sunlight. Tiny wobbles in Earth’s ...
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