What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

Geoff Sharp

February - June 2016 News


Eight spotless days are recorded with the overall area not changing. There have been 14 spotless days this month and F10.7 flux has been under 100 for 40 days straight. The LSC monthly average for June is 8.0, have we reached solar minimum already?

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