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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

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February Update:  This month saw increased activity with another largest region being recorded for SC24, with the "hotspot" appearing twice in the month which boosted the figures. The southern hemisphere continues to dominate with about 80% of the activity recorded in the south. The speck ratio increased this month that accounts for a higher count from the official counters, overall SC24 continues to demonstrate the higher proportion of small spots to large spots during SC24. The LSC was measured at 66.82, SIDC 102.8, NOAA unadjusted at 174.6 (prov). NOAA this month counting higher than the SIDC which breaks a record standing 33 straight months, the NOAA value displaying much higher than the peak in 2011 while the LSC displaying a value just under, some justification for the change in NOAA'S method is required?

The SIDC/NOAA and LSC/SIDC comparison graph showing a growing difference with the general trend continuing to rise over SC24.                                             

SC24 is now on track to be a lower cycle than SC5.

Layman's Sunspot Count critic Leif Svalgaard continues to compare SC24 with SC14, but so far SC24 is not looking anything like SC14. The extreme peaks and troughs are NOT occurring as he prescribes which is especially clear when comparing SC24 with the counting methods of earlier periods...Svalgaard uses the unscientific method of smoothing to compare cycles which hides the important detail. The LSC removes the  post 1945 22% Waldmeier factor that Svalgaard accepts and also adjusts for the increased speck ratio we experience during grand minimum type cycles. This increased speck ratio also gives us the flawed Livingston and Penn results as they measure every small spot.

Daily Update:

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some new activity that should keep the moving average on the upslope for the next week.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
72 Locarno 79 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2032 3781 (3864) 72% (71%)
2033 2532 (2559) 66% (61%)
2034 4899 (4235) 66% (64%)
2035 3678 (2450) 63% (57%)
2036 2081 72%
2037 724 76%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.2 (137.9) 157.6 (148.6) 2014/04/14 08:00

F10.7 flux is adjusted values measured at Penticton for the associated day @ 20:00 UTC. E10.7 flux = daily SET EUV values (0-105nm). Bracketed figures denote the previous measurement. Regions not included do not pass the 336 pixel threshold. The LSC daily is the SIDC discounted value less the groups that fail the threshold test and questionable group splits. The Drawing Ref. is the drawing used that day that can include in order of preference Locarno, Catania and if both are not available the SDO image and a manual count (Waldmeier method). If available the SIDC value is Locarno x 0.6 (or Catania x 0.55). The LSC Avg. is the running average LSC for the current month. More Daily/Monthly records below. Click on the solar thumbnail for a full sized view.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

The full paper can be downloaded for free at:

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

Official Paper downloads: 1302

NO L&P EFFECT?  

L&P's own data showing a rise in magnetic strength over SC24 once smaller spots are isolated.

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More detail HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 24 record sunspot area: Region 1967 @ 41567 pixels on 3rd February 2014.

 sc5 sc24 comparison

SC24 Summary:

Back in 2008 I made a prediction for SC24 based on what I think are solid foundations. The prediction was for a SSN value of less than 50 according to the old scale. So far I am on track but I also mentioned that SC24 might be a cycle where one hemisphere shuts down. The first peak of SC24 was around 2 years ago where we saw a Sun reach its peak totally dominated by the northern hemisphere, since then there has been a gradual decline in the north to a point where now the south has nearly completely taken over and is attempting to reach a peak similar to the north 2 years ago.

If both hemispheres had experienced this activity at the same time we might have had something close to a normal cycle but now with the prospect of the north shutting down completely some big questions remain. The northern hemisphere has switched polarity (just) and the south is attempting this process and with the new activity should do so, but if the north shuts down there may not be enough flux to take the hemisphere away from neutral. If so this could have ramifications for the next cycle, which I am expecting. What continues to play out with the south will also have consequences, will the south die off quickly as witnessed in the north which will mean the end of SC24 and if so will that hemisphere also have trouble breaking away from neutral? 

There is still much to play out that will possibly teach us why solar grand minima go for at least 2 cycles.

Main graphs updated monthly as soon as the LSC number is calculated (click graphs for full size)

My predictions show that SC24 will be similar to SC5. The same Solar system forces are in play at similar timings and strength (SC24 perhaps showing a stronger disruption strength, which indicates that SC24 should be a smaller cycle than SC5). This graph using the SIDC monthly count from Jan 1798 will compare the Layman's Count from Jan 2008. The Layman's Count is the only count that can properly compare with the old SIDC (Wolf) measures. SC14 has been added for interest (starts Jan 1901) along with the GSN value from Hoyt & Schatten's alternative count which offers another comparison. All 4 records beginning at the end of their previous cycle (where the downramp meets the bottom). The unsmoothed numbers showing the big swings in SC14.

This is the first time modern science can measure a possible grand minimum...we might find that grand minima are simply one hemisphere closing down. Will there be enough sunspot activity in the south to allow the transportation of the reversing flux necessary for a polarity change?...lets see how it pans out.

 

The Monthly comparison graph showing the different counting methods. The NOAA method departing from the  Wolfer method by not adjusting the raw count (NOAA do not multiply by 0.6). The SIDC using the Wolfer formula (along with the Waldmeier scale factor) which I believe is flawed during times of high speck ratio.

SOLAR CYCLE 20/24 F10.7 FLUX COMPARISON.

To compare solar cycles we can also use the F10.7 radio flux values that have been recorded since 1947 in Canada. Solar cycle 20 was a weak cycle which is currently looking strong against solar cycle 24. Data is taken from the AU adjusted monthly average values.

SC20 & SC24 have a lot in common, they both experience angular momentum disturbance measured at the Sun. SC24 has a much higher degree of disturbance that will guarantee a lower cycle than SC20 if the theory is correct.

Updated Monthly.

SC24 SPECK RATIO

Below is the current speck ratio for solar cycle 24. Because the LSC employs a similar to Wolf spot threshold size to weed out the smaller groups we can calculate the difference between the SIDC values and obtain a speck ratio. This speck ratio only applies to groups that don't pass the threshold and do not apply to groups that pass and have a multitude of specks. These specks are still counted. Wolfer when he changed the system applied a 0.6 factor to his count because he was counting all specks and needed to stay aligned with Wolf. As we can see the speck ratio is already exceeding Wolfer's conversion factor and the LSC is still counting specks in groups that pass. So in reality the speck ratio is much higher. This is solid evidence that the Wolfer reduction factor used extensively today is not capable of aligning with the original Wolf count. The speck ratio is increasing during what is looking like a grand minimum type cycle.

LAYMAN'S SUNSPOT DARKNESS RATIO

This ratio is a little like the Livingston & Penn contrast measurements, the L&P method is to measure the darkest part of the spot and compare it with the photosphere to achieve a contrast figure. The Layman method is to use only sunspot groups that make the grade and then measure how many green channel pixels are in the 0-132 pixel range and then calculate the proportion of that darker area over the entire pixels in that group . The Layman's method is not hampered by available telescope time, cloud cover and daytime only viewing, but uses the daily SDO images. The older SOHO values  pre March 2010 have been calibrated to fit the SDO scale. So far the Layman's results are in direct contrast to the L&P.

Click on the graph for a larger image.

The above graph is a measure of the group or region darkness for every group daily since August 2010. The preceding graph is measured differently and only records the highest reading achieved by each group, the above graph represents the latter half of the preceding graph (and beyond) and is measuring the higher plateau. The values are taken from the beginning of the SDO project, prior to these values the SOHO records were used and display a lower start to the cycle if appended. Only groups that pass the threshold are included but specks in included groups also contribute to the darkness measurement. The better method would be to only measure individual spots that pass the threshold which could be a project for someone that might be interested. The first 9 months of the SDO data is heavily influenced by unipolar regions which were a lot darker than other regions, but after that the movement of the darkness record roughly follows the sunspot trend (perhaps leading which could be useful) with matching peaks at the highest point in October/November 2011 which may ultimately turn out to be the highest point in SC24. Although this cycle is very weak the data shows the magnetic strength is moving with sunspot activity.  The measurements recorded are very accurate and do not rely on telescope time, day time readings, cloud cover and is less affected by the rising speck ratio. Every pixel is measured accurately by software that records darkness from the pristine SDO images. This measurement of sunspot magnetic strength differs from the L&P method, but I believe it is more accurate, of interest is that my method suggests sunspot visibility occurs around the 40-45% on the darkness ratio scale, there is certainly no danger of all spots recording that value any time soon.

The data shows the magnetic strength albeit weak this time around follows the natural amplitude of the solar cycle. The graph below is the overall solar disk measurement that I also record daily and is not subject to a Wolf type threshold. The same trend is observed with the peak in darkness aligning with the peak in solar activity for SC24.

A BRIEF HISTORY ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SUNSPOT COUNT.

 
Rudolf Wolf in 1855 commissioned the Fraunhofer 80mm / 1100 mm Refractor 64x telescope, here observed on the southern terrace of the Swiss Federal Observatory in Zurich. A Merzsche Polarization filter system for variable adjustment of detectable sunlight fitted, which enables safe viewing of the solar photosphere.Click on the pic for a larger view  

Johann Rudolf Wolf born in 1816 reconstructed the sunspot record back to 1749 using the geomagnetic record as his baseline. Wolf used this background scale to adjust the values taken before 1847 to align with his count, later in 1902 Wolfer looks to have reduced Wolf's SC5/6 values after discovering extra data not available to Wolf (under investigation). Wolf's reconstruction is also backed up by the Group Sunspot Number which shows very similar cycles during the Dalton Minimum. The GSN employs 32 observers during this period (only several were available to Wolf). The depth of the Dalton Minimum is beyond question.

Wolf was the inventor of the sunspot formula R=k(10g+s) which translates to sunspot number = a local adjustment factor to allow for telescope differences X 10 for each group + 1 for each spot. During his lifetime while counting spots he used the K factor to align other observers and indeed his own records that were taken with his smaller portable telescope. The portable telescope has a 40mm aperture and a magnification of 40x 20x compared to the larger telescope of 64x, the larger telescope having an aperture of 80mm and a focal length of 1100mm. To my knowledge both telescopes used a polarizing filter and did not use the projection method. During his time Wolf did not count small spots and specks, he set a threshold size that is now lost to science but it was set for two very good reasons.

1. He was trying to match his records with the past, the prior records were recorded through telescopes of lesser technology. Even so he had to make adjustments to the older record.

2. His own telescope only saw the minor spots/specks when conditions were good. (Today we can see even smaller specks with the 150mm equipment)

Wolf set a threshold for good reason, we should have preserved his vision.

His successor Wolfer in the 1880's marks a change in direction in how sunspots are counted. Wolfer began counting all small spots and pores along with recording each umbral area within a penumbra which differs from the Wolf method. He  introduced a reduction factor to his count to align with Wolf. Exactly how he arrived at his factor is currently being investigated but Wolfer crosschecked the 0.6 K factor for 17 years against Wolf's count and telescope. Update Sept 2012: new data suggests the original Wolf 80mm was greatly enhanced in 1864, with Wolf apparently not using the instrument after that. Later in 1883 Wolfer produced daily drawings on 25cm projection, which is thought to greatly enhance the spot counting performance. When Wolfer applied his 0.6  K factor he did not experience a grand minimum,  Wolfer must have been unaware that during grand minima where the speck count could be much higher the 0.6 K factor would not be sufficient to stop the values being overstated. The ratio of specks is where the potential for divergence lies, recent data is showing that SC24 is experiencing a large drop off of large spots with an increase in small spots.

Brunner followed on from Wolfer and continued his method up to 1945, where Waldmeier took over and a step change was introduced. Recent analysis HERE suggests the modern SIDC sunspot record is at least 22% higher than the late 1880's Wolfer values. Waldmeier introduced a new method of counting spots where extra weighting was applied to groups, the weighting factor is as follows: “a speck is counted once, A larger one but still without penumbra {a pore} is given the statistical weight 2 [i.e. counted twice], a small ordinary spot 3, and a large one 5 [i.e. counted 5 times]“ (Locarno have also scored single spots with 4&6). This addition to the historical count marks the greatest movement away from the Wolf method that needs adjustment when comparing the modern count. Waldmeier may have confused Wolfer's change to the umbral counting as a weighting system already introduced, this is still an area of current investigation. Update Sept 2012: There is emerging evidence that Brunner was using a weighting system, how this affected his count is still unclear.

The SIDC when taking over from Waldmeier in 1981 calibrated their results against the Waldmeier count and still use the  weighting factor at the SIDC reference station at Locarno, which has been in operation for over 50 years. When comparing the NOAA adjusted count to the SIDC count there are some inconsistencies prior to 2001 that are currently being investigated. Leif Svalgaard and myself have opposing views on this issue, which the SIDC have taken onboard.

The evolution of the sunspot record has made it difficult to formulate a homogeneous record (the SIDC are doing a great job in a difficult arena). Before Wolfer there was mainly one primary observer who was at the mercy of local conditions. Today we have multiple observers that must put upward pressure on the historic counts, the SIDC have 80 observers covering the globe of which 30% are professional. These results are averaged over 24 hours to gain a result. Modern observatories mainly use the same magnification as Wolf's larger telescope but that is the only equal comparison. The aperture lenses are nearly twice the diameter and the focal lengths are more than twice the length of Wolf's 64x scope, the design of the optics is also unknown on the modern scopes which can also make quite a difference, these motor driven, auto cooled/no tube telescopes are a far cry from Wolf's telescopes (Note: according to Leif Svalgaard the Locarno telescope is stopped down to 80mm). Wolf used a 1.5 K factor when using his smaller telescope, but 1.5 x zero is still zero which suggests Wolf must of been able to see his sunspot threshold through the smaller telescope.

We must also be aware of modern counting methods that are different to Wolf's method, NOAA have decided to run their own system that is not designed to line up with the past. In essence they do not take on Wolfer's 0.6 reduction factor to account for the small spots and pores that Wolf did not count. NOAA have their method which differs from the historical record that is unfortunately prevalent across many media outlets.

The SIDC count is the internationally accepted standard that follows the Wolfer method. The Waldmeier step is currently built into this standard.

Isolating specks by setting a "Wolf like threshold" and adopting the SIDC count for the groups that make the grade the Layman’s Count although not perfect, attempts to redress some of the modern issues and should compare more favorably to Wolf’s (and possibly Wolfer's) reconstruction of the Dalton Minimum cycles.

SOME BASIC MATHS TO DETERMINE SPECK DETECTION.

When it comes to observing specks there are two main players. The size of the aperture lens and the atmospheric conditions. Below is a list of what is possible in arc seconds from the appropriate lens diameter of a refractor type telescope.. This assumes perfect viewing and distortion free lenses. 1 arc second is equal to 725 kilometers on the solar surface.

Diameter Arc sec Km
40mm 2.93 2124
50mm 2.32 1682
70mm 1.66 1203
80mm 1.45 1051
110mm 1.05 735
150mm .77 558

Using the current SDO images it can be determined that the Sun is about 3800 pixels wide in the 4096 x 4096 images. The Sun is 1392000 kilometers across so each pixel measures 366 kilometers. The smallest specks recorded by Catania look to be about 700 kilometers across. If so the Wolf 80mm telescope on a perfect day with perfect optics is not capable of achieving this resolution, the 40mm aperture is nowhere near it. The current Wolfcam is also not capable of picking up the smallest specks that are counted today.

 

 

Atmosphere conditions or "seeing" is the next vital component. The very best conditions are achieved at night high up on mountain ridges that face the larger oceans. The very best conditions yield a max of 0.5 arc seconds. During the day conditions are weakened by solar activity in the atmosphere, so the atmosphere plays a big part in what is observable. Catania is capable of seeing 1000km wide specks in level 3 conditions. It becomes obvious that the new 150mm telescopes are capable of recording much smaller specks than Wolf's 80mm telescope.

Pictured left is the Layman's dual telescope, the top telescope is a 70mm aperture stopped down to 40mm set up with an old style Kellner 40x lens 20x lens which is a very close replica to Wolf's handheld telescope. The larger telescope using modern optics is an Orion 110mm aperture premium ED stopped down to 80mm with a 64x lens and should be very close to the original Wolf observatory telescope along with the official Locarno telescope used by the SIDC as its benchmark.   Both telescopes are fitted with "Seymour" solar filters. Click on the pic for a larger view.

 

In summary we have several contributing factors that are undeniably adding to the modern sunspot record.

1. The Waldmeier factor adding 22% via a different counting method that is still used by SIDC today (Leif Svalgaard)

2. A higher speck ratio during SC24 that was not considered by Wolfer when applying his 0.6K factor. Wolfer compared his count with Wolf's baby 20x telescope which is less than satisfactory. Wolf's eye sight was also questionable during this period.

3. The projection method introduced in 1883 producing a step increase in spot numbers that is shown via many metrics.

4. Moving to multiple world wide viewers taken over 24 hours increasing available coverage.

5. Modern 150mm telescopes able to resolve smaller specks than Wolf's 80mm & 40mm telescopes (this would mainly apply on days where Catania is used instead of Locarno) but the original Wolf 80mm telescope was upgraded significantly when Wolfer and his successors took over.

There is one outstanding issue: Does the modern projection method apply a 64X magnification at the viewing aperture or at the projected image?

Thanks to those supporting the LSC on WUWT, Svalgaard continues to call the method "uncalibrated junk" but misses the point as usual. The LSC removes the Waldmeier factor (like a bad calibrator) in the current record which is a universal requirement and it also adjusts for the increased speck ratio experienced during grand minima. Wolf used a tiny 40mm 20x telescope for the larger part of his observations which had a conversion factor to take it up to the 80mm telescope that Wolfer used. Wolfer introduced a further 0.6 correction factor because he counted all specks (Wolf had a threshold), but both correction factors where tested and applied outside of grand minimum type cycles...they had no way of knowing or how to correct for a grand minimum type cycle. The LSC in effect removes the "bad" calibration errors of the past.

Which ever way you cut it SC24 is following Wolf & Wolfers combined reconstruction of SC5 and looks nothing like SC14 (Svalgaard continues to make wild claims?). SC24 will be the lowest cycle in 200 years.

Image courtesy of Leif Svalgaard.

Graph showing that the difference between NOAA and the SIDC has been mostly constant but has drifted higher in the last few years suggesting either the SIDC is counting more or NOAA is counting less of late.

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THE LAYMAN'S COUNT METHOD & HISTORY

There has been a lot of comments recently about the tiny specks that have been counted as sunspots. A tiny speck can get a daily count of 11 which severely skews the record. NOAA is another magnitude higher than the SIDC, NOAA using a different method not meant to compare with the historical count. During times of high speck count we need a new standard to record sunspots that gives us a realistic measure of today's activity verses the last Grand Minimum.

The SOHO 1024 x 1024 Continuum images originally provided a good platform to measure the pixels involved in a Sunspot. Initially it had to be determined what a standard sunspot should represent in size and density, to try and represent a minimum counter like Wolf may have done 200 years ago. After some deliberation with fellow enthusiast Robert Bateman, a minimum standard was established.

SOHO Continuum zoomed to 1600xTo be counted, a sunspot or group must have 23 pixels which have a reading in the green channel of 0-70 for at least 24 hours. Note: This has now been superceded, see below.

All pixels in a digital image have a RGB reading which split out into separate Red, Blue, Green channels and can be easily measured and counted in one action using a freeware graphics program called GIMP.

So the standard was set, which now enabled us to go back over the records and weed out the offending specks and blank days.

The official Layman's Sunspot Count is compared against the SIDC record which is considered conservative when compared with other institutions involved. Basically we use the same sunspot number as SIDC but replace them with zero on days that don't make the grade. When the SIDC count is made up of two or more areas and if any of the area's do not make the Layman's Count, the overall SIDC daily count will be reduced by the areas that fail. Spots that count 23 pixels and over before midnight and then continue on to pass the 24 hour rule will take the SIDC value of that day. Existing Spots that have made the grade but measure less than 23 pixels at midnight are not counted on the next day.

Displayed below is the recent solar activity along with the results of the weeded SIDC record. The data & graphs will be updated monthly soon after SIDC post their record which is usually at the start of each month.

 

NEW LAYMAN'S COUNT METHOD UTILIZING THE SDO HIGH DEFINITION IMAGES.

 

The SDO images are now available and used for the Layman's Sunspot Count. Several high quality images are provided every hour making the counting process more accurate and reliable. The method will use the 5Mb 4096 x 4096 SDO fast-look Continuum images which will be measured at 08:00 UTC daily.

The minimum pixel area is now 333 pixels (0-150 in the green channel) which calibrates to the old 23 pixel threshold used in the SOHO images. The area conversion factor is 6.91%. The 24 hour rule will stay in place. Update 21st Dec 2012: New threshold limit of 336 arising from Mac platform change. All values rising 1% on gimp2 Mac version.

Sunspot areas included in the daily report indicate regions that pass the 333 pixel threshold but are still subject to the 24 hour rule. Because the SIDC can split NOAA numbered groups, final determination cannot be performed until month end.

LAYMAN'S SUNSPOT THRESHOLD 333 PIXEL EXAMPLE.

 

On March 28th 2011 at 4:00 UTC NOAA sunspot region 1180 (11180) was recorded by the SDO satellite. This region matches exactly the Layman's threshold and can be used to compare a likely threshold used by Wolf. When looking at region 1180 through the Layman's 40mm Wolf replica handheld telescope the penumbra/umbra areas are NOT distinguishable. (Update Sept 2012, it is now apparent the Wolf handheld had a magnification of 20x not 40x as previously suggested)  A group is not counted unless one spot within that group meets or exceeds 333 pixels. Now 336 pixels, see above.

 

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE LAYMAN'S SUNSPOT COUNT: June 2012  
In the past because of internet restrictions I was unable to perform the daily update around the same time as the SIDC pilot station (Locarno). Now that the restriction is solved I will use the 08:00 UTC image which is about the average time of the Locarno image making the counting a little more precise, plus I will have access to the drawing. I have also had several requests to post a daily LSC value along with a running monthly average which with a minor change I can now provide. I think this will be a major improvement and should highlight the daily differences between the different counting methods. In the past I used the daily SIDC value to work out the daily K factor for the Locarno drawing which I had to wait until the end of month to obtain. I will now assume a daily 0.6 K factor which is the long term monthly average and should not make any noticeable change to the LSC monthly value.  

 

NEW AREA BASED MEASUREMENT,DSN.

A new counting method will run in conjunction with the Layman's Count. It will be an area based method but taking into consideration the darkness or magnetic strength. This is an alternative method which intends to accurately measure area and magnetic strength which should alleviate the current problems with speck counting. A daily reading around 08:00 UTC will measure solar face pixel area and darkness, these will be combined to produce a DSN value (Daily Sharp Number) :) Click on the graph for more data.

 The DSN will hopefully be a better gauge of the true spot strength and may be a useful value when comparing with the F10.7Flux.

The DSN formula: pixel area value x darkness percentage ie a spot that measured 37 pixels with a darkness ratio 54%  would be 37 x 5.4 = 199.8 (multiply the result X 6.91% if using SDO image).

The DSN method will not use the 333 pixel or 24 hour rule but will use the same green channel readings from the Layman's Count and darkness ratio methods.

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APRIL NEWS

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The moving average still on the decline but may turn around tomorrow. Over at WUWT Svalgaard & Eschenbach are attempting to discredit the 10Be solar proxy record. This of course would have nothing to do with the fact that the 10Be record owners are now firmly in the planetary theory camp. Watts and his crew are quickly aligning themselves with the ignorant of the past that ignored new and emerging science. The 14C record very closely aligns with the 10Be record, showing that over the long term two distinct datasets can verify each other. Some continue to make the mistake that solar output should align closely with the temperature record....solar is but one driver and will never align exactly with temperature.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
40 Manual -- 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2032 3864 (3795) 71% (74%)
2033 2559 (2393) 61% (63%)
2034 4235 (3379) 64% (72%)
2035 2450 (1446) 57% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.9 (136.5) 148.6 (148.1) 2014/04/13 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux once again on the decline.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Locarno 63 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2027 443 (1093) 48% (62%)
2032 3795 (3278) 74% (75%)
2033 2393 (2279) 63% (62%)
2034 3379 (1200) 72 (64%)
2035 1446 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
136.5 (138.2) 148.1 (150.1) 2014/04/12 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2032 has been split by NOAA so we will run with it, the moving average continues to fall.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
38 Manual -- 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2027 1093 (1906) 62% (69%)
2032 3278 (4476) 75% (66%)
2033 2279 62%
2034 1200 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.2 (137.3) 150.1 (150.9) 2014/04/11 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. There is not a lot in the barrel right now, although a tick up in the F10.7 suggests otherwise. The magnetic strength of the solar poles is beginning to be a big story, both poles are around neutral, this may be a common occurrence once the Sun experiences an AM excursion like it did during 2010. The data is being recorded...expect a major announcement from NASA in the not too distant future.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
21 Manual -- 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2027 1906 (2735) 69% (71%)
2032 4476 (3202) 66% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.3 (131.0) 150.9 (147.8) 2014/04/10 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. A big drop off in activity has occurred in the last 24 hours, which may be a sign of things to come. The moving average will now be heading to sub 50. Region 2031 was removed from yesterdays record.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Manual -- 51

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2027 2735 (3560) 71% (75%)
2032 3202 (1414) 57% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
131.0 (132.4) 147.8 (151.1) 2014/04/09 08:00

Five Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. F10.7 flux continuing to fall. UPDATE: Region 2031 failing the 24 hour rule, record adjusted.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
44 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2026 1433 (1805) 65% (43%)
2027 3560 (4019) 75% (75%)
2030 691 (1152) 70% (85%)
2032 1414 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.4 (140.2) 151.1 (155.5) 2014/04/08 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The moving average continuing to head down, April is not looking strong at present.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
29 Manual -- 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2026 1805 (3213) 43% (59%)
2027 4019 (4069) 75% (74%)
2030 1152 (1533) 85% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.2 (141.2) 155.5 (152.8) 2014/04/07 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The moving average now heading down.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Manual -- 60

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2021 1662 (4796) 59% (54%)
2026 3213 (5676) 59% (60%)
2027 4069 (4166) 74% (71%)
2029 554 (1253) 60% (61%)
2030 1533 (2180) 63% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.2 (142.3) 152.8 (153.4) 2014/04/06 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno's count today is not representative of the Sun's activity, many specks getting a raw score of 11. Another good example of the modern method not working during times of grand minimum.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
79 Locarno 127 59

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2021 7068 (7357) 56% (60%)
2026 7728 (5530) 58% (56%)
2027 3751 (3273) 71% (72%)
2029 1393 (2008) 63% (64%)
2030 1553 (955) 62% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
157.0 (153.0) 161.6 (160.4) 2014/04/04 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 and E10.7 flux moving down.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
60 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2021 7357 (8774) 60% (60%)
2026 5530 (3228) 56% (58%)
2027 3273 (2636) 72% (68%)
2029 2008 64%
2030 955 66%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.0 (154.6) 160.4 (161.5) 2014/04/03 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Most indicators on a slow rise.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Manual 64 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2021 8774 (8103) 60% (67%)
2022 454 (466) 60% (66%)
2026 3228 (2525) 58% (56%)
2027 2636 (1748) 68% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
154.6 (153.1) 161.5 (160.8) 2014/04/02 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some rise in activity but overall still weak.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Locarno 64 51

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2021 8103 (4526) 67% (63%)
2022 466 (437) 66% (60%)
2026 2525 (628) 56% (64%)
2027 1748 (735) 71% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.1 (152.1) 160.8 (162.3) 2014/04/01 08:00

MARCH NEWS

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. March saw a 30% drop in activity over last month with the LSC coming in at 45.61.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Manual -- 45.61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2014 486 (2081) 45% (57%)
2021 4526 (1076) 63% (68%)
2022 437 (482) 60% (59%)
2026 628 64%
2027 735 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.1 (148.1) 162.3 (162.2)  

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Stereo Behind is continuing to look weak.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Manual -- 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2014 2081 (3307) 57% (59%)
2017 1452 (2796) 67% (62%)
2021 1076 (1066) 68% (65%)
2022 482 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.1 (142.3) 162.2 (161.0) 2014/03/30 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The F10.7 flux levels continue to fall.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...still waiting here for tallbloke from the talkshop to review my paper.....

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
37 Locarno 95 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2014 3307 (4255) 59% (68%)
2017 2796 (2839) 62% (64%)
2021 1066 65%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
142.3 (145.9) 161.0 (163.1) 2014/03/29 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The moving average is now dropping, March will see a value in the mid 40"s. The LSC value today is around 1/4 of the SIDC....a joke really. Region 2018 failed the 24 hour rule and was removed from the record.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...will tallbloke from the talkshop also review my paper?

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
24 Locarno 96 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2014 4255 (5034) 68% (59%)
2017 2839 (2474) 64% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.9 (144.2) 163.1 (159.1) 2014/03/28 08:45

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The moving average holding steady, a drop from last month is expected. 

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory and paper on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...will tallbloke from the talkshop also review my paper?

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
37 Locarno 86 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2010 973 (1729) 60% (58%)
2014 5034 (6440) 59% (63%)
2017 2474 (2680) 57% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.2 (152.5) 159.6 (165.1) 2014/03/27 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. General activity continues on the downward slope, and the "hotspot" is now pronounced dead..

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...will tallbloke from the talkshop also review my paper? 

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
40 Manual -- 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2010 1729 (3994) 58% (61%)
2014 6440 (6264) 63% (62%)
2017 2680 (2754) 59% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.5 (152.0) 165.1 (162.2) 2014/03/26 08:45

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. General activity on the downward slope.

A new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...will tallbloke from the talkshop also review my paper? 

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
53 Manual -- 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2010 3994 (5425) 61% (63%)
2014 6264 (6308) 62%(65%)
2015 648 (1092) 61% (74%)
2017 2754 (1733) 60% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.0 (157.7) 162.2 (166.9) 2014/03/25 08:45

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2014 being the major mover.

Today a new paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics which aligns itself very strongly with my theory on solar grand minima. The AMP event or barycentric anomaly being the major differentiators from other planetary theories. Anthony Watts has already refused to review this new paper along with mine...will tallbloke from the talkshop do the same? Strange bed fellows perhaps?

It seems the McCracken et al and Sharp team are all out on their own.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
59 Manual -- 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 763 (1920) 63% (74%)
2010 5425 (4469) 63% (63%)
2014 6308 (4023) 65%(61%)
2015 1092 (1756) 74% (72%)
2017 1733 (1068) 53% (52%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
157.7 (156.0) 166.9 (166.3) 2014/03/24 08:45

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The "hotspot" that provided a lot of the past 3 months higher figures on this rotation looks to be benign?

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
79 Manual -- 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 1920 (3103) 74% (71%)
2010 4469 (3998) 63% (57%)
2011 518 (2454) 47% (55%)
2013 519 (675) 61% (51%)
2014 4023 (3057) 61%(55%)
2015 1756 (1664) 72% (74%)
2017 1068 52%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
156.0 (153.8) 166.3 (166.0) 2014/03/23 08:45

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some renewed activity that has pushed the moving average up 1 point.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
65 Manual -- 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 3103 (3944) 71% (77%)
2010 3998 (3107) 57% (57%)
2011 2454 (4151) 55% (65%)
2013 675 (627) 51% (56%)
2014 3057 (2069) 55%(58%)
2015 1664 74%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.8 (151.4) 166.0 (165.4) 2014/03/22 08:45

Five regions are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Region 2004 fails to pass the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. The SIDC count today is nearly twice that of the LSC, many specks and unbelievable group splitting the main culprit.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
53 Locarno 99 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 3944 (4774) 77% (75%)
2010 3107(3031) 57% (54%)
2011 4151 (3550) 65% (72%)
2013 627 (557) 56% (57%)
2014 2069 (1313) 58%(58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.4 (150.1) 165.4 (167.8) 2014/03/21 08:45

Six Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2004 will be under pressure tomorrow to pass the 24 hour rule.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
58 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 4774 (5062) 75% (79%)
2010 3031(2152) 54% (66%)
2011 3550 (1608) 72% (66%)
2013 557 (408) 57% (53%)
2014 1313 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
150.1 (147.9) 167.8 (167.4) 2014/03/20 08:45

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. More specks for the official counters to record today.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Manual -- 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2005 5062 (5742) 79% (75%)
2010 2152 66%
2011 1608 66%
2013 408 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
147.9 (137.0) 167.4 (161.9) 2014/03/19 08:45

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Plenty of specks bumping up the official record.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Manual -- 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 927 (3103) 52% (59%)
2005 5742 (5768) 75% (78%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.0 (135.1) 161.9 (158.5) 2014/03/18 08:45

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux holding steady as the previous "hotspot" along with other previous regions loom on the backside.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 3103 (4032) 59% (56%)
2005 5768 (5491) 78% (74%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
135.1 (134.2) 158.5 (158.4) 2014/03/17 08:45

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2006 fails the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record as the monthly average continues its fall along with other metrics.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 4032 (6235) 56% (57%)
2005 5491 (4653) 74% (78%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
134.2 (137.5) 158.4 (161.4) 2014/03/16 08:45

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. This month so far is noticably more subdued that the previous few months.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 58 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 6235 (7194) 57% (61%)
2003 1818 (2436) 62% (59%)
2005 4653 (3623) 78% (76%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.5 (142.1) 161.4 (160.6) 2014/03/15 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Solar activity continuing to slide.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 74 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 7194 (8715) 61 (64%)
2003 2436 (3598) 59% (65%)
2005 3623 (2346) 76% (80%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
142.1 (145.9) 160.6 (163.9) 2014/03/14 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2005 showing very strong magnetic strength, I suspect we will still have sunspots during 2015.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 93 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2002 8715 (10343) 64 (62%)
2003 3598 (2861) 65% (66%)
2005 2346 (993) 80% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.9 (145.8) 163.9 (159.5) 2014/03/13 08:45

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 and E10.7 flux falling sharply after yesterdays sudden rise.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
81 Locarno 103 47

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1998 802 (1019) 59% (64%)
1996 1548 (3859) 50% (59%)
2002 10343 (7491) 62 (64%)
2003 2861 66%
2005 993 71%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.8 (162.5) 159.5 (171.9) 2014/03/12 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 and E10.7 flux on the rise.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1998 1019 (1381) 64% (61%)
1996 3859 (2617) 56% (63%)
2002 7491 (3553) 64 (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
162.5 (149.5) 171.9 (164.0) 2014/03/11 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Activity on the increase again.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
42 Manual -- 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1998 1381 (1485) 61% (63%)
1996 2617 (2013) 63% (68%)
2002 3553 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
149.5 (143.8) 164.0 (163.0) 2014/03/10 08:45

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1996 is back for another go.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
27 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1998 1485 (1398) 63% (59%)
1996 2013 68%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
143.8 (139.5) 163.0 (163.5) 2014/03/09 08:45

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. New region 1996 does not pass the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record, it may make another appearance tomorrow. The monthly average dropping quickly, have we seen the peak of the southern hemisphere?

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 64 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1990 946 (1995) 44% (58%)
1998 1398 (1371) 59% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.5 (146.0) 163.5 (166.0) 2014/03/08 08:45

Three  regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. New region 1996 may not pass the 24 hour rule tomorrow.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
30 Locarno 92 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1990 1995 (3174) 58% (66%)
1991 870 (2294) 58% (54%)
1998 1371 (804) 57% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
146.0 (146.5) 166.0 (168.2) 2014/03/07 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly moving average is looking to go below 50.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
36 Locarno 79 51

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1990 3174 (3696) 66% (66%)
1991 2294 (4853) 54% (59%)
1998 804 (426) 62% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
146.5 (146.7) 168.2 (165.6) 2014/03/06 08:45

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC count today is around 1/3 of the SIDC, days like today heavily skew the record and do not tell the correct statistics when comparing cycles. The live satellite pics are looking very weak...

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
38 Locarno 97 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1990 3696 (4443) 66% (65%)
1991 4853 (6761) 59% (63%)
1998 426 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
146.7 (155.4) 165.6 (165.6) 2014/03/05 08:45

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1989 fails the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. Most indicators on the way down.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 90 59

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1987 874 (1271) 61% (63%)
1990 4443 (4459) 65% (60%)
1991 6761 (9469) 63% (61%)
1994 345 (571) 48% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.4 (158.3) 165.6 (164.0) 2014/03/04 08:45

Five Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Current activity beginning to weaken. The next few months will be important.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
48 Manual -- 62

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1987 1271 (1928) 63% (59%)
1990 4459 (5040) 60% (70%)
1991 9469 (8990) 61% (62%)
1994 571 (632) 53% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
158.3 (158.5) 164.0 (167.6) 2014/03/03 08:30

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. February saw the SIDC move further away from the LSC mainly due to the increased speck ratio (0.65). The increase of the speck ratio and the double appearance of the "hotspot" perhaps inflating the February figure. The F10.7 flux monthly value showing a small increase over last month.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
59 Manual -- 68

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1987 1928 (2888) 59% (64%)
1990 5040 (4803) 70% (69%)
1991 8990 (6789) 62% (59%)
1993 1221 (1721) 65% (67%)
1994 632 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
158.5 (161.6) 167.6 (167.6) 2014/03/02 08:30

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
78 Manual -- 78

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1987 2888 (3324) 64% (65%)
1990 4803 (4949) 69% (76%)
1991 6789 (5218) 59% (55%)
1992 370 (409) 77% (77%)
1988 1468 (2812) 51% (56%)
1995 910 (613) 58% (70%)
1993 1721 67%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
161.6 (167.5) 167.6 (168.7) 2014/03/01 08:30

 

 

FEBRUARY NEWS

 

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The month finishing off just under the SC24 maximum at 66.82. A short month making the difference.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
85 Manual -- 66.82

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1982 974 (2900) 54% (59%)
1987 3324 (3432) 65% (62%)
1990 4940 (4118) 76% (77%)
1991 5218 (3031) 55% (56%)
1992 409 (869) 77% (70%)
1988 2812 (1406) 56% (73%)
1995 613 70%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
167.5 (172.4) 168.7 (179.1) 2014/02/28 08:30

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Tomorrow will be a close call for the SC24 top monthly average. All counting regions are in the south today, the north is showing signs of a complete shutdown.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
87 Manual -- 66

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1982 2900 (7113) 59% (54%)
1987 3432 (4883) 62% (62%)
1990 4118 (3321) 77% (74%)
1991 3031 (1120) 56% (56%)
1984 782 (1019) 61% (71%)
1992 869 70%
1988 1406 73%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
172.4 (174.7) 179.1 (177.5) 2014/02/27 08:30

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Current sunspot groups are appearing a bit confused. Almost all are in the south with some near the equator and one at 25 deg latitude, there are some groups also showing reversed polarity?

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
90 Manual -- 65

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1982 7113 (10050) 54% (58%)
1987 4883 (4657) 62% (63%)
1989 706 (830) 66% (63%)
1990 3321 (2184) 74% (70%)
1991 1120 56%
1984 1019 71%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
174.7 (170.4) 177.5 (173.7) 2014/02/26 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average is holding steady and remains (for now) under the SC24 record of 67.4 set in Nov 2011. Region 1990 is now the third active region of the recent hotspot which is showing much degradation...this could possibly be a turning point for the south.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
65 Locarno 101 64

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1982 10050 (11339) 58% (56%)
1987 4657 (4037) 63% (64%)
1989 830 (569) 63% (43%)
1990 2184 70%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
170.4 (167.2) 173.7 (169.5) 2014/02/25 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The return of the hotspot on the live image is perhaps not as strong as expected?

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
77 Locarno 102 64

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1981 4950 (3727) 42% (49%)
1982 11339 (14231) 56% (58%)
1987 4037 (2715) 64% (59%)
1989 569 43%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
167.2 (168.2) 169.5 (169.6) 2014/02/24 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. There is an ominous sign of the return of the hotspot on the live image, chances are high for a new record monthly total for SC24.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
57 Manual -- 64

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1981 3727 (4920) 49% (49%)
1982 14231 (12580) 58% (58%)
1987 2715 (1288) 59% (49%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
168.2 (159.7) 169.6 (165.9) 2014/02/23 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Crunch day tomorrow.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
48 Manual -- 64

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1981 4920 (4933) 49% (57%)
1982 12580 (10583) 58% (62%)
1987 1288 49%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
159.7 (153.4) 165.9 (165.4) 2014/02/22 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. All the action is still in the south, the live image is showing a weak return of the hotspot so far....but there might be more to come.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Manual -- 65

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1981 4933 (3694) 57% (59%)
1982 10583 (9382) 62% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.4 (153.0) 165.4 (163.3) 2014/02/21 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Locarno working hard to bump the values again today.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 90 66

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1976 1066 (2541) 61% (69%)
1981 3694 (3266) 59% (60%)
1982 9382 (7206) 61% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.0 (154.2) 163.3 (164.2) 2014/02/20 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The hot spot is looming just behind the limb, its hard to tell if the fire is still alight? More data again added today to my Dendrochronology report...the evidence is mounting?

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Manual -- 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1976 2541 (4191) 69% (67%)
1977 1282 (2325) 52% (61%)
1981 3266 (2268) 60% (65%)
1982 7206 (3255) 57% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
154.2 (147.9) 164.1 (161.2) 2014/02/19 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1980 has failed the 24 hour test and is removed from the record. Some information regarding a very large comet impact and the "Burckle Crater" added to the Dendrochronology article below.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
67 Locarno 95 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 2105 (7170) 48% (54%)
1976 4191 (5111) 67% (72%)
1977 2325 (3839) 61% (59%)
1981 2268 65%
1982 3255 60%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
147.9 (148.9) 161.2 (154.9) 2014/02/18 08:00

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1976 has been split by NOAA so we will run with it, of interest Locarno has completely missed this spot on their drawing. Apologies for the partial update yesterday, which is now amended. The approaching regions on Stereo Behind look to be the returning hotspot that has been responsible for the two largest regions of SC24, because of the 27 day timing we might see this area twice this month. If the returning hotspot is still alive we might see February create a new record for sunspots over SC24 so far.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
44 Locarno 67 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 7170 (10797) 54% (62%)
1976 5111 (6907) 72% (72%)
1977 3869 (5905) 59% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.9 (150.2) 154.9 (158.2) 2014/02/17 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Activity is sliding but Stereo Behind is showing some future action. A new diagram has been added to the article posted below which may interest some.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
59 Manual -- 69

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 10797 (17426) 62% (67%)
1976 6907 (8420) 72% (67%)
1977 5905 (7113) 60% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
150.2 (158.1) 158.2 (163.5) 2014/02/16 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The live image is still showing the same 3 groups.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Manual -- 70

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 17246 (18537) 67% (68%)
1976 8420 (8437) 67% (68%)
1977 7113 (7355) 60% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
158.1(162.5) 163.5 (165.7) 2014/02/15 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The moving averge is falling and this trend could continue next week. No change in F10.7 flux today.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Locarno 94 70

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 18537 (16444) 68% (68%)
1976 8437 (8069) 68% (65%)
1977 7355 (6380) 56% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
162.5 (162.5) 165.7 (170.1) 2014/02/14 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some indications of a drop off in activity on the horizon .

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
64 Manual -- 71

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 16444 (12545) 68% (66%)
1973 543 (1267) 55% (60%)
1976 8069 (7354) 65% (61%)
1977 6380 (3587) 65% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
162.5 (156.1) 170.1 (168.9) 2014/02/13 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1974 continuing to grow .

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
70 Manual -- 71

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 12545 (9131) 66% (68%)
1973 1267 (1936) 60% (52%)
1976 7354 (5968) 61% (61%)
1977 3587 (1754) 57% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
156.1 (167.8) 168.9 (166.7) 2014/02/12 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno once again inflating the official values with unreasonable group splitting. Region 1974 growing quickly and is one to watch.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
75 Locarno 113 72

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 9131 (5937) 68% (66%)
1973 1936 (2652) 52% (57%)
1975 784 (1838) 55% (61%)
1976 5968 (4617) 61% (54%)
1977 1754 (417) 58% (43%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
167.8 (156.8) 166.7 (163.5) 2014/02/11 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Most regions now considered to be weak.

A new article titled "Calibrating the Dendrochronology and Carbon Dating Record via Astronomical Alignments" is posted HERE and is the basis of my next paper. I am expecting some controversy....

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
63 Manual -- 71

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1974 5937 (3883) 66% (63%)
1973 2652 (2927) 57% (60%)
1975 1838 (2451) 61% (67%)
1976 4617 (1926) 54% (54%)
1977 417 43%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
156.8 (164.6) 163.5 (172.9) 2014/02/10 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average is climbing with Stereo Behind not giving a lot of clues as to next weeks activity.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
92 Manual -- 72

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 4013 (8748) 77% (82%)
1968 1013 (4267) 49% (55%)
1974 3883 (3610) 63% (63%)
1973 2927 (2293) 60% (64%)
1975 2451 (744) 67% (70%)
1976 1926 (448) 54% (52%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
164.6 (167.2) 172.9 (164.0) 2014/02/09 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Magnetic strength measurements remaining high.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
88 Locarno 111 70

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 8748 (14952) 82% (78%)
1968 4267 (9403) 55% (61%)
1974 3610 (2805) 63% (58%)
1973 2293 (1130) 64% (64%)
1975 744 70%
1976 448 52%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
167.2 (173.2) 164.0 (164.1) 2014/02/08 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Most measurements now on the wane, and Stereo behind only showing future avtivity in the south. The polar strength now becoming an important issue, which has not been witnessed in the modern age.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
92 Manual -- 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 14952 (21388) 78% (74%)
1968 9403 (15033) 61% (64%)
1971 1757 (1610) 67% (65%)
1974 2805 (1545) 58% (58%)
1973 1130 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
173.2 (186.1) 164.0 (174.1) 2014/02/07 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The south is still ruling the roost.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
86 Manual -- 63

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 21388 (29781) 75% (75%)
1968 15033 (12005) 64% (68%)
1971 1610 (795) 65% (66%)
1974 1545 (348) 58% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
186.1 (188.1) 174.1 (182.7) 2014/02/06 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Plenty of darkness to go around at cycle max.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
74 Manual -- 58

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 29781 (37950) 75% (75%)
1968 12005 (7950) 68% (62%)
1971 795 66%
1974 348 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
188.1 (182.9) 182.7 (180.5) 2014/02/05 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. It will be interesting to see if these 2 regions return in 27 days.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 37950 (41567) 75% (76%)
1968 7950 (7084) 62% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
182.9 (183.0) 180.5 (177.1) 2014/02/04 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1967 just breaking the SC24 area record showing that a returning region can have more punch. The 27 day frequency in the solar record will be most prominent lately. The LSC monthly value for January remains unchanged at 51.74 with graphs now updated.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
60 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 41567 (37669) 76% (75%)
1968 7084 (7995) 59% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
183.0 (184.4) 177.1 (178.5) 2014/02/03 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Both returning regions increasing in magnetic strength and area. Region 1967 (1944) has a chance of gaining number one spot for SC24.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
57 Manual -- 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 37669 (31381) 75% (73%)
1968 7995 (4371) 65% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
184.4 (171.6) 178.5 (173.8) 2014/02/02 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The southern hemisphere is still pumping out large regions with region 1967 taking the prize for SC24 second largest region. 1967 is probably a return of region 1944 which is the record holder for largest region of SC24.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
49 Manual -- 49

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 31381 (22009) 73% (72%)
1968 4371 (3334) 59% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
171.6 (160.9) 173.8 (155.5) 2014/02/01 08:00

JANUARY NEWS

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The January provisional value for the LSC monthly average is 51.74, some revision might be necessary once the SIDC figures are released..

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Manual -- 51.74

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1967 22009 (17879) 72% (73%)
1968 3334 (2506) 53% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
160.9 (155.8) 155.5 (153.3) 2014/01/31 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. January had the largest sunspot region recorded for SC24, but January will still finish with a grand minimum type total average.

The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
54 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 489 (1180) 47% (56%)
1960 487 (1354) 52% (61%)
1967 17879 (12212) 73% (69%)
1968 2506 (1708) 57% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.8 (151.8) 153.3 (152.9) 2014/01/30 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1967 developing into another large region in  the south. The shutdown in the north has had consequences, the north pole is looking to head back towards the neutral zone instead of building strength like other cycles.

My paper has now exceeded 1000 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 1180 (2118) 56% (56%)
1960 1354 (2237) 61% (66%)
1967 12212 (4419) 69% (67%)
1968 1708 (565) 58% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.8 (152.5) 152.9 (152.9) 2014/01/29 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno having a field day splitting groups and making it all too easy to inflate the figures.

My paper has now reached 1000 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
45 Locarno 70 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 2118 (3709) 56% (65%)
1960 2237 (3820) 66% (63%)
1967 4419 (440) 67% (44%)
1968 565 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.5 (139.6) 152.9 (151.0) 2014/01/28 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The month is closing down with the prospect of a sub 50 monthly average number possible.

A meeting with one of the Abreu team tomorrow should be most productive, exciting times...

My paper has now steadily approaching 1000 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update today shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
29 Locarno 57 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 3709 (5067) 65% (66%)
1960 3820 (5163) 63% (69%)
1967 440 44%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.6 (133.7) 151.0 (148.5) 2014/01/27 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. A new region is likely tomorrow but Stereo Behind is looking very quiet.

A meeting with one of the Abreu team this Wednesday should be most productive, exciting times...

My paper has now steadily approaching 1000 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update today shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
21 Manual -- 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 5067 (6083) 66% (66%)
1960 5163 (5850) 69% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
133.7 (129.1) 148.5 (151.0) 2014/01/26 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average is dropping and tomorrow looks to be helping further.

A meeting with one of the Abreu team this weak should be most productive, exciting times...

My paper has now steadily approaching 1000 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update today shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 44 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1959 6083 (4702) 66% (71%)
1960 5850 (6262) 72% (69%)
1957 744 (2069) 56% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
129.1 (131.3) 151.0 (151.2) 2014/01/25 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Activity is dropping off...are we entering a new phase?.

My paper has now exceeded 900 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update today shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 74 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1955 435 (774) 68% (56%)
1959 4702 (4867) 71% (70%)
1960 6262 (5862) 69% (72%)
1957 2069 (2969) 61% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
131.3 (132.1) 151.2 (150.3) 2014/01/24 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Region 1961 failing the 24 hour test and is removed from the record. Most indicators weakening with the exception of darkness.

My paper has now exceeded 900 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list. Downloads continue to trend up, thanks to those who have been spreading this LINK.

An update today shows that the outer 4 planets never repeat...ever.

The 4628 year cycle is just a brief window of opportunity that fails very quickly...in regard to the outer 4 that control the Sun, there are no repeating patterns.

A new forum topic dealing with my referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE. Along with some interesting questions on starspots.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days. The east coast of USA now taking a beating...

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Locarno 74 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1955 774 (992) 56% (59%)
1959 4867 (5123) 70% (69%)
1960 5862 (5414) 72% (71%)
1958 536 (812) 69% (62%)
1957 2969 (2008) 71% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.1 (138.9) 150.3 (153.9) 2014/01/23 08:00

Seven Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1957 making a comeback but has to last 24 hours, other regions not looking strong.

My paper has now exceeded 900 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list.

A new forum topic dealing with the referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE. Along with some interesting questions on starspots.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days. The east coast of USA now taking a beating...

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
68 Locarno 103 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1952 621 (877) 49% (51%)
1955 992 (1178) 55% (53%)
1959 5123 (4845) 69% (64%)
1960 5614 (4517) 71% (75%)
1958 812 (994) 62% (48%)
1957 2008 62%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.9 (141.4) 153.9 (157.9) 2014/01/22 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Region 1957 has fallen below the threshold but looking to make a return tomorrow. The speck ratio again showing a big difference in LSC and Locarno today.

My paper has now exceeded 900 official downloads from IJAA, another 800 downloads and it will appear in the top 5 list.

A new forum topic dealing with the referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE. Along with some interesting questions on starspots.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days. The east coast of USA now taking a beating...

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Locarno 86 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1952 877 (1230) 51% (52%)
1955 1178 (1118) 53% (58%)
1959 4845 (3327) 64% (61%)
1960 4517 (3672) 75% (67%)
1958 994 (650) 48% (46%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.4 (133.0) 157.9 (154.5) 2014/01/21 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The current groups in the main should stay with us for the next week.

My paper has now exceeded 900 official downlaods from IJAA, another 800 downlaods and it will appear in the top 5 list.

A new forum topic dealing with the referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1952 1230 (1309) 52% (60%)
1955 1118 (1113) 58% (57%)
1959 3327(1515) 61% (59%)
1960 3672 (2220) 67% (73%)
1957 969 (719) 63% (52%)
1958 650 (434) 46% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
133.0 (123.4) 154.5 (150.9) 2014/01/20 08:00

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The return of the weaker unipolar type regions seems to be occurring, the sheer number of these weak regions will have an upward influence on the monthly average.

Some good news today, for years I have been fighting with Connolley to correct the WIKI record in relation to Landscheidt. Connolley has maintained that Landscheidt named the “Landscheidt Minimum” after himself and also provided a reference. I have pointed out to Connelley several times the reference makes no such claim but he has refused to budge.

On Jo Nova’s blog I challenged him directly and he eventually folded. The WIKI record for Landscheidt now does not state that Landscheidt named the minimum after himself.

Some justice has prevailed at least, albeit it a small victory.

A new forum topic dealing with the referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE.

Nicola Scafetta has a new paper titled The complex planetary synchronization structure of the solar system published in a new journal that summarizes some of the solar system cycles that resonate through our place in space. The new journal is called "Pattern Recognition in Physics" and the special issue that includes Nicola's papers can be found HERE. UPDATE: It looks like the new journal is no more, as the publisher is upset about some anti AGW statements made in some papers along with the peer review process seen as PAL review. I am in agreement with the PAL review allegations, science needs to be done right even if I am a supporter of many of the scientists and researchers involved. Planetary science has taken a hit today...but it will recover.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
65 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1949 677 (1506) 59% (50%)
1952 1309 (1476) 60% (62%)
1955 1113 (846) 57% (57%)
1959 1515 (616) 59% (50%)
1960 2220 (719) 73% (63%)
1957 719 52%
1958 434 51%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
123.4 (125.5) 150.9 (152.3) 2014/01/19 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. I am one day behind after a hectic weekend, another update will follow sometime today.

Some good news today, for years I have been fighting with Connolley to correct the WIKI record in relation to Landscheidt. Connolley has maintained that Landscheidt named the “Landscheidt Minimum” after himself and also provided a reference. I have pointed out to Connelley several times the reference makes no such claim but he has refused to budge.

On Jo Nova’s blog I challenged him directly and he eventually folded. The WIKI record for Landscheidt now does not state that Landscheidt named the minimum after himself.

Some justice has prevailed at least, albeit it a small victory.

A new forum topic dealing with the referee issues at Pattern Recognition in Physics HERE.

Nicola Scafetta has a new paper titled The complex planetary synchronization structure of the solar system published in a new journal that summarizes some of the solar system cycles that resonate through our place in space. The new journal is called "Pattern Recognition in Physics" and the special issue that includes Nicola's papers can be found HERE. UPDATE: It looks like the new journal is no more, as the publisher is upset about some anti AGW statements made in some papers along with the peer review process seen as PAL review. I am in agreement with the PAL review allegations, science needs to be done right even if I am a supporter of many of the scientists and researchers involved. Planetary science has taken a hit today...but it will recover.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
42 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1949 1506 (2298) 50% (57%)
1952 1476 (1581) 62% (56%)
1955 846 (829) 57% (52%)
1959 616 50%
1960 719 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.5 (124.7) 150.9 (152.3) 2014/01/18 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Solar conditions back in the doldrums again.

Nicola Scafetta has a new paper titled The complex planetary synchronization structure of the solar system published in a new journal that summarizes some of the solar system cycles that resonate through our place in space. The new journal is called "Pattern Recognition in Physics" and the special issue that includes Nicola's papers can be found HERE. UPDATE: It looks like the new journal is no more, as the publisher is upset about some anti AGW statements made in some papers along with the peer review process seen as PAL review. I am in agreement with the PAL review allegations, science needs to be done right even if I am a supporter of many of the scientists and researchers involved. Planetary science has taken a hit today...but it will recover.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

I am ramping up the twitter & facebook feeds that will include solar and climate news/graphs etc...click on the follow button near the top of this page or the left hand menu to be included.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1949 2298 (3293) 57% (60%)
1952 1581 (1515) 56% (60%)
1955 829 (535) 52% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.7 (117.1) 152.3 (139.5) 2014/01/17 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average dropping 2 points and F10.7 flux recording low levels again.

Nicola Scafetta has a new paper titled The complex planetary synchronization structure of the solar system published in a new journal that summarizes some of the solar system cycles that resonate through our place in space. The new journal is called "Pattern Recognition in Physics" and the special issue that includes Nicola's papers can be found HERE.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
37 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1949 3293 (3952) 60% (62%)
1952 1515 (1543) 60% (54%)
1953 584 (1461) 64% (58%)
1955 535 51%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.1 (122.1) 139.5 (146.7) 2014/01/16 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The second half of the month is about to begin which may be very different from the first half. What will transpire with the southern hemisphere is now very interesting.

Nicola Scafetta has a new paper titled The complex planetary synchronization structure of the solar system published in a new journal that summarizes some of the solar system cycles that resonate through our place in space. The new journal is called "Pattern Recognition in Physics" and the special issue that includes Nicola's papers can be found HERE.

Some jet stream action likely over the eastern USA and UK in the next few days.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Locarno 51 59

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1948 1351 (2003) 62% (62%)
1949 3952 (4380) 62% (64%)
1952 1543 (1345) 54% (53%)
1953 1461 (1694) 58% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.1 (132.6) 146.7 (153.2) 2014/01/15 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The largest region by far for SC24 leaves us but the moving average is still around grand minimum standards.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Manual -- 60

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 398 (6078) 50% (70%)
1948 2003 (2640) 62% (63%)
1949 4380 (4513) 64% (65%)
1952 1345 (1285) 53% (49%)
1953 1694 (1434) 66% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.6 (138.7) 153.2 (162.9) 2014/01/14 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Most indicators are now on the decline.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
54 Manual -- 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 6078 (13552) 70% (70%)
1948 2640 (2826) 63% (64%)
1949 4513 (4674) 65% (64%)
1952 1285 (873) 49% (51%)
1953 1434 (1227) 59% (79%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.7 (150.2) 162.9 (170.7) 2014/01/13 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The south still looking to dominate.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
67 Manual -- 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 13552 (21333) 70% (73%)
1946 941 (2261) 50% (60%)
1948 2826 (2839) 64% (66%)
1949 4674 (4086) 64% (69%)
1952 873 51%
1953 1227 79%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
150.2 (160.7) 170.7 (171.7) 2014/01/12 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1950 failing the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
57 Manual -- 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 21333 (28383) 73% (74%)
1946 2261 (4707) 60% (55%)
1948 2839 (2759) 66% (70%)
1949 4086 (3449) 69% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
160.7 (169.4) 171.7 (176.7) 2014/01/11 08:00

Five Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Plenty of specks for Locarno to count today.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
62 Locarno 92 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 28383 (34290) 74% (75%)
1946 4707 (7064) 55% (63%)
1948 2759 (2469) 70% (68%)
1949 3449 (2268) 72% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
169.4 (178.1) 176.7 (176.7) 2014/01/10 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1944 maintaining strong magnetic strength as it declines in area.

Around 400 downloads of my paper just today...NASA must be onto it.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
64 Locarno 64 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 34290 (37452) 75% (74%)
1946 7064 (8274) 63% (65%)
1948 2469 (1973) 68% (63%)
1949 2268 (1150) 72% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
178.1 (188.2) 176.7 (190.3) 2014/01/09 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area now decreasing. Region 1944 may have reached its peak and the appearance of weaker unipolar type regions is noted. Locarno has finally updated its drawings over the last few days that may require a review of my manual count at the end of the month, regions like 1944 are difficult to  match when using the Waldmeier method.

Around 400 downloads of my paper just today...NASA must be onto it.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
78 Locarno 78 62

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 37452 (41055) 74% (72%)
1946 8274 (7891) 65% (64%)
1948 1973 (1538) 63% (55%)
1949 1150 67%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
188.2 (229.3) 190.3 (199.3) 2014/01/08 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1944 now easily the biggest region for SC24, the south has one record in its keeping for now. Overall activity is still low with the monthly average still within grand minimum type numbers. My paper had an influx of downloads (100+) over night, someone taking some interest?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
58 Manual -- 58

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 41055 (39633) 72% (73%)
1946 7891 (3703) 64% (69%)
1948 1538 (703) 55% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
229.3 (197.2) 199.3 (187.4) 2014/01/07 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1944 again smashing the old pixel area record set by region 1520 will still more potential possible. There are some signs this current peak may be waning.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
70 Manual -- 58

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 39633 (32961) 73% (75%)
1937 1510 (2669) 58% (63%)
1946 3703 (2021) 69% (74%)
1948 703 65%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
197.2 (210.3) 187.4 (183.3) 2014/01/06 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1944 smashing the old pixel area record set by region 1520 and likely to go higher, the magnetic strength is also very strong once again showing the inadequacy of the L&P method.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
72 Manual -- 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 32961 (24044) 75% (74%)
1942 683 (573) 64% (57%)
1937 2669 (900) 63% (71%)
1946 2021 74%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
210.3 (253.2) 183.3 (239.2) 2014/01/05 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1944 has the real potential of being SC24's largest region (28912 pixels) if the current form continues, along with showing high magnetic strength. F10.7 and E10.7 flux levels spiking with the current medium flare activity.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
49 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1944 24044 (16662) 74% (70%)
1942 573 (582) 57% (61%)
1937 900 71%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
253.3 (176.3) 239.2 (173.5) 2014/01/04 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1938 not passing the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. Region 1944 is showing no shortage of magnetic strength at this early stage with the F10.7 and E10.7 flux also showing strength.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
48 Manual -- 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1936 2081 (3893) 47% (62%)
1944 16662 (7528) 70% (66%)
1942 582 (706) 61% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
176.3 (155.2) 173.5 (152.7) 2014/01/03 08:00

Five Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The southern hemisphere is making up for lost time.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
64 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1936 3893 (6117) 62% (62%)
1941 863 (1109) 73% (71%)
1944 7528 (1322) 66% (72%)
1942 706 66%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.2 (154.3) 152.7 (162.1) 2014/01/02 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. A new large region in the south to kick off the new year with a corresponding jump in F10.7/E10.7..... Happy New Year to all.

A new paper by some of the most respected scientists in the field will be out soon that mirrors my work, 2014 will be a big year for planetary science. My paper now edging towards 300 official downloads from the IJAA.

The other night I watched a solar doco "The Secret Life of the Sun" which was mostly accurate until they interviewed Matt Penn. It is a pity documentaries do not look further to see some research is totally flawed and not respected by large groups of science.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Manual -- 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1936 6117 (8829) 62% (62%)
1941 1109 71%
1944 1322 72%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
154.3 (140.5) 162.1 (151.7) 2014/01/01 08:00

DECEMBER NEWS

Three regions are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Today Locarno splitting groups to the extreme which seems to be the new method of inflating the sunspot count. The December monthly LSC is 54.16 putting this month almost exactly as November which is right about where we would expect SC24 during cycle max in subdued grand minimum scales. SC24 continues to look nothing like SC14.

A new paper by some of the most respected scientists in the field will be out soon that mirrors my work, 2014 will be a big year for planetary science.

Last night I watched a solar doco "The Secret Life of the Sun" which was mostly accurate until they interviewed Matt Penn. It is a pity documentaries do not look further to see some research is totally flawed and not respected by large groups of science.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
45 Locarno 103 54.16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1934 670 (1524) 52% (64%)
1936 8829 (5757) 62% (62%)
1938 674 (976) 58% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.5 (138.2) 151.7 (159.1) 2013/12/31 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Overall darkness/magnetic strength falling from 66% to 59% in one day.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Locarno 67 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 1132 (1987) 59% (67%)
1934 1524 (2463) 64% (70%)
1936 5757 (4177) 62% (65%)
1938 976 (946) 58% (60%)
? 1557 (2154) 49% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.2 (132.5) 159.1 (152.5) 2013/12/30 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. December is looking to come in around 55 on the LSC monthly average scale, which will put it close to last month.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
62 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 1987 (2907) 67% (75%)
1934 2463 (2786) 70% (62%)
1936 4177 (3213) 65% (63%)
1938 946 (922) 60% (54%)
? 2154 (1418) 64% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.5 (130.1) 152.5 (151.1) 2013/12/29 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Region 1924 has a new region below it that is labelled as part of the same region by NOAA. Locarno is counting this region as a separate region which seems reasonable.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 2907 (3964) 75% (73%)
1934 2786 (3023) 62% (63%)
1936 3213 (2430) 63% (63%)
1938 922 (581) 54% (46%)
? 1418 57%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
130.1 (126.3) 151.1 (153.4) 2013/12/28 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The south continues to show activity while the north sleeps...the next few months will be interesting.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
40 Locarno 73 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 3964 (5002) 73% (71%)
1934 3023 (3287) 63% (63%)
1936 2430 (1861) 63% (74%)
1938 581 46%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
126.3 (120.6) 153.4 (155.2) 2013/12/27 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Darkness levels are strong as expected for regions during cycle max.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 5002 (5579) 71% (72%)
1934 3287 (3620) 63% (60%)
1936 1861 (777) 74% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
120.6 (118.7) 155.2 (146.1) 2013/12/26 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The rest of 2013 looking to be on the weaker side.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
38 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1931 5579 (5702) 72% (74%)
1930 579 (1236) 59% (57%)
1934 3620 (4819) 60% (62%)
1936 777 65%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
118.7 (124.1) 146.1 (152.8) 2013/12/25 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux levels beginning to go low as the month heads into the home straight. Merry Xmas to all.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
44 Manual -- 56

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1928 748 (4216) 47% (67%)
1931 5702 (5402) 74% (76%)
1930 1236 (1439) 57% (55%)
1934 4819 (4618) 62% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.1 (131.6) 152.8 (151.9) 2013/12/24 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. There was no SDO image all day for the 22nd (first time) so I have taken an average between the 21st and 23rd to continue the running monthly average. Todays image list was also short with 6:30 being the closest time to 8:00 available.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
49 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1928 4216 (8157) 67% (68%)
1931 5402 (3962) 76% (73%)
1930 1439 (1979) 55% (63%)
1934 4618 (835) 62% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
131.6 (133.4) 151.9 (?) 2013/12/23 06:30

So far there is no available SDO image available for the 22nd......average taken.

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The south now looking to dominate the sunspot record as the moving average ticks up one more notch.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
80 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1921 1558 (3072) 58% (61%)
1928 8157 (8317) 68% (68%)
1931 3962 (2894) 73% (74%)
1930 1979 (2076) 63% (53%)
1933 872 (1618) 49% (64%)
1934 835 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.5 (144.4) 150.2 (151.3) 2013/12/21 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The monthly average creeping up but the darkness index dropping today.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
68 Manual -- 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1917 2450 (4808) 60% (68%)
1918 662 (1732) 53% (50%)
1921 5980 (7220) 70% (74%)
1920 1117 (1365) 45% (54%)
1928 7801(3201) 66% (73%)
1931 440 63
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.1 (153.9) 159.6 (164.5) 2013/12/18 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Cycle max continues...zzzz

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
64 Manual -- 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1917 4808 (7086) 68% (67%)
1918 1732 (2464) 50% (53%)
1921 7220 (8922) 74% (72%)
1920 1365 (1414) 54% (58%)
1928 3201 73%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.9 (149.4) 164.5 (164.1) 2013/12/17 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux levels beginning to go low but a  new region in the south has appeared on the live image.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1917 7086 (9011) 67% (67%)
1918 2464 (3330) 53% (57%)
1921 8922 (9644) 72% (70%)
1920 1414 (1493) 58% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
149.4 (151.3) 164.1(171.8) 2013/12/16 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Region 1917 the only region showing growth, next week looking weaker perhaps?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
53 Manual -- 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1917 9011 (7032) 67% (68%)
1918 3330 (3919) 57% (58%)
1921 9644 (9653) 70% (74%)
1920 1493 (2016) 68% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.3 (159.0) 171.8 (166.9) 2013/12/15 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The monthly average now on the way down.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 67 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1917 7032 (6184) 68% (70%)
1918 3919 (3970) 58% (56%)
1921 9653 (8566) 74% (80%)
1920 2016 (1579) 63% (70%)
1922 556 (1261) 56% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
159.0 (158.1) 166.9 (171.7) 2013/12/14 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Magnetic/darkness strength increasing while Locarno wrings out every last speck and split group opportunity.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
65 Locarno 112 53

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1912 674 (1167) 48% (52%)
1917 6184 (5447) 70% (67%)
1918 3970 (3430) 56% (52%)
1921 8566 (7161) 80% (76%)
1920 1579 (1659) 70% (56%)
1922 1261 (2080) 55% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
158.1 (159.8) 171.7 (168.8) 2013/12/13 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Most indicators now on the decline.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
63 Manual -- 52

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1912 1167 (1782) 52% (61%)
1917 5447 (5063) 67% (61%)
1918 3430 (2459) 52% (51%)
1921 7161 (5137) 76% (77%)
1920 1659 (1193) 56% (55%)
1922 2080 (2693) 58% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
159.8 (165.6) 168.8 (172.4) 2013/12/12 08:00

Seven regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly average will take a beating for the next few days at least.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
84 Locarno 121 51

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1912 1782 (2221) 61% (68%)
1916 2453 (3968) 51% (58%)
1917 5063 (4356) 61% (62%)
1918 2459 (1604) 51% (49%)
1921 5137 (3118) 77% (74%)
1920 1193 (704) 55% (63%)
1922 2693 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
165.6 (169.9) 172.4 (168.9) 2013/12/11 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Many speck groups today that will inflate the official record.

Many parts of the world are experiencing the effects of increasing low pressure systems that are in sync with the jet stream changes, these changes are currently outside of the AO position. The NH is already experiencing heavy winter conditions while we in Australia are also experiencing wild conditions. Judith Lean has just recently presented at the AGU conference where she states we are not going into a solar grand minimum YET and that statistics show another Maunder type minimum is 2400 years away. My model shows another Maunder type minimum is at least 1000 years away but it has nothing to do with statistics, and the current solar conditions are already affecting our climate no matter how hard the official sunspot counters try to hide reality . At the same time she recognizes there have been big changes in the atmosphere (ozone etc) and the colder winters are now more prevalent, but fails to see the solar connection that pulls it all together. Dr. Lean was famous for her TSI reconstruction based on the GSN that has in the past drawn lots of criticism, now there are new papers supporting the accuracy of the GSN which she makes no comment about??

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
65 Manual -- 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1912 2221 (2714) 68% (65%)
1916 3968 (4474) 58% (59%)
1917 4356 (3276) 62% (56%)
1918 1604 (961) 49% (48%)
1921 3118 (761) 74% (72%)
1920 704 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
169.9 (163.1) 168.9 (161.6) 2013/12/10 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some new activity in the north and south as the current higher than usual for SC24 activity continues.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Locarno 96 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1912 2714 (2946) 65% (63%)
1916 4474 (6008) 59% (66%)
1917 3276 (2026) 56% (51%)
1918 961 48%
1921 761 72%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
163.1 (160.6) 161.6 (163.7) 2013/12/09 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The moving average slowly creeping up along with the F10.7 and E10.7 flux levels.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
54 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1909 619 (1139) 49% (59%)
1912 2946 (2994) 63% (63%)
1916 6008 (5890) 66% (67%)
1917 2026 (702) 51% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
160.6 (152.3) 163.7 (156.0) 2013/12/08 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Region 1916 will keep the average bumping along for the next few days.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 64 42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1909 1139 (2433) 59% (61%)
1912 2994 (2618) 63% (64%)
1916 5890 (4138) 67% (64%)
1917 702 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.3 (146.1) 156.0 (153.5) 2013/12/07 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Apologies for yesterdays partial update, the figures have been rectified for those keen. Some new activity but overall activity seems on the decline.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Locarno 59 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1909 2433 (4261) 61% (63%)
1912 2618 (2419) 64% (67%)
1916 4138 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
146.1 (145.3) 153.5 (155.3) 2013/12/06 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1915 failed the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. Big differences lately between the official counters and the LSC because of the high speck ratio. Two intense low pressure systems dominate weather over the UK and Eastern USA, these systems are what drive the changes in the jet stream. Interestingly the AO is still positive.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
35 Locarno 74 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1908 861 (1549) 50% (52%)
1909 4261 (4825) 63% (61%)
1912 2419 (1933) 67% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.3 (134.0) 155.3(148.8) 2013/12/05 08:00

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1913 is not counted as it will most likely be gone tomorrow, region 1915 may also be under pressure to survive the 24 hour rule. Snow is predicted in 3 Australian states today during our summer due to a low pressure trough and cell. These troughs and cells have been evident every day over the past few months.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
45 Manual -- 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1908 1549 (2065) 52% (59%)
1909 4825 (6905) 61% (62%)
1912 1933 (1270) 66% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
134.0 (131.9) 148.8 (148.5) 2013/12/04 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The southern hemisphere now dominating the majority of solar activity.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
49 Manual -- 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1908 2065 (2895) 59% (61%)
1909 6905 (7913) 62% (62%)
1911 380 (624) 69% (68%)
1912 1270 (685) 58% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
131.9 (130.0) 148.5 (146.6) 2013/12/03 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The E10.7 flux (EUV) values taking a huge dive of over 30 points, which seems unlikely?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Manual -- 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1908 2895 (4320) 61% (63%)
1909 7913 (8442) 62% (58%)
1911 624 68%
1912 685 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
130.0 (126.9) 146.6 (178.8) 2013/12/02 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The E10.7 flux (EUV) continues to rise while other indexes move in the other direction. After some cross checking of region 1890 (Locarno in the ballpark with the rest of the stations) the official LSC monthly average for Novemeber is 54.13

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
35 Manual -- 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1908 4320 (5002) 63% (60%)
1909 8442 (7259) 58% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
126.9 (127.6) 178.8 (164.7) 2013/12/01 08:00

 

NOVEMBER NEWS

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly value of 54 is provisional until I check the SIDC values for region 1890.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
38 Manual -- 54.13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1907 1173 (2128) 54% (58%)
1908 5002 (4660) 60% (59%)
1909 7259 (4894) 58% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.6 (125.0) 164.7 (163.2) 2013/11/30 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Darkness values dropping off along with F10.7 flux.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 81 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1903 415 (1095) 61% (52%)
1907 2128 (4053) 58% (63%)
1908 4660 (3185) 59% (61%)
1909 4894 (2983) 58% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.0 (129.3) 163.2 (161.9) 2013/11/29 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly average still declining but may be under pressure tomorrow..

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 78 54

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1903 1095 (1776) 52% (53%)
1907 4053 (1913) 63% (75%)
1908 3185 (995) 61% (73%)
1909 2983 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
129.3 (125.6) 161.9 (160.9) 2013/11/28 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some new activity that will see the month out but for now the monthly average is still heading down. The new regions showing strong magnetic strength again.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Locarno 48 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1903 1776 (2341) 53% (61%)
1907 1913 75%
1908 995 73%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.6 (112.4) 160.9 (155.8) 2013/11/27 08:00

One region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average dropping fast but E10.7 climbing, most probably from the higher plage content recently, but importantly it is obvious that EUV cannot be used as a proxy for sunspot records as some have tried when attempting to re write the GSN record. Quiet conditions continue.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual -- 55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1903 2341 (2800) 61% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.4 (116.0) 155.8 (151.5) 2013/11/26 08:00

One region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. One lonely unipolar region keeping us away from a spotless record, which once again shows us how strange this solar cycle can be. F10.7 flux heading towards 100 again, but there does appear to be a little more activity showing on Stereo Behind.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1903 2800 (3154) 68% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
116.0 (123.9) 151.5 (160.2) 2013/11/25 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The F10.7 flux now dropping to low levels but the E10.7 remaining higher once again showing the disconnect. Overall conditions looking a lot weaker.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Manual -- 59

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1899 3755 (6936) 85% (87%)
1903 3154 (3375) 64% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
123.9 (132.2) 160.2 (159.0) 2013/11/24 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average will probably have a 5 in front tomorrow as region 1899 records one of the highest darkness readings of SC24.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Manual -- 61

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1899 6936 (10378) 87% (84%)
1903 3375 (3406) 62% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.2 (139.2) 159.0 (164.9) 2013/11/23 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average dropping quickly for the time being, November could be lower than expectations.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 63

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1896 643 (1262) 46% (56%)
1899 10378 (13024) 84% (83%)
1903 3406 (2933) 63% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.2 (137.8) 164.9 (166.5) 2013/11/22 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Activity now looking a lot weaker which could maintain a declining monthly average for the rest of the month.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 65

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1896 1262 (2138) 56% (60%)
1899 13024 (14062) 83% (84%)
1903 2933 (2724) 60% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.8 (143.5) 166.5 (163.4) 2013/11/21 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average now on the way back down.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Manual -- 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 1175 (3564) 66% (62%)
1896 2138 (2657) 60% (62%)
1899 14062 (14928) 84% (83%)
1903 2724 (2020) 61% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
143.5 (149.3) 163.4 (171.5) 2013/11/20 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The E10.7 values continue to be high in relation to F10.7 which is falling fast, the decoupling of these indexes is very obvious at various times. The return of the unipolar region looks to be upon us with region 1899 being amongst the largest of this type recorded for SC24.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Manual -- 69

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 3564 (6781) 62% (65%)
1895 526 (1020) 56% (53%)
1896 2657 (3273) 62% (67%)
1899 14928 (15196) 83% (83%)
1903 2020 (1205) 59% (47%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
149.3 (159.5) 171.5 (170.1) 2013/11/19 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Nearly all indicators on the turn including the monthly average which may herald some quieter times ahead. The E10.7 spike looking more like an anomaly.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
49 Manual -- 70

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 6781 (7576) 65% (68%)
1895 1020 (1436) 53% (55%)
1896 3273 (3395) 67% (69%)
1899 15196 (13932) 83% (85%)
1903 1205 47%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
159.5 (172.9) 170.1 (149.3) 2013/11/18 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1899 continuing to get darker which if measured by L&P today would be just one value among the 100 measured, the speck measurememnts would dominate. Prior to 2000 only larger spots were measured.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
78 Manual -- 71

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 7576 (6784) 68% (72%)
1895 1436 (2103) 55% (57%)
1896 3395 (3485) 69% (63%)
1897 3958 (4035) 59% (64%)
1899 13932 (12859) 85% (84%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
172.9 (170.6) 149.3 (149.1) 2013/11/17 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The magnetic strength overall is strong with the total solar darkness recorded at 76%. Region 1899 recording a very strong 84% showing that magnetic strength is not declining since the peak of SC23 and has indeed risen since the SC23/24 minimum as SC24 reaches its very weak peak.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
100 Locarno 126 71

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 6786 (5964) 72% (65%)
1895 2103 (2660) 57% (63%)
1896 3485 (3647) 63% (72%)
1897 4035 (4116) 64% (63%)
1899 12859 (11639) 84% (81%)
1900 1439 (2328) 66% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
170.6 (174.0) 149.1 (144.5) 2013/11/16 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing, most metrics are on the increase still. Region 1896 the exact same size as yesterday which is unusual. Stereo Behind perhaps hinting a slower second half of the month?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
80 Manual -- 69

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 5964 (6078) 65% (65%)
1895 2660 (2619) 63% (58%)
1896 3647 (3647) 72% (68%)
1897 4116 (5935) 63% (58%)
1899 11639 (7573) 81% (82%)
1900 2328 70%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
174.0 (172.0) 144.5 (140.6) 2013/11/15 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1899 building more strength on the darkness scale.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
69 Manual -- 68

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1893 6078 (4377) 65% (69%)
1895 2619 (2354) 58% (57%)
1896 3647 (3348) 68% (66%)
1897 5935 (6470) 58% (58%)
1899 7573 (4230) 82% (80%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
172.0 (167.4) 140.6 (134.2) 2013/11/14 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The darkness levels have been very high lately showing the so called "L&P Effect" is an illusion, or rather just bad data gathering analysis.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
83 Locarno 103 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 2523 (6226) 55% (63%)
1893 4377 (4217) 69% (66%)
1895 2354 (1592) 57% (60%)
1896 3348 (2426) 66% (71%)
1897 6470 (4879) 58% (55%)
1899 4230 (1085) 80% (78%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
167.4 (164.0) 134.2 (139.9) 2013/11/13 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The south continues to dominate this month as the weak uniploar type regions become more popular.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
83 Locarno 91 66

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 6226 (8716) 63% (66%)
1893 4217 (3504) 66% (60%)
1895 1592 (825) 60% (53%)
1896 2426 (1553) 71% (64%)
1897 4879 (1809) 55% (47%)
1899 1085 78%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
164.0 (160.4) 139.9 (141.8) 2013/11/12 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The F10.7 flux values on the rise.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
72 Manual -- 65

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 8716 (11593) 66% (69%)
1893 3504 (2646) 60% (50%)
1895 825 (453) 53% (51%)
1896 1553 (496) 64% (58%)
1897 1809 47%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
160.4 (151.1) 141.8 (138.7) 2013/11/11 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Some signs that the recent grand minimum type surge are abating.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
53 Manual -- 64

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 11593 (14353) 69% (67%)
1893 2646 (1766) 50% (49%)
1895 453 51%
1896 496 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.1 (145.2) 138.7 (140.9) 2013/11/10 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1890 holding the fort now, but perhaps more to come on the horizon.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Manual 77 65

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 14353 (15912) 67% (64%)
1893 1766 (662) 49% (36%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.2 (143.3) 140.9 (141.5) 2013/11/09 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Anthony Watts (WUWT) getting it all wrong yesterday calling region 1890 one of the largest regions of SC24. In reality it was a little over half of the largest region recorded (region 1520 28912 pixels).

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
74 Manual -- 67

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1890 15912 (18686) 64% (63%)
1887 632 (1511) 58% (58%)
1891 2206 (2255) 58% (69%)
1893 662 36%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
143.3 (145.3) 141.5 (140.6) 2013/11/08 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Today Locarno counting a raw 82 for region 1890 with Catania counting a raw 60. Catania has a modern telescope twice the size of Locarno and counts 10 groups to Locarno's 8, the Waldmeier discontinuity very obvious. One of the drawbacks of providing a daily LSC number is the reliance on Locarno, who quite often get over ridden by the weight of the other stations. Over a month this normally evens out, but with a large region like 1890 we run the risk of skewing the LSC values. So Locarno values for 1890 will be provisional until month end where a review will be performed.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
85 Locarno 116 66

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1885 607 (1239) 46% (54%)
1890 18686 (18219) 63% (65%)
1887 1511 (2225) 58% (60%)
1891 2255 69%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.3 (150.8) 140.6 (141.2) 2013/11/07 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1890 growing in area as the group rotates into a more straight on view, at present this region is around half of the largest experienced during SC24, but should continue to grow..

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
70 Manual -- 59

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1885 2087 (1910) 57% (61%)
1884 966 (2776) 55%(56%)
1890 15007 (9378) 63% (60%)
1889 2145 (1787) 60% (70%)
1887 3152 (3202) 61% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.9 (144.9) 138.0 (138.0) 2013/11/05 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The south is making a genuine attempt at a second peak this month, whether that peaks exceeds SC5 values is yet to be seen.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
82 Manual -- 57

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1882 489 (1270) 42% (48%)
1885 1910 (3420) 61% (66%)
1884 2776 (4433) 56%(62%)
1890 9378 (4658) 60% (55%)
1889 1787 (1201) 70% (63%)
1887 3202 68%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.9 (141.1) 138.0 (137.0) 2013/11/04 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The south looks like it wants to maintain some moderate strength for the time being.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
56 Locarno 85 48

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1882 1270 (2094) 48% (53%)
1885 3420 (4074) 66% (63%)
1884 4433 (5989) 62%(43%)
1890 4658 (845) 55% (51%)
1889 1201 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.1 (139.4) 137.0 (135.3) 2013/11/03 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The build up for the NH winter is gaining momentum, the chances are high it will be another brutal event.

A big day yesterday with the release of a new paper that cements the accuracy of the Group Sunspot Number record, and also casts much doubt on the Wolf series before 1848. The pre 1848 Wolf (SIDC) record needs to be reduced by 20%. This will put much pressure on those trying to re write the TSI and SSN records to suit their agenda, the new very accurate data shows us the solar record does indeed match the world temperature record. Below are my comments posted on tallblokes post on this topic.

I have been arguing this point with Svalgaard for years, he is indeed in trouble now with real data again backing up the GSN (Group Sunspot Number).

Svalgaard leans on Wolf’s method of using magnetic needle readings on earth as a reliable proxy to reconstruct the pre 1848 values of the WSN (Wolf Sunspot Number), but Wolf got it wrong with SC5 which was a lot higher than the now finished value as excepted by the SIDC. This came about from sunspot records found by Wolfer at a later date showing the proxy record is unreliable.

Svalgaard has been attempting to change the world with his sunspot workshops, one of his main thrusts is to discredit the GSN record as it does not fit with his theories. He even has Schatten onboard who was one of the co authors of the GSN. Svalgaard says the GSN does not allow for the reduced counting method of Wolf who used a threshold to count spots, and Schatten conveniently has no memory of how he and Hoyt utilized Wolf’s count values. But if you look at the observer notes in the GSN record it shows clearly that H&S WERE aware of Wolf’s reduced counting method. I have not heard a response from Hoyt.

I pressed Svalgaard on this several times on WUWT without a proper reply and I also suggested that the WSN has inconsistencies before 1848 and that it should also be looked at during his “workshops”. He declined saying the early WSN record was correct.

He will now be forced to look at the pre 1848 WSN values or be viewed as a zealot.

The post 1945 WSN values (SIDC) also need to be revisited. There is no doubt the record is too high because of the weighting system introduced by Waldmeier.

The SC24 record is now very closely following the GSN record for SC5.

http://www.landscheidt.info/images/sc5_sc24_1.png

Note. The Layman’s Sunspot Count has the Waldmeier factor removed and also allows for the higher speck ratio experienced during grand minimum type cycles.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
48 Manual -- 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1882 2094 (3314) 53% (56%)
1885 4074 (4334) 63% (62%)
1884 5989 (7772) 43%(60%)
1890 845 51%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.4 (144.2) 135.3 (136.4) 2013/11/02 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. A new month begins, it will be interesting to see if the rest of SC24 follows the SC5 GSN record.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Manual -- 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1882 3314 (4741) 55% (65%)
1885 4334 (4098) 62% (67%)
1884 7772 (8613) 60%(60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.2 (140.5) 136.4 (139.9) 2013/11/01 08:00

 

OCTOBER NEWS

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Another day with many speck groups visible on the face that pushes the SC24 count official count higher. The LSC monthly average for October is 45.19.

A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
57 Manual -- 45.19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1879 403 (857) 41% (57%)
1882 4741 (6034) 65% (58%)
1885 4098 (3793) 67% (65%)
1884 8613 (9233) 60%(66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.5 (139.9) 139.9 (143.8) 2013/10/31 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. EUV (E10.7) levels continuing to increase, showing the disconnect with F10.7. Today is the first day when Locarno has not counted a region that is observable on the SDO image because of timing difference. We will take the discount.

A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 locarno 78 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1877 3140 (5031) 60% (73%)
1879 1149 (1678) 61% (61%)
1882 7582 (9395) 56% (62%)
1885 3284 (2332) 56% (65%)
1884 5352 (1964) 67% (46%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
150.6 (157.8) 151.3 (145.0) 2013/10/29 08:00

Six regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. F10.7 and E10.7 moving in opposite directions again today as the current peak might be reached for the time being. Those looking for SC14 type swings will still be very disapointed.

A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
80 Manual -- 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1875 6716 (9159) 72% (69%)
1877 5031 (6545) 73% (79%)
1879 1678 (1943) 61% (62%)
1882 9395 (6793) 62% (64%)
1885 2332 (1337) 65% (65%)
1884 1964 46%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
157.8 (164.6) 145.0 (128.1) 2013/10/28 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area staying around the same. October will see a small revival of activity that some will describe as a second peak. But the main contributor to the sunspot record this month has been region 1875, which is firmly planted in the north. The LSC will by month end look very similar to the Group Sunspot Record for SC5.

A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
69 Manual -- 42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1875 9159 (11957) 69% (69%)
1877 6545 (8238) 79% (78%)
1879 1943 (2586) 62% (62%)
1882 6793 (3158) 64% (60%)
1885 1337 65%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
164.8 (169.7) 128.1 (127.7) 2013/10/27 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 1875 now reducing fast with the F10.7 and E10.7 values going in different directions. A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
67 Manual -- 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1875 11957 (15660) 69% (69%)
1877 8238 (9408) 78% (75%)
1879 2586 (2523) 62% (63%)
1882 3158 (1965) 60% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
169.7 (159.6) 127.7 (129.1) 2013/10/26 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno somehow counting 72 (raw) for region 1875, the Waldemeir effect gone mad?. A new article from me discussing the jet stream changes and our current bushfires.

Some comments on the building NW winter and our OZ so called global warming induced fire storms HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
89 Locarno 111 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1875 15660 (18071) 69% (68%)
1877 9408 (9417) 75% (74%)
1879 2523 (2520) 63% (61%)
1882 1965 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
159.6 (158.8) 129.1 (131.9) 2013/10/25 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The current activity showing there is still some fire in the belly, but this form is still well below normal solar max activity.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
90 Locarno 114 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 589 (910) 61% (52%)
1875 18071 (18750) 68% (70%)
1877 9417 (9032) 74% (74%)
1879 2520 (1645) 61% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
158.8 (151.2) 131.9 (134.8) 2013/10/24 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1875 still growing substantially and is driving the monthly average in an upward direction.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
56 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 910 (1249) 52% (54%)
1875 18750 (10427) 70% (65%)
1877 9032 (8191) 74% (78%)
1879 1645 (1236) 56% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.2 (144.8) 134.8 (135.5) 2013/10/23 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The north still seems capable of producing decent groups with region 1875 showing strong growth over the past 24 hours.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
59 Manual -- 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 1249 (1464) 54% (56%)
1875 10427 (5079) 65% (65%)
1877 8191 (6543) 78% (77%)
1879 1236 (751) 51% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.8 (134.5) 135.5 (135.1) 2013/10/22 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Regions 1874/75 were both over the threshold but have already faded on the live image, so for simplicity are not counted (failing the 24 hour rule). Region 1875 growing quickly which should maintain higher daily counts for the rest of the month. October is looking to be a small recovery over the very low value recorded last month.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
53 Manual -- 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 1464 (1929) 56% (54%)
1875 5075 (2649) 65% (59%)
1877 6543 (4501) 77% (69%)
1879 751 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
134.5 (132.2) 135.1 (134.4) 2013/10/21 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1874 failing the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. The same region could be back tomorrow.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
33 Manual -- 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 1929 (1868) 54% (51%)
1875 2649 (2235) 59% (58%)
1877 4501 (2204) 69% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.2 (131.6) 134.4 (130.7) 2013/10/20 08:00

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Activity now beginning to look weaker.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Manual -- 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1872 1868 (1566) 51% (48%)
1875 2235 (1222) 58% (58%)
1877 2204 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
131.6 (138.8) 130.7 (128.4) 2013/10/19 08:00

Five regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Some new activity that will keep the record bumping aong for a few more days.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
67 Locarno 119 32

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1861 3484 (5576) 66% (62%)
1872 1566 (1227) 48% (49%)
1869 362 (410) 80% (64%)
1874 1221 62%
1875 1222 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.8 (135.0) 128.4 (131.6) 2013/10/18 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno recording many small spots that will again bump up the speck ratio for this month. The increased ratio of small spots is plainly obvious this month.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
44 Locarno 103 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1864 481 (900) 62% (44%)
1861 5576 (7782) 62% (66%)
1872 1227 (740) 49% (45%)
1869 410 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
135.1 (127.2) 131.0 (130.6) 2013/10/17 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average should begin to drop soon. Wild weather over Australia today with bushfires in NSW and cold and snow in the lower states. This resulting from the low pressure systems generated from low solar conditions, and nothing to do with so called global warming as sprouted by the Greens party today.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
44 Locarno 84 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1864 900 (1184) 44% (54%)
1865 1081 (2149) 71% (65%)
1861 7782 (9673) 66% (67%)
1872 740 45%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.2 (124.5) 130.6 (124.3) 2013/10/16 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Another quiet period seems to be looming.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshes nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Manual -- 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1864 1184 (1236) 54% (57%)
1865 2149 (1876) 65% (68%)
1861 9673 (10106) 67% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.5 (124.3) 124.3 (124.9) 2013/10/15 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing substantially. Region 1867 fails the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record. This months normal F10.7 flux maximum is around 20 points lower than usual.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshes nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
30 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1864 1236 (1266) 57% (56%)
1865 1876 (3554) 68% (65%)
1861 10106 (9977) 72% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.3 (128.6) 124.9 (129.4) 2013/10/14 08:00

Five Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1861 is degrading quickly into a double unipolar style group.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshs nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 359 (866) 43% (44%)
1864 1266 (1237) 56% (49%)
1865 3554 (3549) 65% (71%)
1861 9977 (11266) 68% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
128.6 (127.3) 129.4 (124.1) 2013/10/13 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1861 growing into a reasonable group but still only around a third of SC24's largest. F10.7 and EUV have been trending down during the past couple of days.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshs nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Manual -- 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 866 (1404) 44% (50%)
1864 1237 (1024) 49% (53%)
1865 3549 (2779) 71% (70%)
1861 11266 (9263) 68% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.3 (128.5) 124.1 (125.1) 2013/10/12 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Many specks are again counted by the official counters as the southern hemisphere displays some minor strength.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshs nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Locarno 95 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 1404 (2060) 50% (54%)
1864 1024 (822) 53% (48%)
1865 2779 (2359) 70% (70%)
1861 9263 (3553) 70% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
128.5 (120.3) 125.1 (125.6) 2013/10/11 08:00

Four regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The EUV values that are now linked to our climate have ticked up, but are still way below the expected readings far exceeding 200 that are normally associated with cycle max.

Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt in a new paper explore the "wave" patterns in our climate with Marcia open to the idea of planetary forcing. My powerwave diagram meshs nicely with their theories?

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
42 Manual -- 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2060 (2463) 54% (55%)
1864 822 (653) 48% (57%)
1865 2359 (1544) 70% (74%)
1861 3553 68%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
120.3 (113.1) 125.6 (121.4) 2013/10/10 08:00

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The live image is showing some new and stronger activity in the south, which will put upward pressure on the monthly average over the next week or so.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
30 Locarno 76 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2463 (2669) 55% (56%)
1864 653 57%
1865 1544 74%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.1 (111.7) 121.4 (120.9) 2013/10/09 08:00

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing. Another extreme day for sunspot counting with the SIDC pilot station Locarno counting 125 (raw) compared with 13 as Wolf would have counted. It is very cear the Wolfer 0.6 correction factor is widely inadequate with our very different type of solar cycle not measured directly by  Wolfer.

A new paper today that connects the solar wind (IMF By component) to changes in global atmospheric pressure patterns. Forget about TSI, there are much bigger solar drivers that affect our climate.

Also today a monumental paper by Scafetta newly released produces much evidence in the Solar/Earth climate link. This paper is very timely and brutally attacks the pseudo-science presented recently in the AR5 IPCC report. Scafetta covers many aspects and shows climate links with astronomical cycles (60 years etc) and also some interesting correlations with cloud cover.

A new forum entry providing more evidence of Planetary influence over the Homeric Minimum 2800 years ago.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 75 18

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2669 (2784) 56% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.7 (111.8) 120.9 (119.0) 2013/10/08 08:00

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Many small specks that would not be counted by Wolf are counted by the Pro's further skewing the official record. Some try to defend this by stating these specks were counted back as far as 1877, but the ratio of specks has changed which invalidates the 0.6 correction factor designed to line up with the old Wolf method.

A new paper today that connects the solar wind (IMF By component) to changes in global atmospheric pressure patterns. Forget about TSI, there are much bigger solar drivers that affect our climate.

Also today a monumental paper by Scafetta newly released produces much evidence in the Solar/Earth climate link. This paper is very timely and brutally attacks the pseudo-science presented recently in the AR5 IPCC report. Scafetta covers many aspects and shows climate links with astronomical cycles (60 years etc) and also some interesting correlations with cloud cover.

A new forum entry providing more evidence of Planetary influence over the Homeric Minimum 2800 years ago.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 43 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2784 (2590) 55% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.8 (106.5) 119.0 (115.8) 2013/10/07 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. EUV levels continue to drop and are lower than during the last NH winter. If this trend continues into the coming winter we can expect an extra boost to the jet stream undulation, that will funnel extra cold air down from the Arctic.

A new forum entry providing more evidence of Planetary influence over the Homeric Minimum 2800 years ago.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Manual -- 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2590 (2251) 56% (60%)
1856 702 (957) 58% (52%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
106.5 (105.9) 115.8 (118.5) 2013/10/06 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The solar position continues to weaken defying normal solar maximum typical conditions, we are at a very interesting stage of the cycle and if it continues to weaken the controversy will increase.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Manual -- 22

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 2251 (1826) 60% (60%)
1856 957 (819) 52% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.9 (109.2) 118.5 (121.7) 2013/10/05 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1858 not passing the 24 hour rule with all records adjusted. The very weak activity continues.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual -- 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1857 1826 (1105) 60% (55%)
1856 819 (465) 53% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
109.2 (113.9) 121.7 (122.5) 2013/10/04 08:00

Four Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Some brief activity with the pipeline looking weak.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Manual -- 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1855 2169 (3223) 57% (57%)
1857 1105 (484) 55% (53%)
1856 465 62%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.9 (108.3) 122.5 (122.1) 2013/10/03 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. New region 1855 dropping off quickly in the magnetic strength metric.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
24 Manual -- 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1855 3223 (2576) 57% (74%)
1857 484 53%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.3(107.0) 122.1 (120.5) 2013/10/02 08:00

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing. New region 1855 showing opening strong magnetic strength.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1855 2576 74%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
107.0 (105.2) 120.5 (123.9) 2013/10/01 08:00

 

SEPTEMBER NEWS

One region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. September was the lowest month recorded since January 2011 which was very early in the initial ramp up of SC24. The September value is 16.73, making this month a possible harbinger of a nearly dead cycle for the rest of SC24, the south does not look to be ramping up as expected by some.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
10 Manual -- 16.73

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1850 720 (1127) 46% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.2 (103.4) 123.9 (121.5) 2013/09/30 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. It feels like a dying star recently, any mojo that was left seems to be dwindling further. There is a chance this month will be as low as the first months at the beginning of the cycle.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
18 Manual -- 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 928 (1788) 58% (69%)
1850 1127 (1903) 56% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.4 (106.0) 121.5 (121.6) 2013/09/29 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. September is shaping up to be the lowest month since February 2012.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Manual -- 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 1788 (2652) 69% (72%)
1850 1903 (3148) 64% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
106.0 (108.3) 121.6 (123.6) 2013/09/28 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The IPCC again proving to be a disgrace to science with their latest report, keep looking guys the heat must be hiding somewhere.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Locarno -- 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 2652 (3532) 72% (75%)
1850 3148 (3606) 56% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.3 (110.5) 123.6 (121.7) 2013/09/27 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. September has a strong possibility of recording a sub 20 value which might fuel some speculation. The chances of a second peak occurring are diminishing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual -- 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 3532 (4225) 75% (73%)
1850 3606 (2072) 65% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
110.5 (111.7) 121.7 (127.5) 2013/09/26 08:00

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing a small amount. The month looks to be finishing without a bang.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 4225 (4601) 73% (74%)
1850 2072 (1165) 70% (75%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.7 (110.9) 127.5 (125.4) 2013/09/25 08:30

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The magnetic strength continues to stay strong as expected at cycle max as Penn (L&P) admits that their results are going against other studies in the field.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 4601 (4661) 74% (74%)
1849 696 (1322) 63% (50%)
1850 1165 (755) 75% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
110.9 (108.5) 125.4 (119.2) 2013/09/24 08:30

Three regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. The small uptick in activity seems to be waning with another lull also on the horizon. This month the world seems to be waking up with many MSM reports on the global warming hiatus, some reports are even suggesting a solar link.The next stage will be to realize our extreme weather events are driven by solar changes to the atmosphere, brought about by reduced UV activity during what will be known as the Landscheidt Minimum.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
30 Locarno 51 15

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 4661 (4219) 74% (78%)
1849 1322 (1903) 50% (58%)
1850 755 (713) 55% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.5 (111.9) 119.2 (121.4) 2013/09/23 08:30

Three regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly average moving up but perhaps not for long. Unipolar region 1846 showing strong magnetic strength.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
36 Manual - 15

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 4219 (3832) 78% (69%)
1849 1903 (1224) 58% (68%)
1850 713 60%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.9 (111.2) 121.4 (115.1) 2013/09/22 08:30

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The southern hemisphere is not strong to create a second peak for SC24 in my opinion, it would need to ramp up substantially. The benign conditions continue...

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Locarno 46 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1846 3832 (3156) 69% (63%)
1849 1224 68%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.2 (110.0) 115.1 (113.6) 2013/09/21 08:30

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly average is hanging in there but set to rise tomorrow..

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Manual - 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1843 661 (1422) 49% (58%)
1846 3156 (2350) 63% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
110.0 (108.9) 113.6 (115.4) 2013/09/20 08:30

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The current small flurry is not likely to last long.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 41 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1843 1422 (1279) 58% (73%)
1846 2350 (1193) 62% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.9 (105.1) 115.4(114.6) 2013/09/19 08:30

Two regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Two new regions appearing with region 1841 falling below the Wolf threshold.

There is an another update from yesterday with some additional information on my Jose article HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual -- 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1843 1279 73%
1846 1193 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.1 (99.7) 114.6 (112.5) 2013/09/18 08:30

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 1841 shrinking but growing darker, F10.7 on the up but still sub 100 with E10.7 dropping a bunch. The monthly average dropping a point but should start to move up over the next few days before the next lull hits. Today was almost spotless, a new regime has started?

There is an another update from yesterday with some additional information on my Jose article HERE.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual -- 12

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1841 376 (544) 80% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
99.7 (95.5) 112.5 (121.9) 2013/09/17 08:30

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Some activity could be close according to Stereo Behind but the behind images did look a lot stronger a few days ago.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 15 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1841 544 (595) 67% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
95.5 (93.8) -- (121.9) 2013/09/16 08:30

One region is recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Very weak conditions continue, the Landscheidt Minimum is now really taking hold.

There is an update with some additional information on my Jose article HERE.

Thanks to those supporting the LSC on WUWT, Svalgaard continues to call the method "uncalibrated junk" but misses the point as usual. The LSC removes the Waldmeier factor (like a bad calibrator) in the current record which is a universal requirement and it also adjusts for the increased speck ratio experienced during grand minima. Wolf used a tiny 40mm 20x telescope for the larger part of his observations which had a conversion factor to take it up to the 80mm telescope that Wolfer used. Wolfer introduced a further 0.6 correction factor because he counted all specks (Wolf had a threshold), but both correction factors where tested and applied outside of grand minimum type cycles...they had no way of knowing or how to correct for a grand minimum type cycle. The LSC in effect removes the "bad" calibration errors of the past.

Which ever way you cut it SC24 is following Wolf & Wolfers combined reconstruction of SC5 and looks nothing like SC14 (Svalgaard continues to make wild claims?). SC24 will be the lowest cycle in 200 years.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual - 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1841 595 (598) 60% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
93.8 (93.6) 121.9 (123.2) 2013/09/15 08:30

One region is recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. The next week could be weak but after that there is some activity expected. September will not be a strong month.

Thanks to those supporting the LSC on WUWT, Svalgaard continues to call the method "uncalibrated junk" but misses the point as usual. The LSC removes the Waldmeier factor (like a bad calibrator) in the current record which is a universal requirement and it also adjusts for the increased speck ratio experienced during grand minima. Wolf used a tiny 40mm 20x telescope for the larger part of his observations which had a conversion factor to take it up to the 80mm telescope that Wolfer used. Wolfer introduced a further 0.6 correction factor because he counted all specks (Wolf had a threshold), but both correction factors where tested and applied outside of grand minimum type cycles...they had no way of knowing or how to correct for a grand minimum type cycle. The LSC in effect removes the "bad" calibration errors of the past.

Which ever way you cut it SC24 is following Wolf & Wolfers combined reconstruction of SC5 and looks nothing like SC14 (Svalgaard continues to make wild claims?). SC24 will be the lowest cycle in 200 years.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual - 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1841 598 (442) 57% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
93.6 (92.7) 123.2 (123.1) 2013/09/14 08:30

One region is recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The 5 day spotless run has ended but activity remains very weak. The F10.7 flux value of 92.7 is half of what would be expected at cycle max.

Thanks to those supporting the LSC on WUWT, Svalgaard continues to call the method "uncalibrated junk" but misses the point as usual. The LSC removes the Waldmeier factor (like a bad calibrator) in the current record which is a universal requirement and it also adjusts for the increased speck ratio experienced during grand minima. Wolf used a tiny 40mm 20x telescope for the larger part of his observations which had a conversion factor to take it up to the 80mm telescope that Wolfer used. Wolfer introduced a further 0.6 correction factor because he counted all specks (Wolf had a threshold), but both correction factors where tested and applied outside of grand minimum type cycles...they had no way of knowing or how to correct for a grand minimum type cycle. The LSC in effect removes the "bad" calibration errors of the past.

Which ever way you cut it SC24 is following Wolf & Wolfers combined reconstruction of SC5 and looks nothing like SC14 (Svalgaard continues to make wild claims?). SC24 will be the lowest cycle in 200 years.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 24 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1841 442 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
92.7 (94.1) 123.1 (125.1) 2013/09/13 08:30

A fifth spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno  again counting a raw 70 showing the extreme difference in speck ratio on days like these. Tomorrow will probably end this extraordinary spotless run.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 42 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
94.1 (94.1) 125.1 (126.4) 2013/09/12 08:30

A fourth spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno counting a raw 70 showing the extreme difference in speck ratio on days like these. The modern 0.6 conversion factor does not cut it during times of grand mimima.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 42 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
94.1 (96.2) 126.4 (121.2) 2013/09/11 08:30

A third spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing. Some specks are threatening but the spotless run continues, the monthly average is taking a beating.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual - 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
96.2 (95.6) 121.2 (118.2) 2013/09/10 08:30

A second spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. We might get a reasonable run of spotless days with a bit of luck, the markers for an even weaker cycle seem to be stacking up.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

Official Paper downloads: 102

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 7 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
95.6 (97.1) 118.2 (118.3) 2013/09/09 08:30

A spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. There is a high chance of the spotless run continuing with Stereo Behind looking weak. Cycle max with a spotless day and F10.7 flux reading of 97.1 is sure to be unusual.

A new solar metric is available from today that gives a daily EUV reading (E10.7) available from the left hand menu and the daily update pane. The differences with F10.7 can be seen along with the readings from the last solar max that are double today's readings. Thanks to mvanwink5 for the link.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual - 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.1 (100.0) 118.3 2013/09/08 08:30

 

One region counted with the overall area decreasing. Tomorrow will come very close to being recorded spotless as the F10.7 flux sits right on 100. Locarno getting carried away today with a raw count of 50.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
13 Locarno 30 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1836 593 (1053) 50% (45%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
100.0 (102.9) 366 (865) 2013/09/07 08:30

Two regions counted with the overall area decreasing. My feeling is that there is a change in the already weak SC24 output, the fire has gone out and we may be witnessing the start of a ever decreasing slope of solar activity heading towards the next solar minimum. The northern hemisphere has been the backbone of this cycle which has now expired, the southern hemisphere overall has been weak and unlikely to prop up or produce a second peak in SC24.

The chances of SC24 following the form of SC14 are now looking very slim.....

 

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Locarno 36 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1836 1053 (2008) 45% (63%)
1837 1014 (1664) 62% (62%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
102.9 (111.9) 865 (1676) 2013/09/06 08:30

Two regions counted with the overall area decreasing. Solar activity is not far off spotless conditions.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
26 Locarno 43 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1836 2008 (2892) 63% (67%)
1837 1664 (2574) 62% (61%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
111.9 (111.1) 1676 (2745) 2013/09/05 08:30

Two regions counted with the overall area decreasing. Future activity is looking very dim, with the northern hemisphere dying I would not think the south will be ramping up to meet past activity levels of SC24.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
28 Locarno 50 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1836 2892 (3020) 67% (62%)
1837 2574 (2398) 61% (57%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
111.1 (107.9) 2745 (3145) 2013/09/04 08:00

Three regions counted with the overall area staying about the same. Stereo Behind not looking all that promising for the coming week.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 47 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 1268 (2268) 55% (50%)
1836 3020 (3250) 62% (63%)
1837 2398 (633) 57% (71%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
107.9 (107.5) 3145 (3230) 2013/09/03 08:00

Three regions counted with the overall area decreasing. Many specks again today bumping up the official records.

My paper has finally been published in a peer reviewed journal.

Are Uranus & Neptune Responsible for Solar Grand Minima and Solar Cycle Modulation?

International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics September 3rd 2013 volume 3 number 3.

http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=36513&#reference

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 66 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 2268 (2961) 50% (54%)
1836 3250 (2964) 63% (57%)
1837 633 71%
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
107.5 (105.6) 3230 (3221) 2013/09/02 08:00

Two regions counted with the overall area decreasing. Region 1836 was split by Locarno yesterday but today fails the 24 hr rule. The monthly count has been ammended and now totals 33.29

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual - 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 2961 (4028) 54% (58%)
1836 2964 (2715) 57% (54%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
105.6 (107.5) 3221 (3349) 2013/09/01 08:00

AUGUST NEWS

Three Two regions counted with the overall area increasing. Another month draws to a close with the so called solar max continuing to look feeble. The LSC monthly average coming in similar to the previous two months and records 33.61 33.29

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 50 33.29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 4028 (4819) 58% (57%)
1836 2715 (2532) 54% (56%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
107.5 (107.5) 3349 (3113) 2013/08/31 08:00

Two regions counted with the overall area decreasing. Locarno managing a raw count of 90 displaying another example of the gross differentiation of the older methods. Also a new paper published observing a new discovery of a double conveyor belt system in the solar convection zone, but no mention of what modulates solar cycles or what drives solar grand minima. That will be left to the emerging new theories that now show the old guard how its done.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
24 Locarno 54 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 4819 (5436) 57% (61%)
1836 2532 (2107) 56% (51%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
107.5 (108.8) 3113 (3235) 2013/08/30 08:00

Two regions counted with the overall area increasing. The slumber continues without much hope in sight for those looking for the high peaks like SC14 experienced.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 34 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 5436 (5327) 61% (68%)
1836 2107 (1530) 51% (59%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
108.8 (108.1) 3235 (3291) 2013/08/29 08:00

Two regions counted with the overall area increasing. The monthly average still moving down, the last 3 months have been very flat.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 32 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
1835 5327 (4016) 68% (61%)
1836 1530 (641) 59% (54%)
F10.7  flux   DSN Date/Time UTC
108.1 (109.7) 3291 (2071) 2013/08/28 08:00

Two regions counted with the overall area increasing. The F10.7 flux values could dip below 100 in the next week.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 31 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #