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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

Layman's Sunspot Count.

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Daily Update:

A fourth spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing.  F10.7 flux has an eight in front of it.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 26 0

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
89.8 (90.7) 140.7 (140.5) 2015/09/02 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: 2885

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 2192 @ 75727 pixels on 23/10/2014.

 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? (New evidence according to private communications suggest that the Locarno counting method is performed by eye through the lens (stopped to 80mm), while the actual drawing is recorded at the lens width of 150mm)

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 336 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. As per Wolf's original method a spot is only counted when it has a visible Umbra.

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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SEPTEMBER NEWS

A third spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing.  The current spotless run might end tomorrow.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 0

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
90.7 (92.7) 140.5 (143.3) 2015/09/01 08:00

 

AUGUST NEWS

A second spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing.  The LSC monthly average for August is 23.87 with a total of 7 spotless days for the month.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 17 23.87

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
92.7 (93.4) 143.3 (141.8) 2015/08/31 08:00

One spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  F10.7 flux well under 100 with Stereo Ahead looking weak. Locarno today having a raw count of 80??

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 80 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
93.4 (102.1) 141.8 (144.0) 2015/08/30 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area decreasing.   F10.7 flux getting close to 100 again. Locarno counting many specks counted today.

LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
26 Locarno 71 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 2850 (14396) 59% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
102.1 (112.5) 144.0 (144.0) 2015/08/29 08:00

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
31 Locarno 38 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 8356 (14396) 64% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.3 (112.5) 144.0 (150.5) 2015/08/28 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  The LSC monthly average again holding steady. F10.7 flux falling fast again with region 2403 looking to cross the whole face alone?

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 14396 (18936) 67% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.5 (128.9) 150.5 (152.3) 2015/08/27 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  The LSC monthly average holding steady.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 34 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 18936 (23854) 70% (73%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
128.9 (123.9) 152.3 (153.9) 2015/08/26 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  Region 2403 gaining darkness strength but F10.7 flux is  reducing to a low level.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
40 Locarno 53 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 23854 (22745) 73% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
123.9 (130.6) 153.9 (155.7) 2015/08/25 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  Region 2403 holding the fort, but the LSC monthly average staying firm.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
39 Manual -- 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 22745 (19299) 69% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
130.6 (136.1) 155.7 (160.0) 2015/08/24 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  F10.7 flux reversing yesterdays trend.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
39 Manual -- 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 19299 (14152) 69% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
136.1 (119.6) 160.0 (152.2) 2015/08/23 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  F10.7 flux on the decline...

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
43 Locarno 51 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 14152 (8834) 68% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.6 (121.4) 152.2 (153.7) 2015/08/22 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  The LSC monthly average now on the way back up..

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
38 Locarno 59 22

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 8834 (4330) 60% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.4 (105.3) 153.7 (148.9) 2015/08/21 08:00

One group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  Region 2403 in the south showing some form..

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
27 Locarno 43 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2403 4330 57%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.3 (100.6) 148.9 (148.1) 2015/08/20 08:00

A fifth spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing.  The fresh activity does not have a visible umbra as seen back in Wolf's day and is not counted.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.6 (90.9) 148.1 (120.7) 2015/08/19 08:00

A fourth spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing.  Some fresh activity might get a look in tomorrow.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 22

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
90.9 (89.2) 120.7 (121.2) 2015/08/18 08:00

A third spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  Stereo Ahead is looking quiet...

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
89.2 (87.8) 121.2 (122.6) 2015/08/17 08:00

A second spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  F10.7 flux now well under 90, this is a sign of the times.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 31 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
87.8 (91.7) 122.6 (125.3) 2015/08/16 08:00

 A spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2401 dropping off very quickly and not passing the 24 hour rule. F10.7 flux pushing towards sub 90.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
91.7 (95.7) 125.3 (125.3) 2015/08/15 08:00

Two One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average continuing to fall.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
11 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2400 1023 (534) 66% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
95.7 (97.3) 125.3 (128.1) 2015/08/14 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux well under 100 again..

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
27 Locarno 41 30

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2396 1281 (5110) 43% (64%)
2400 534 67%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.3 (101.9) 128.1 (129.9) 2015/08/13 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now falling with this months "hump" looking a lot smaller than the previous months.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 46 30

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2396 5110 (9868) 64% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
101.9 (105.6) 129.9 (131.7) 2015/08/12 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now holding steady and set to fall?

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
28 Locarno 56 31

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2396 9868 (14751) 64% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.6 (109.1) 131.7 (131.3) 2015/08/11 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The Stereo Ahead satellite is now in position to replace Stereo Behind and is available from the left hand bar. The future outlook is looking weak at the moment.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
40 Locarno 55 31

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 537 (1021) 47% (57%)
2396 14751 (17888) 70% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
109.1 (117.6) 131.3 (135.5) 2015/08/10 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. F10.7 flux still falling..

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
42 Locarno 56 30

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 1021 (1672) 57% (61%)
2396 17888 (18435) 71% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.6 (124.4) 135.5 (139.1) 2015/08/09 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Region 2396 growing but most other indicators falling...

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
38 Locarno 67 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 1672 (2740) 61% (68%)
2396 18435 (16946) 67% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.4 (125.5) 139.1 (140.5) 2015/08/08 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux holding steady..

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 82 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 2740 (2987) 68% (60%)
2396 16946 (11323) 69% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.5 (125.1) 140.5 (143.4) 2015/08/07 08:00

Three sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average continuing to climb.

paper by McCracken, Beer & Steinhilber is published in Solar Physics (2014) 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 83 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 2987 (2811) 60% (63%)
2395 406 (398) 59% (64%)
2396 11323 (5718) 69% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.1 (115.5) 143.4 (140.2) 2015/08/06 08:00

Three sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average now on the up.

The  Locarno count on the 31st July is also looking extremely dubious, I cant see how the extra groups could be seen with their 80mm telescope. SILSO in my opinion are doing lot wrong lately. The SDO image is taken at precisely the same time as the Locarno count. Locarno also supposedly do their count through the lens and not from the projected image which would make it harder again to see the minute specks that are almost impossible to see on the much higher resolution SDO image.

Click on the image for a full sized view. (get ready to clean your screens)

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 63 18

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 2811 (3324) 63% (64%)
2395 398 64%
2396 5718 66%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.5 (109.9) 140.2 (137.6) 2015/08/05 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno again seeing more specks than they should be. The LSC only passed one group over the Wolf threshold, while Locarno counted 9. The Wolfer 0.6 correction factor obvioulsy not working today. Expect a lot more days like these as SC24 continues its dying trend.

The  Locarno count on the 31st July is also looking extremely dubious, I cant see how the extra groups could be seen with their 80mm telescope. SILSO in my opinion are doing lot wrong lately. The SDO image is taken at precisely the same time as the Locarno count. Locarno also supposedly do their count through the lens and not from the projected image which would make it harder again to see the minute specks that are almost impossible to see on the much higher resolution SDO image.

Click on the image for a full sized view. (get ready to clean your screens)

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
14 Locarno 80 10

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 3324 (3111) 64% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
109.9 (108.7) 137.6 (137.7) 2015/08/04 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area increasing. And yet another big day of variance between the LSC and SILSO.

The  Locarno count on the 31st July is looking extremely dubious, I cant see how the extra groups could be seen with their 80mm telescope. SILSO in my opinion are doing lot wrong lately. The SDO image is taken at precisely the same time as the Locarno count. Locarno also supposedly do their count through the lens and not from the projected image which would make it harder again to see the minute specks that are almost impossible to see on the much higher resolution SDO image.

Click on the image for a full sized view. (get ready to clean your screens)

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
12 Locarno 57 9

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 3111 (2553) 65% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.7 (104.5) 137.7 (135.7) 2015/08/03 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Another big day of variance between the LSC and SILSO.

Yesterdays Locarno count is looking extremely dubious, I cant see how the extra groups could be seen with their 80mm telescope. SILSO in my opinion are doing lot wrong lately. The SDO image is taken at precisely the same time as the Locarno count. Locarno also supposedly do their count through the lens and not from the projected image which would make it harder again to see the minute specks that are almost impossible to see on the much higher resolution SDO image.

Click on the image for a full sized view. (get ready to clean your screens)

 

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 34 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 2553 (1994) 63% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.5 (106.0) 135.7 (135.1) 2015/08/02 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2393 was not counted yesterday as it failed the 24 hour rule.

Yesterdays Locarno count is looking extremely dubious, I cant see how the extra groups could be seen with their 80mm telescope. SILSO in my opinion are doing lot wrong lately. The SDO image is taken at precisely the same time as the Locarno count. Locarno also supposedly do their count through the lens and not from the projected image which would make it harder again to see the minute specks that are almost impossible to see on the much higher resolution SDO image.

Click on the image for a full sized view. (get ready to clean your screens)

 

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual -- 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2394 1994 (1368) 59% (57%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
106.0 (103.8) 135.1(134.0) 2015/08/01 08:00

 

JULY NEWS

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC value for July is 25.55, SC24 looks to be dead?... The SILSO (SIDC) count today is very controversial..watch this space.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 88 25.55

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2391 728 (947) 54% (48%)
2394 1368 (540) 57% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.8 (105.1) 134.0 (133.5) 2015/07/31 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno today having a raw count of 100, another day where the modern method fails miserably.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 60 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2391 947 (838) 48% (50%)
2394 540 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.1 (103.8) 133.5 (131.8) 2015/07/30 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux falling again already.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 44 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2390 1738 (3364) 56% (56%)
2391 838 (626) 50% (48%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.8 (104.2) 131.8 (130.7) 2015/07/29 08:00

Two sunspot regions are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now holding steady, another low month coming up.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
26 Locarno 45 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2390 3364 (4382) 56% (60%)
2391 626 48%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.2 (101.4) 130.7 (128.9) 2015/07/28 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average is still falling..

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 35 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2390 4382 (3773) 60% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
101.4 (100.1) 128.9 (125.7) 2015/07/27 08:00

One sunspot region is recorded with the overall area increasing. The spotless run has ended, but perhaps not too much to follow after the current group?

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers. UPDATE: Dr. Svalgaard at present is deciding to  answer only some of the current questions..

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 28 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2390 3773 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.1 (96.9) 125.7 (122.8) 2015/07/26 08:00

Three spotless days are recorded with the overall area increasing. Tommorow should see the end of the spotless run.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 21 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
96.9 (95.2) 122.8 (124.2) 2015/07/25 08:00

Two spotless days are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average dropping fast.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
95.2 (92.2) 124.2 (121.9) 2015/07/24 08:00

One spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now below 30.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 16 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
92.2 (91.9) 121.9 (121.2) 2015/07/23 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux is still falling with today coming close to being spotless as measured by the old scale.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 22 31

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2386 407 (610) 64% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
91.9 (94.0) 121.2 (124.7) 2015/07/22 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux falling to very low values not experienced for a long lime, could this be a harbinger of things to come? The LSC monthly average is heading towards sub 30.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question which he has now answered, but somewhat confused? I have also asked him about the big changes to the SILSO V2 sunspot series, hopefully we will get some clear answers.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 23 32

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2386 610 (1124) 63% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
94.0 (96.3) 124.7 (127.4) 2015/07/21 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux falling heavily overnight and now once again well below 100.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I and would be surprised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
24 Locarno 24 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2386 1124 (1538) 55% (51%)
2387 1541 (854) 66% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
96.3 (102.6) 127.4 (133.1) 2015/07/20 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2386 fluctuating .

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I and would be surprised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
20 Locarno 28 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2386 1538 (1739) 51% (60%)
2387 854 (945) 67% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
102.6 (99.1) 133.1 (132.4) 2015/07/19 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux is still falling and now under 100.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I would be surpised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
30 Locarno 46 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2384 779 (1193) 55% (46%)
2386 1739 (2016) 60% (61%)
2387 945 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
99.1 (100.6) 132.4 (132.0) 2015/07/18 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. F10.7 flux almost through the 100 barrier again.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I would be surpised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 41 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2384 1193 (1500) 46% (64%)
2386 2016 (1885) 61% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.6 (102.9) 132.0 (135.3) 2015/07/17 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux edging low again.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I would be surpised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
16 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2384 1500 (1916) 64% (65%)
2386 1885 (1689) 64% (49%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
102.9 (104.4) 135.3 (136.1) 2015/07/16 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The month is at mid point apparantly past the hump and with a low monthly value...the next two weeks will be interesting.

The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I would be surpised if he can answer.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
18 Manual -- 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2384 1916 (2035) 65% (65%)
2386 1689 (1264) 49% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.4 (108.7) 136.1 (137.2) 2015/07/15 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Are we over the monthly hump already? The solarcycle24 forum has a section called "Questions for Dr. L Svagaard", I have posed a question I would be surpised if he can answer...spread the word.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
28 Locarno 28 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2381 1652 (4025) 51% (58%)
2384 2035 (2265) 65% (66%)
2386 1264 (948) 51% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.7 (113.8) 137.2 (139.2) 2015/07/14 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux continuing to fall.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
31 Locarno 38 39

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2381 4025 (6497) 58% (63%)
2384 2265 (2455) 66% (69%)
2386 948 (454) 56% (46%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.8 (119.9) 139.2 (141.1) 2015/07/13 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2385 does not pass the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
35 Locarno 52 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2381 6497 (8849) 63% (65%)
2384 2455 (2719) 69% (61%)
2386 454 46%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.9 (124.3) 141.1 (143.1) 2015/07/12 08:00

Three Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Solar activity continues to slide.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
28 Locarno 68 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2381 8849 (10328) 65% (69%)
2384 2719 (2570) 61% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
124.3 (133.3) 143.1 (143.1) 2015/07/11 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
36 Locarno 71 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2375 503 (873) 47% (48%)
2381 10328 (11177) 69% (65%)
2384 2570 (1961) 65% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
133.3 (126.0) 143.1 (145.2) 2015/07/10 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly hump may have peaked.

Here is the old and new SILSO data along with the correction factors. By my maths the Waldmeier correction factor of 15% or less from 1947 looks too low. Also the correction factor 0.6 from Wolf to Wolfer was only tested in the late 1800's for 17 years and was not tested over solar grand minima. Can we assume the 0.6 correction factor is valid over different types of solar cycles?

http://www.landscheidt.info/images/SILSO.png

Click on the pic for a full size view

SILSO state:

After intensive verifications and some inevitable bugs, we have now successfully completed this transition. The new numbers for June seamlessly extend the recalibrated historical sunspot series. Except for the announced elimination of the 0.6 conventional factor, absolutely no tweaking of the data was done

I would like to learn how the factor was calculated after 1981.
 

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
43 Locarno 74 42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2375 873 (1053) 48% (55%)
2378 368 (759) 70% (55%)
2381 11177 (12165) 65% (68%)
2384 1961 (1070) 60% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
126.0 (133.2) 145.2 (149.0) 2015/07/09 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux heading in the reverse direction to other activity.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 79 42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 669 (1139) 44% (55%)
2375 1053 (1289) 55% (56%)
2378 759 (956) 55% (60%)
2381 12165 (10416) 68% (65%)
2384 1070 56%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
133.2 (137.1) 149.0 (152.0) 2015/07/08 08:00

Five Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2376 is back from the dead not passing the 24 hor rule.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
46 Locarno 78 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1139 (1620) 55% (59%)
2375 1289 (1558) 56% (56%)
2378 956 (1155) 60% (60%)
2381 10416 (8362) 65% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.1 (137.9) 149.0 (152.0) 2015/07/07 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2381 giving a boost to the otherwise mundane activity.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
47 Locarno 73 39

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1620 (1836) 59% (55%)
2375 1558 (1634) 56% (53%)
2378 1155 (1193) 60% (59%)
2381 8362 71%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.9 (129.0) 152.0 (150.1) 2015/07/06 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Another big day of difference between the LSC and Locarno.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
42 Locarno 89 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1836 (2465) 55% (57%)
2375 1634 (1574) 53% (63%)
2376 1380 (1733) 60% (65%)
2378 1193 (1664) 59% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
129.0 (120.7) 150.1 (147.4) 2015/07/05 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux edging up a little now but still low.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 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. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
39 Locarno 66 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 2465 (2864) 57% (59%)
2375 1574 (1395) 63% (53%)
2376 1733 (2183) 65% (61%)
2378 1664 (1071) 59% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
120.7 (116.1) 147.4 (143.4) 2015/07/04 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno inflating the daily number with several split groups. F10.7 flux falling.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
42 Locarno 64 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 2864 (3059) 59% (64%)
2375 1395 (1165) 53% (57%)
2376 2183 (1928) 61% (58%)
2378 1071 55%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
116.1 (117.6) 143.4 (147.1) 2015/07/03 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The new SILSO sunspot values are not making sense, but for the time being it is business as usual for the LSC with Locarno maintaining the same counting method as before.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SILSO LSC Mov Avg.
31 Locarno 38 32

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 3059 (2647) 64% (66%)
2375 1165 (773) 57% (60%)
2376 1928 (1293) 58% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.6 (113.3) 147.1 (139.0) 2015/07/02 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The SIDC (SILSO) still using the Waldmeier method of counting spots today?

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 41 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 2647 (1624) 66% (56%)
2375 773 (486) 60% (44%)
2376 1293 69%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.3 (104.2) 139.0 (135.0) 2015/07/01 08:00

 

JUNE NEWS

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The June LSC monthly average is 31.97, which is lower than expected. June had no spotless days as well as a longer than usual peak of activity compared with the past few months.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 28 31.97

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1624 (1019) 56% (61%)
2375 486 44%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.2 (100.4) 135.0 (127.7) 2015/06/30 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. June heading for another low cycle.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
11 Locarno 36 32

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1019 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.4 (100.5) 127.7 (128.0) 2015/06/29 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. June heading for another low cycle.

A new Story posted, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
11 Locarno 36 32

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2373 1019 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.4 (100.5) 127.7 (128.0) 2015/06/29 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux holding steady.

A new Story posted today, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
10 Locarno 37 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 665 (3375) 57% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.5 (100.5) 128.0 (126.0) 2015/06/28 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux almost through the 100 barrier.

A new Story posted today, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 17 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 3375 (7565) 69% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.5 (104.6) 126.0 (125.7) 2015/06/27 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. So far there has been no spotless days this month. A new Story posted today, A Guide to Understanding Type A & B AMP Events which hopefully will clarify some issues.

 

The SIDC (SILSO) would appear to have sold out if they take all the recomendations of the paper below. The SIDC are responsible for the long term sunspot record and now look to be changing this record based on one paper. The science is far from settled with opposing papers published, and it seems the gods at WUWT are fine with the changes?

While I agree the Waldmeier Factor (counting method that includes the weighting of sunspots resulting in at least 20% over counting since 1947) needs to be resolved and the evidence is very clear for the removal of this inflated counting method, the rest of the 103 pages in the paper are not convincing. Futhermore I challenge the reveiwing process of this paper that the SIDC is using.

http://www.leif.org/research/Revisiting-the-Sunspot-Number.pdf

The majority of the paper deals with need to review the 400 odd year SIDC (Wolf) sunspot record. But there is a section devoted to the current solar cycle 24:

In Fig.66
, we specifically compare the current cycle with weak cycles 5 and 6 belong-
ing to the Dalton minimum. The rise of cycle 24 is much steeper and even though it is still
unsure whether the maximum has actually been reached, the recent SN values clearly ex-
ceed the maxima of cycles 5 and 6. Considering now cycle 4 that preceded the onset of the
Dalton minimum, while cycle 23 had a similar amplitude, cycle 24 is again strikingly dif-
ferent. Therefore, the peculiar evolution of the current cycle does match the characteristics
of the Dalton minimum and cannot be interpreted either as heralding a subsequent extended minimum

They produce many graphs supporting their claim that SC24 is very different from SC5 but they use the SIDC SC24 count UNADJUSTED to support their claim? Here they claim that SC24 is the same as SC14, which is another attempt to remove the Landscheidt Minimum from the record. I wonder who could be pushing that barrow and I ask the question why there is at least no removal of the Waldmeier Factor (20%)??

If this is an example of the accuracy of the paper I suggest the SIDC take a longer harder look.

It will be interesting to see the new counting method going forward, there may be implications that affect the Layman's Sunspot Count.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 17 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 7565 (10542) 69% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.6 (105.2) 125.7 (126.6) 2015/06/26 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux already close to 100 again.

 

The SIDC (SILSO) would appear to have sold out if they take all the recomendations of the paper below. The SIDC are responsible for the long term sunspot record and now look to be changing this record based on one paper. The science is far from settled with opposing papers published, and it seems the gods at WUWT are fine with the changes?

While I agree the Waldmeier Factor (counting method that includes the weighting of sunspots resulting in at least 20% over counting since 1947) needs to be resolved and the evidence is very clear for the removal of this inflated counting method, the rest of the 103 pages in the paper are not convincing. Futhermore I challenge the reveiwing process of this paper that the SIDC is using.

http://www.leif.org/research/Revisiting-the-Sunspot-Number.pdf

The majority of the paper deals with need to review the 400 odd year SIDC (Wolf) sunspot record. But there is a section devoted to the current solar cycle 24:

In Fig.66
, we specifically compare the current cycle with weak cycles 5 and 6 belong-
ing to the Dalton minimum. The rise of cycle 24 is much steeper and even though it is still
unsure whether the maximum has actually been reached, the recent SN values clearly ex-
ceed the maxima of cycles 5 and 6. Considering now cycle 4 that preceded the onset of the
Dalton minimum, while cycle 23 had a similar amplitude, cycle 24 is again strikingly dif-
ferent. Therefore, the peculiar evolution of the current cycle does match the characteristics
of the Dalton minimum and cannot be interpreted either as heralding a subsequent extended minimum

They produce many graphs supporting their claim that SC24 is very different from SC5 but they use the SIDC SC24 count UNADJUSTED to support their claim? Here they claim that SC24 is the same as SC14, which is another attempt to remove the Landscheidt Minimum from the record. I wonder who could be pushing that barrow and I ask the question why there is at least no removal of the Waldmeier Factor (20%)??

If this is an example of the accuracy of the paper I suggest the SIDC take a longer harder look.

It will be interesting to see the new counting method going forward, there may be implications that affect the Layman's Sunspot Count.

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 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.
18 Locarno 18 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 10542 (16107) 71% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.2 (113.1) 126.6 (129.8) 2015/06/25 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now falling.

 

The SIDC (SILSO) would appear to have sold out if they take all the recomendations of the paper below. The SIDC are responsible for the long term sunspot record and now look to be changing this record based on one paper. The science is far from settled with opposing papers published, and it seems the gods at WUWT are fine with the changes?

While I agree the Waldmeier Factor (counting method that includes the weighting of sunspots resulting in at least 20% over counting since 1947) needs to be resolved and the evidence is very clear for the removal of this inflated counting method, the rest of the 103 pages in the paper are not convincing. Futhermore I challenge the reveiwing process of this paper that the SIDC is using.

http://www.leif.org/research/Revisiting-the-Sunspot-Number.pdf

The majority of the paper deals with need to review the 400 odd year SIDC (Wolf) sunspot record. But there is a section devoted to the current solar cycle 24:

In Fig.66
, we specifically compare the current cycle with weak cycles 5 and 6 belong-
ing to the Dalton minimum. The rise of cycle 24 is much steeper and even though it is still
unsure whether the maximum has actually been reached, the recent SN values clearly ex-
ceed the maxima of cycles 5 and 6. Considering now cycle 4 that preceded the onset of the
Dalton minimum, while cycle 23 had a similar amplitude, cycle 24 is again strikingly dif-
ferent. Therefore, the peculiar evolution of the current cycle does match the characteristics
of the Dalton minimum and cannot be interpreted either as heralding a subsequent extended minimum

They produce many graphs supporting their claim that SC24 is very different from SC5 but they use the SIDC SC24 count UNADJUSTED to support their claim? Here they claim that SC24 is the same as SC14, which is another attempt to remove the Landscheidt Minimum from the record. I wonder who could be pushing that barrow and I ask the question why there is at least no removal of the Waldmeier Factor (20%)??

If this is an example of the accuracy of the paper I suggest the SIDC take a longer harder look.

It will be interesting to see the new counting method going forward, there may be implications that affect the Layman's Sunspot Count.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 25 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 16107 (22478) 71% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.1 (119.9) 129.8 (131.7) 2015/06/24 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux is very low considering. The SIDC (SILSO) would appear to have sold out if they take all the recomendations of the paper below. The SIDC are responsible for the long term sunspot record and now look to be changing this record based on one paper. The science is far from settled with opposing papers published, and it seems the gods at WUWT are fine with the changes?

While I agree the Waldmeier Factor (counting method that includes the weighting of sunspots resulting in at least 20% over counting since 1947) needs to be resolved and the evidence is very clear for the removal of this inflated counting method, the rest of the 103 pages in the paper are not convincing. Futhermore I challenge the reveiwing process of this paper that the SIDC is using.

http://www.leif.org/research/Revisiting-the-Sunspot-Number.pdf

The majority of the paper deals with need to review the 400 odd year SIDC (Wolf) sunspot record. But there is a section devoted to the current solar cycle 24:

In Fig.66
, we specifically compare the current cycle with weak cycles 5 and 6 belong-
ing to the Dalton minimum. The rise of cycle 24 is much steeper and even though it is still
unsure whether the maximum has actually been reached, the recent SN values clearly ex-
ceed the maxima of cycles 5 and 6. Considering now cycle 4 that preceded the onset of the
Dalton minimum, while cycle 23 had a similar amplitude, cycle 24 is again strikingly dif-
ferent. Therefore, the peculiar evolution of the current cycle does match the characteristics
of the Dalton minimum and cannot be interpreted either as heralding a subsequent extended minimum

They produce many graphs supporting their claim that SC24 is very different from SC5 but they use the SIDC SC24 count UNADJUSTED to support their claim? Here they claim that SC24 is the same as SC14, which is another attempt to remove the Landscheidt Minimum from the record. I wonder who could be pushing that barrow and I ask the question why there is at least no removal of the Waldmeier Factor (20%)??

If this is an example of the accuracy of the paper I suggest the SIDC take a longer harder look.

It will be interesting to see the new counting method going forward, there may be implications that affect the Layman's Sunspot Count.

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 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 Locarno 31 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2371 22478 (24431) 70% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.9 (255.0) 131.7 (142.4) 2015/06/23 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux being skewed today as a result of flare activity. The SIDC or SILSO appears to be changing the sunspot record in perhaps a major way...contents of their warning below.

Dear SILSO user,

Over the past 4 years a community effort has been carried out to revise entirely the historical Sunspot Number series. A good overview of the analyses and identified corrections is provided in the recent review paper:
Clette, F., Svalgaard, L., Vaquero, J.M.,  Cliver, E. W.,“Revisiting the Sunspot Number. A 400-Year Perspective on the Solar Cycle”, Space Science Reviews, Volume 186, Issue 1-4, pp. 35-103.

Now that the new data series has been finalized, we are about to replace the original version of our sunspot data by an entirely new data set on July 1st. On this occasion, we decided to simultaneously introduce changes in several conventions in the data themselves and also in the distributed data files.

There are so many diverse changes that we cannot guarantee that everything will work perfectly on the first try. Our team is too small to make full prior simulations. Therefore, multiple careful consistency checks will be done on July 1st itself, which will slow down the processing. So, please anticipate some delays compared to an ordinary month.

The most prominent change in the Sunspot Number will be the choice of a new reference observer, A.Wolfer (pilot observer from 1876 to 1928) instead of R. Wolf himself. This means dropping the conventional 0.6 Zürich scale factor, thus raising the scale of the entire Sunspot Number time series to the level of modern sunspot counts. This major scale change may thus strongly affect some user applications. Be prepared!

Regarding data files, various files will be replaced by new ones, with new more homogeneous names and new internal column formats. The included information will sometimes change: combining data (e.g. hemispheric numbers together with total numbers), separating data (monthly smoothed numbers in a separate file) or adding new values that were not provided previously (standard errors).

All those changes will be explained in the information accompanying our data, on the web site of the World Data Center SILSO. While the primary files will all be replaced in early July, some other changes will still occur in the next two or three months. During this transitory phase, we thus invite you to visit the SILSO Web site to keep track of the changes, as we are preparing this major transition now scheduled for July 1st, 2015.

An important remark for our faithful observers: the current transition in the sunspot number processing does not change anything to the way you enter your data. So, just proceed as usual on July 1st. Your past k personal coefficients will simply be recomputed relative to the new re-calibrated sunspot number. We are working on this right now. By the way, the new processing software will open the way towards a better determination of the evolution of each station and so, a better feedback to our observers will become possible in the future.

In the coming weeks, please visit our SILSO Web site: www.sidc.be/silso

For specific technical questions, in particular, if you need to adapt automated data import software used for operational purposes, please contact us by e-mail at silso.info@oma.be

____________________
Dr. Laure Lefevre
Royal Observatory of Belgium
WDC-SILSO
www.sidc.be/silso
laure.lefevre@oma.be
silso.info@oma.be

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Locarno 41 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 1774 (2877) 53% (58%)
2371 24431 (27007) 70% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
255.0?? (136.0) 142.4 (141.2) 2015/06/22 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. F10.7 flux has been moving in the opposite direction to sunspot area over the past few days.

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 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 Locarno 44 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 2877 (4470) 58% (57%)
2371 27007 (26434) 72% (74%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
136.0 (139.8) 141.2 (??) 2015/06/21 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing.

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 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 Locarno 41 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 4470 (4768) 57% (61%)
2371 26434 (22025) 74% (74%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.8 (141.8) ?? (??) 2015/06/20 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing.

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 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 Locarno 41 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 4768 (6765) 61% (56%)
2371 22025 (12961) 74% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.8 (155.7) ?? (154.2) 2015/06/19 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2371 will probably see June exceed the previous few months monthly average. Commentators curse once again in action.

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 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.
42 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 6765 (7581) 56% (62%)
2371 12961 (6698) 68% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.7 (140.2) 154.2 (145.3) 2015/06/18 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average continuing to hold steady.

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 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 -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2367 7581 (8611) 62% (63%)
2371 6698 (1819) 64% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.2 (140.5) 145.3 (147.1) 2015/06/17 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. A new region in the north showing some form in regard to size...but other indices remaining low..

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 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.
37 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2365 525 (1164) 55% (58%)
2367 8611 (8026) 63% (62%)
2371 1819 68%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.5 (139.1) 147.1 (147.5) 2015/06/16 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC moving average holding steady for now.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
26 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2365 1164 (1708) 58% (53%)
2367 8026 (5379) 62% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.1 (135.8) 147.5 (144.2) 2015/06/15 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. We are almost half way through the month with perhaps the rest of the month on a downward slide from here.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Manual -- 36

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2365 1708 (1896) 53% (65%)
2367 5379 (3136) 59% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
135.8 (140.3) 144.2 (148.8) 2015/06/14 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2365 1896 (2516) 65% (61%)
2366 1390 (1330) 70% (68%)
2360 1767 (2518) 55% (60%)
2367 3136 56%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.3 (144.2) 148.8 (152.6) 2015/06/13 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2360 returning..

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2365 2516 (2377) 61% (61%)
2366 1330 (1366) 68% (59%)
2360 2518 60%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.0 (144.2) 148.8 (152.6) 2015/06/12 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The solar grand minimum conditions continue..

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
31 Locarno 49 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2362 647 (1357) 65% (57%)
2365 2377 (1725) 61% (58%)
2366 1366 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.2 (139.5) 152.6 (150.7) 2015/06/11 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2360 1326 (2395) 57% (72%)
2362 1357 (1939) 57% (58%)
2365 1725 (1424) 58% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.5 (140.6) 150.7 (150.4) 2015/06/10 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now starting to level out.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2360 2395 (4264) 72% (61%)
2361 499 (840) 70% (65%)
2362 1939 (2439) 58% (60%)
2365 1424 (1284) 51% (49%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
140.6 (138.2) 150.4 (150.1) 2015/06/09 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Has the monthly hump already peaked?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
59 Locarno 107 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2360 4264 (2415) 61% (62%)
2361 840 (1317) 65% (62%)
2362 2439 (3080) 60% (57%)
2365 1284 (923) 49% (52%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.2 (141.4) 150.1 (151.9) 2015/06/08 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average on the up..

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
71 Locarno 125 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 800 (1259) 43% (49%)
2360 2415 (973) 62% (70%)
2361 1317 (1660) 62% (58%)
2362 3080 (2846) 57% (60%)
2365 923 (452) 52% (47%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.4 (136.6) 151.9 (148.9) 2015/06/07 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly hump is back...

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
68 Locarno 107 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1259 (1650) 49% (54%)
2360 973 (1389) 70% (62%)
2361 1660 (1852) 58% (61%)
2362 2846 (976) 60% (63%)
2365 452 47%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
136.6 (129.7) 148.9 (146.1) 2015/06/06 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The monthly hump is back...

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
52 Locarno 76 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1650 (1819) 54% (57%)
2360 1389 (1257) 62% (58%)
2361 1852 61%
2362 976 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
129.7 (121.4) 146.1 (144.1) 2015/06/05 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno today trying to boost SC24 by counting tiny specks and splitting groups, very much like the "hiding the pause" whitewash.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 85 11

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1819 (1990) 57% (62%)
2360 1257 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.4 (111.6) 144.1 (139.7) 2015/06/04 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. The live image looks to be showing the remnants of last months peak....perhaps still some strength?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 38 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1990 (1858) 62% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.6 (103.9) 139.7 (134.3) 2015/06/03 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing.  F10.7 flux remaining low.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 33 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1858 (1674) 71% (65%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.9 (103.2) 134.3 (130.7) 2015/06/02 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. May saw a drop in the monthly average for F10.7flux, which is the opposite trend when looking at the sunspot count.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 16 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1674 (1286) 65% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.2 (97.0) 130.7 (130.2) 2015/06/01 08:00

MAY NEWS

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average for May is 30.35, in the end another month of very low activity.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Manual -- 30.35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1286 (1091) 61% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.0 (97.7) 130.2 (??) 2015/05/31 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. This month being mixed, but still measuring a very low count. F10.7 flux remaining under 100.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 25 31

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 1091 (780) 63% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.7 (94.8) ?? (125.6) 2015/05/30 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Unipolar spot 2356 showing characteristics of the early spots of SC24, F10.7 flux still falling in the face of the developing group, shades of my negative sunspot article.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2356 780 58%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
94.8 (95.5) 125.6 (129.0) 2015/05/29 08:00

A third spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing. The new spot today just missing the threshold size but the new region managed to lower the F10.7 flux to another low for SC24 max?.. E10.7 flux not moving.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 7 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
95.5 (97.8) 129.0 (129.0) 2015/05/28 08:00

A second spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  F10.7 flux remaining under 100.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 7 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.8 (97.0) 129.0 (134.5) 2015/05/27 08:00

A spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  The second spotless run for the month is recorded with F10.7 flux going to solar minimum lows. The LSC monthly average quickly heading towards 30.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 33 35

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
97.0 (99.0) 131.0 (134.5) 2015/05/26 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing.  F10.7 flux now breaking the 100 barrier, with the month end also getting close to spotless.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2353 942 (1641) 63% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
99.0 (101.2) 134.5 (136.3) 2015/05/25 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing.  F10.7 flux getting very close to breaking the 100 barrier.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 55 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2348 376 (660) 50% (55%)
2353 1641 (1301) 63% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
101.2 (100.2) 136.3 (136.3) 2015/05/24 08:00
LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 44 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2348 660 (1049) 55% (51%)
2353 1301 (846) 70% (79%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
100.2 (101.6) 136.3 (136.3) 2015/05/23 08:00
LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 48 39

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2348 1049 (1306) 51% (54%)
2353 846 79%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
101.6 (104.3) 136.3 (138.8) 2015/05/22 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average dropping another 2 points. F10.7 flux getting closer to 100. The next update will be on Monday..

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 23 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2348 1306 (1484) 54% (50%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
104.3 (108.2) 138.8 (140.3) 2015/05/21 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average dropping 2 points.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2348 1484 (1763) 50% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.2 (112.9) 140.3 (140.7) 2015/05/20 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The solar disk continues its decline, F10.7 flux again at low levels.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2342 615 (1120) 43% (50%)
2348 1763 (2078) 60% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.9 (117.6) 140.7 (139.2) 2015/05/19 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Solar activity falling off a cliff today, but somehow Locarno manages to count a substantially higher value than yesterday. The LSC monthly average now dropping.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 71 45

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2341 640 (1171) 44% (50%)
2342 1120 (1644) 50% (52%)
2348 2078 (2438) 58% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.6 (122.3) 139.2 (141.5) 2015/05/18 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average now holding steady.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 2014 (3955) 49% (64%)
2341 1171 (1615) 50% (59%)
2344 495 (638) 59% (69%)
2342 1644 (1835) 52% (58%)
2348 2438 (2100) 61% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.3 (134.0) 141.5 (147.3) 2015/05/17 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Overall activity still on the slide.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 66 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 3955 (5730) 64% (61%)
2341 1615 (1989) 59% (62%)
2344 638 (987) 69% (53%)
2342 1835 (1755) 58% (56%)
2348 2100 (1470) 63% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
134.0 (139.5) 147.3 (153.1) 2015/05/16 08:00

Five sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The F10.7 flux has been dropping fast over the past 2 days.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 5730 (8163) 61% (65%)
2341 1989 (2087) 62% (71%)
2344 987 (1186) 53% (51%)
2342 1755 (1550) 56% (60%)
2348 1470 (925) 64% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.5 (148.2) 153.1 (155.1) 2015/05/15 08:00

Six sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The first half of the month showing more form than the previous months, the next half will tell the story.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
68 Locarno 106 46

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 8163 (14368) 65% (64%)
2341 2087 (2178) 71% (70%)
2344 1186 (1367) 51% (56%)
2346 1229 (947) 55% (61%)
2342 1550 60%
2348 925 51%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.2 (160.3) 155.1 (157.3) 2015/05/14 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The SDO has missing images today so the 3:45 image was used for the LSC.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
54 Locarno 124 44

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 14368 (17214) 64% (64%)
2341 2178 (2283) 70% (67%)
2344 1367 (1646) 56% (59%)
2346 947 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
160.3 (166.5) 157.3 (160.0) 2015/05/13 03:45

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Will we get a second run of spotless days for May?. A new forum article dealing with the new observed solar changes during SC24 HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
56 Locarno 115 43

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 17214 (20388) 64% (60%)
2341 2283 (2182) 67% (60%)
2344 1646 (579) 59% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
166.5 (166.2) 160.0 (159.7) 2015/05/12 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing very slightly. Region 2339 now on the downward slope. A new forum article dealing with the new observed solar changes during SC24 HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
61 Locarno 110 42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 20388 (20088) 60% (65%)
2341 2182 (1871) 60% (64%)
2344 579 61%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
166.2 (163.1) 159.7 (162.1) 2015/05/11 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. Region 2339 keeping the spot count high. A new forum article dealing with the new observed solar changes during SC24 HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
51 Locarno 116 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 20088 (19425) 65% (64%)
2341 1871 (1390) 64% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
163.1 (157.5) 162.1 (161.5) 2015/05/10 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing slightly. A new forum article dealing with the new observed solar changes during SC24 HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
43 Locarno 73 39

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2339 19425 (16983) 64% (62%)
2340 623 (450) 55% (54%)
2341 1390 (847) 61% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
157.5 (152.6) 161.5 (158.7) 2015/05/09 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average moving up quickly right now.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
67 Locarno 105 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 2337 (4413) 59% (60%)
2339 16983 (11590) 62% (61%)
2340 450 54%
2341 847 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
152.6 (149.2) 158.7 (156.6) 2015/05/08 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2338 also declining but 2339 will hold the fort for awhile.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
62 Locarno 85 34

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 4413 (6684) 60% (63%)
2338 1290 (2073) 63% (59%)
2339 11590 (5737) 61% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
149.2 (138.6) 156.6 (152.0) 2015/05/07 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2335 now in decay mode but overall activity showing more strength.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
66 Locarno 83 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 6684 (7637) 63% (63%)
2338 2073 (1514) 59% (68%)
2339 5737 (678) 54% (51%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.6 (130.0) 152.0 (151.6) 2015/05/06 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The LSC monthly moving average on the up.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 7963 (7637) 60% (63%)
2338 1514 68%
2339 678 51%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
130.0 (125.4) 151.6 (152.2) 2015/05/05 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Solar activity now on the 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 7637 (3540) 63% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.4 (112.9) 152.2 (139.9) 2015/05/04 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2335 will keep the record ticking along for at least a 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Manual -- 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 3540 (2337) 60% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.9 (107.3) 139.9 (137.7) 2015/05/03 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2335 will keep the record ticking along for at least a 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Locarno 27 10

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2335 2337 56%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
107.3 (101.4) 137.7 (140.2) 2015/05/02 08:00

A third spotless day is recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux now at 101.4.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 0

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
101.4 (103.3) 140.2 (135.3) 2015/05/01 08:00

APRIL NEWS

A second spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average for April is 25.02, another very low month recorded. This year so far we have had 15 spotless days according to the old scale. F10.7 flux getting very close to the 100 mark.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 9 25.02

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
103.3 (105.5) 135.3 (138.5) 2015/04/30 08:00

A spotless day is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno managing to "see" 3 sunspot groups which puts much doubt on the methodology involved. The specks counted would not be nearly visible on my telescope which is supposed to be identical. Recent information claims that Locarno count via the viewing aperture instead of the projected image, casting further doubt.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 21 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
105.5 (109.2) 138.5 (137.8) 2015/04/29 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Not quite spotless today, but another chance tomorrow.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 15 27

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2331 1063 (2908) 44% (50%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
109.2 (108.9) 137.8 (140.3) 2015/04/28 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux dropping to low levels again, a chance of spotless tomorrow.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2327 523 (1157) 50% (55%)
2331 2908 (4998) 50% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.9 (120.0) 140.3 (147.1) 2015/04/27 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The monthly average now beginning to slide.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
21 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2327 1157 (1831) 55% (59%)
2331 4998 (5803) 63% (72%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
120.0 (127.4) 147.1 (146.6) 2015/04/26 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing a small amount. The recent activity could be short lived, F10.7 flux dropping low.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Manual -- 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2325 1832 (3004) 63% (66%)
2327 1831 (2289) 59% (57%)
2331 5803 (4250) 72% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.4 (136.0) 14.6.6 (154.1) 2015/04/25 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Solar activity continuing 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
31 Locarno 61 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2325 3004 (4341) 66% (72%)
2327 2289 (2476) 57% (65%)
2331 4250 (2197) 67% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
136.0 (142.0) 154.1(157.5) 2015/04/24 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC moving average now stabilizing with F10.7 flux dropping. Regions 2336 & 2333 not counted as they have faded on the live image.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Locarno 88 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2325 4341 (5222) 72% (73%)
2327 2476 (2693) 65% (67%)
2331 2197 (2298) 60% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
142.0 (151.8) 157.5 (161.6) 2015/04/23 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno over twice the LSC today.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Locarno 97 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2324 2136 (4120) 62% (65%)
2325 5222 (5868) 73% (71%)
2327 2693 (2551) 67% (61%)
2331 2298 64%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.8 (155.3) 161.6 (164.1) 2015/04/22 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The currunt round of activity somewhat stronger than experienced over the past few months. 2 groups near the eastern limb are not recorded as they have already faded on the live image.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 421 (960) 62% (51%)
2324 4120 (5580) 65% (59%)
2325 5868 (5558) 71% (68%)
2327 2551 (2325) 61% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.3 (151.0) 164.1 (162.8) 2015/04/21 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno again counting many specks along with dubious group splitting. The low pressure system that bent the jet stream over the south east corner of Australia has now turned into an East Coast Low that is now devastating New South Wales with 3 dead so far. Solar induced low increased pressure systems world wide are going widely unnoticed. Some video of the jet stream action at Loch Ard Gorge taken Sunday HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 94 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 960 (2893) 51% (57%)
2324 5580 (7150) 59% (62%)
2325 5558 (5525) 68% (69%)
2327 2325 (1938) 69% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.0 (153.0) 162.8 (160.4) 2015/04/20 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. The LSC monthly average on the rise but still at very low levels.

I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
47 Manual -- 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 2893 (5301) 57% (58%)
2324 7150 (7507) 62% (65%)
2325 5525 (4935) 69% (64%)
2327 1938 (1279) 66% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
153.0 (148.9) 160.4 (160.4) 2015/04/19 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing slightly. Locarno counting many specks.

I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
55 Locarno 94 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 5301 (7722) 58% (56%)
2324 7507 (7108) 65% (68%)
2325 4935 (4432) 64% (65%)
2327 1279 (592) 59% (56%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.9 (150.8) 160.4 (160.4) 2015/04/18 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same.

I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 7722 (10158) 56% (56%)
2324 7108 (6488) 68% (67%)
2325 4432 (3292) 65% (63%)
2327 592 56%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
150.8 (151.3) 160.4 (156.8) 2015/04/17 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The northern hemisphere dominating the activity of late. The next update will be Monday Oz time, I will be experiencing the brunt of the jet stream this weekend.

I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
33 Locarno 39 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 10158 (10907) 56% (64%)
2324 6488 (5011) 67% (62%)
2325 3292 (2060) 63% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
151.3 (155.7) 156.8 (158.3) 2015/04/16 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. The second half of the month is looking somewhat stronger, the monthly average moving up on a daily basis. Some recovery in the darkness values today.

I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
50 Locarno 71 18

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 10907 (9742) 64% (56%)
2324 5011 (2645) 62% (58%)
2325 2060 (891) 62% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
155.7 (147.7) 158.3 (156.2) 2015/04/15 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2323 is not recorded as it has already faded on the live image, and overall the darkness figures are so far quite low. I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

Thought for the day: There has never been a solar grand minimum when Neptune is opposite Uranus...Plus some new discussion on a couple or errors in the McCracken et al paper.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
40 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 9742 (8608) 56% (57%)
2324 2645 58%
2325 891 60%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
147.7 (142.1) 156.2 (153.2) 2015/04/14 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Locarno going mad with a nearly 4 times higher count than the LSC. I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

Thought for the day: There has never been a solar grand minimum when Neptune is opposite Uranus...Plus some new discussion on a couple or errors in the McCracken et al paper.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 80 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 8608 (5323) 57% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
142.1 (134.6) 153.2 (151.6) 2015/04/13 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Another day of big difference between Locarno and the LSC. My paper reaching the 2500 mark for official downloads from the IJAA. I am having an interesting conversation on Richard Telford's blog who has attempted to rebut the McCracken paper, I wonder if he is up to the task?

Thought for the day: There has never been a solar grand minimum when Neptune is opposite Uranus...Plus some new discussion on a couple or errors in the McCracken et al paper.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 67 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2321 5323 (1104) 54% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
134.6 (123.5) 151.5 (145.6) 2015/04/12 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area decreasing. An uptick in solar activity coming our way tomorrow.

Thought for the day: There has never been a solar grand minimum when Neptune is opposite Uranus...Plus some new discussion on a couple or errors in the McCracken et al paper.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Locarno 26 12

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 1361 (2809) 63% (63%)
2321 1104 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
123.5 (115.5) 145.6 (142.9) 2015/04/11 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Thought for the day: There has never been a solar grand minimum when Neptune is opposite Uranus...Plus some new discussion on a couple or errors in the McCracken et al paper.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 30 12

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 2809 (3582) 63% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.5 (111.3) 142.9 (144.5) 2015/04/10 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Locarno today counting two pore groups that are barely visible on the very high resolution SDO images, one is not registered with NOAA.

A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 34 11

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 3582 (4268) 61% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.3 (106.3) 144.5 (139.9) 2015/04/09 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux continuing to drop to very low levels while sunspot area increases. A new paper in The Astrophysical Journal sheds some new light on the Maunder Minimum and challenges some of the current solar theories, there is a new forum entry setup for those wishing to read further or discuss HERE.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
18 Locarno 27 10

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 4268 (3525) 63% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
106.3 (111.4) 139.9 (140.5) 2015/04/08 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. F10.7 flux dropping fast with the monthly average at very low levels.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 28 9

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 3525 (3259) 62% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.4 (125.8) 140.5 (146.8) 2015/04/07 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2318 under the 336 pixel threshold and the visible umbra also looks to be fading.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 34 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 3259 (2800) 60% (69%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.8 (122.3) 146.8 (144.3) 2015/04/06 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area increasing. The current slump continues..

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 43 6

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2320 2800 69%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.3 (122.4) 144.3 (144.2) 2015/04/05 08:00

Two spotless days are recorded with the overall area increasing. The spotless run will probably end tomorrow, but 3 spotless runs within around 7 weeks is maybe giving us a clue to the future.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manula -- 4

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.4 (119.8) 144.2 (140.4) 2015/04/04 08:00

One spotless days is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Region 2317 fails the Wolf test of not having a visible umbra. An umbra is barely visible on the SDO image but having looked through equivalent Wolf telescopes I would think they would not be visible.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 37 5

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.8(121.2) 140.4 (142.8) 2015/04/03 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. Tomorrow could be close to spotless.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 26 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 1373 (3937) 75% (76%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.2 (123.9) 142.8 (142.7) 2015/04/02 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The SDO experiencing some problems today, the 8:00 UTC image missing and the earlier images are mirrored. Locarno again displaying a huge variance with the LSC.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
8 Locarno 37 8

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 3937 (5950) 76% (77%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
123.9 (127.8) 142.7 (144.2) 2015/04/01 05:45

MARCH NEWS

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall area decreasing. The LSC monthly average for March is 19.42 which is very close to last month (19.21).

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
10 Locarno 26 19.42

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 5950 (8243) 77% (77%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.8 (133.3) 144.2 (147.8) 2015/03/31 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area declining. March will end up with a monthly average very similar to February.

The paper mentioned in the paragraph below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussion HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Locarno 35 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 8243 (10143) 77% (78%)
2315 901 (1208) 61% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
133.3 (144.0) 147.8 (154.1) 2015/03/30 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. Region 2313 today falling under the counting threshold.

The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
23 Locarno 55 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 10143 (11090) 78% (75%)
2315 1208 66%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
144.0 (145.1) 154.1 (158.9) 2015/03/29 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. F10.7 flux on the rise..

The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 56 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2305 11090 (10686) 75% (73%)
2313 622 (715) 59% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
145.1 (137.2) 158.9 (153.5) 2015/03/28 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. The run to the end of the month could be weakening.

The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
34 Locarno 71 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 372 (1014) 58% (50%)
2305 10686 (9857) 73% (75%)
2313 715 (640) 55% (62%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.2 (135.5) 153.5 (154.2) 2015/03/27 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area staying about the same. The Locarno count today showing the failure of the modern counting method during times of solar grand minimum.

The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
29 Locarno 74 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 1014 (1459) 50% (59%)
2305 9857 (9049) 75% (74%)
2313 640 (449) 62% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
135.5 (137.0) 154.2 (153.3) 2015/03/26 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall area increasing. Region 2312 has failed the 24 hour rule and is removed from the record.

The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
32 Manual -- 18

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 1459 (1768) 59% (63%)
2305 9049 (7708) 74% (73%)
2313 449 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.0 (132.2) 153.3 (151.4) 2015/03/25 08:00

Four Three sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing. Solar activity making a small comeback in the final week of the month, the LSC monthly average moving up another point. The paper mentioned in the paragrah below is still not available other than for those with access through the pay wall. For those interested I have included some graphs and excerpts from the paper plus discussiuon HERE.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
35 Manual -- 18

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 1768 (2259) 63% (57%)
2305 7708 (4975) 73% (63%)
2308 360 (737) 61% (59%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
132.2 (127.2) 151.4 (146.8) 2015/03/24 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing. The solar face currently has many small spots under the Wolf threshold, Locarno today is around double the value recorded by the LSC.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
37 Locarno 75 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 2259 (2527) 57% (63%)
2305 4975 (1910) 63% (61%)
2308 737 59%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.2 (121.5) 146.8 (143.1) 2015/03/23 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing. New region 2307 is fading already and is not looking to pass the 24 hour rule.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 2527 (2297) 63% (65%)
2305 1910 (560) 61% (57)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.5 (112.7) 143.1 (134.8) 2015/03/22 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing. Apologies for the incorrect labeling of region 2303 (2300) over the past few days.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 2297 (2036) 65% (62%)
2305 560 57
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.7 (111.8) 134.8 (134.1) 2015/03/21 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing. The monthly LSC average holding firm on a very low value.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
9 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2303 2036 (1612) 62% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
111.8 (108.3) 134.1 (133.8) 2015/03/20 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area decreasing. F10.7 flux once again getting real low, a sub 100 figure would be unusual at cycle max?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 37 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 1010 (2892) 56% (67%)
2303 1612 (1085) 66% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.3 (113.7) 133.8 (137.6) 2015/03/19 08:15

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area decreasing. The region above 2297 is not counted as it has already faded and does not pass the 24 hour rule.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 29 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 2892 (4833) 67% (75%)
2303 1085 (522) 64% (49%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.7 (113.2) 137.6 (137.5) 2015/03/18 08:45

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area decreasing. Since the 13th of Feb there has been 3 days with 2 groups recorded, the rest were spotless (11 days) or 1 group recorded.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 4833 (7292) 75% (70%)
2303 522 49%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.2 (116.0) 137.5 (137.1) 2015/03/17 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing. The quiet times continue...

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
15 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 7292 (9060) 70% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
116.0 (113.1) 137.1 (134.5) 2015/03/16 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing. The past few days have shown little change, F10.7 flux continues its 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 9060 (10624) 68% (71%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.1 (114.3) 134.5 (--) 2015/03/15 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Manual -- 16

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 10135 (10624) 71% (70%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
114.3 (117.9) 134.5 (--) 2015/03/14 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 67 15

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 10624 (13536) 70% (75%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.9 (125.1) 134.5 (--) 2015/03/13 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. Region 2297 still on the up but F10.7/E10.7 flux on the decline. The next update will be Monday (Australian time).

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
22 Locarno 38 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 13536 (9920) 75% (75%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.1 (129.9) 144.2 (149.4) 2015/03/12 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. Region 2297 continues to show growth.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
14 Locarno 34 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 9920 (6654) 75% (74%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
129.9 (119.2) 149.4 (145.0) 2015/03/11 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. Darkness levels rising but F10.7 flux falling.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
19 Locarno 19 14

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 6654 (4649) 74% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.2 (121.2) 145.0 (142.6) 2015/03/10 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average holding steady again with the Locarno count agreeing today.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
15 Locarno 15 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 4649 (2739) 68% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.2 (122.3) 142.6 (142.8) 2015/03/09 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. The LSC monthly average holding steady with F10.7 and E10.7 flux going 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
16 Locarno 24 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 2739(1390) 61% (54%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.3 (135.7) 142.8 (150.7) 2015/03/08 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. The LSC and Locarno agreeing today...

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
12 Locarno 12 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2297 1390 54%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
135.7 (125.4) 150.7 (147.2) 2015/03/07 08:45

A third consecutive spotless day is recorded in the second spotless run in two weeks. The spotless run will end tomorrow.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 21 13

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.4 (137.9) 147.2 (153.2) 2015/03/06 08:45

A second consecutive spotless day is recorded in the second spotless run in two weeks. F10.7 flux on the 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 17 15

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.9 (122.1) 153.2 (145.4) 2015/03/05 08:45

A spotless day is recorded with overall area decreasing. The current activity is very different to what we have experienced over the last 12 months.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 26 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.1 (122.9) 145.4 (146.1) 2015/03/04 08:45

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing slightly. F10.7 flux back on the way 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
29 Locarno 29 25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2293 895 (1245) 57% (61%)
2292 2745 (2158) 65% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
122.9 (128.1) ?? (??) 2015/03/03 08:45

Two sunspot groups are recorded with overall area increasing slightly. With little on the horizon, the slump is appearing to continue.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
30 Manual -- 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2293 1245 (2146) 61% (63%)
2292 2158 63%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
128.1 (125.3) ?? (??) 2015/03/02 08:45

One sunspot group is recorded with overall area decreasing. Region 2294 has not lasted 24 hours and is removed from the record. The February LSC monthly average has been revised down to 19.21.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
17 Locarno 47 17

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2293 2146 (2198) 63% (66%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
125.3 (121.1) ?? (??) 2015/03/01 08:45

FEBRUARY NEWS

Two One sunspot group is recorded with overall area increasing. The spotless run has ended with February coming in at a very low count of 19.68. Will February be a sign of a sunspot cycle ready to decline off its peak or is there more in store? UPDATE: Region 2294 is fading quickly on the live image and most probably will not last 24 hours, if so the February monthly mean will be adjusted down further tomorrow.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
14 Manual -- 19.21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2293 2198 66%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.1 (115.7) ?? (??) 2015/02/28 08:30

Eight consecutive spotless days are recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels and a visible Umbra. The SDO images are missing for 08:00UTC, so the 06:45 image is used as the next closest. The LSC monthly average now below 20.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual -- 19

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.7 (109.1) ?? (??) 2015/02/27 06:45

A seventh consecutive spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels and a visible Umbra. The solar slump goes on, we have not seen a run like this for a very long time. These conditions would be very rare during solar max.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 11 20

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
109.1 (108.8) ?? (??) 2015/02/26 08:30

A sixth consecutive spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels and a visible Umbra. F10.7 flux now approaching levels seen at solar minimum during 2008/9.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 10 21

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
108.8 (112.1) ?? (??) 2015/02/25 08:30

A fifth consecutive spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels. F10.7 flux continues to fall..will we see a sub 20 LSC monthly value for February?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
112.1(115.0) ?? (??) 2015/02/24 08:30

A fourth spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels. The LSC monthly 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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 25 23

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
114.3 (115.0) ?? (??) 2015/02/23 08:00

A third spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels. The next week will be one to watch.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 29 24

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.0 (113.6) ?? (??) 2015/02/22 08:00

A second spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels. F10.7 flux levels are also continuing to fall. If this monthly trend continues to fall it should make some news.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Manual   25

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
113.6 (117.0) ?? (??) 2015/02/21 08:00

A spotless day is recorded with no single spot over 336 pixels. The monthly average is dropping fast with further drops tomorrow, February is proving to be an interesting month.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
0 Locarno 46 26

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
**SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS** **SPOTLESS**
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.0 (116.0) ?? (??) 2015/02/20 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing with the monthly average dropping another point. A larger difference again today between the LSC and Locarno with many specks counted. Back on Earth, Australia has two large cyclones hitting the coast with particular interest in cyclone Marcia that went from Cat 2 to Cat 5 overnight. During times of low solar output we are witnessing a larger number and more intense low pressure systems, this phenomenon affects the jet stream and could possibly also be an influence on tropical cyclones. I am away for the weekend so the updates will be lagging somewhat, but a spotless day is on the cards.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
10 Locarno 66 28

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 661 (1522) 48% (48%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
116.0 (118.2) ?? (??) 2015/02/19 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. A massive difference between the LSC and Locarno today with many specks barely visible on the SDO image showing on the so called "Wolf Scale" Locarno telescope.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
15 Locarno 62 29

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 1522 (2830) 48% (45%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
118.2 (115.7) ?? (??) 2015/02/18 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. The LCS monthly average now below 30 as we experience the fifth straight day of a single group counted.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 2830 (4243) 45% (50%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.7 (115.3) ?? (??) 2015/02/17 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. Tomorrow has a strong chance of going sub 30 for the LSC monthly average.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
11 Manual -- 31

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 4243 (5470) 50% (58%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
115.3 (116.7) ?? (??) 2015/02/16 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. The Solar disk not far off spotless..

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 5470 (6062) 58% (64%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
116.7 (117.4) ?? (??) 2015/02/15 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing slightly. The LSC monthly average heading towards sub 30 with F10.7 flux also going low.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
12 Manual -- 33

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 6062 (6300) 64% (67%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
117.4 (121.8) ?? (??) 2015/02/14 08:00

One sunspot group is recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing slightly. Solar activity levels continue to dwindle.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2282 6300 (6029) 67% (68%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
121.8 (119.6) ?? (??) 2015/02/13 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. F10.7 flux falling to low levels, is this lull a sign of things to come?

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
20 Locarno 34 37

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2280 748 (2062) 57% (55%)
2282 6029 (4958) 68% (63%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
119.6 (127.7) ?? (??) 2015/02/12 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area declining. The LSC monthly average still falling, along with F10.7 flux with the SDO 171 image showing no signs of activity on the horizon.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
25 Locarno 42 38

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2280 2062 (4071) 55% (59%)
2282 4958 (3356) 63% (60%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
127.7 (137.3) ?? (??) 2015/02/11 08:00

Two sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area declining. Solar activity and the LSC monthly average taking another dive.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
27 Locarno 62 39

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2280 4071 (6773) 59% (67%)
2282 3356 (1477) 60% (61%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
137.3 (141.9) ?? (??) 2015/02/10 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area staying about the same. Most of the current activity for February is in the north.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
41 Locarno 48 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2277 423 (1019) 52% (55%)
2280 6773 (6084) 67% (67%)
2281 1485 (2465) 64% (63%)
2282 1477 (777) 61% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
141.9 (148.7) ?? (??) 2015/02/09 08:00

Four sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area increasing. No specks today so the LSC and Locarno agree.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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LSC Daily Draw Ref. SIDC LSC Mov Avg.
40 Locarno 40 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2277 1019 (1913) 55% (64%)
2280 6084 (3380) 67% (68%)
2281 2465 (1403) 63% (61%)
2282 777 55%
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.7 (148.9) ?? (??) 2015/02/08 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. Not a lot happening...

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2277 1913 (2783) 64% (66%)
2280 3380 (2919) 68% (70%)
2281 1403 (1015) 61% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
148.9 (139.3) ?? (??) 2015/02/07 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing. The LSC monthly average creeping up.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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 -- 41

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2277 2783 (5090) 66% (62%)
2280 2919 (3010) 70% (75%)
2281 1015 (868) 53% (55%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
139.3 (138.9) ?? (??) 2015/02/06 08:00

Three sunspot groups are recorded with the overall sunspot area decreasing slightly. F10.7 flux now falling.

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 refused to review this new paper along with mine, although F10.7 flux increasing.

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.
43 Manual -- 40

SDO Sunspot

 
NOAA Region #   Pixels Darkness
2277 5090 (6676) 62% (62%)
2280 3010 (1890) 73% (65%)
2281 868 (515) 55% (53%)
F10.7  flux   E10.7 flux Date/Time UTC
138.0 (150.1) ?? (??)