Is Sudden Solar Intensity of July 5 - 7 What U.K. Spring
Crop Formations Forecast for Oddly Quiet Sun?
© 2009 by Linda Moulton Howe
“Active region 1024 is putting on a fantastic show.
The center of this region is incredibly bright and fluctuating.”
- Pete Lawrence, Amateur Astronomer, Selsey, U.K.
Directions: Select the image type LASCO C2 or LASCO C3.
Select the start date as 2009-07-05 and end date as 2009-07-06. Then click SEARCH button to see the big flare come out the right side.
Spaceweather.com reports, “Sunspot 1024 has crackled with B- and C-class solar flares. Solar observers haven't seen an active region like this one in more than two years. It is big, complex, and rapidly growing. The magnetic polarity of the sunspot, revealed by SOHO magnetograms, show that it is a member of new Solar Cycle 24.”
Originally posted by soundmatrix2009
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Originally posted by lpowell0627
reply to post by Point of No Return
There are at least three web sites that in other threads are considered highly credible sources that without question say the activity on the sun on July 7th was unusual and out-of-th-blue. They even go the extra step and connect them to the crop circle depictions.
The sites: Earthfiles.com, spaceweather.com, and solarcycle24.com.
Why are these sites credible in other instances but suddenly meaningless in this one??
I think it is stunning that the most intense sunspot activity in nearly three years of an abnormally quiet sun occurred between July 5 and 6 right up to July 7. There was a solar physics meeting in Boulder, Colorado, in mid-June and the hottest topic was why is the sun so quiet and when will it come back alive? Then Sunspot 1024 erupted suddenly on July 5 - each spot the size of Earth, each spot 8,000 miles in diameter. By July 8, the sunspots had grown to the size of Jupiter, 78,000 miles across! By 1:06 UT July 7, the huge, intense sunspots had projected two large solar flares into space and a large coronal hole also opened up on the sun, releasing increased solar radiation that would reach Earth around July 9. Perhaps the Spring 2009 oilseed rape crop formations were a test to see who would pay attention. Now, we need a Rosetta Stone for the June 30 Milk Hill “alien symbols,” the June 27 South Field “electrical grids” and beyond! On July 7, I interviewed physicist Mike Reed about his perspective of the sudden, huge and intense Sunspot 1024 forming within forty-eight hours of July 7, 2009. Interview:
Michael A. Reed, retired optical physicist and President, Reed Development Associates, Inc., Timberlake, North Carolina: “It’s interesting that the original timing came from the April 24th Morgan’s Hill oilseed rape pattern and that formation pointed to July 7, which was also the partial (penumbral) eclipse of the moon. So, there was an astronomical event that was going to occur on that date. The Australian scientist and I associated that with the patterns that seemed to highlight the sun and a July 7, 2009, forecast of a significant solar event looked pretty valid. THE DRAMA OF GOING FROM A QUIET SUN TO AN INTENSITY THAT IS BEING DESCRIBED AT SPACEWEATHER.COM AS THE SINGLE MOST INTENSE SUNSPOT ERUPTION IN OVER TWO YEARS SO CLOSE TO JULY 7, IT IS AS IF SOMETHING WERE MAKING US PAY ATTENTION TO THE SUN AT EXACTLY THE TIME THAT IT SWITCHED FROM ABNORMAL QUIET INTO THIS NEW INTENSITY. That’s true. That certainly is valid. I think the interpretation of a lot of the symbols in terms of a major event that was going to affect the Earth, we may have become overly enthusiastic about forecasting that! But when you look at the situation in April 2009, where you have a completely quiet sun and there is no indication that anything is going to happen on the sun. One could have said, ‘Well, nothing is going to happen for a year.’ Nobody knew! I remember you interviewed several solar scientists who said they had no idea when the sun was going to wake up again. RIGHT.
So, then to have the crop circles pointed toward the indication there will be solar activity is certainly significant. Then the fact that the July 7 date came up and that something was going to happen around then – well, something did happen! It wasn’t perhaps as spectacular as we had thought, but certainly from the point of view of a very active solar area, that certainly did occur. That Sunspot 1024 is an extremely active area. You can see the magnetic loops in it, very strong! When you watch the hourly movie of it, the sunspots have been very active. So, in that sense, the overall predictive timing is valid.
Many readers are writing to ask if this sunspot is going to produce a major solar storm today, July 7th. Such a storm was "predicted" by a set of crop circles in England, and the solar blogosphere has been abuzz with speculation. The answer is "no." A major storm is not in the offing. Sunspot 1024 is relatively large, but it does not have the kind of complex magnetic field that poses a threat for major eruptions. Crop circles, it turns out, are not a useful tool for forecasting solar activity.