[quote=Steam Fog;303797]Sunspot activity now I believe at lowest level http://www.solen.info/solar/index.html Since mid August 2011. http://images.meteociel.fr/im/7522/graphe_ens3_jxs7.gif[/quote]
Interesting enough...but that second link takes me to meteociel???
Yup! Sorry bout that!
You can see the drop off in January and February activity here too.
Looks to me like the ups of a solar cycle are very noisey. I can't see a reason to think that this cycle will reach a peak close to what is predicted.
More CME's forecasted
see - http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
Interesting observations of the sun discussed here -
The sun seems to be doing something not observed before?
Those graphs really do make Cycle 24 look tremendously meagre compared to the previous cycle.
Amazing to think we're probably just a year at most away from solar max.
Good, so after that we can look forward to the return of the much welcome cold winters
Can someone explain something for me?
The note below the graph says SC23 lasted 12 years and 6 months, which is 150 months. Why does the graph only show the line for SC23 out to month 130?
For the other cycles the words and the graph tie up perfectly.
Is the length of SC23 really 10 years 10 months or is the graph wrong?
Graph looks like it could do with a little tweaking maybe?
Here's a NASA version.
SC 23 was 12 years and six months from May 96 to December 2008.
All those graphs are cropping cycle 23 too soon. Better representation on this one,.
Historical graphs available at this site. http://www.ips.gov.au/Educational/2/3/1
Early April starts with activity falling below any in March.
Any chance November/December 2011 could have been solar maximum?
It is fascinating to see which way it will go next. Hopefully it has peaked early.
Just avoided that new low, but bounced along near the bottom for a bit. Something of a rally in the last few days. But that's only in comparison with the weak showing for the first half of April.