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Current Solar Cycle

  1. Oct 12, 2014 #1
    What is current state of the solar cycle?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    not as good as hoped ;)

    seriously ... do some googling ... there's 100's of links to look at

    Dave
     
  4. Oct 12, 2014 #3
    I already figured it out!

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. Oct 12, 2014 #4

    davenn

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    That's good :)

    it's been a very poor solar max aye

    Dave
     
  6. Oct 12, 2014 #5
    I regard the solar cycle 24 is weak in terms of sunspots only. It is these that give us the extra UV and X-rays which affect climate. Of course, it may not be weaker in some other less important respects.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2014 #6

    davenn

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    There's been substantially lower solar flux readings and flares particularly X class ones compared to the last 2 or 3 cycles

    what other respects were you thinking it hadn't been weaker in ?

    cheers
    Dave
     
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