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Solar Cycle 24

  1. Dec 15, 2009 #1


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    The fingerprint of the new solar cycle
    http://sidc.oma.be/news/119/welcome.html [Broken]

    A Long Filament Erupts (December 14, 2009)

    Solar Cycle 24 is off to a slow start.


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  3. Dec 27, 2009 #2


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    Ref: http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=27&month=12&year=2009

    Large Sunspot Group (December 18, 2009)

    Awakening Sun (December 25, 2009)
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    Solar Scientists Agree That the Sun's Recent Behavior Is Odd, but the Explanation Remains Elusive
    The most recent solar minimum was both long and pronounced. But why?

  5. Jun 4, 2010 #4
    I've been watching this solar cycle almost daily on spaceweather.com and to me personally its seems pretty normal. Sure it was off to a delayed start but still within the bounds of long-cycle variations. I'm one of those with the opinion that you cant really predict the sun anyway. Our observation of it is way to short-lived for that. Anyhow, March and April was quite active in terms of sunspots if I recall correctly, plus many filaments that produced flares. The past few weeks have been a tad too quiet though...IMO.
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