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Covert Goat

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  1. Article here, I found it interesting given the hypothetical planetary clocking debate. There is a paper but it is behind a paywall 😒 https://www.phys.org/news/2019-09-plasma-sun-surface-sunspots-solar.html
  2. Thanks for the response. I’ve read that Nature paper and some of the comments being posted on academic sites. Sadly, the situation has devolved into in-fighting about global warming and the discussion about minimum has disappeared. I keep up on direct imaging of other stars, and recall reading in the paper about Zeta Re that not only was Doppler imaging used but also interferometry, so they were able to discern that there was increased levels of magnetism where the dark spots were.
  3. So the flux is down to 66 and the sun visually appears somewhat relaxed again. I wonder if other stars are this dynamic.
  4. Good to go. https://twitter.com/CovertGoat/status/1174405818483011584?s=20
  5. Thanks for the info. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/BdTTSylIHYQ
  6. Can’t get a more serious website because on phone, but do those spots seem to coincide with Jupiter and Saturn being at the exact opposite side of the Sun? Could flux ropes from Jupiter and Saturn “crossing” cause such phenomena? I mention this because I recall seeing a video by NASA of the most recent X class flare sending gamma rays out into space and the Fermi telescope seeing them hit the opposite side of the sun some time later. It was mentioned they traveled along magnetic field lines. While not the same phenomena, perhaps there is a “short circuit” of sorts taking place here between interacting flux roles.
  7. Responding with the first section regarding the magnetic field and will finish the other part at lunch later. Here is a PowerPoint slide from a nasa presentation on the sun and the “11 year cycle” and the field twisting itself up, thereby creating sunspots. The last time I mentioned the “sun” and “birkeland” in the same sentence I got insulted and roasted out, it was on reddit of course. I’ll check that stuff out, thanks. I’ve been pondering if there could perhaps be some “resistance” effect played by the planets on the current sheath.
  8. This is very interesting. I know this is a hypothetical issue, but would sunspots in general still be caused by the field lines being twisted up as is believed now? Or would that not apply any longer? And if so, would that mean that some stars might not even have sunspots? I ask because some stars are very peculiar, they have sunspots in locations that our sun does not. There is a star which has spots at the pole that is visible to us, obviously not sure if they are on the pole facing away. Then there are stars like this monster linked below, which has spots at the equator AND the poles. If clocking applies, do you think other star partners could influence it? Because Zeta Andromedae has a star with inclination at the north polar region which could be causing that sunspot. It also has two partners which are respectively near the equator. https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/starspots-seen-zeta-andromedae
  9. Ahh that could be the correct terminology. No those aren’t at the same location. It is gone now but when the flux was around 74, it was closer to 90 degrees latitude.
  10. I noticed as soon as the flux ticked up there were very pronounced jets appearing in the polar region, larger than what I’ve seen lately. Related perhaps? I’m probably wrong.
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