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The Wall Street Journal: Something Strange Is Happening To The Sun

Luke 21:25, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring …”

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By Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal – “Something is up with the sun.

Scientists say that solar activity is stranger than in a century or more, with the sun producing barely half the number of sunspots as expected and its magnetic poles oddly out of sync.

The sun generates immense magnetic fields as it spins. Sunspots—often broader in diameter than Earth—mark areas of intense magnetic force that brew disruptive solar storms. These storms may abruptly lash their charged particles across millions of miles of space toward Earth, where they can short-circuit satellites, smother cellular signals or damage electrical systems.

Based on historical records, astronomers say the sun this fall ought to be nearing the explosive climax of its approximate 11-year cycle of activity—the so-called solar maximum. But this peak is ‘a total punk,’ said Jonathan Cirtain, who works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as project scientist for the Japanese satellite Hinode, which maps solar magnetic fields.

‘I would say it is the weakest in 200 years,’ said David Hathaway, head of the solar physics group at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Researchers are puzzled. They can’t tell if the lull is temporary or the onset of a decades-long decline, which might ease global warming a bit by altering the sun’s brightness or the wavelengths of its light.

‘There is no scientist alive who has seen a solar cycle as weak as this one,’ said Andrés Munoz-Jaramillo, who studies the solar-magnetic cycle at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

To complicate the riddle, the sun also is undergoing one of its oddest magnetic reversals on record.

Normally, the sun’s magnetic north and south poles change polarity every 11 years or so. During a magnetic-field reversal, the sun’s polar magnetic fields weaken, drop to zero, and then emerge again with the opposite polarity. As far as scientists know, the magnetic shift is notable only because it signals the peak of the solar maximum, said Douglas Biesecker at NASA’s Space Environment Center.

But in this cycle, the sun’s magnetic poles are out of sync, solar scientists said. The sun’s north magnetic pole reversed polarity more than a year ago, so it has the same polarity as the south pole.” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness
  1. 11/11/2013 at 10:46 AM

    I;m sure that THIS is the reason!
    A space telescope aimed at the sun has spotted a gigantic hole in the solar atmosphere — a dark spot that covers nearly a quarter of our closest star, spewing solar material and gas into space.




  2. 11/11/2013 at 10:58 AM

    The scientists and politics keeps quiet about the danger of the hole in the Sun, in order to avoid panic and to uphold the lies of the so-called “Global warming”
    And why does no one wondering what the reason is of the many meteorites in our atmosphere and on Earth lately…


  3. 11/11/2013 at 10:50 PM

    “WOW!” Jesus said that when we see “…wonders in the Heavens…” you Will know His time is NEAR!!! (paraphrased)

    ALL of these “strange” phenomena in the “Heavens” are making ALL our “scientists”…WONDER! They don’t know what to make of any of this! They have no answers!

    Personally, I DON’T “wonder”…I look forward to the return of Jesus! How about you?


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