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Thread: Sun Goes Longer Than Normal Without Producing Sunspots

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    Default Sun Goes Longer Than Normal Without Producing Sunspots

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0609124551.htm

    Dana Longcope, a solar physicist at MSU, said the sun usually operates on an 11-year cycle with maximum activity occurring in the middle of the cycle. Minimum activity generally occurs as the cycles change. Solar activity refers to phenomena like sunspots, solar flares and solar eruptions. Together, they create the weather than can disrupt satellites in space and technology on earth.

    The last cycle reached its peak in 2001 and is believed to be just ending now, Longcope said. The next cycle is just beginning and is expected to reach its peak sometime around 2012. Today's sun, however, is as inactive as it was two years ago, and scientists aren't sure why.

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    Interesting...

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    seekingtruth1 Guest

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    maybe its getting ready to explode

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0225133649.htm

    Sun-like Star Flips Its Magnetic Field Like Our Sun: First Observation
    ScienceDaily (Feb. 26, 2008) — An international group of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii's Evgenya Shkolnik have discovered that the sun-like star tau Bootis flipped its magnetic field from north to south sometime during the last year.
    It has been known for many years that the Sun's magnetic field changes its direction every 11 years, but this is the first time that such a change has been observed in another star.

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    The magnetic cycle of the Sun impacts the Earth's climate and is believed to have caused the little ice age in the seventeen century. The Earth's magnetic field also flips, although much less frequently and more erratically.

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    I have a set of filters which make it possible to look at sunspots safely. I used to use them all the time when I was a teacher, and in 2001 I was out there with the kids daily, looking at all the sunspots because there were so many. It was truly amazing!

    Maybe it's quiet now because there were so many more than normal then? Just an idea.

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    Its funny how scientists think they KNOW everything, and they KNOW there is no God, and they KNOW the big bang theory is real, and they KNOW this and that, but they don't KNOW a simple thing about a planet that is part of our solar system and so important to this world.

    How little and insignificant we are.

    There are no sunspots because the Lord has simply calmed the sun for now.

    dumb scientists.

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    Yeah dumb scientists. He He He
    I couldn't resist that sounded funny.

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    dumb scientists.
    That didnt take long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishersofmen View Post
    Its funny how scientists think they KNOW everything, and they KNOW there is no God, and they KNOW the big bang theory is real, and they KNOW this and that, but they don't KNOW a simple thing about a planet that is part of our solar system and so important to this world.

    How little and insignificant we are.

    There are no sunspots because the Lord has simply calmed the sun for now.

    dumb scientists.
    I know! How many articles I have read from these "scientist" that have ended with "It can not be explained" or "I have no idea why that happened". <raising hand> I KNOW! I KNOW! PICK ME! It is GOD idiots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seekingtruth1 View Post
    maybe its getting ready to explode


    That one made me crack up.

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    Must be our internal combustion engines and global warming. Maybe Gore should have put it in his movie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunce View Post


    That one made me crack up.
    me too, i didn't quite know how to respond....

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    I am also a scientist and a christian and i'm ashamed and appalled of the way people here tend to generalize scientists to be automatically atheists and make derogatory and snide remarks about them.
    Please cut it out, even if it is just for your witness.

    On-topic: The sun is a mystery, there are so many things that leading solar scientists just can't explain.
    I do too believe that God has His hands in the solar phenomenon or that He somehow started the sun in such a way that it does whjat it does now according to His plan.

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    I just hope it helps to calm and normalize the weather on earth. We have been through the mill with natural disasters happening all over the world just about every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenGC View Post
    I know! How many articles I have read from these "scientist" that have ended with "It can not be explained" or "I have no idea why that happened". <raising hand> I KNOW! I KNOW! PICK ME! It is GOD idiots!
    I hear you, JenGC.

    You know, we all have a certain level of pride when it comes to what we do...we tend to take offense at odd times and even when things are not directed at us personally.

    I must agree with you that the scientists to which we are directly referring are not considering the Lord...they are, in fact, acting foolishly (even, dare I say, "dumb"). When God is not pointed to for the answer, the answer is no answer at all.

    Hmmm...I must admit that I do that as well...at the end of the day we need to all do what you stated: Raise our hands and declare, "It is God!"

    Maranatha!
    Last edited by Ready2Fly08; June 12th, 2008 at 05:00 PM.

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    At any rate,there WILL be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars.

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    I would love to see the look on the scientist face when the sun goes dark like the book of revelations says it will. How they will try and explain how the sun blew up or just went dark and how we survived it. However thankfully I will be in heaven then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barachem View Post
    I am also a scientist and a christian and i'm ashamed and appalled of the way people here tend to generalize scientists to be automatically atheists and make derogatory and snide remarks about them.
    Please cut it out, even if it is just for your witness.


    On-topic: The sun is a mystery, there are so many things that leading solar scientists just can't explain.
    I do too believe that God has His hands in the solar phenomenon or that He somehow started the sun in such a way that it does whjat it does now according to His plan.
    I completely agree. Many of you need to be more mindful of your words. I have more to say on the matter but unlike others, I refuse to hurt anyone's feelings.

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