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Solar Minimum has arrived...

Discussion in 'Interesting DX Contacts' started by DXman, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. DXman

    DXman Well-Known Member

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    SOLAR MINIMUM DEEPENS: The sun has been without sunspots for 32 of the past 33 days. To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go back to 2009 when the sun was experiencing the deepest solar minimum in a century. Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun's atmosphere, and strangely pink auroras. Free: Aurora alerts*



    A QUIET DAY ON THE SUN: Solar minimum has arrived, but even the "quiet sun" is an awesome thing. Powered by fusion, the sun is a 1027-ton nuclear explosion contained in one place only by the powerful force of its own gravity.*
    Spaceweather.com
     
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  2. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    That's 10 to the 27th power tons, not "1027 tons". You're missing quite a few zeroes.
     
  3. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Sr. Member

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    Looking for these? Sorry, I forgot I had 'em.

    000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 ;)
     
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  4. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    Rm 71 :eek:o_O..... :ROFLMAO:
     
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  5. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    So THAT'S where all those zeroes went! Shoot, the bomb at Hiroshima was 15,000 tons (estimated 15KT).
     
  6. Rwb

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    You took My zeros
     
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  7. N0NB

    N0NB Active Member

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    There are plenty of zeroes in the tenth call area. :whistle:

    Current snapshot from QRZ's front page:

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    It looks like we're still above the lowest ever recorded SFI of 64.2 in early 2008, as near as I can find.
     
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  8. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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  9. N0NB

    N0NB Active Member

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    I'd "like" your post, BJ, but I don't like those graphs. :mad:

    Oh well, whattcha gonna do? Just keep on keeping on, I guess.
     
  10. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It just means that I have some time to get my beam tower up.(y)
     
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  11. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! More bottom yet to come.
     

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