Solar activity has been subdued of late, with just two sunspots currently visible on the Earth-facing solar disc:
There is, however, a big sunspot growing on the farside of the sun, one that is so big that it is changing the way the sun vibrates.
Helioseismic maps reveal its acoustic echo resonating behind the sun’s southeastern limb:
We’ll get a better look at the sunspot in a few days time, when it turns to face Earth.
…Blue Jets And Super Sprites
These are what the ancients warn off in their pictographs and petroglyphs: changes in the sky, odd firings from the heavens.
Sightings of such electrical phenomena have been on the uptick in recent years, as both our sun and magnetic field ‘step down’.
Seeing ‘blue jets’ used to be considered rare, but not so much anymore.
Photographer Matthew Griffiths recently captured several of them over the Big Bend National Park in Texas.
“On July 28, I was starting a five night West Texas road trip to capture the Milky Way,” said Griffiths. “But with thunderstorms storms in the distance I decided to try for red sprites instead.”
And although red sprites may have eluded Griffith that night, he did end up photographing their elusive blue cousin:
First recorded by cameras on the space shuttle in 1989, blue jets are part of a growing menagerie of “transient luminous events,” which leap from up thunderstorms toward the edge of space. Sprites, ELVES and green ghosts are other examples.
They are all elusive, writes Dr Tony Phillips over at spaceweather.com, but blue jets may be the hardest to catch, potentially due to their blue color — Earth’s atmosphere naturally scatters blue light, which makes them harder to see.
“It’s important to study blue jets,” so says Oscar van der Velde, of the Lightning Research Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Photos taken from the ISS show that these jets reach astonishing altitudes, as high as 170,000 feet. This is high enough to touch the ionosphere, forming a new and poorly understood branch of Earth’s global electrical circuit.
“Also,” continues van de Velde, “there can be considerable production of NOx (nitrogen oxides) and ozone by these discharges, potentially affecting the chemistry of the atmosphere.”
The below video is of a ‘Super Sprite’ recently captured over the Kiso Observatory, Tokyo, Japan:
As per the Japan Meteorological Agency:
“Sprites are a lightning discharge phenomenon that occur in the stratosphere or mesosphere above a thundercloud when there is a lightning discharge between the thundercloud and the ground.”
The below graphic is useful when differentiating the different discharges:
Electrical discharges and heavenly perturbations are a sign of the times.
Our solar system’s charge is changing: eyes to the skies.
Cold July Across Australia
Even according to the data-tampering, UHI-ignoring ‘Bureau of Meteorology,’ July 2022 across Australia was a cold month.
The country as a whole, according to the official data, closed with an average July reading some -0.8C BELOW the 1991-2020 average. The month was also -0.16C BELOW the 1961-1990 baseline — a historically cold era.
It was dry in the West and South, and very wet in the North and East (with record rain besieging Sydney).
Monthly Chills Across Scandinavia
As in Australia, the month of July was anomalously cold across Scandinavia, too–a reality which jars with the MSM’s ‘catastrophe’ rhetoric with regards to Europe this summer.
July 2022 in Norway finished with a temperature anomaly -0.3C BELOW the multidecadal average.
It was mild and wet in the far north, in Finnmark–which received almost 200% of its average precipitations; and cold and dry in most other parts, particularly central and southwestern areas–with readings of -2C below the norm were registered here.
Map courtesy of Meteorologene:
July 2022 in Sweden was also a colder than average month.
The cold was most notable in central parts. Here, readings of between -0.5C and -1C BELOW the norm were logged.
It was dry in the south and wet in the north.
Map by SMHI:
July 2022 in Denmark closed with an average temperature -0.5C BELOW the multidecadal baseline.
Denmark’s colder-than-average July came despite a brief heatwave that sent the mercury to 35.9C on July 20 (the country’s second hottest reading) and saw the MSM spiral into another pathetically ill-informed meltdown.
Logic, data and historical documentation, however, suggest that brief bursts of heat stand for next to nothing when determingin the state of the climate — they can and will ALWAYS occur, even in the depths of a full blown ice age.
The bigger picture is paramount, of course, and the bigger picture points to a cooling planet in line with historically low solar activity. Denmark’s 2-day heatwave (so not technically a heatwave) was driven by a weak and wavy ‘meridional’ jet stream flow–a phenomenon also tied to our waning sun–which kicked an African plume anomalously-far north.
Map courtesy of the DMI:
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).
Prepare accordingly — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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