October 2013 Sunspots: Huge Jump!

Inform The Pundits!

The monthly International Sunspot Number from the Solar Information Data Center (SIDC) of the Royal Observatory of Belgium is out.

It shot way, way up to 85.6 from last month’s lowly 36.9! It’s the largest single monthly change in spots this cycle. Monthly sunspot numbers go up and down like a yo-yo.

The big news is that the southern hemisphere sunspot average – 55.6 – hit its highest level yet this cycle. The northern hemisphere count is an expected 30 spots.

Only one scientist comes close to predicting the sun’s current behavior. He is Dr. Leif Svalgaard. This month’s giant leap in sunspot activity was anticipated by Svalgaard who compares current behavior to similar behavior during Cycle 14 a hundred years ago.

But Svalgaard knows more… MUCH more.

The sun is undergoing a fundamental transformation that will affect Earth’s near-term future. Just how much is a matter of…

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