Episode 15 — The Solar Cycle

No, it’s not a sporty new solar-powered form of transportation — it’s a basic part of how the Sun behaves!

There’s been a recent surge of news about solar activity and the solar cycle — and of course, variations in solar activity always seem to get brought into discussions of climate change. Listen in this week, and I’ll give you some quick background on solar physics, the solar cycle, and how it all impacts us in the end.

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You can also directly download the episode using this link (24.3 MBytes). For sources, and those who’d just like to follow along, the episode’s show notes are here….

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3 Responses to Episode 15 — The Solar Cycle

  1. Darek says:

    Hi Sam, thanks for another interesting episode and extensive show notes.

  2. Darek says:

    Inspired by the podcast I found some video coverage about Solar Cycle on YouTube @:

  3. Sam Wise says:


    Thanks — glad you liked it! Good video on YouTube as well, thanks for the link. If you’d like to see other good solar video, of course YouTube has more to watch::

    3 CMEs in 3 days — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kG90m9QkTA&NR=1

    Surface wave triggered by a flare — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUD_W2OfM4

    Multimission (SOHO, TRACE, RHESSI) view of April 2002 flare — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283S-zgj9cQ

    Happy viewing!

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