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Protonfall Today . Importance of Cosmic Ray Shielding . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 3 July 2019, 6 pm PDT
Previously titled: Protonfall and Cosmic Rays Today

  • PROTONFALL TODAY IS EXTREMELY LOW
  • LESS CLAIR CHATTER WHEN PROTONFALL IS LOW
  • COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION FROM COSMIC RAY EXPOSURE
  • DNA HEALTH THREAT POSED BY COSMIC RAYS
  • PERSONAL COSMIC RAY SHIELDING
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Space Exploration Program Research on Other Cosmic Ray Shielding
    • Clair Intel on Cosmic Ray Shielding Inside the Home

Dear Ones,

PROTONFALL TODAY IS EXTREMELY LOW

According to “Space Weather” … http://www.spaceweather.com/ … solar wind speed is currently 339.3 km/sec, and solar wind density is 0.2 protons/cm3.

That would mean 339.3 x 0.2 = 67.86 protonfall.

This is the lowest protonfall I have noticed since I started tracking the figure a few years ago. I agree with “Space Weather” that we must be at Solar Minimum; I expect the new Solar Cycle will be starting up within a year or so, and then we will see higher protonfall and greater influx of DNA upgrades through the Incoming Light of the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

LESS CLAIR CHATTER WHEN PROTONFALL IS LOW

In times of low protonfall, it seems to me that gloms in the noosphere slowly unravel, leaving people more at peace in their personal mini-noospheres … their Higher Mental Bodies and their Lower Mental Bodies.

There is less astral chatter, and there are less astral stories, which is restful both mentally and emotionally, for those who are clairsentient.

COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION FROM COSMIC RAY EXPOSURE

On the other hand, I see that cosmic ray exposure can cause persistent cognitive dysfunction …

Link: “Cosmic radiation exposure and persistent cognitive dysfunction,” by Vipan K. Parihar, Barrett D. Allen, Chongshan Caressi, et al., published 10 October 2016, in “Scientific Reports,” volume 6, Article number 34774 (2016) … https://www.nature.com/articles/srep34774 ..

… and that, because the current Solar Minimum is much deeper than most, cosmic rays hitting Earth have been a problem for the last few years and presumably, this year as well …

Link: “NASA: Cosmic rays hitting Earth are ‘bad and getting worse’,” by Anthony Watts, 5 March 2018, in wattsupwiththat (WUWT) … https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/05/nasa-cosmic-rays-hitting-earth-are-bad-and-getting-worse/ ..

DNA HEALTH THREAT POSED BY COSMIC RAYS

I understand that during a Solar Minimum, more cosmic rays get through Earth’s thinner magnetosphere, and these rays can damage our DNA, much as the DNA of high altitude airline flight attendants and astronauts can be damaged.

Of course, any DNA damage due to cosmic rays can be repaired through solar flares that impact Earth as the Incoming Light increases in intensity with each new Solar Cycle. It will be a better situation with regard to cosmic rays after the new Solar cycle begins; that is anticipated in 2020 or soon thereafter. So the question is, how best to shield against cosmic rays till the next Solar Cycle begins. As solar flaring revs up with the new Solar Cycle, our magnetosphere will buff up and begin to repel cosmic rays more effectively.

PERSONAL COSMIC RAY SHIELDING

Aluminum Foil

I note that aluminum foil … even double, heavy-weight aluminum foil …  is most likely not the best deterrent, as it may split cosmic rays into showers of secondary particles …

Image: “Standard spacecraft shielding, integrated into hull design, is strong protection from most solar radiation, but defeats this purpose with high-energy cosmic rays, as it simply splits this into showers of secondary particles. This shower of secondary and fragmented particles may be reduced by the use of hydrogen or light elements for shielding,” File:Cosmic ray shielding with secondary radiation.jpg … by NASA – PR from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project, 17 March 2014, public domain

Image: “Standard spacecraft shielding, integrated into hull design, is strong protection from most solar radiation, but defeats this purpose with high-energy cosmic rays, as it simply splits this into showers of secondary particles. This shower of secondary and fragmented particles may be reduced by the use of hydrogen or light elements for shielding,” File:Cosmic ray shielding with secondary radiation.jpg … by NASA – PR from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project, 17 March 2014, public domain

Similarly, when cosmic rays encounter Earth’s atmosphere, it may be that earth’s atmosphere splits cosmic rays into showers of secondary particles …

“Upon impact with the Earth’s atmosphere, cosmic rays can produce showers of secondary particles that sometimes reach the surface.” –from Link: “Cosmic Ray,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_ray … CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported ..

I guess the difference is that the shower effect in the latter case occurs very high up in the magnetosphere, and that when the secondary particles reach ground level they are more dispersed. But when an aluminum foil shield is worn as a hat, the showering effect of the secondary particles occurs directly inside the brain. This would account for the clair perception, previously discussed, that wearing aluminum foil as a hat is immediately effective, but creates an odd ‘brain-deadening’ sensation inside the head after a half hour or so …

Link: “On Using Aluminum Foil to Shield the Body and Brain during Solar Events,” by Alice B. Clagett, written on 11 January 2019; published on 3 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bjB ..

Space Exploration Program Research on Other Cosmic Ray Shielding

Here is more on cosmic ray shielding that has been tested for the United States space exploration program …

Link: “Health Threat from Cosmic Rays,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_threat_from_cosmic_rays#Prevention … see the section: Prevention

Clair Intel on Cosmic Ray Shielding Inside the Home

I have found that being inside and next to exterior house walls, and beneath two inches of hard wood helps prevent cognitive dysfunction (for me and my cat) during incoming coronal mass ejections (CMEs) of X-class solar flare intensity, especially reverberant volleys of X-class and M-class solar flares.

From what I have read in Wikipedia, it seems that the particles that impact Earth because of coronal mass ejections are more diverse than those in cosmic rays. Moreover, it seems to me, from a clair perspective, that cosmic rays are smaller and more homogeneously dispersed when they reach the surface of Earth, and less dense in numbers than the particles that impact Earth’s surface during large solar flares.

Thus, though I have found thick home building materials to be effective in helping prevent cognitive dysfunction during CMEs, I cannot say for sure, from a clair perspective, whether being inside my home, and away from the windows, will help prevent damage to my DNA from cosmic rays.

Just to be on the safe side, though, and because I am becoming more clairly perceptive of cosmic rays, I have been staying indoors during hours of bright sunlight this year, and have also recently taken to covering my windows with curtains during hours of bright sunlight, not just as a means of keeping my home cooler, but also to help shield against cosmic rays.

If you are becoming more sensitive to solar events as well, you may want to experiment with shielding that works for you.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

P.S. To check on cosmic ray intensity daily, see Link: “Space Weather” … https://www.spaceweather.com/ … Search the lefthand column for: Oulu Neutron Counts

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Solar Cycle 25 and Predictions of Social Unrest . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 25 October 2018

  • ISES SOLAR CYCLE SUNSPOT NUMBER PROGRESSION FOR SOLAR CYCLE 24 AND HALF OF SOLAR CYCLE 23 (YEARS 2000-2018)
  • ISES SOLAR CYCLE Ap PROGRESSION, YEARS 2000-2018
    • The Planetary A-Index versus the Planetary K-Index
  • 400 YEARS OF SUNSPOT OBSERVATIONS
    • Will Solar Cycle 25 Continue the ‘Milding’ Trend?
  • SOLAR MAXIMA AND SOCIAL UNREST IN EUROPE, YEARS 1750-2000
    • What Is the Likelihood That Social Unrest Will Occur at Times Other than those of Solar Cycle Maxima?
    • Prediction of Likely Time Frame of Social Unrest in a Global Context, During Upcoming Solar Cycle 25
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Annual Space Weather Graphs for 1976-2016

Dear Ones,

As the current Solar Cycle 24 sputters to a halt, I am wondering what is in store for Earth, with regard to Sunspot frequency and also with regard to social unrest, during the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. Consequently, I have done some investigation about research on Solar Cycle statistics and historical annual statistics numbers of sunspots, and on congruence between solar cycle maxima and violent events such as Revolutions, in the European arena …

ISES SOLAR CYCLE SUNSPOT NUMBER PROGRESSION FOR SOLAR CYCLE 24 AND HALF OF SOLAR CYCLE 23 (YEARS 2000-2018)

SWPC/NOAA has come out with a great space weather graph of Solar Cycle 24 (which is just now ending), and half of Solar Cycle 23, which preceded it.

As can be seen, we are now ‘dragging bottom’ at the end of Solar Cycle 24 …

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression, January 2000-September 2018,” by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression, January 2000-September 2018,” by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

ISES SOLAR CYCLE Ap PROGRESSION, YEARS 2000-2018

The below chart shows the Planetary Ap Index for most of the current Solar Cycle 24, which began in December 2008 and is thought to have ended in mid-2018, and the prior Solar Cycle 23, which lasted from August 1996 to December 2008.

I note the much greater amplitude of the Planetary A-Index swings during Solar Cycle 23, and especially the standout upswing in 2003.

I note as well the Planetary Index maximum for Solar Cycle 23 was in the mid-20s … and for Solar Cycle 24, the current cycle, was in the mid-10s. I expect this indicates a much less heated Thermosphere (1) for Earth for the currently ending Solar Cycle …

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Ap Progression,” Data from January 2000 through September 2018, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

Image: “ISES Solar Cycle Ap Progression,” Data from January 2000 through September 2018, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO … public domain

The Planetary A-Index versus the Planetary K-Index

I wondered why the graph shows the Planetary A-index, rather than the accustomed Planetary K-index. I found out that the Planetary A-index “provides a daily average level for geomagnetic activity. Because of the non-linear relationship of the K-scale to magnetometer fluctuations, it is not meaningful to take the average of a set of K-indices. What is done instead is to convert each K back into a linear scale called the ‘equivalent three hourly range’ a-index … –from Link: “K-index,” by Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K-index … CC BY-SA 3.0 ..

400 YEARS OF SUNSPOT OBSERVATIONS

Here is a graph with as much data as can be ‘fudged up’ for 400 years of sunspot activity. Note that we are currently in what has been termed the ‘Modern Maximum’, which appears to be quieting down …

Image: “400 year sunspot history, including the Maunder Minimum .” This figure was prepared by Robert A. Rohde and is part of the Global Warming Art project. 23 November 2015 … CC BY-SA 3.0

Image: “400 year sunspot history, including the Maunder Minimum .” This figure was prepared by Robert A. Rohde and is part of the Global Warming Art project. 23 November 2015 … from Wikimedia Commons … CC BY-SA 3.0

Here is the description of the graph, from Wikimedia Commons …

“This figure summarizes sunspot number observations. Since c. 1749, continuous monthly averages of sunspot activity have been available and are shown here as reported by the Solar Influences Data Analysis Center, World Data Center for the Sunspot Index, at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. These figures are based on an average of measurements from many different observatories around the world. Prior to 1749, sporadic observations of sunspots are available. These were compiled and placed on consistent monthly framework by Hoyt & Schatten (1998a, 1998b).

“The most prominent feature of this graph is the c. 11 year solar magnetic cycle which is associated with the natural waxing and waning of solar activity.

“On longer time scales, the sun has shown considerable variability, including the long Maunder Minimum when almost no sunspots were observed, the less severe Dalton Minimum, and increased sunspot activity during the last fifty years, known as the Modern Maximum. The causes for these variations are not well understood, but because sunspots and associated faculae affect the brightness of the sun, solar luminosity is lower during periods of low sunspot activity. It is widely believed that the low solar activity during the Maunder Minimum may be among the principal causes of the chilly Little Ice Age, circa 1350-1850 A.D.” –from Link: Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunspot_Numbers.png .. CC-BY-SA 3.0

Will Solar Cycle 25 Continue the ‘Milding’ Trend?

Although, very clearly, past solar cycle sunspot performance offers, really, no clue as to sunspot activity in the upcoming Solar Cycle 25, it is possible that the upcoming solar cycle will be a continuation of the ‘milding’ trend currently in place …

Here is a graph predicting Solar Cycle 25 activity, based on historical performance. Being an ‘old salt’ with regard to stock performance prediction based on historical performance, and seeing a kind of congruence of that with solar activity, I would take the below sunspot prediction with a grain of salt …

Link: “Solar Cycle 25 Prediction: We find that the polar fields indicate that Cycle 25 will be similar in size to (or slightly smaller than) the current small cycle, Cycle 24” …  http://solarcyclescience.com/Predictions/Cycle25_Prediction.png ..

The above graph is from …

Link: “Discover the Predictions,” by Solar Cycle Science …  http://solarcyclescience.com/forecasts.html#Cycle25Prediction ..

SOLAR MAXIMA AND SOCIAL UNREST IN EUROPE, YEARS 1750-2000

Here is research on solar maxima and violent occurrences such as revolutions in Europe. The conclusion of the author is that there is a relationship …

Link: “Solar Activity and Human History,” by Adam Michalec … http://www.oa.uj.edu.pl/A.Michalec/history.html ..

I note the table of revolutions and other violent governmental events lists 19 such events during that span of years, at times other than solar maxima ..

And then, the graph of solar maxima indicates 15 of the tabulated events occurred during solar maxima … which I feel to be pretty good correspondence …

What Is the Likelihood That Social Unrest Will Occur at Times Other than those of Solar Cycle Maxima?

Of 19 violent historical events in Europe from years 1750 to 2000, it looks like 15 can be pegged to solar cycle maxima. It seems to me that would imply that the likelihood of such an even occurring at a time other than the solar cycle maximum would be 4/19 x 100 = 21%.

Assuming that the European data might be applicable to global social unrest, then about 1 in 5 incidents of social unrest, globally, might be anticipated to occur at times other than those of solar cycle maxima.

Prediction of Likely Time Frame of Social Unrest in a Global Context, During Upcoming Solar Cycle 25

While, on average, solar cycles last 11 years, the variance is 9 to 14 years, according to Wikipedia …

Link: “Solar Cycle,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle ..

The “Discover the Predictions” graph shows Solar Cycle 24 ending in later 2019, it looks like, while Wikipedia has a projection based of mid-2018 as the end date …

Link: “Solar Cycle 24,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cycle_24 ..

Intuitively, I will go with the Wikipedia estimate. Very roughly, if Solar Cycle 24 is just now ending, and if Solar Cycle 25 lasts the average 11 years, then it will last from 2019 through 2029.

And the next solar cycle maximum might, very roughly, be predicted as occurring in the years 2023-2026.

If Adam Michalec’s research can be extrapolated to a global context, then the likelihood that social unrest will occur, globally, during upcoming Solar Cycle 25 is …

  • approximately 80 percent likely during the years 2023-2026 (if they correspond to the upcoming solar cycle maximum), and …
  • approximately 20 percent likely during years 2019-2022 and 2027-2029.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Annual Space Weather Graphs for 1976-2016

Here are a very good set of graph by the Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence … http://www.stce.be/news/366/welcome.html … showing annual data on Space Weather for 1976-2016.

The graphs use NOAA/SWPC coloring, with yellow indicating minor space weather conditions, and on up to dark red indicating extreme space weather conditions …

Image: NOAA Space Weather Scales … http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture1_33.png … 

There are three graphs: One shows Radio Blackouts, the next shows Proton Storms, and the last shows Geomagnetic storms …

Image: Radio Blackouts, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence …  http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture2_23.png ..

Image: Proton Storms, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence … http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture3_20.png ..

Image: Geomagnetic Storms, Annual Statistics for 1976-2016, by Solar Terrestrial Centre for Excellence … http://www.stce.be/sites/default/files/field/image/Picture4_7.png ..

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FOOTNOTE

(1) For more about the thermosphere, see …

Link: “Earth’s Atmosphere and the Collective Mind of Mankind and Other Earth Beings,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 28 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-afK ..

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