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Yarmy last won the day on September 14 2017

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    Hoar Frost, Snow, Misty Autumn mornings

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  1. Just been for a run. Beautiful. This would do nicely for the next 6 months.
  2. Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    The first reversed polarity sunspot of SC24 arrived in late 2007, yet 2008 and 2009 both had more than 250 spotless days so it doesn't preclude a long, drawn out minimum even if it is an SC25 spot.
  3. Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    The new small sunspot that has appeared in the Southern Hemisphere is notable because it has reversed polarity. What does that mean? Well, it could mean it belongs to SC25, or it could just be an anomalous group for SC24. On average, something like 3% of all sunspot groups exhibit reversed polarity.
  4. Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    Not quite. There were consecutive (adjusted for the Sun-Earth distance) observations of 64.8, 64.6 and 64.3 on the 9th November last year. If you look at the archive date on Spaceweather for that date (actually the next day because they update the day after): http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=11&year=2017 ...then you can see they are showing a flux value of 66, but that's because they are using the observed flux rather than the adjusted flux. They ought to be using the latter because the flux is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the Sun to the Earth. (The widget on Solarham makes the same mistake).
  5. Happy Chocolate Rabbits Day!

    1. Nick L

      Nick L

      Happy religious zombie day!

  6. 95 fior 5. Time for bed.
  7. It's hard to watch that Smith press conference without choking back...a good old laugh. I'd have more sympathy if they hadn't spent the last couple of years lecturing everybody else on conduct.
  8. Exactly this. Some people were giving them kudos for fronting up to the press after it happened, but it turns out they were still lying even then.
  9. It's farcical. Lehmann will presumably have to hold a press conference prior to the next Test (which starts Friday) and it will be a circus. What will he say, because if he denies having any involvement then the next question will be about the walkie talkies and the 12th man. Will he brazen it out?
  10. Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    There is a physical minimum of about 65 or so (adjusted for distance to Earth as it varies). The value can hover between that and 70 for months or years around solar min. It's too early to tell what will happen with this one. The fast uptick in spotless days is usually indicative of a shorter minimum, but I think things could be different this time. There's a chance we could be entering an extended period of low solar activity (decades). It's happened many times before.
  11. Did you know.

    Eh? He complained that Sainsbury were censoring the word 'Easter'. They clearly aren't.
  12. What kind of a group, apart from the White Stripes, has 2 members? Lehmann was *seen* trying to engineer a cover-up with the walkie-talkie and 12th man nonsense. It's like they are still trying to minimise the damage.
  13. Did you know.

    It took me all of 5 seconds to debunk this. https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/gb/groceries/easter?langId=44&storeId=10151&krypto=A%2BwoWYGwl8th6v%2B7TXHdAP3N4o6cZoY%2BuKcQgHYfQD0fI4vP6vjOV3J9rJSAFkHhdF3xNucDRmcymyd7NKinujEPc4iZa%2FqqBltpx35csq9YM9%2BteqvcIZyrnF8HO5b4FQbyClXM8bBAksyP71xqrKRPs%2FN5rN%2BJUI9akXEBsj0%3D&ddkey=https%3Agb%2Fgroceries%2Feaster Why don't you bother to check any of the stuff that you post?
  14. Not a peep from Lehmann or Warner yet. Funny, as they usually have a lot to say.