ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Geography, Nature & Weather

Sunspots & Earthquakes & UFOs (Oh My!), Part 2

Updated on January 18, 2012
retrojoe profile image

Has studied astrology/historical seismology since the late '70s in San Francisco. Published in the ISAR International Astrologer in 2012.

More Visual Aids for the Unconvinced..

Back in the mid '90s I discovered what I am convinced was a link between heightened UFO activity and the minimum years of the solar cycle. I learned this after finding a similar link between sunspot and earthquake activity. However, I now know that there are exceptions to the rule and the reason has to do with the length of each sunspot cycle. The sun has a 22 year cycle of activity, but it's more commonly linked to its 11 year sub cycle.

When the sun is going through a period of producing higher than average sunspots, the length of its half cycle is a bit less than 11 years. Conversely, when solar activity is lower than average, the length of its sub cycle is a bit more than 11 years. When the cycle is ten years in length, the correlation between periods of minimal sunspot activity and UFO or Earthquake activity is at its most pronounced and consistent (as shown in the two graphic illustrations below). In both examples the peak (in the number of UFOs and 7.5 magnitude or higher earthquakes) is within a 6 year window centered between the year of solar minimum and the year before.

The next example shows what happens with earthquake activity when a solar period is of normal intensity or 11 years in length. The emphasis now shifts to a peak in earthquakes at just the time of solar maximum (give or take a year). There is also a secondary peak in the year of solar minimum (give or take a year).

In the final example, demonstrating the effects from a 12 year solar cycle, there is again more emphasis in earthquake activity when the sun is at or near solar max, but this time it is a wider, 4 year window that is centered about 1.5 years after the middle of the year that sunspots are at a maximum. There is also a very wide secondary peak of 6 years in length centered between the year of solar minimum and the year before that. The two peaks are also closer to each other in intensity than they are in the prior example for an 11 year cycle.

One thing that is interesting about this last example is that activity is heightened almost across the board with only a one year gap between the two peaks in earthquake numbers. This demonstrates that earthquake activity should be at its highest when the solar cycle lengthens beyond its average (which also signifies less substantial peaks and deeper and longer lows of sunspot activity). We are presently in the midst of such a scenario of solar activity as shown in this last illustration.

Since we are presently in a year that corresponds to column 7 in the last example, I don't expect much more than average earthquake activity at present but, beginning in 2013 and lasting through 2016, there should be many more worldwide earthquakes than is usual. That would be on the order of 50% more than the average. In other words, instead of expecting about two earthquakes of 6.7 magnitude or higher each month, three should materialize instead.


Copyright © 2012 Joseph W. Ritrovato

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • retrojoe profile image
    Author

    Joseph Ritrovato 6 years ago from Vancouver, WA (nextdoor to Portland, OR)

    Thanks Silwen for your comment...

    I should have given more detail than I did within the illustrations. The UFO data is from Larry Hatch's *U* UFO Database that sadly only runs on Windows ME or earlier (a DOS program). I feel that it is one of the best sources for UFO data. You can find more about it at http://larryhatch.net

    As mentioned in the illustrations, the source for the earthquake data is the database that was created by Tokuji Utsu (1928-2004) which can be accessed via http://iisee.kenken.go.jp/utsu/index_eng.html

    And finally, the observed (raw and unsmoothed) sunspot numbers are readily available on the net with my data derived from a Belgian website as follows:

    http://sidc.oma.be/sunspot-data/

  • Silwen profile image

    Silwen 6 years ago from Europe

    You should refer the sources of information: where did you get the solar activity, ufo activity and earthquake activity data from. The research without sources worth almost nothing.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)