11 solar cycles explained by planetary alignment?

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w2xq

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The 11 year solar cycle may be explained by solar tides caused by planetary alignment. The
12 minute video is a bit too basic in the beginning but it gets interesting after ~3 minutes. The "A Model of a Tidally Synchronized Solar Dynamo" paper referred to can be downloaded as a PDF from this https://export.arxiv.org/pdf/1803.08692 link. Personally I have to read around the advanced math within, but nevertheless interesting.

This explanation was something I don't recall reading about.

On a personal note, I doubt I will ever see another solar cycle like the huge 1957-58 maximum (aka IGY). Those months of solar maximum were amazing, and taught me a lot about propagation by participating in the ARRL-IGY Propagation Research Project.
 

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This one was major too. Knocked out some grids back in the day. If you want to call them that. If this happened again - sooo many satellites might be affected. There goes my ATM banking. Better stash some cash...

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It appears that the next cycle is expected to be even weaker than the last one. However mother nature has been known to throw us a curve ball every now and again. This is one time I hope I'm wrong....Mike
 

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Interesting take.. Kinda makes sense..

I missed the 57-58 cycle.. It was before I got my license. But I did get to enjoy cycle 21 (~79-81) and cycle 22 (~91-92) which were decent.
 
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