Galactic Solstice 2012
In the year 2012 the earth reaches an extreme
in a cycle of approximately 26,000 years.
The open magnetic field lines at the north pole
of the earth
will be pointing towards the sun,
receiving a peak amount of solar particles.
The sun's 11-year cycle of activity will also
influence earth's weather
more strongly during this time.
Could galactic solstice be contributing to
global warming, the greenhouse effect, and el Nino?
These images are from Beyond the Vortex,by Richard Dannelley
the earth's field will deflect solar wind ions to the right
...the earth’s magnetic field is continually bathed in a hot, magnetized,
collisionless plasma capable of conducting electrical current and
carrying a large amount of
kinetic and electrical energy.
Because of the polarity of the earth’s field, [the magnetic force
on a particle] will deflect
solar wind ions to the right and electrons to the left as they
approach the earth.
The Earth’s Ionosphere: Plasma Physics and Electrodynamics,
Michael C. Kelley,
Academic Press, HBJ, San Diego, page 13
Open Magnetic Field Lines in the Polar Cap
The geomagnetic field lines in the polar caps are shown in Fig.
1 and 11 as going though the
polar magnetopause as a rotational discontinuity, into the high
latitude magnetosheath, through
the bow shock into the interplanetary medium; this is what is meant
by open field lines.
Maxwell’s equations require that the same amount of open flux appear
at both poles.
Magnetospheric Topology of Fields and Currents, Walter J. Heikkila,
Magnetospheric Currents, Am. Geophys. Union, 1984, page 208 et seq.
Magnetic disturbances can preceed sunspots by a couple of days...
Handbook of Geophysics , revised edition, USAF et al, Macmillan,
New York, 1960, page
The Maya cosmology
and calendar according to Jose Arguelles.
This image is from Beyond the Vortex, by Richard Dannelley