Topband: COSMIC RAY UPDATE
mikewate at gmail.com
Sun Dec 15 10:59:25 EST 2019
Interesting. After reading that Spaceweather article, I had my radiation
detector app running on my tablet two days ago, and there was no doubt that
it was picking up significantly more counts per minute than I've ever seen!
However, the background count last night had dropped to almost normal,
indicating that the cosmic ray level had fallen off.
You can get this free "Geiger counter" app on the Google Play store. It is
very good. It uses one of the cameras as a sensor. Written by a German
scientist, it'll also detect radon gas, radium watch dials, the Americium
from a smoke detector,
some rocks, etc.
On Sat, Dec 14, 2019, 12:24 PM Bill Tippett <btippett at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> This could account for relatively poor conditions on 160 despite the low SF
> and K indices:
> *COSMIC RAY UPDATE:* Something ironic is happening in Earth’s atmosphere.
> Solar activity is low–very low. Yet atmospheric radiation is heading in the
> opposite direction. Cosmic rays percolating through the air around us are
> at a 5 year high and only percentage points away from a Space Age record.
> Find out what's happening on today's edition of Spaceweather.com
> 73, Bill W4ZV
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