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Solar Radiation and Cosmic Rays on the rise?

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I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on ultraviolet radiation but I can tell when something is not right. Over the past several years I have noticed a not so subtle change in the sunlight. It’s mainly the feeling of additional warmth from the sun, observation of objects left outside in direct sunlight, and effects on plant life.

Ultraviolet Rays and Sunlight Exposure

Research using Wikipedia shows that ultraviolet radiation from the sun is split up into three categories: UV-A,  UV-B and UV-C. These three categories cover the wavelengths of ultraviolet energy coming from the sun.

UVA & UVB

UV-A and UV-B are the reason why we use sunscreen to avoid sunburn and increase risk of cancer. UV-A light actually penetrates further than UV-B into the skin and is known to cause damage to DNA structure leading to cancers and adverse skin affects. Our bodies need UV-B exposure to produce vitamin D, however, too much UV-B can be detrimental as well.

UVC

UV-C is not often mentioned. The reason being, UV-C should not reach the surface of the Earth. It should absorbed by the ozone in the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere. Apart from the sun, UV-C rays can be produced artificially with special lamps and is used in various industries such as germ sterilization and water treatment.

“UV-C is the highest energy, most dangerous type of ultraviolet radiation, and causes adverse effects that can variously be mutagenic or carcinogenic.”

This chart below by NASA on Wikipedia shows the expected penetration of UV rays through the atmosphere. Notice how UV-C drops off around 30 kilometers, or about 98,000′ in altitude above the Earth.

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Figure 1. By NASA – [1], Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12761806

Metering UV Levels

It is possible to meter the levels but this requires expensive equipment. UV-A and UV-B meters can be picked up for around $200 – $300 online while UV-C meters for industrial applications can go for $800+ from retailers.

There is information about increased UV-B radiation from Dane Wigington of Geoengineering Watch shown below. In the video he measures UV-A and UV-B levels and found some interesting data showing elevated levels of UV-B. I have not seen any recent warnings or studies from major institutions regarding this so far.

 

 

There are others starting to post UV meter readings as well. One of the main questions in my mind; is UV-C actually starting to reach the surface of the Earth despite what the charts show us? It’s difficult to tell and I have found only a few studies on it so far by individuals on YouTube. If someone works in an industry and has access to a UV-C meter it would be interesting to see what they pick up outdoors in direct sunlight.

 

 

 

The HIPERION Report and the UV Index

After searching for more information about solar radiation I came across a report from 2008 by the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) titled the HIPERION Report. It is an in-depth, independent study conducted on the levels of ozone over the equatorial zone of the Earth and the type of UV radiation reaching that zone.

Two key questions were asked:

  1. With the density of the ozone layer over the equatorial zone of the planet and how much UV radiation is reaching the surface?
  2. What type of UV radiation is reaching surface and in which zones have the most impact?

Using satellite data and ground readings the Erythermal UV index in Ecuador was hitting an all time high UV index of 18. By comparison, the standard UV index used in the United States only goes to 11.

“The power of the radiation that reaches our region is the HIGHEST IN THE PLANET and represents a clear and present danger to all the Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Colombian population, the most affected areas are the Andean regions.”

 

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Based on this data, the EXA setup monitoring stations and the NRM: Ultraviolet National Radiation Monitor to help warn the public on high UV index days.

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 Recommendations to the public and state from the report include:

  • Using SPF 70 – 100, UVA+UVB sunscreen (based on coastal or Andean regions)
  • Avoiding excessive sunlight exposure
  • Inform foreigners visiting the country about the conditions and precautions to take
  • Equipping every vehicle with anti-UV windshield film
  • Medical studies to investigate the high UVA radiation doses to congenital malformations for the last 10 years in Ecuador

The complete list of final recommendations from the report can be found in the link below:

The HIPERION Report

Solar Exposure on Materials

Of course, materials and pigments fade or breakdown in sunlight; that’s no mystery. However, the rate or increased rate of deterioration and / or discoloring is what is concerning. This is just my own observation but it appears this deterioration is now occurring more quickly over the past several years.

I’ll give you some examples:

  • Several brand new car covers (which were supposedly UV protected) breaking down and actually disintegrate over the course of two years. These covers were made to be water resistant and I could tell the outer coating of the fabric covers were gone, exposing the raw fabric material to direct sunlight.

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  • New rain cover on a BBQ grill made from a canvas fabric and black in color. While the fabric itself has not started to break down, the pigment is nearly gone. After 4 months of exposure to sunlight it’s now a light grey gradient down to the bottom edge where it is still dark black in color.

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  • Roof leaks around PVC drain vents due to the rubber boot seal around the pipe breaking down due to UV-B exposure.

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The image below from Wikipedia shows an example of how polypropylene rope can break down in sunlight.

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Figure 2. Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17070678

 

Solar Exposure on Plant Life

In my garden I have noticed that “full sun” tomato plants such as Big Beef, Sunmaster, Arkansas Traveler, etc. can no longer withstand a complete day of sunlight. Even with regular watering and mulch to keep the ground moist they just wither away. I have experimented with plastic canopies and moving them to half-day, partial shade areas with success. They flourish when the sun exposure is reduced by roughly 50%.

Dane Wigington’s video talks about bark splitting off tree trunks. Examples of this, along with other die-offs can be seen reported by individuals from around the globe on the facebook page, Tree Decline Archive.

Solar Exposure on Human Life

As for the physical aspects, I personally have felt it by stepping outside on any clear day. I recall last winter standing outside and after just a few minutes in the sunlight feeling an unusual amount of heat for the season; not just the typical warmth from the sun, but feeling the start of a sunburn on my skin. It was heat that I would normally only expect in the summertime. Years ago, I could spend 20 to 30 minutes outside in the winter and not expect to feel much heat, much less a sunburn.

Possible Causes

While the lower latitudes around the equator are seeing elevated UV levels we don’t appear to be going much higher than normal in the daily UV index in the Northern hemisphere. So why are elevated levels of UV-A and UV-B being found by individuals along with meters showing the presence of UV-C rays (which should be impossible according to NASA?)

One potential cause could be related the solar / Earth connection as part of the Electric Universe theory. This relates to a continuing decrease in solar activity, which decreases the amount of energy funneling into Earth’s magnetosphere (Earth’s shield) and in turn, increases solar exposure and cosmic rays. You can find more information about this on magneticreversal.org

One recent article from SpaceWeather.com describes an experiment by students in California to take measurements of cosmic rays in the stratosphere. They found a +12.5% increase from March 2015 to June 2016.

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You can read the complete article here at SpaceWeather.com – Cosmic Rays Intensify

Final Thoughts

While I’m not trying to be an alarmist or scare anyone, I do want to bring attention to the climate, Earth, and solar changes that have been occurring. I’m certainly not on-board with Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” or any of the UN Agenda 21 climate pacts that are being signed across the globe. I believe these are nothing more than carbon tax initiatives with an ulterior motive to get everyone out of their cars and onto public transportation, packing citizens into large mega-cities, and taking control over natural resources. I’m also not a climate change denier. I simply don’t buy into the story that is being pushed by mainstream outlets, institutions, corporations, and government alphabet agencies.

I believe the Earth, the solar system itself, and perhaps our galaxy is undergoing a natural cycle that we simply do not understand. I think there are hints given to us from ancient civilizations about what is occurring, we just have to listen to them. This is the main reason why I started following the Thunderbolts Project to study the Electric Universe theory.

Please note, I’m not affiliated with or being reimbursed in any way by the entities mentioned in this article. This topic is of my own opinion and I simply wanted to share my own observations and research.

Are you noticing any adverse affects from solar radiation or similar observations? Post a comment below and tell us about your experience.

Additional Information

Spaceweather.com – Earth’s Magnetic Field is Changing

UVA / UVB / UVC Meters

Solarmeter

Merlinlazer

 

About JD Oklahoma 5 Articles
I'm born and raised in Oklahoma. My primary areas of research include weather, geoengineering, and earthquakes.
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