The indirect gravity effect
Planets, Sunspots and Earthquakes                                                                                                        Frank Glasby

Flare example


Effects of solar flares

Humans and animals are also disturbed by solar flares. 


The solar effects also help to make the magma softer so that the plates slide more easily, and the solar effects increase with the sunspot cycle.  


Investigators have shown that there is an increase in hospital admissions and recorded deaths, as well as motor accidents, at times of large solar flares.


As noted earlier, the indication is that the low tide affect also applies to the surface of the sun and triggers a solar flare.  


There is a unique difference. With the trigger effect for earthquakes the effect is mainly caused by two or three celestial bodies pulling in the same direction, but sometimes there is an area of  tidal conflict where  planets are pulling in a near opposite direction. With solar flares this combined effect of contrary traction appears to be more common. 


It is emphasized that with earth tides there is not a seismic effect if the tectonic plates are not suitably stressed, and this implies that a flare will not always eventuate if the sunspot is not suitably developed, but investigation indicates that all flares cannot be attributed to this process. 


Figure 5

The diagram (Figure 5) shows how the gravitational field of each planet overlaps on the sun and indicates how the surface is disturbed at the low tide position. Where the two gravitational fields overlap there is an area of tidal conflict that might disturb a sunspot and cause a flare. If this is a practical process it might be an aid to foreseeing a flare. In the diagram above the arrow shows where the flare occurs.  The effect is similar to that shown in the Tsunami earthquake diagram.

Example of solar flare: 16 June 1975

In plotting a flare my method is in terms of technical drawing. The definition of east and west is based on the images and tables presented in the Solar Terrestrial Activity Report


Dates and coordinates are taken from the Boulder Solar Flare data.


In the diagram, the arrows indicate the direct position of the planets.


The tangent lines indicate where planets are rising and setting on the flare position.


The process

  • In a circle for the plan view the earth’s celestial longitude is in the six o’clock position.

  • The position of zero degrees is then calculated from the longitude of the  earth.

  • The heliocentric positions of the other planets are then added.

  • The side view, for the face of the sun, is projected in the diagram below.

  • The position of the flare is plotted on it.

  • That position is then projected up to the plan view.

  • Planets rising and setting on that point give the tangent lines.

  • The effective planets are approximately 70-90 degrees from the flare position.

  • Sometimes one planet, especially Jupiter, will show as the trigger.

  • The flare is more often near the edge of the overlap, at a position where a planet is just rising, or setting.

  • Checks for confirmation must use flares well apart in time to avoid calculating the same disturbance.

In seismic disturbances there are many times when there is no effect, because other contributory causes are not present. This implies that the same may occur with solar flares but observation would probably assist in determining how far this is a practical aid to prediction.   


Figure 6

© Frank Glasby

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