Text and images transcript of the video Grand Solar Minimum - Amazing Sun Literacy - part 1 by Rolf Witzsche 

Grand Solar Minimum - Amazing Sun Literacy - part 1

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An amazingly tragic catastrophe has happened to the Sun. The Sun has lost its magnetic polarity in the northern polar region. While the loss is not visually apparent by looking at the Sun with standard telescopes, even during eclipse conditions, the fact is that the Sun's northern magnetic field has vanished as if it never existed.

For as long as scientists have tracked the magnetic polarity of the Sun, which became possible from the 1970s on with specialized equipment, the Sun has flipped its polar magnetic fields to the opposite polarity consistently 5 years into each solar cycle. This has never failed until now.

The Sun's polar magnetic fields should have flipped in 2013 for solar cycle 24, but nothing happened in the northern region. The polarity flipped in the southern region in 2015, but in the North, the polarity from the previous cycle fizzed out to nothing. The north of the Sun became magnetically neutral. It remained that way.

We should see a big blue patch starting in 2013 in the North, as in cycle 22. But nothing happened? How weak has the solar system become for the polar magnetic reversal to fail?

Obviously, this amazing event isn't caused by the Sun itself. As the Sun is understood in mainstream science, it cannot suddenly change so dramatically.

The only logical explanation that remains, therefore, is that the Russian President Vladimir Putin had something to do with this, as we say in the West when anything bad happens in the world.

Of course, we could also ask the Sun, about what IT can tell us about the incidence. It might shed some light on the case. All we need to do is decipher its language.

We know that what happened is real. When a number of top scientists from three leading institutions, with access to data from the most advanced technological instruments, became so concerned that they issued a 19-page research paper on the subject, it should raise some eyebrows, and probably more than that.

The theories that are presented in the research report are largely speculative for the lack of a clear understanding of the language of the Sun, in spite of the amazing technologies that we now have for looking at the Sun.

The data that we now have should enable us to look deeper than we have in the past, to look under its skin, and to look beyond even that, to the principles involved for what we see, as I am doing with this video.

But is this really possible? Can we learn the language of the Sun? Can we decipher what the Sun is really telling us with all its numerous hints and paradoxes, from the gigantic to the minuscule? Maybe we ought to make a greater effort than ever before, to look really under its skin and learn its language from the ground up, to gleam its secrets that have so far puzzled us.

Human civilization became developed into what it is today, on this platform, with the development of languages. Shouldn't this experience help us with the Sun, too, so that we may be able to discover the cosmic technologies that make it tick?

Shouldn't an advanced deciphering of the 'language' of the Sun help us at the very least to step away from the far-too-many mythological concepts that we still harbour about the Sun?

This would be a critical step, because as we will discover thereby, we are presently locked into a war against our very existence by ignoring what the Sun actually has to tell us about it.

On the development of languages

The development of culture and civilization goes hand in hand with the development of written languages and their power of expression, to communicate ideas and discovered principles.

Some languages had flourished and the societies with them. And some have become lost over time so that we can no longer decode them.

An example of the lost language is the language of the Harappan Civilization that had flourished amazingly well in the Indus Valley for 2,000 years. Its language, though it became a written language, became lost when the civilization suddenly vanished 3,300 years ago.

It appears that all great cultural advances in the history of civilization had an equally great written linguistic developments standing behind it, such as the epic literary works attributed to Homer, which has set the stage for the dawn of the Greek Classical culture, and has shaped Western Culture up to modern time.

It may well be that without the language development efforts by Dante Alighieri, back in the 12th Century, who brought together the best features of the Italian dialects into a comprehensive high-level language, the Golden Renaissance in the 15th Century might not have happened, and the great humanist developments that came out of it might not have occurred.

It appears that even the cosmic universe has a specific 'language' as it were, through which it can be understood.

The Universe 'speaks' the 'language' of plasma

a 'language' that modern society is gradually beginning to decipher.

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have come to recognize that more than 99.999% of the mass of the universe exists in the form of plasma. They have come to recognize that plasma spans all space; and is the lifeblood of the universe, hence its name, plasma.

Plasma, simply is everywhere. It is so small that it cannot be seen, but is so basic to everything that even the portion of the universe that isn't plasma, is a construct of it.

Plasma is a part of the universe in its most intimate explicate form, as the leading theoretical physicist, David Bohm, sees the universe. He sees the apparently empty cosmic space in terms of a vast sea of latent energy, with ripples in its expression unfolding that become discrete, but not separate from it.

Albert Einstein is quoted, to have referred to David Bohm, as his successor.

Plasma exists as a mixture of two types of tiny, electrically charged particles, called protons and electrons, that interact with the immensely powerful electric force that is 39 orders of magnitude stronger than gravity.

The electrons are the smallest components of plasma. They are almost 2,000 times smaller than the protons. They are electrically attracted to the protons, but then are strongly repelled on contact by an even stronger nuclear force, only to be attracted again. Thus, the electrons are drawn into an endless dance around and between the protons.

By the interaction of free-flowing plasma in cosmic space, plasma combines into moving streams. In some cases plasma also combines into large coherent spheres that interact with the moving streams. Cosmic space is filled with examples of both.

The plasma stream

When plasma is in motion, it speaks the language of magnetism. The movement of electrically charged particles creates a magnetic force around the path of the motion.

When electrons flow in two parallel wires in the same direction, the encircling magnetic fields combine and draw the wires towards each other.

The effect is termed the Lorenz force, in honour of its discoverer.

Wires in cosmic space -

flowing streams of plasma

In space, the combining effect of the electric and magnetic fields, draws large movements of plasma together into self-concentrating streams. These self-aligned streams can extend across large distances, spanning light years between stars, even millions of light years between galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and so on.

Also, as the plasma streams flow, they attract plasma from surrounding space, whereby they increase in density. And, as they gain ever-greater density, the plasma streams become pinched together more strongly, magnetically. Of course, as the cross section of the stream becomes smaller by the pinch effect, the resulting greater compression density also increases the magnetic field concentration, which in turn increases the pinch effect.

 The self-escalating process of pinching the plasma into ever-smaller volumes, continues until the interacting system creates itself a crisis and breaks down. At this point a different set of principles come into play, according to the unfolding situation.

In order to discover what happens at the point of crisis, a set of high-energy discharge experiments were conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico in the USA, under the direction of Anthony Peratt.

The amazing plasma-flow geometry that is illustrated here, shown in purple, resulted in the experiment. The entire plasma input stream was concentrated into an extremely narrow stream of great density. A compression ratio exceeding 1000:1 resulted in the experiment, possibly as high as 5000:1.

The experiments further revealed that the narrow stream that resulted, was itself but a ring-like construction of 56 discrete filaments of plasma of extremely high density. The compression ratio at this point might have exceeded the range of a million to one.

An the illustration of a ring of filaments of this type, is found in cosmic space surrounding the center of the long-vanished Supernova 1987a.

The experiment illustrates, that when the pinch effect becomes so great that the plasma stream looses its forward momentum, it begins to flow into itself, whereby a new magnetic geometry unfolds that curls some of the moving plasma backwards, and which also folds the highly concentrated magnetic field backwards, by which the plasma becomes trapped under a dome-type structure, where it is super-concentrated, as it has no place to go.

Eventually, when the concentration becomes strong enough to overcome the confining force under the dome, a narrow stream of hyper-concentrated plasma flows explosively out of the confinement.

The plasma-flow researcher, David LaPoint, who explored the dynamics statically, termed the magnetic confinement structure, the Confinement Dome, and the magnetic field that flips the plasma backwards, the Flip Ring, and another magnetic field that keeps the plasma from escaping, the Choke Ring. And the entire complex, he termed, the Primer Fields.

Enormously large magnetic forces must have developed in the process to create the filaments and to keep the entire construct as tightly confined as the experiment illustrates.

The plasma sphere

Plasma is not visible. It doesn't emit light, nor does it absorb it. Plasma becomes visible only by its effect, such as by moving plasma energizing atomic elements, that thereby emit light, and create sunlight.

When large volumes of plasma form a sphere, combined by gravity, the electrons of the plasma, which are in constant motion, being attracted to protons, but repelled again at close distances, and them being 2000 times lighter than the protons, tend to migrate to the surface, away from the center of gravity. As this happens, the protons that are more isolated thereby, repel each other more strongly. The end-result is, that a large sphere of plasma has its highest mass-density, and also the highest electron density, on its surface, and has the least of them at its center.

Such a sphere of plasma is a Sun. It exists as a relatively light shell of plasma, with little mass inside, but is teeming with a great density of electrons on its surface, forming a vast carpet of electric activity in the form of flowing streams of plasma.

This 'electrically charged' sphere presents to the space around it an immensely strong electric field, with which it attracts plasma, and then reacts with it. It reacts with it so intensely, that atomic elements are synthesized in the process. In this immensely energetic process the synthesized atomic elements emit light. All atomic elements that exist are synthesized in this process, and emit light according to their individual spectra. The light is the sunlight that we see.

Every sun or star is a sphere of plasma. It reacts with interstellar plasma on its surface. Everything happens on the surface. Atomic elements are synthesized there and light is emitted by the atomic elements on a wide band of energy emissions that extend far above and below the range of the visible light band.

That this is so, is easily visible. Just look at the Sun with an appropriate telescope. The sunspots that you see are all dark at the umbra. The Sun is dark inside. Nothing happens within it. It is largely empty. But on the surface, the Sun has a granular structure that is a wide sea of plasma fusion cells.

Here is where the cosmic plasma stream phenomenon and the plasma sphere phenomenon come together.

The Sun comes to light as a star that is located at a magnetic node point of an interstellar plasma stream, where the plasma in the stream becomes intensely concentrated.

The plasma Sun is located at the center between two large magnetic primer field structures, similar to those created in the laboratory experiment.

In the experiment a portion of the plasma energy was dissipated into an ecliptic ring. The dissipation enables the plasma stream to expand again, which it does in the reverse of the process. It flows into a confinement dome, from which it expands again. Since the outflow is weaker, its confinement dome is correspondingly smaller.

In the solar system, where these primer fields develop at a node point between two interstellar plasma streams, with the Sun in the middle, the Sun serves as the plasma-consuming element that makes the flow-through nature of the plasma structures possible. These flow-through type structures are not uncommon in space. They are typically seen in large nebula where enough atomic material exists in the background to make the plasma streams visible.

Let's decode the 'language' of the Sun

Unique Characteristics

Different rotational speed of equator and poles,

Cyclical magnetic polarity reversals,

Symmetric magnetic polarity orientation,

Polar magnetic reversal delay,

Cyclical sunspot cycles,

Diminishing sunspot cycles,

Missing polar magnetic field.

With the few basic concepts of the plasma 'language' established, we can begin to decode what the Sun is telling us about itself in the context of what we already know about it.

We know for example that the Sun rotates significantly faster at its equator than at its polar regions. The mechanistic Sun, as a gas sphere, doesn't allow for this to happen. But the plasma Sun tells us rather plainly that the differential rotation of the Sun is so natural that one would be surprised if it wasn't happening.

The puzzling differential rotation

If the Sun was a body of atomic elements or gases, like the big gas planets are, it would, like them, rotate essentially as a single unit.

On Jupiter, the outer atmosphere rotates a minuscule 5 minutes slower at the poles, in its 10 hour rotation period. The difference adds up to 8/10th of a percent.

On the Sun, however, we see a 40% difference in rotational speed. The equator of the Sun rotates 40% faster. This difference is huge. And more amazing than this, is that the rotational speed varies only minutely across a wide band centered on the equator of the Sun, between the 30-degrees North and South latitudes. Across this band, the rotational speed varies only 4%, while the bulk of the difference in rotational speed occurs in the higher latitudes.

The large differential in the rotational speed of the Sun, is not readily visible. Nor is it of any great practical significance, except to indicate that the rotation of the Sun is externally powered by the rotating magnetic fields of the plasma stream in which it is located. No other cause, than an external cause, makes sense for this phenomenon; nor is an internal cause actually possible.

The answer why the differential rotation is driven from outside the Sun, can be found in the high-energy discharge experiment that I had previously referred to, that had been conducted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory by Anthony Peratt.

As I had noted earlier, the entire input stream became compressed in the experiment, by the self-formed primer fields, into a thin stream of plasma that incorporates a ring of 56 self-rotating plasma filaments. If one applies the observed principle to the solar system, and to the Sun being located within the high-density plasma stream, it becomes self-evident what powers the Sun's rotation.

When one sees the Sun located within a cylinder of magnetically rotating plasma filaments, according to the principle of Birkeland currents, it becomes plain to recognize that the magnetic field that causes their rotation becomes inducted into the surface of the Sun.

Being plasma, the Sun is electrically conductive.

This means that by electromagnetic coupling, the rotation in the plasma stream is transmitted into the surface of the Sun that thereby rotates with the rotating magnetic field.

Evidently, the resulting induction is the strongest, where the space to the Sun is the closest. By this principle, the Equator of the Sun rotates the fastest, and the polar regions the slowest, that are more weakly magnetically coupled.

At the equator a single rotation is completed in 25 days, and at the poles in 35 days. In the polar regions the low induction appears to actively slow the surface rotation, otherwise the entire Sun would likely spin at the same rotational speed, by internal coupling, as the gas planets do.

The differential rotation of the Sun is sometimes cited as the cause for the Sun's polar magnetic polarity reversal, and for the differential orientation of its magnetic field, both which are perplexing as mechanistic phenomena.

But when we speak the 'language' of the real solar dynamics that are not mechanistic in nature, everything that we see expressed is governed by electrodynamics. Thus, speaking the correct 'language' solves many a perplexing puzzle

The 'language' of the plasma dynamics even solves the paradox, why, when we look at the corona around the Sun, the differential between the various regions is not noticeable.

The same applies to the Sun in visible light.

There, the differential in solar activity is only evident in erupting sunspots, and those hadn't even been noted until a few hundred years ago.

Ironically the sunspots remain largely a paradox to the present day.

Nevertheless, the slight differential in the closeness of the surface of the Sun to the rotating filaments of the plasma stream that powers the Sun, in the entire band between the 30 degrees latitudes, becomes visibly apparent by this central band of the Sun being the Sun's 'active' region where most of the sunspots, loops, flairs, and so on, happen. And even this becomes only apparent when we look behind the scene with modern space based telescopes, such as the SOHO and SDO satellites, and begin to search for the drivers for what we see, because a lot of what we see there isn't really possible on the mechanistic platform.

One of the impossible aspects that shouldn't happen, is the Sun's symmetric magnetic-field orientation relative to its equator. What we see happening on the Sun is amazingly contrary to what we see on Earth.

The Sun's magnetic field

like none other

On the Earth, the magnetic field that forms around it, is only oriented in one single direction; between North and South.

It is believed that a dynamo effect creates a central dipole field on Earth that has magnetic field lines flowing from pole to pole, so that the magnetic field lines all flow in the same direction. Consequently the compass points to the magnetic North Pole on Earth no matter where one may be located.

The Sun doesn't operate that way. The Sun has its magnetic field imposed onto it, and in a peculiar manner. On the Sun, we encounter two sets of magnetic fields that are oriented in opposite directions, symmetric to the equator.

The color coded magnetograph that is shown here, presents the changing magnetic field orientation as it has been detected on the surface of the Sun over the span of a solar cycle. The symmetry of the pattern divides the Sun into two symmetrically opposite hemispheres. What we see indicated here, wouldn't be possible on the Earth, and shouldn't be possible on the mechanistic Sun either, but it is totally real. The Sun speaks a different language as it were.

The dividing feature that separates the Sun into two magnetically opposite hemispheres is only possible in the plasma 'language'. This feature appears to be the existence external, symmetric magnetic fields that are separated by the heliospheric current sheet that is precisely aligned with the the equator.

heliospheric current sheet, is a 'thin' sheet of plasma that is as perfectly aligned with the equator of the Sun, as are the rings of Saturn, to Saturn's equator. Both structures form a thin disk, as thin and flat as a galaxy is in principle. Evidently the ring structures, the galactic structure, and the structure of the heliospheric current sheet, all share a common principle.

The Rings of Saturn, are at the planet's ecliptic. The moons of Saturn orbit closely aligned to this ecliptic, just as the planets of the solar system are aligned to the solar ecliptic.

The rings around Saturn are about 10 meters thick and extend outward as a perfect plain to roughly 80,000 kilometers.

In comparison, the heliospheric current sheet is a whopping 10,000 km thick near the Earth, and extends potentially across 15 billion kilometers of spacewhere it connects up with the distant heliosphere of plasma that surrounds the solar system.

The perfect alignment of the heliospheric current sheet with the ecliptic is not by chance, but is evidently driven by the electric-force repulsion, which is the repulsion of electric elements of equal electric polarity. With the surface of the Sun being electron intense around the entire sphere, whatever plasma flows outward from the Sun is repelled from both sides equally, as both hemispheres are identical in electric potential. The current sheet is aligned thereby and is actively propelled outward.

As I said, the heliospheric current sheet is aligned with the equator of the Sun and extends out from it along the plane of the ecliptic all the way to the heliosphere. This giant plasma sheet appears to serve as a guide for magnetic fields, a type of insulator that keeps the magnetic fields separated that evidently extend from each of the primer fields, each with an opposite magnetic polarity.

This has an amazing effect on the Sun. The effect is so powerful that the magnetic field lines in the Sun's hemispheres are able to reorient the flow of plasma loops, which flow from sunspots, into different directions in each hemisphere, according to the orientation of its field lines.

Sunspots are damaged areas on the surface of the Sun, that result from erupting plasma currents. If the currents are weak, the surface magnetic field bends the plasma stream back towards the surface of the Sun, according to the direction in which the field lines are oriented.

The eruption of sunspots thereby creates loops with a specific directionality, depending on in which direction the magnetic field bends the loop.


The plasma eruptions that occur on the Sun, when they are bent back into the Sun, typically result in pairs of closely spaced sunspots that are typically horizontally aligned. This means that the eruption flow, and the re-entry flow, typically create a pair of magnetized areas on the surface of the Sun, nearby the sunspots, but with opposite magnetic polarity. The relative position of the opposite polarities, to each other, indicates in which direction the magnetic field has bend the loop.

For an example, let's look at sunspot 2700, as seen on February 27/2018.

When seen with a telescope, we see it as just a tiny spot on the surface. It is so tiny that it is almost lost in the sea of brilliance. But when one looks at the same area with a satellite's magnetic imager camera, one sees two oppositely polarized regions appearing, side by side, coded green and yellow in this example.

When one looks at the same spot in the high UV light band, one can even see the plasma loops happening that caused the spots. The orientation of the loops is typically perpendicular to the orientation of the magnetic field lines that bend the plasma flow.

The images shown here were created by NASA's SDO satellite.


Now, lets look at another example from an earlier time, from May 24/2015. The image on the left, shows four sunspot groups in visible light. And the image on the right, shows the magnetic imaging of the same areas. Note that in the upper hemisphere, the black-colored polarity appears to the right of the white, while in the lower hemisphere, the black appears to the left of the white. This tells us that the magnetic field lines in the different hemispheres were oriented in opposite directions.

The differently oriented polarization proves rather graphically that the Sun's northern and southern hemispheres are magnetically symmetric, rather than homogenous as they are on the Earth.

The polarity differential is a significant proof that the Sun's magnetic field is imposed onto it from the outside, by the magnetic action of different primer fields.


It also proves something else. It proves that not all loop structures on the Sun are strong enough to create sunspots. The uppermost magnetic spot doesn't have a sunspot associated with it. It proves that sunspots are extreme events, and that lesser loop structures can exist that don't produce sunspots.

In this UV image, on the right, the plasma loops associated with the magnetic spots are faintly visible.

And in the more expanded view, here, its becomes clearly recognizable that the plasma loops are all occur essentially horizontally as one would expect them to be when being forced by magnetic fields extending from the equator. This effect is also seen at the upper loop that didn't cause a sunspot.

Now, let's look at another set of sunspots from the previous solar cycle, from March 2000. We see a string of sunspots extremely close to the equator, and a tiny one on top in the middle, and another one on the right.

Because the Sun's magnetic polarity flips with every solar cycle, we see the polarity differentiation reversed. In the previous image we saw the white shadow on the left in the upper hemisphere. Now we see the white shadow on the right. This means that the shadow is now cast by the opposite magnetic orientation. The same reversal is also visible in the lower hemisphere, as it should be, because the solar magnetic polarity reversal flips the field lines in both hemispheres simultaneously, into their opposite orientation.

The symmetric magnetic field reversal proves that the primer fields, which impose their polarity, are very real, and are deeply connected with the most intimate functions of the Sun.

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