Testing the "Watts Effect"
On Anthony Watts’ blog, he’s testing his apparent paranormal power to cause the Sun to break out into sunspots by writing about how blank the Sun is.
On this blog, I don’t believe in the paranormal, and it looks like the Sun is still slumbering, with no end in sight.
Here is the stereo view looking behind the Sun to the surface that has yet to come into view:
Nothing to report other than a coronal hole. Looks like Anthony’s got no more powers than I have.
Here’s the solar cycle progression to July 2009.
With August 2009 expected to be zero, that red line prediction is looking more and more optimistic.