World clock: What is it and how does it work?

Have you ever wondered how the world clock works to keep everyone in sync? We live in different time zones, but from New York to Melbourne, a second is always a second. That’s because everyone sets their local clocks using an internationally agreed standard called Coordinated Universal Time, also known as UTC. UTC is defined … Read more

Newly described ‘solar clock’ can precisely predict solar cycle events years in advance

Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fspas.2022.886670″ width=”796″ height=”528″/> Evolution of the solar dipole and multipole components from the Wilcox Solar Observatory expansion of the coronal magnetic field. Dashed lines represent terminators; dotted lines represent the pre-terminators. The red arrow corresponds to the Halloween Storms of 2003—note the drop in dipole moment (top … Read more