Correlations between solar activity and the heliocentric longitudes of Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus at the time of the syzygies of Jupiter and Saturn are detected. In order to explain these correlations it is suggested that the resonance of the outer planets destabilizes the orbit of Kuiper Belt Objects and generates a cyclical impact frequency on the Sun. The vaporization of the object initiates a shock way disrupting the upwelling of the plasma resulting in a sunspot formation. The proposed model is able to explain the length of the cycle, the latitude distribution of the sunspots and the extremely long term stability of the cycles. Calculating the positions of the Jovian planets at syzygies of Jupiter and Saturn allows the long term prediction of the solar activity.
Authors: J. Garai
Publication Status: Submitted to Solar Physics
Last Modified: 2009-07-03 11:36