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Solar Flares


Solar flares are large and extremely energetic disturbances on the surface of the Sun. They occur essentially at random in both timing and energy content. The largest of them are able to disrupt land and satellite radio communications on Earth.

Some time ago, it occured to me that solar flares might be detectable my Fiber-Optic Michelson-Morley interferometer. I wanted to find someone familiar with them who could find a correlation between those events and my data stream.

A few days ago, it occured to me to simply search the internet. I quickly stumbled upon a list of the Largest 50 Solar Flares in 2020 (see References below). The data that I have collected falls in 2020 and covers about two thirds of that year.

Relation of known solar flares to ZinsLab data

The largest flare was in November 29. I have data for this period but have not yet plotted it.

The second largest was May 29, 2020. I have data and plots for this and following days. There is an abrupt discontinuity in the plots starting May 30, one day after the solar flare. This continued for about 19 days. During this time there is a straight decline in the raw data. Another characteristic of this period is that the azimuth data is random. After that 19 days, the usual patterns of raw data and azimuth abruptly resumed.

The third largest solar flare was May 5. After four days, the same pattern described above occurred: a straight decline in the raw data and random azimuth. This pattern continued nine days. After that, the usual patterns of raw data and azimuth resumed, just as in the May 29 period.


The second and third largest solar flares of 2020 are consistent with data captured on the Fiber-Optic Michelson-Morley Experiment interferometer at ZinsLab. However, the data is not tight enough to support the claim that the data patterns were certainly caused by the associated solar flares.

The largest flare awaits examination.

The references below support the argument.


I was aware of the May 29$^{th}$ and May 5$^{th}$ intervals before the present research, I suspected that these intervals might have been caused by instrumentation failure. I had no clue why they were where they are, either as real data or instrument failure.

This finding of remnants of solar flares was completely unexpected. It does not address the main issue of FOMMX, which is to falsify special relativity. But it does explain important segments of the data for the first time.


May 30, 2020 ZinsLab Data

The effect of the May 30 solar flare can be seen in the data captured at ZinsLab starting abruptly about three quarters of the way across the page below, about 5 PM MST: May 30 data plot

Top 50 solar flares of the year 2020

“On this page you will find an overview of the strongest solar flares of the year 2020 together with links to more information in our archive and a video (if available) of the event.”

May 29, 2020 Space Weather Live Data

Viewing archive of Friday, 29 May 2020, the second largest event of 2020.

Solar Flare to Earth delay

“It usually takes days for the solar plasma ejecta to reach Earth.”

Solar Flare duration on Earth

“How long do space weather events usually last?”

“Solar storms can last only a few minutes to several hours but the affects of geomagnetic storms can linger in the Earth’s magnetosphere and atmosphere for days to weeks.”

solarflare.txt · Last modified: 2021/02/04 23:30 by sz