Cosmic Brownies. Attack of the Demon Sun. Not To Scale. 1.5*10 8 km. 0.56m. 2.9m. 2.9m. Φ = π -2 ϴ. ϴ = tan -1 (2.9/.56) = 1.38 rad. Φ = 0.38 rad. Φ. 2.9m. ϴ ϴ. 0.56 m. ϴ = 1.38 rad. Φ = 0.38 rad. Night Fall @ 18:30. Day Break @ 5:30. 0 .38*780 π. 11:13 – 12:47.
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Attack of the Demon Sun
ϴ = tan-1(2.9/.56) = 1.38 rad
Φ = 0.38 rad
Φ = 0.38 rad
Night Fall @ 18:30
Day Break @ 5:30
11:13 – 12:47
780 min in the day
12:47 – 18:30
5:30 – 11:13
We should be getting the most hits
The time we detect the maximum number of muons should be at precisely the peak of the solar day. However is seems to more often be around 1pm.
The amount of muons hitting our detector should increase and decrease in a 24 hour cycle. This does not mean however that at noon there will be a peak in the number of muons produced. Assuming there is a consistent stream of cosmic rays coming in from the sun, then at noon it should peak, although the particles creating the muons in the atmosphere will be much older than the light we see because the particles travel slower. There are other factors in the amount of muons, for example as the distance between the earth and sun increases or decreases.
solar day (roughly 24 hour cycle what we were looking at)
11 years Schwabe cycle(increase/decrease in sunspots)
22 years Hale cycle(suns poles full revolution of suns poles)