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What Is The Berg Timer . . .
The Berg Timer is declared by the rain, the seas, the flowers and the breeze.
It's the sunlight smiling at the eagles and the sky. All Nature it is but that's not all.
It's the clock of a whale's journey and a volcano's fury.
It is Man's precision from His vision.
It is all that my friend.
And that's not all.
Devoted to helping you in your weather/environmental awareness and all things affected by weather, which
is just about everything!
10/17/18 --- I've been working on more connections in the Sun/Earth sequence. My latest study is sea surface height and temperature which is revealing some very interesting results. Should take a while until I'm finished with this one. It's a big ocean.
11/14/2018 --- Massive, deadly, historic California fires a part of the long ago forecasted drought for the 2020's
. Droughts typically creep up on you over several years. Then all of a sudden it's a major drought like the dustbowl 1930's. See current U.S. Drought Chart
11/20 --- BT profile for N. California peaks this Fri/Sat Nov. 23-24, correctly forecasting the 1-7 inch total precip expected for that area. Good job BT.
11/26/2018 --- The profile for Travel Delays
peaked on day -4 which was on Sunday, November 25. Here a quote from ABC News: "Travelers going in and out of some Midwestern cities this Sunday are experiencing flight delays and cancellations on one of the busiest travel days of the year, with 15 states under a weather alert due to winter storm and blizzard warnings
Thousands could have avoided that delay by taking just five minutes to check here before planning their travel dates.
12/2/18 --- Getting close to finishing ocean study. As one might expect, it's complicated. But it's also very simple. Briefly, the BT cycle (the "eagle"
formation) shows up everywhere. The only places where ocean height doesn't cycle with BT are the coastal areas where the five major currents of the world (N & S Atlantic, N & S Pacific, Indian ocean currents) hit the continents Charts to come.
12/10/18 --- BT correctly forecasts this major winter storm causing widespread airline delays. See Airline Delays profile details here
and below which peaked twice on the day of Sunday's blizzard, a very rare BT event. As reported by USA Today, "American Airlines said it has proactively canceled 1,100 Sunday flights because of the storm. That is on top of 225 cancellations on Saturday.
The cancellations are now expected to spill into Monday, with American saying late Saturday that 300 Monday flights have been canceled." Power outages to over 160,000 in the Carolinas.
12/11/18 --- I reported long ago how BT can forecast Mars wind speed and Moonquakes. Now I've found correlations to Mercury's Dew Point and H20 Partial Pressure. Charts soon. I've got my hands full of so much good research. Like I've always said, researching the Berg Timer is like having a tiger by the tail.
Photo above by AccuWeather.com
12/13/2018 - The oceans rise and fall in a 25-day rhythm according to the Berg Timer. There are lots of studies finding a 50-day rhythm which might simply be an extension of a 25-day rhythm (D. Djurovic, P. Paquet 1991 Royal Meteorological Society and The "Madden and Julian Oscillation" 1971 widely referenced). However a 25-day rhythm has been found (Bizouaid and L. Seoane Atmospheric and Oceanic Forcing 2009). Looks like climate modelers have found the BT rhythm by going in the back door but they still don't know the 'why' or when these cycles are going to appear. The cause and the 'when' is planetary positions, a.k.a. the Berg Timer.
Berg Timer Profiles
Due to the evidence presented here, it can be concluded that the planets,
when in certain predictable heliocentric positions, as represented by the Berg Timer,
cause solar activity and its ionized particles to affect Earth's weather.
Thus BT can forecast not only weather but most all things affected by weather,
which is just about everything.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years". The Holy Bible, Genesis [1:14]
My aim is to say that the machinery of the heavens is not like a divine animal but like a clock and that in it almost all the variety of motions is from one very simple magnetic force acting on bodies, as in the clock all motions are from a very simple weight.
Johannes Kepler, late 16th Century, founder of three laws of planetary motion.
The relationships set forth here imply that certain dynamic forces exerted on the sun by the motions of the planets are the cause of the sunspot activity.
Paul D. Jose, Aerospace Research, USAF. The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 70. April 1965.
It is found empirically that solar activity is preceded by planetary conjunctions. A long-range prediction technique has been in use for 2.5 years, which predicts flares and proton events months in advance.
J.B. Blizard, Denver University. American Physical Society Bulletin #13, June 1968.
In summation, after more than 25 years of research in this field of solar system science, I can say without equivocation that there is very strong evidence that the planets, when in certain predictable arrangements, do cause changes to take place in those solar radiations that control our ionosphere.
John H. Nelson, RCA Communications. Cosmic Patterns. 1974.
The words above were spoken or published by religious teachings and respected science journals and authors. They have been personified by the Berg Timer since 1980. The Berg Timer Profiles, first developed July 2016, provide an objective and practical way to apply BT.
This body of work represents the bringing together of the wisdom of the ancient astrologers and the accuracy of today's astronomer to demonstrate that all of the universe's physical and biological paths are inextricably linked to the planets. From the ancient Aztec and Maya civilizations, the 13th Century's Ptolemy and Dante, and the Renaissance's Galileo, Kepler, and Brahe who overturned the old astrological order, to today's technologically accurate astronomers. All share the common goals of truth and the value of scientific understanding.
They were all, at their roots, astrologers. They all knew and understood that their environment was affected by the heavens. And they were astronomers. They knew that detail and strict rules of analysis and logic brought their theories home with facts.
Larry Berg, astronomer & astrologer, self funded and self taught in astrophysics, solar physics, meteorology, and the planetary sciences, has created one indicator capable of forecasting most all things related to the regularity and cycles of the sun, the planets, and the weather.
This, his life's work, is now meeting its fruition. Here, in his early 60's, with his new BT Profiles, he is demonstrating that the capability now exists to forecast not only planetary effects but also many environmentally sensitive aspects of our lives. Ancient astrological wisdom has been coupled together with today's precise astronomical calculations to form one simple, yet all-encompassing forecasting tool,
The Berg Timer™.
The Berg Timer was discovered on November 19, 1980. Its applications on this website are the result of over 40 years, and tens of thousands of hours of concentration, labor, sacrifice, data acquisition, analysis, frustration and discovery. A special "thank you" to all the scientists, engineers, and researchers in all fields of study who make data available for research.
Hi, my name is Larry Berg. Ever since I turned over my first rock as a child, I've been fascinated by Nature. My passion has been the study of natural cycles, specifically, the relationship between planetary cycles, solar cycles, and the cycles of Earth's weather, biosphere, geology, and human behavior.
It's to everyone's benefit to have a good understanding of the future. Whether it's weather, sales, politics, science, the markets, or health services . . . everyone is dependent upon, and subject to, future circumstances. Knowing more about natural cycles and being able to predict the future enables one to decrease the probability of allowing things to happen by chance and, thus, have more control over one's life and business.
I developed a simple indicator which can forecast many things, very reliably. Farmers and traders now know when the next drought will occur, and when it'll be rainy and cool. Emergency services now know when accidents are most likely to happen. Power companies know when to expect geomagnetic storms. Business owners can forecast sales strength. Stock market investors know when to buy and sell. Now we all know when to schedule outdoor activities and travel for the best weather. Anything you want to know that's related to weather, which is just about everything, can be forecasted by the Berg Timer.
Since BT is based on planetary positions, and planetary positions can be projected with precise accuracy, BT can forecast infinitely into the future with no loss in reliability.
BT's applications are so broad that any institution, business, or individual can benefit by applying it to their particular activity.
Welcome. Join me as I turn over some more rocks.
What Is the Berg Timer?
The Berg Timer is simply a summation index of the number of times two planets are longitudinally equidistant from a third planet.
When the heliocentric longitudes of two planets are the same distance to a third planet, a value of "1" exists of the Berg Timer. Typically, these are called midpoints of the planets --- one planet is in the middle and two planets are on either side of the middle. The other time a BT value exists is when there is a planetary conjunction, when two planets are in the same longitudinal position. At that time those two planets are longitudinally equidistant to all the other planets. So there automatically is 7 points for the Berg Timer. Then the points are added together for whatever time series desired. I typically use daily, monthly, and yearly BT for my correlation studies.
The history and development of the Berg Timer can be read at http://www.justgoodtiming.com/id48.htm
. Essentially it began with an interest and understanding of astrology way back in my 20's. My understanding of astrology was so thorough that I could often guess someone's sign just by observation. So I knew that there must be something to it and that a larger application for it in the world must exist. That led me along the long road of discovery. There's really nothing like the feeling of discovering something no one has ever known before, especially since it might be a new law of physics.
How the planets' positions can affect solar activity is not known. I'm not a physicist but I've done a lot of reading over the past 40 years. My best guess is that its an effect of the planets' position on the interplanetary magnetic field. We will need space buoys throughout the solar system in order to measure its changes. That day will come.
In my early days in the late 70's, with no computers, I had to draw out all the planetary longitude correlations by hand. It took me about two days to do one year. Now with the computer I can do it in about seven seconds. So I now have a library of BT from the late 1500's to 2300.
What Is a Berg Timer Profile?
Sometimes you can look at something like solar flares and easily see how they are most likely to occur just before and after strong BT. Some see it, some don't. So in order to have an objective answer to that question I developed the Berg Timer Profile which shows exactly how something correlates with BT over a certain length of time.
A BT profile is a daily line graph showing how often an indice, like flares, occurred from 12 days before to 12 days after when the Berg Timer was >= 7 strength or higher.
To make the profile I developed a spreadsheet in which I input the daily values of the indice I want to correlate with BT. Then it shows a charted profile of what the indice was doing on each of 12 days before and after BT >=7 strength. Right now I correlate 12 years of data from 2006 to 2017 to get the 12-year profile of an indice's past behavior and, thus, expected future behavior. There were 256 instances of BT being >=7 during those 12 years.
Using profiles makes the analysis of an indice objective and provides empirical proof, or disproof, for a BT correlation. One can look at a charted comparison of BT and hurricanes for instance and see that hurricanes are most likely to develop just after a BT "7" day. Its profile provides an objective confirmation of that. Also, since BT "7 or more" days sometimes occur within 12 days of each other, the profile automatically integrates multiple BT days' effect which the eye cannot do.
Profiles don't always show a definite correlation. Some just wiggle up and down sideways. In these cases the profile can't be of any practical value. Sometimes there's a third factor which necessitates an adjustment. For instance, when comparing BT to car accidents you have to remove the tendency for higher accidents to occur on holidays and weekends before the data can be compared.
The charts below, due to a similarity impossible by chance, prove that the Berg Timer is a significant, if not major, cause of changes in solar activity. Thus so for other indices related to solar activity like Atmospheric Angular Momentum, Precipitation, Temperature, Tornadoes, and Solar Irradiance. Not published yet is also proof of BT's correlation to Oceanic Angular Momentum.
The sequence of BT's effect from the sun to the Earth's surface involves a number of indices which have been well measured by today's satellite and surface instruments. It involves several areas of professional understanding of which I have made a good effort to learn. What we all want to do is to understand the mechanics of the transmission of solar activity through the Earth's atmosphere to the ground.
This evidence proves that the Berg Timer is able to forecast all of these indices involved, which essentially means that the Berg Timer is causally connected to the Sun/Earth effect. One cannot artificially reproduce such an occurrence. It's the same thing as saying that the flip of a switch does not cause electricity to move through wires which causes a bulb's filament to heat and light up which sends light to your eye. Since the following sequence begins with the Sun and each indice in the sequence is also similarly correlated to the Berg Timer, so then the Berg Timer must be causally connected to the first cause, the Sun. One step up from the Sun is new astrophysics.
I welcome feedback as to some of the conclusions I've made but I've tried to follow today's thinking of the specialists and have taken great pains to use the most complete data in each field of study. So it goes, from the Berg Timer to solar physics, to radiation, to magnetic fields, to atmospheric science, to meteorology, to geophysics, to geology, to oceanography, to the biosphere, us.
~ The Sequence of the Berg Timer's Effect From the Sun To Earth's Surface ~
~ SUNSPOTS ~
What a wonderfully symmetrical profile!
Nature's a beautiful thing. The profile of
the first cause appropriately flying like an eagle.
The Sun-Earth effect begins here.
The Berg Timer's correlation to solar activity has unleashed a torrent of evidence for this
new law of physics.
Sunspots bottom exactly at day '0', when BT is at its strongest.
~ SOLAR FLARES ~
Solar flares often coincide with sunspots. Flares bottom with sunspots at day "0" when BT >= 7.
The physics of the planetary positions' effect is not known. I believe it to be an effect of the planetary positions (BT) on the solar system's interplanetary magnetic field.
What a big surge in activity after day '0'!
~ SOLAR FLUX ~
Solar flux bottoms exactly at strong BT day '0'.
"The solar radio flux at 10.7 cm is an excellent indicator of solar activity. It is one of the longest running records of solar activity . . . it correlates well with the sunspot number as well as a number of UltraViolet (UV), ozone, and solar irradiance emissions that impact the (Earth) ionosphere and stratosphere." From link below.
~ ELECTRONS ~
Raindrops need something to wrap themselves around. The sun provides such a carrier. Much has been studied and written about ionized particles', in this case electrons' ability to act as nucleation agents that cause clouds to form. Electrons are high when solar activity is low because low solar activity decreases Earth's magnetic field allowing more electrons to penetrate Earth's atmosphere.
~ UV INDEX, SOLAR IRRADIANCE ~
This chart shows total sunshine received at ground level. It's evident that at day '0', sky is least clear.
Low solar activity = more charged particles = higher cloud production = less sunlight.
More discussion on this topic is at the links below.
~ PRECIPITATION, COASTAL CITIES ~
Strong Berg Timer = low solar activity = high charged particles (electrons) entering Earth's atmosphere = high cloud formation = higher precipitation.
Ocean weather is dominated by solar activity.
Marine city weather is dominated by the ocean.
See again the Eagle profile. It 'peaks at the beak'.
The profiles are quite striking in their proportional structure.
These things aren't occurring by chance.
~ ATMOSPHERIC ANGULAR MOMENTUM ~
The Berg Timer causes an abrupt and sudden move up in AAM that peaks exactly at day '0'.
It's one of the strongest profiles I've seen. It can't be denied that something really definitive is going on here.
The article below describes what scientists call the 30-60 day "flip-flop oscillation" of our equator to pole atmospheric circulation as "not well understood" and that "the mechanism is unknown".
Evidence is increasingly pointing to the fact that
the Berg Timer might be the "the unknown".
~ TORNADOES ~
Tornadoes are most often the result of strong low pressure fronts that move out of the Rocky Mountains into middle America, pulling up warm air from the south which combines with the cool atmospheric precipitates (see ELECTRONS above) to form strong updrafting tornadoes.
This coincides with the production of clouds as evident by the Irradiance profile.
~ DAILY TEMPERATURE OF INLAND CITIES ~
This is a profile of 214 U.S. cities' temperature.
Quite a strong move up in the 10 days before '0'.
~ DAILY PRECIPITATION of INLAND CITIES ~
The absolute low of U.S. cities' precipitation occurs exactly at day '0' when BT is strongest.
Again . . . at the eagle's beak.
The U.S. inland cities are most affected by the jet stream low pressure systems moving northwest to southeast across the country.
Being able to forecast rain of the continental U.S. is one of the most valuable discoveries my work has produced. The data source, Frontier weather, prides itself on the accuracy and completeness of its data.
I discovered the Berg Timer on November 19, 1980.
Evidence of this new theory of the planetary positions' effect upon the sun and thus Earth was first published as a periodic newsletter in the 1980's, then here on this website when the internet came along.
The Berg Timer causes predictable changes in solar activity and thus Earth's weather, that being that . . .
a strong daily Berg Timer value >=7, which represents a unique state of planetary positions,
causes low solar activity, thus high electrons penetrating Earth's atmosphere, thus causing high atmospheric angular momentum, high cloud formation, and higher precipitation.
The Berg Timer is defined as being a summation index of the number of times that two planets
are longitudinally equidistant from a third planet, with respect to the sun.
Solar Flares and the Berg Timer
Being able to forecast solar activity is the cornerstone of BT's capabilities since solar activity is the 'first cause' of Earth's atmospheric circulation and weather. Above is a chart of BT (inverted) and solar flares for 2016-17. Solar activity bottoms when BT is strongest.
Solar forecasting is becoming more and more important for our space and electrical power industry. Knowing when solar activity will occur helps us prepare for powerline surges, radiation danger to astronauts and pilots, and damage to satellites. Solar sunspots and flares occur just before and after strong Berg Timer days. Some see it, some don't. That's why I think the profiles are so great because the profile makes it objectively easy to see. Flares bottom when BT is strong, like the 'Eagle' Sunspot profile
Precipitation and other extreme weather is obviously a factor in airline delays and it's confirmed below with the chart of airline late arrivals compared to the Berg Timer. This is featured in the Forecasting Service
page which provides the Airline Delay profile enabling you to plan air travel with less possibility of delays.
Also above is BT compared to the daily precipitation total of 45 geographically representative U.S. cities and percent of daily United Airlines flights that were "Late" (divided by 2 for charting purposes). Storm systems occur just before and after strong BT days. So it's not surprising to see an increase in late arrivals around high BT.
Travel delays can be avoided by using BT to plan travel. Air travel within a week of BT value "7" or higher has a high probability of delay. Ground travelers and outside event planners should consult the Forecasting Page
for precise forecast for your area. Accurate weather forecasting is available by finding the profile for your area on the Forecasting Service page and comparing it to the BT Table there.
The Tornado/BT chart below for 2016 shows that tornadoes are most likely when BT is strong and peaking, like the Tornado Profile in the Sequence Charts
above. That huge BT day in August was the strongest since 1988. This is when the historic flood disaster happened in Lousiana. That was much like the Great Flood of 1927
which also occurred during a very strong BT period.
See below that quakes are most likely 8 days before and 6 days after BT >=5 strength (day "0").
The Italy 6.2 and Burma 6.8 quakes on Aug 25, 2016 occurred exactly during the forecasted high day (-8) period for quakes.
Then again two more quakes, 5.5 and 6.1 hit Italy on October 27, again, 8 days before "0".
Below is the profile of Atlantic Hurricanes. This can greatly improve Caribbean planning for travel, cruises, and shipping in the Caribbean. This correlation was published here in 2008. This new profile confirms it.
The best times for travel to avoid hurricanes in the Atlantic and Carribean would be starting 7 days prior to a BT "0" day. At that time you would be able to have a good 8-10 days with a low probability for hurricanes, or at least not getting a hurricane's highest wind periods. See how this profile would have kept you away from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
This would be a great asset for travel agencies or just something everyone refers to in planning their vacation or outside events. One can use this with the Airline Delays profile
and be even more confident in your vacation timing.
HURRICANE MATTHEW, 2016
Matthew was a natural progression of strength caused by the Berg Timer. It peaked in strength just one day before the profile forecast.
It caused hundreds of deaths in Haiti and much damage throughout the Bahamas and the eastern coast of Florida. South Carolina had massive flooding. BT has proven itself to be a reliable forecasting tool.
Geomagnetism and Hemispheric Electrification
Electrical storms energize Earth's atmosphere. This electrical power is monitored by the NOAA POES satellites. Geomagnetism and Hemispheric Gigawatts can now be forecasted by using these BT profiles. It's a valuable tool for both space and ground electronic engineers and planners.
The Yearly Berg Timer
Low periods in BT are indicative of drought in the United States and lows in the world economy. High periods indicate low seismic activity, strong world stock markets, and high precipitation. See the high peaking BT of 2018, the time of a record high stock market. There should be a market decline in 2019 then a rally into 2021 peak. See updated stock market discussion here
below written/published April 2008 ---
Note that as of this writing, BT shows that the economy will bottom during the first year of our new next president (2009). Then the economy will improve for the next year (2010), then a decline for at least the next couple years of the new president (2011, 2012). So our next president may well end his/her presidency at an economic low and be blamed for the very bad economic situation.
The government really has little control over the economy. It all depends on the weather and how people behave. One president or one congress does not have the means to control that factor. The economy should be a major sour point for the president who is in office in 2009-2012. But, the president elected in 2012 will see the economy strengthen in 2015, the third year of his/her first/second term. So it goes. If the president elected in 2012 is a first term president, he/she will be re-elected due to a strong economy at the time of re-election in 2016.
The following written/published July 2012 ---
The Berg Timer's Long-Term Forecast correctly forecasted 2012's low precipitation, high temperatures, low interest rates, La Nina, weak economy, and weak stock market.
Hang on, this trend is not substantially broken until 2015.
The BT forecast has been published on the home page since 2001.
Notice, in the above chart, the strong up BT cycle during the Clinton administration of 1993 through 2000, thus President Clinton's economic success due to the natural cycles. Notice in the chart below the very strong BT during Ronald Reagan's 1981-1988, thus helping him to succeed. Then note the low BT as G.W. Bush was finishing his second term in 2008-9. Thus the economic disaster inherited by President Obama, and for which he is semi-succeeding in blaming G.W. Bush. Then note the bottoming of BT in 2011-12, thus the difficulty President Obama is having with the current economy.
The next president will enjoy the favor of presiding over the economic recovery of 2015.
If President Obama wins in November, he will take credit for the 2015 recovery. If Governor Romney wins, the economic recovery of 2015 will result in a second term for President Romney.
If there were anything the current president could have done to stimulate the economy, don't you think he would have done it by now? He tried with the stimulus but failed.
So, to put it all in perspective, except for making some changes in domestic and foreign policies, it's an illusion to think that there is anything a president, dictator, congress, parliament, union, or federal reserve can do to alter the world economic and climatic changes accurately forecasted by the Berg Timer cycle.
Below written/published May 2018 ---
See below the similarity between the Berg Timer during the Dustbowl 1930's and the 2020's. Thus the forecast for another drought during the 2020's.
On the current political side, BT hits highs in 2016 and 2018, and so does the economy strengthen and presidential (Trump) approval grow. All because of a strong Berg Timer. There's a dip down of BT in 2019, after the 2018 mid-term elections, so politics should not be affected. Then BT is strong into 2020 and 2021 so it should be a continued strong, but peaking, economy and a second term for President Trump.
After 2021 it all falls down until 2028
. So during the sliding BT we will have warming temperatures, low precipitation, a weak economy, La Nina (cooling of East Pacific waters), and strong quakes likely. The long ago forecasted 2020's drought is on our doorstep. Farming, water, and hydroelectric power concerns, prepare for the worst. Hope for the best.
See pages devoted to each subject at the top of this page for more detailed information and forecasts.
Data Sources ---