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Berg Timer Profiles
Due to the evidence presented here, it can be concluded that the planets, when in certain predictable positions as represented by the Berg Timer, cause solar activity and its ionized particles to affect Earth's atmospheric nucleation which helps cause cloudiness which affects atmospheric angular momentum which affects length of day, sea level, geomagnetism, earthquakes, and weather. BT thus then affects many other things related to 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, 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, which is just about everything.
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 most all environmentally sensitive aspects of our lives. Ancient astrological wisdom has finally been coupled together with today's precise astronomical calculations to form one simple, yet all-encompassing forecasting tool.
It is 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 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. I found it accurate and reliable in a couple ways. 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 a larger application for it in the world. That led me along the long road of discovery after discovery. There's really nothing like the feeling of discovering something no one has ever known before, especially if it's proofs for a new law of physics!
Why BT works is not known. It must be new physics. I believe it is the planets' effect on the interplanetary magnetic field. We will need space buoys throughout the solar system in order to measure it. That day will come.
The Berg Timer is simply a summation index of the number of times two planets are longitudinally equidistant from a third, with respect to the sun. So 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, two planets are in the same longitudinal point. At this time of course those two planets are equidistant to all the other planets. So there automatically is 7 points for the Berg Timer. When you add up all these BT points you create a series of values for whatever time period you want, together forming an oscillating cycle. I typically use daily, monthly, and yearly BT for my correlation studies.
In my early days in the late 70's I drew all the planetary lines by hand. That took me about two days to do one year of the BT values. Now with the computer I can calculate BT for any year in about seven seconds. So I now have a complete library of BT from the late 1500's to 2300.
What Is a Berg Timer Profile?
Sometimes you can look at something like rain and easily see how it's most likely 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.
A BT profile is simply a line graph showing when an indice, like rain, occurred with reference to when the Berg Timer was 7 strength or higher.
To produce the profile I developed a spreadsheet in which I simply input daily values of the indice I want to correlate with BT and then it shows a charted profile of what the indice was doing on each day before and after BT >=7.
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 more likely just after a BT "7" day. Its profile provides an objective confirmation of it. Also, since BT "7" days sometimes occur within 12 days of each other, the profile automatically integrates multiple BT days' effect.
Profiles do not always show a definite correlation. Some just wiggle up and down sideways with no definite pattern. In these cases no conclusion can be made on a BT correlation. Or it could be that there's a third factor which is making the analysis negative. 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. And on a study of temperature you have to use the "departure from normal" value, not the real temperature, since there are seasonal influences on temperature.
The more years you have of the data the more reliable the outcome will be. I try to get at least ten years of data for each indice I study.
Below is the profile for the Berg Timer itself. It shows how the values of BT preceed and follow the strong BT days >= 7. It's very interesting that it displays a 'head & shoulders' type formation. You'll find that most of the indices profiled also show this type formation, further proving that BT is a strong causal factor in Earth rotation and weather.
Profile proofs for the Berg Timer affecting Earth rotation and weather are solar activity, atmospheric angular momentum, cloudiness, length of day, and sea level. They show the head and shoulders profile just like the BT profile, evidence that BT is directly affecting Earth.
The charts below, due to a similarity impossible to be chance, prove that the Berg Timer is a significant, if not major, cause of changes in Solar Activity, Earth Length of Day, Atmospheric Angular Momentum, Cloudiness, Geomagnetism, and Sea Level.
The sequence of the effect of the Berg Timer from the planets down to the Earth surface may go something like what follows. It involves several areas of professional understanding of which I am only self taught. I welcome feedback as to its accuracy, but the facts don't lie. The interrelationships of the indices below are proven science. And since BT can forecast them, well, how's that for new science!
PROFILES OF SOLAR ACTIVITY & THE MAJOR INDICES OF OUR ATMOSPHERE & EARTH MOTION
SOLAR FLARES --- Solar activity bottoms at day "0" when BT >= 7. The cornerstone proof of BT's effect.
UV SOLAR IRRADIANCE AT GROUND LEVEL --- This is of course similar to solar activity indices. Solar Irradiance is less abundant at day "0". Less sunshine means more cloudiness which causes atmosopheric drag which increases Length of Day.
COSMIC RAYS --- Cosmic rays from outer space run opposite to solar activity output because the sun's output increases the resistance of Earth's magnetic field to cosmic rays. Whether or not cosmic rays cause cloud nucleation is controversial. But this analysis provides evidence that cosmic rays do add to cloud formation which leads to atmospheric drag and longer LOD. The cosmic rays' response to BT is further proof that BT is the primal cause of these effects.
Below is an excerpt from a paper on the cosmic ray/cloud formation subject which favors the cosmic ray link ---
"A possible modulation of the Earth’s albedo by changes in cloudiness resulting from changes in the flux of galactic cosmic rays was proposed by Svensmark & FriisChristenssen (1997). This mechanism looked particularly promising after a strong correlation between cloud factor over mid-latitude oceans and cosmic ray flux was found by these authors for the period 1984-1991. They suggested that cosmic rays promote the formation of terrestrial clouds through ionization of particles in the troposphere. As both the flux and the energy spectrum of cosmic rays are known to be modulated by the interplanetary magneticfield, which in turn is strongly influenced by the magnetic field of the Sun, it is feasible that cosmic rays provide the link whereby solar activity affects the global climate (Svensmark, 1998)."
SUNSHINE, CLOUDS AND COSMIC RAYS. E. Palle´ Bago´ and C.J. Butler Armagh Observatory, College Hill, BT61 9DG. Armagh, N. Ireland.
LENGTH OF DAY peaks when BT >= 7. This confirms the UV/CLOUDINESS/ATMOSPHERIC DRAG/LOD link of which the Berg Timer is the first cause since all of these indices are involved with and subject to BT's intensity.
ATMOSPHERIC ANGULAR MOMENTUM --- AAM peaks exactly at day "0". This shows atmospheric drag at its strongest causing longer Length of Day. High AAM is caused by cloud production which is caused by cosmic rays and other radiation.
The dp and ps indices below are correctional indices with respect to Earth's pole position. Evidently the Berg Timer is an additional influence upon Earth's rotational motion like it is upon its LOD period. Length of Day, dp, and ps evidently are all affected by the Berg Timer, vis a vis, planetary positions. All three indices peak exactly when BT >= 7 as represented by the "0" position. This effect upon Earth's pole rotation is another discovered influence upon Earth rotation.
dPsi and dEps POLAR CORRECTIONS
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY (AFred) runs opposite to solar activity. This is caused by cosmic ray nucleation of Earth's atmosphere causing clouds and storms. Low solar activity provides the environment necessary for weather storm production and Earth's geomagnetism to be high.
World Sea Level
When I began this study on sea level I thought I'd find various profiles for each location in the world to be different. What a surprise! Everywhere I looked the profiles showed the same configuration . . . an upward direction of Sea Level to the strong Berg Timer day and then an abrupt downward direction after it. This is an interesting contribution to this new BT theory of Planetary Physics.
Below are ten profiles of Sea Levels from all over the world.
SEA LEVEL BOSTON --- Sea levels all over the world profile the same when BT >= 7.
LENGTH OF DAY --- The Earth's rate of spin can varies depending upon the atmosphere and other factors. Now we have to add the Berg Timer to what affects Earth's spin rate.
The Sea Level data was taken from ground based buoys with reference to a fixed ground position. It is from the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center, at http://uhslc.soest.hawaii.edu/data/?rq
. All of the sea level profiles peak at day "-1" or "0", meaning that they peak when the Berg Timer has a strong day >= 7. This is quite interesting because there are ramifications for the same Sea Level occuring the same all over the world with respect to planetary positions as personified by the Berg Timer.
Another interesting fact is how all the Sea Level charts are almost identical to the Length of Day chart. Obviously the two connected.
Sea level, Atmospheric Angular Momentum, and LOD all peak around day "0". With sea levels all over the world showing the same profiles is really interesting. Solar activity, Cosmic Rays, AAM, LOD, and Sea Level are all a part of a known and understood physical cause/effect which are all "forecastable" by BT as demonstrated by the BT Profiles of each indice.
The planets of our solar system, when in certain predictable symmetrical positions as represented by the Berg Timer, cause solar activity to bottom and start to increase. Coincident with this, Cloudiness, Length of Day, and Sea Level peak. Evidently, planetary symmetry as represented by the Berg Timer, causes a low in solar activity. A low in solar activity correlates with low UV Solar Radiation, high Cosmic Rays, high Cloudiness, high Atmospheric Angular Momentum (atmospheric drag), and high Length of Day.
Solid science which can be forecasted by BT.
This is a new addition to our knowledge of planetary physics. I believe it is the planets' effect on the interplanetary magnetic field. We'll be able to confirm BT's effect when we put space buoys throughout the solar system to measure the fluctuations of the interplanetary magnetic field caused by BT.
This New Theory of a Planetary Position Effect upon Solar Activity, Earth Atmosphere, and Earth Rotation, published here on July 28, 2016, 4:52 PM, ET, but has been in the works since discovery of the Berg Timer on November 19, 1980.
Solar Flares, Sunspots and the Berg Timer Forecast For Next Month
Above is a chart of BT and flares so far this year and the next month's Berg Timer. Being able to forecast solar activity is the cornerstone of BT's capabilities since solar activity is the cause of so much of Earth's atmosphere and weather.
Flare and sunspot forecasting is becoming more and more important for our space and electrical power industry. Knowing when solar flares will occur helps them prepare for space activity, power surges, and damage to satellites. The Flare and Sunspot Profiles below represent acitivity with respect to 19,401 flares and 191,717 sunspots occurring within 25 days of all 257 instances of the Berg Timer >= 7 strength from 2006 through 2015. Since some BT "7" days overlap each other the total for flares is 330,254 and 33,189 for sunspots.
U.S. Precipitation Profiles
A total of 52 cities were chosen to represent the four U.S. Precipitation Profiles, West, Central, East, and Total.
Below are the 52 cities. The amount of precipitation for each of these was totaled for each day from 2006 to 2015 and charted with respect to the 12 days before and after all of the 257 instances of when the daily Berg Timer was >= 7. Those are the U.S. Precipitation Profiles.
The four Profiles aren't much different, sharing major highs and lows. They all have three peaks before "0" day. They all have a low period from "0" day to around "4" day. And then they all make another peak and finish down at the end except the West which finishes up. They all make their highest peak in day -4 to -6, so that's when there's the highest probability for rain in the U.S.. Then in days 3 to 5 they make a low and then make a peak into day 9.
These profiles can be used as a good overall pattern to follow with respect to the probability of precipitation in your area. Of course, your own local profile would be more exact for you than these, but they will still follow the basic pattern for your area. For instance, you can look at the city profiles on this page and see how they follow their area's profile.
See below the great similarity between Precipitation and Airline Delays.
The Tornado Profile below shows that tornadoes are most likely when BT is greater than or equal to "7" strength, as represented by "0". The tornado profile is the result of a ten year study which includes 13,732 tornado reports by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration compared to all 257 instances of the Berg Timer being "7" strength or higher.
Tornado are most likely at "0" day, at solar activity lows and cloudiness highs.
TORNADOES 2016 --- Below is the profile for the 2016 tornadoes so far in late August. It conforms well with the 10-year profile above, thus proving that quake probability can actually be reliably forecasted with the BT profile.
See below that quakes are most likely 8 days before and 6 days after day "0". Least likely on day "1".
The Italy 6.2 and Burma 6.8 quakes occurred exactly during the forecasted high period for quakes.
QUAKES 2016 --- See below profile of actual quake numbers so far for 2016. It shows good correlation with 2016 data making a major low on day "1" and then moving up just like the 10-year profile above. And of course being able to accurately forecast a high probability for quakes on day "-8". Good proofs for BT profiles' ability to accurately forecast future activity.
Burglaries and Precipitation
On July 8th I finished a profile analysis of New York Burglaries. Then I compared it to their local precipitation profiles. See the results below. Precipitation high, Burglaries high for both locations and vice versa. Very strong correlation. Hmm. Interesting. Well then I did the profiles for Los Angeles, and New Orleans . . . same result!
New York ---
Los Angeles ---
New Orleans ---
Isn't that amazing!? Three widely separate locations, three excellent correlations between local precipitation and burglaries with respect to BT. Proof that precipitation highs and lows match burglaries and so the Berg Timer can forecast them. Why?
My guess is it's because rain makes noise. Noise covers the disturbance made by a burglar. It also means people aren't outside walking around who might catch them. Burglars don't want confrontation. They feel safer. So those two factors are probably the most likely reasons why burglars choose to "work" when it's raining.
Of course this also shows that BT can forecast precipitation AND burglaries. These profiles are strong enough to help the local police schedule manpower needs and distribution based on their local BT Profile.
The applications for just these three simple crime profiles are enormous. That's just one kind of crime. I'll be getting to assaults and more on thefts, traffic accidents, fire, medical emergencies . . . the potential uses for BT Profiles will never end.
Below is a great profile correlation to Hurricanes. This could transform Caribbean planning for travel, boating, cruises, shipping, whatever happens in the Caribbean. This correlation was published on my website about ten years ago. 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 8-9 days for a vacation with a very low probability for hurricanes, or at least not getting a hurricane's highest wind periods.
This would be a great asset for travel agencies or just something everyone refers to in planning their vacation. Use this with the Airline Delays Profile below and have an even better vacation.
Airline Delays, Railroad Accidents, Geomagnetism, and Hemispheric Power
Below see United Airlines daily % delays from 2010 to 2015. It is highest just before the strongest BT days, probably due to severe weather which is more probable just before high BT days (see US PRECIPITATION
So, considering this and the Hurricane Profile above, if planning a Caribbean travel in the Fall it's best to schedule it 8 to 10 days either before or after strong BT days.
The profile of airline delays are below. Delays are highest in the 7 days before strong BT. Most severe weather storms occur in the week before strong BT days so that is why delays are highest then. You can see Precipitation Profiles here.
The Airline Delays profile below represents delay activity so far in 2016. It conforms well with the 10-year profile history above. So this shows that following the profile history above one could have well avoided airline delays so far in 2016. Below is proof that the BT profile can accurately forecast airline delays.
Airline delays and Railroad accidents profiles are opposite. As already mentioned, Airline Delays are due mostly to severe weather which most often occurs just before strong BT. The Railroad Accidents show a major low 5 days before strong BT. Why? My best guess is that because strong weather storms most often occur just before strong BT the railroads may decrease speed or delay travel altogether thus decreasing accidents.
Cosmic rays are most prevalent during low solar activity. They help create cloud producing storms. Electrical storms energize Earth's atmosphere. The power, in gigawatts, is monitored by NOAA POES satellites. Below is the profile of the Hemispheric Gigawatt value for the last ten years. Of course electrification of Earth's atmosphere translates to higher geomagnetism so they share similar profiles and, thus, can be now be forecasted by using their BT Profiles. This forecasting ability is a valuable tool for both space and ground electronic engineers.
Weather Profiles for Any Location in the World
Every place in the world has it's own profile for weather. It depends upon how weather systems move in speed and direction. Once you have the profile for it you can use it forever without loss in reliability. You simply use the daily Berg Timer values to find the calendar dates before and after the "0" day to keep track of the weather before and after "0". That's all there is to it.
Purchase information for a profile for any location is provided in the Products
page. The Berg Timer for the next 30 days is published in the Solar Flare chart
Below is a Profile for Omaha Nebraska with four weather indices. If you live in Omaha you now know when the probabilities are highest and lowest for precipitation and cloudiness, forever.
You can see the highest and lowest extremes of each indice. This is great if planning an outdoor event. This can be done for any location in the world for any time in the future.
Data Sources ---
The Yearly Berg Timer
Low periods in BT are indicative of drought in the United States and lows in the world economy. High periods of yearly BT indicate low seismic activity, strong world stock markets and high precipitation.
Note that as of this writing (April 2008) 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.
See pages devoted to each subject for more detailed forecasts.
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.
See below the similarity between the Berg Timer during the Dustbowl 1930's and BT during the 2020's.