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Earth’s ‘Big Freeze’ Approaches As Sun Remains Devoid Of Sunspots For Most Of 2018

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 1, 2018

Remember the coming Ice Age predictions from the ’70s?

AlGoreans don’t talk much about the sun nor sunspots.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/earths-big-freeze-approaches-as-sun-remains-devoid-of-sunspots-for-most-of-2018_08302018

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Scientists believe that Earth could experience a “big freeze” as the sun goes through what’s known as “solar minimum.” During this time, sunspots are minimal and the globe could be in for a wicked cold snap.

Scientists are reporting that the sun has been free of sunspots for a total of 133 days this year, according to The Express UK. With only 241 days of 2018 passing, that means the sun has been blank for the majority of the year. Experts continue to warn that this is a sign that the solar minimum is on its way. “The sun is spotless again. For the 133rd day this year, the face of the sun is blank,” wrote the website Space Weather.Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun’s atmosphere, and strangely pink auroras,” the website continued… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunspot update for March 2018: the sun crashes! | Behind The Black

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 13, 2018

I was going to say something like ‘AlGoreans may soon be cooling their heels’ but decided not to.

http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/sunspot-update-for-march-2018-the-sun-crashes/

It surely looks like the solar minimum has arrived, and it has done so far earlier than expected! On Sunday NOAA posted its monthly update of the solar cycle, covering sunspot activity for March 2018. Below is my annotated version of that graph.

March 2018 was the least active month for sunspots since the middle of 2009, almost nine years ago. In fact, activity in the past few months has been so low it matches the low activity seen in late 2007 and early 2008, ten years ago when the last solar minimum began and indicated by the yellow line that I have added to the graph below. If the solar minimum has actually arrived now, this would make this cycle only ten years long, one of the shortest solar cycles on record. More important, it is a weak cycle. In the past, all short cycles were active cycles. This is the first time we have seen a short and weak cycle since scientists began tracking the solar cycle in the 1700s, following the last grand minimum in the 1600s when there were almost no sunspots. Read the rest of this entry »

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