´¯`•. March 20, 2017

Geek Me.

From SpaceWeather.com

The sun has now been blank (no sunspots) for 14 consecutive days. To find a similar stretch of blank suns in the historical record, you have to go back to April of 2010–a time when the sun was emerging from a deep Solar Minimum. The current stretch of spotlessness heralds a new Solar Minimum expected to arrive in 2019-2020. Between now and then we can expect even longer interregnums broken from time to time by mostly small sunspots incapable of strong flares. Is space weather coming to an end? On the contrary, now is when things get interesting: Solar Minimum brings extra cosmic rays, pink auroras, and more.

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