Has the sun "gone to sleep ...?"

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  1. Campercaillie

    Campercaillie Read Only Funster

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    We should at the moment be experiencing a peak in solar activity, based on the sun's 11-year cycle, but scientists are said to be baffled as to why the sun is so 'quiet.' It seems it is an extremely rare event and they are comparing it to the "Maunder minimum" of the 17th/18th century, when the Thames froze over and which also coincided with the onset of the "mini ice-age"........:Eeek:

    Very interesting analysis...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25771510
     
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    my fault

    Blame me, I am in Durness hoping for a Northern Light sighting, slim chance anyway, looks like zero chance now, just glad we had not paid to go to Norway

    It will all kick off the day after we leave

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    Oh No, and I just bought the mother of all solar kits. :Laughing:

    Lordy.....

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    Please please please

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    It seems to be down in Australia, i heard today they are experiencing 44c of heat,as for northern light show we have not seen any since a week before Christmas,very strange indeed for up here:Eeek:
     
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