Our Sun quietting, is this an indication of cold weather to come?

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Our Sun quietting, is this an indication of cold weather to come?
Posted by Primordial on Monday, November 25, 2013 8:43 AM
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Posted by StarFarmer on Monday, November 25, 2013 10:43 AM


"The last time that happened, during the so-called 'Mauder Minimum' between 1650 and 1715, almost no sunspots were observed."       65 years!     What happened to the Sun's 11 year sunspot cycles and magnetic field swaps in that time frame?  There should have been almost 6 of them.  Maybe the 11 year cycle is just a small part of a much larger cycle.  The Sun will never be predictable and will always change.  Earth cool-down?  Well, maybe our satellites, communications, and power grids will be safer due to lower solar activity but I think the last sentence of the article says it pretty well.  Maybe humankind will prevent another "Little Ice Age" for the short term but when the Sun ramps it back up later on we all had better run, duck, and cover!  Buy stock in the freon industry!Geeked


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Posted by Titan1 on Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:07 PM

As spooky as this is I believe something at more immediate issue is, when will the Earth's poles switch? When they do, and they will, how will that effect our magnetoshere? We're over due for one as the last was around 70,000 years ago.

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