15 Jun 2011

Scientists predict rare 'hibernation' of sunspots

For years, scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flares and sunspot activity, but lately a curious calm has suggested quite the opposite.

See http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110614/ts_afp/usspacesun


Anonymous said...

70 years is a long time to wait for maximum sunspot activity and most of us will be silent key when maximum returns. If the data is correct we will experience a change in the worlds climate with much colder weather in the northern hemisphere. Will the Thames freeze over again?
I am not a climate expert, but is global warming the the least of our worries.


VE3WDM said...

Good evening Roger, I am not really going to get to worried about the new. I am going to enjoy the solar ride for as long as it lasts. With my setup it is QRP and attic antennas so if and when the solar activity goes for a crash it will put my DX from getting overseas to just around the corner.