Feb 14

Lowest solar activity activity in 200 years

Lowest solar activity activity in 200 years:

The current level of activity of solar cycle 24 (SC24) seems close to that of solar cycle number 5, which occurred beginning in May 1798 and ending in December 1810 (thus falling within the Dalton Minimum), says meteorologist Anthony Watts.

The maximum smoothed sunspot number (monthly number of sunspots averaged over a twelve-month period) observed during the solar cycle was 49.2 in February 1805 (the second lowest of any cycle to date, as a result of being part of the Dalton Minimum), and the minimum was zero.

If the sun drives the climate, which I think it does, then we’re in for some rough times.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/02/11/solar-cycle-24-activity-continues-to-be-lowest-in-nearly-200-years/

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