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Sun goes 'quiet' after recent activity

Sun Goes Quiet After Recent Activity

The sun appears to be taking a nap of sorts, and scientists are wondering where all the sunspots go?

Space weather calls it the "All Quiet Event," and according to the site's doctor, Tony Phillips, on July 17th, there were no sunspots at all. On the 18th, this photo shows only three tiny sunspots.

This sunspot die-off comes after a quote, "Whole Slew" of sunspots from July 1st through the 10th, according to NASA.

So, should we be worried? "It is weird, but it's not super weird," Phillips writes. "To have a spotless day during solar maximum is odd, but then again, this solar maximum we are in has been very wimpy."

The solar maximum is a period of greatest solar activity in the 11-year solar cycle.

Sunspots are regions of intense magnetic activity. No one knows how long this quiet period will last.
Phillips says, "You just can't predict the sun."

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crowland503 July 21 2014 at 2:12 PM

Too bad the noise of the phony, deadbeat White House President could not be switched off. Tired of listening to his lies, false promises, and flip-flop rhetoric!

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cglawrence July 21 2014 at 2:34 PM

Astro physicists are warning we are on the verge of a mini ice age, based on solar activity. Stop listening to the climate change hucksters. They are trying to extort more tax money from you.

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peteskswisdom July 21 2014 at 2:24 PM

Call Al Gore. He knows everything about the earths temperature.

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Mike peteskswisdom July 21 2014 at 10:11 PM


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gghinmass peteskswisdom July 21 2014 at 11:51 PM

Dear God there has to be someone like you around.

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doonooch gghinmass July 22 2014 at 12:43 AM

sadly, these forums are infested with them.

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Randy July 21 2014 at 3:04 PM

Hmmmm... is this a determination of a "consensus of astrophysicists"??? Or is it just the case of "The Big Bang Theory" trying to come up with another explanation of "string theory"? Either way, the lunatics who believe in the myth of man made global climate change will find a way to attribute the change on Sol to using fossil fuels, people with SUV's, coal fired power plants or the lack of taxpayers funding additional green energy scams.

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harri82856 July 21 2014 at 2:48 PM

OMG, the world is coming to an end....again.

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pboucard50 harri82856 July 21 2014 at 3:17 PM

I need to be ready when the mother ship lands. Which way did he go, George?

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rfeak59288 harri82856 July 21 2014 at 8:47 PM

Yup, so everybody bend over, put your heads between your legs and kiss your arses good-bye!

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cutedgjk July 21 2014 at 2:56 PM

Obviously global warming related and probably because of the measles vaccine too.

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notapclib July 21 2014 at 3:15 PM

OK... there is for the first time in decades a break in sun venting gases - does anyone with more intelligence than those who believe the hoax of the far left about man made global climate change see there may be a connection between the amount of temperature variations on the assorted 8 (9 if you count Neptune) planets and the activity of the sun? Oh... but if that's the case, that means the blather spewed by the GRANT SPENDING CONSENSUS OF CLIMATE SCIENTISTS is nothing but bunk.... endangering their ever increasing amounts of taxpayer paid grants fpr them to waste on more fraudulent data skewing.... oh the horror!

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Jawmore July 21 2014 at 3:01 PM

Obama and Al Gore will warn about global warming and or climate change. So dems can have their precious carbon tax which Austrailia got rid of.

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dan_crabtree July 21 2014 at 3:13 PM

sun is dying period... and quickly..perhaps OBAMA CAN ISSUE A DIRECTIVE TO STOP THIS AS WELL ALSO...there is always that left to fall back upon.....This is why you see such cooler temps in late july and upcoming august..A dreadful winter approches that will break all records...if we make it that long..

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dickn2000b dan_crabtree July 21 2014 at 6:13 PM

The universe, itself, is dying...but not quickly. Neither is the sun, unless you think 5 (count'em 5) BILLION years is quickly. But if you're worried, find a cave, move in, and dynamite the entrance...That way, you'll be safe.

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tomsfrontporch dan_crabtree July 21 2014 at 8:03 PM

But the average temperature is higher. Tell the people in California about the cool weather. Or Australia. Or Africa. Or Europe. We are having bad weather here in Florida.A cold snap followed by extreme heat is what climate change can mean. Try sniffing coal fumes.

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zooman808 tomsfrontporch July 22 2014 at 8:41 AM

I have lived in Florida for 70 years and I have not seen anything new in the weather. Overall it is just the same old hot humid summers and mild winters.

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tippy301 July 21 2014 at 3:56 PM

'Sol's fixin' to hock up a gamma ray loogie, wif our name on it. Get right ! Do it TODAY!' - Neal Degrasse Tyson

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