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Originally posted by Terrapop
A scientists just interviewed on CNN predicts London to be flooded in August due to massive sun activity. What do you think? Is this normal?
Originally posted by infinite
London is a VERY big place.
While sidewalks crackle in the summer heat, NASA scientists are keeping a close eye on the sun. It is almost spotless, a sign that the Sun may have reached solar minimum. Scientists are now watching for the first spot of the new solar cycle to appear.
The 11 year long solar cycle is marked by two extremes, solar minimum and solar maximum. Solar minimum is the period of least solar activity in the solar cycle of the sun. During this time sunspot and solar flare activity diminishes, and often does not occur for days at a time.