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Here in Michigan, we were all treated to the first big Northern Lights show of the active solar season earlier this week. This is because Earth was smacked by solar energy. And more could well be hitting our planet today!
We are just entering the “solar max,” which could see solar activity peak in 2012.
Active sunspot region 1093 of the Sun is now rotating toward Earth.
Originally posted by Phage
That blog post is wrong. About a lot of things. The current solar cycle is predicted to peak in 2013, not 2012, and it is predicted to be less active than average.
The last solar maximum occurred in 2001. We had plenty of satellites and "other tech" then.
[edit on 8/8/2010 by Phage]
The panel has decided that the next solar cycle will be below average in intensity, with a maximum sunspot number of 90. Given the predicted date of solar minimum and the predicted maximum intensity, solar maximum is now expected to occur in May, 2013.
Originally posted by justjoemusic
... and why iv had this mad headache for most the day.... hmmm??