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Omg,the suns about to go nova,or is beginning to expand into its red giant phase and our human lifetimes are so short,that no one really knows how long it takes for either one of those unstoppable processes to happen...
Originally posted by Bayy007
reply to post by shortsticks
I read this post a few weeks ago and I always kept it in the back of my mind. I was at work the other day and I decided hey, it's pretty bright outside why don't I put this thread to the test. As I turned my head I was astonished that I couldn't even look towards the sun or in that same direction even, for it was so incredibly bright and glaring.
Originally posted by blocula
Theres also the possibility that the sun may appear brighter because the earths atmosphere is changing, for when we are standing on earth,we are unable to look directly at the sun,we are only able to look at the sun through the earths atmospheres.So we dont really know what the sun looks like and we dont really know what might be happening to it either.Just like the sky isnt really blue,its actually clear,invisible and colorless,but it sure does appear to be colored blue,but its not...
Originally posted by Pigraphia
As for being or not being able to see a change in the sun due to looking through the atmosphere that isn't entirely right.
Since the make up of the atmosphere on any given day is dependent on prevailing wind patterns and your geographic area, particulate levels, pollution even humidity your standard of saying that the sun is or isn't brighter is wrong.
Does the atmosphere affect the way we view the sun yes, but if it were the only factor as you imply there would be an almost daily change.
How long has it been now,since we first started hearing about the earths ozone layer fading away? I remember hearing about our aerosol cans helping to cause the depletion of the earths ozone layer back in the late 1970's,thats over 30 years ago and so i wonder just how depleted the ozone layer is by now? and if its almost gone,would tptb even tell us about it? Or would they just quietly and casually go down into their bunkers and leave us up on the surface to be burned and blinded by the suns increasing ability to penetrate more of its light through the earths ever thinning atmosphere?
Originally posted by brigand
I have thought the sun felt hotter the past two summers.. this past week it was unbearably hot.
Its nice to see I'm not crazy.. I swear its getting hotter by the day.