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Originally posted by Cornczech
reply to post by mainidh
"I wonder if the people who think the sun is getting brighter and hotter, are ALL the same people who stared at it as a kid."
The sun doesn't give you eye cancer....genetics and bad luck does....(I work in ophthalmology)
THAT aside...I don't stare at the sun...I love my retina too much to damage it that way...BUT....I have told my husband for the last several years that the sun FEELS HOTTER then it used to...I can actually feel it COOKING my skin...now..I AM 45 years old and it could just be my white skin getting old....but..I ALSO notice the shadows are longer sooner....like the Earth has shifted....
My 2 cents...which is now worth about half,,,,,
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
Got sun burned today in 40 minutes. I am RED.
Ummm, it's April. I am part native Indian and don't burn easily either.
Originally posted by dreamfox1
The sun did change its light spectrum or did everyone forget that thread on this site. Will find it and re post it here when i do.
Originally posted by RocketMan0266
I think it has to do with the 'Color Temperature' of the light we see on a constant basis.
In my early days I was always outside playing in the sunshine, at the beach, riding a skateboard and yes the sun was yellow (No computers, except for my brothers 6809 development kit, but that's another thread waiting to happen!) Nowadays I'm on the computer looking at ATS, email, etc and when I go outside, yes the sun is brighter!
My eyes have now adjusted to the color temperature of my computer monitor being it's primary source of light for the majority of my day and now when I go outside it seems brighter.
Or maybe I'm just getting old
Originally posted by Suspiria
And don't forget our artificial light has changed with the loss of the old incandescent bulbs. That can only play tricks with our brains and memory further.
Originally posted by shortsticks
reply to post by ValentineWiggin
Excellent post! And yes the sun looks much bigger too, because the corona is much hotter and luminescent. Anybody ever see the movie Tree of Life? Look how many times they show a shot of the sun in that movie, it's almost hard to count. It's friggin huge too. Much different than in 80's and early 90's movies.
Check out Nasa's view of the moon going in front of the sun sometime during the last eclipse. The moon no longer fully eclipses the sun.
The Sun is a weakly variable star and its luminosity therefore fluctuates. The major fluctuation is the eleven-year solar cycle (sunspot cycle), which causes a periodic variation of about ±0.1%. Any other variation over the last 200–300 years is thought to be much smaller than this.