It seems that Sun is not reaching as high activity than predicted. Solar activity should peak at winter of 2013, but its very low right now. Its known
though that sometimes Sun enters quiet ages, which seems to be happening now. Sun is truly underperforming. No strong flares for weeks and sun spot
count low. There is only small, barely visible sunspots on Earth side.
Originally posted by Thebel
It seems that Sun is not reaching as high activity than predicted.
And this would be a good thing, right? Not frying satellites, not causing
I've learned that predicting the solar cycle is not yet an exact science. It's educated guesswork as far as I can tell. So when the prediction is
not exactly met, I wouldn't get too concerned about that.
I can remember reading about it more than 4 years ago, that this Solar maximum cycle will be of a very low intensity. I guess it was in some
astronomical journal, but can't remember now which one it was.
I read a story a while ago in relation to less sunspots popping up on the Sun lately and there was a prediction that soon there may be none. Of course
another article released around the same time said the opposite.
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