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Originally posted by Ronnie6657
Is it just me or does the sun feel hotter to the skin than usual? Even when temps are fairly cool, the sun is so intense to the skin. It isn't so much the heat as it is a noticable burning feeling on exposed skin. Anyone else feel this?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Phage
Well, going by their map there which shows areas at (11) and above to be 10 minutes or less to sunburn, it seems to me it ought to feel different. It sure will later, anyway. lol.
That map is on the Environmental Protection Agency site and they credit the National Weather Service for producing it daily.. The second scale is from NOAA and their UV weather center and in the data sets within that page's sub-sections on UV. Don't ask me.. I'm just going by what Government sources seem to indicate.
Originally posted by tinker9917
I also noticed the past couple years the sun is more "white". I remember it being more yellow when I was a kid.
Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere. Results of a study link a recent, temporary shrinking of a high atmospheric layer with a sharp drop in the sun's ultraviolet radiation levels. Read more at: phys.org...
Originally posted by nosacrificenofreedom
reply to post by Ronnie6657
yes the sun is getting hotter!
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