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reply to post by tgidkp
. They look dark because they are incredibly hot.
i will have drunk myself to death by then and will be burning in the fires of hell so have fun kids and remember if it's cold tuck your shirt over it
reply to post by Astr0
Eh, my bad. You're right. They're special because of their increased magnetic activity and that they spit out the CMEs.
Try to learn a little about everything so you can try to follow what's going on everywhere, and you're bound to make mistakes. Thanks for catching that.
Life would be so much simpler if I just tuned out and watched the Kardashians all day.
Sunspots look cooler in visible spectrum but if you look at it in UV/IR you'll see it glowing.
Also the CME depends on it.
Here's a couple of links to read about it:
The bright regions on the Sun that surround sunspots are called faculae. Although sunspots reduce the amount of energy radiated from the Sun, the faculae associated with them increase the radiated energy even more, so that overall, the total amount of energy emitted by the Sun increases during periods of high sunspot activity.
Not a doomsday but it won't be nice when it slowly hits the fan with all other stuff on the edge right?
But that's just it: an Ice Age doesn't happen in a blink of an eye.
It's not the same as a large asteroid unspotted suddenly hitting us. Or a super volcano erupting suddenly with little to no warning. Or a massive earthquake......or a tornado.
If the climate is shifting into a Ice Age, it will take time. Even if it is simply a short 50 year minimum happening, it still takes time to enter that phase.
Time to prepare. Time to move. Time to get ready for it. IF it happens.
It's a slow process, and unlike someone from the 1600's, we'll see it coming much faster. We also have many more resources to call up on than they did, and much more technology to keep warm, safe, and preserve food. We even have the ability to grow things when it get's too cold for food to normally grow.
Worst I can expect? A more temperate climate.......and a end to the damn fire ants! Hooray!