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March 10, 2013

Eerily Blank Sun

Something unexpected is happening on the Sun. 2013 was supposed to be the year of "solar maximum," the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers are well below their values from 2011, and strong solar flares have been infrequent. Wired Space Photo of the Day

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 10, 2013 2:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I Blame Bush

Posted by: glenn at March 10, 2013 9:57 AM

No glenn. It was the sequester.

Posted by: BillH at March 10, 2013 1:18 PM

Remember all the hype about how severe Solar Cycle 24 was going to be? What.A.Crock.

Some of these "solar physicists" are just attention-getting babies and can be safely ignored. The real ones are quietly doing their research and we don't hear from them often.

Posted by: Jimmy at March 10, 2013 2:30 PM

Ultimately, and despite what the so-genanten "climate scientists" say, it is the sun that determines how warm the earth is.

If you think global warming is a problem, it is nothing compared to an ice age.

A mere 15,000 years ago (an eye-blink in geological time, the spot where I am sitting (40N, 83W) was covered by a sheet of ice 1 mile (1.6 Km) thick.

Posted by: Fat Man at March 10, 2013 6:16 PM

A lack of sunspots usually means cooler weather, right?

Posted by: B Moe at March 10, 2013 7:47 PM

That's just great! Now Global Warming has messed up the Sun.

Ah, well. Once the Ice Age starts, those euro-weenies will be begging for our CO2.

Posted by: SteveS at March 10, 2013 7:55 PM

obtained most of these with regards to each of our child regarding organization........he claims they think great and appearance fairly great!!

Posted by: Florinda Disbro at June 24, 2013 2:59 PM

And my favorite comment, although not very common, was still the one where he was trying to spin his comments throughout the web and well I guess the software he used didn't work...

Posted by: Kayleigh Appell at November 17, 2013 5:55 AM

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