atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1392: Solar minimum (again)

Watt's Up With That? on the fact that it's now been three weeks since there's been a sunspot.

If we get seven more spotless days this year, 2008 will be #2 for spotless days. Right now, 2008 trails 1912 (#2) and 1913 (#1).

I was wondering about this. Spaceweather had a post about the quiet after the flurry of spots in November, but it's gone now--quite quickly since they normally leave posts up for a few days. Then again, Spaceweather is on the "Look! Look! There's a sunspot! This proves that the minimum is over!" bandwagon and 21 days without a spot doesn't fit the template.

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