Science Blast! — Sun Slump!

The sun is slacking!

clip_image002Solar cycle 24 has seen very low solar activity thus far, likely the lowest in 100 years.

Solar Update June 2017
the sun is slumping and headed even lower

Solar Cycle 24 is sitting at the lower bound of activity for solar cycles back to 1964, the start of Solar Cycle 19. From here to minimum though, it looks like Solar Cycle 24 will have much lower volatility than the solar cycles that preceded it.

According to Svensmark’s theory, the neutron flux, with its effect on cloud cover and thus the Earth’s albedo, is one of the bigger climate drivers. For Solar Cycle 24, the neutron flux duly turned around and starting rising again in 2015, one year after solar maximum. It is a safe bet that the neutron flux is heading for a record high at solar minimum (+ one year) relative to the instrumental record.

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  • Neutron Flux would be a good band name, and character name.