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Sun's Current Solar Activity Cycle Is Weakest in a Century
« on: December 14, 2013, 10:59:30 AM »
Well here is another 100 year event to add to the list.  So is it the calm before the storm or is it a prelude to a mini-ice age?  Time will tell.  One thing is for sure, we're in strange territory.
Marshall

Space.com, December 11, 2013
Sun's Current Solar Activity Cycle Is Weakest in a Century

SAN FRANCISCO — The sun's current space-weather cycle is the most anemic in 100 years, scientists say.

Our star is now at "solar maximum," the peak phase of its 11-year activity cycle. But this solar max is weak, and the overall current cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24, conjures up comparisons to the famously feeble Solar Cycle 14 in the early 1900s, researchers said.

"None of us alive have ever seen such a weak cycle. So we will learn something," Leif Svalgaard of Stanford University told reporters here today (Dec. 11) at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union