It’s been 100 days since we’ve seen any recorded sunspots. According to an expert, this is proof that we are entering a phase that’s called solar minimum.
We have heard rumors on social media about an Ice Age, but experts from NASA stated that we should not be worried.
According to some sources, “So far this year, the Sun has been blank 76 percent of the time, a rate surpassed only once before in the Space Age. Last year, 2019, the Sun was blank 77 percent of the time. Two consecutive years of record-setting spotlessness adds up to a very deep solar minimum, indeed.”
According to the space agency, every 11 years, sunspots disappear, and they bring a calm period. This is what a solar minimum is, and it is a regular part of the sunspot cycle.
They stated back in 2014 that there was a high rate of sunspots and solar flares at some point. The Sun does not suddenly become dull, but the solar activity changes its form. So we will deal with a solar minimum soon, and it will be a deep one.
The sun is weak, and this will affect us
The number of the sunspots shows that it will be one of the biggest of the century. The magnetic field of the Sun is weaker, which means that it allows the extra cosmic rays to get into the solar system. These cosmic rays are dangerous to astronauts and to polar air travelers. They also have an impact on the electro-chemistry of the upper atmosphere of Earth, and it will trigger lighting at some point.
Some people have theories about this solar minimum. They say it could result in the losing of the crop, brutal and cold weather, and famine. According to others, if we really do enter the phase called “grand solar minimum,” then it might only show just a period of time of warm weather caused by humans.