Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Eerie Quiet Descends on the Sun
Source - Space Weather News for July 17, 2014: http://spaceweather.com
SUDDEN QUIET: Less than two weeks ago, the sun was peppered with large active regions. Now, the face of the sun is almost completely blank. Suddenly, the sunspot number and the sun's x-ray output have dropped to their lowest levels in years. Is Solar Maximum finished? Probably not, but the ongoing quiet spell is remarkable.
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