Street Democracy writes:
There is a time back in our history where sun spots were minimum in activity. Apparently this lead to very cold winters and this is the hint of now today as NASA focus on the limited sun spot activity.
Is there a mini ice age, of freezing winters and cooler summers approaching us now. The period in the past was called: ‘Maunder Minimum (also known as the prolonged sunspot minimum)’,
According to Washington’s Blog: NASA: We May Be On the Verge of a “Mini-Maunder” Event by adding:
NASA reports this week that we may be on the verge of another Maunder Minimum (a period with an unusually low number of sunspots, leading to colder temperatures):
“Much has been made of the probable connection between the Maunder Minimum, a 70-year deficit of sunspots in the late 17th-early 18th century, and the coldest part of the Little Ice Age, during which Europe and North America were subjected to bitterly cold winters. The mechanism for that regional cooling could have been a drop in the sun’s EUV output; this is, however, speculative.”
It is something to think about and for more on this account of our sudden winter approaching fast then click here for RINF (Rebellious Independent News & Film) or continue reading.
Are you ready for bone chilling cold this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac and other weather forecasters that rely on solar activity as a factor in their weather forecasts are projecting that this upcoming winter will be bitterly cold. Solar activity is at a 100 year low, and even though we were supposed to be in the midst of a solar maximum this year, our sun has been eerily quiet.
So precisely what in the world is going on? There have been other periods throughout history when solar activity has been extraordinarily quiet, and those times have corresponded with periods of extreme cold. For example, the “Maunder Minimum” which stretched from 1645 to 1715 corresponded with the most bitterly cold period that the earth experienced in the last 1000 years. So could we be heading toward another “mini-ice age”? That is a question that some scientists are now beginning to ask.
Clearly, something unusual is happening with our sun. The following is from a Universe Today article that was posted back in July…
Our nearest star has exhibited some schizophrenic behavior thus far for 2013.
By all rights, we should be in the throes of a solar maximum, an 11-year peak where the Sun is at its most active and dappled with sunspots.