Tweak up those low band antennas!

73, Zack W9SZ


On 6/15/11, Bill Hawkins <bhw...@hughes.net> wrote:
>
> I thought we just came out of that!
> Bill W5EC
>
> BREAKING - major AAS solar announcement: Sun's Fading Spots Signal Big Drop
> in Solar Activity
> The American Astronomical Society meeting in Los Cruces, NM has just made a
> major announcement on the state of the sun. Sunspots may be on the way out
> and an extended solar minimum may be on the horizon.
>
> From Space.com reporting from the conference:
>
> Some unusual solar readings, including fading sunspots and weakening
> magnetic activity near the poles, could be indications that our sun is
> preparing to be less active in the coming years.
>
> The results of three separate studies seem to show that even as the current
> sunspot cycle swells toward the solar maximum, the sun could be heading into
> a more-dormant period, with activity during the next 11-year sunspot cycle
> greatly reduced or even eliminated.
>
> Currently, the sun is in the midst of the period designated as Cycle 24 and
> is ramping up toward the cycle's period of maximum activity. However, the
> recent findings indicate that the activity in the next 11-year solar cycle,
> Cycle 25, could be greatly reduced. In fact, some scientists are questioning
> whether this drop in activity could lead to a second Maunder Minimum, which
> was a 70-year period from 1645 to 1715 when the sun showed virtually no
> sunspots.
>
>
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