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October 1, 2018 4:08 PM Cold weather warning: Atmosphere SHRINKS as sun cools down for solar minimum

PART of the Earth’s atmosphere is shrinking and cooling as the sun gives off less heat as our host star enters the solar minimum. The sun has now entered a “deep solar minimum” now and Earth could be in for a very long period of cold temperatures. The sun follows cycles of roughly 11 years where it reaches a solar maximum and then a solar minimum 43

September 24, 2018 3:49 PM BIG FREEZE WARNING: Earth braced for DECADE OF COLD WEATHER as solar activity plummets

COLD weather could hit Britain for the next decade as scientists warn the solar minimum is now in full swing. The Earth could be moving in for a prolonged period of cold temperatures as experts confirm that the Sun is heading in to a period of inactivity. Space scientists have stated that the Sun has been without sunspots for 153 days of 2018 – a big sign that a solar 48

July 15, 2017 12:00 PM NASA finds massive sunspot facing towards Earth

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted a large dark patch on the sun’s surface which is currently facing Earth. NASA reports that the massive sunspot rotated into view and was captured on video by SDO between July 5-11. The newly imaged sunspot is the first to appear after two days of spotlessness. Sunspots are cooler than their surroundings 247

July 12, 2017 7:28 PM Gigantic 75,000 mile HOLE opens up on the sun as experts warn it could bring ARMAGEDDON

THE Earth is at risk of being blasted by dangerous solar flares after a giant spot appeared on the sun. The massive sunspot – called AR2665 – is already 19 times bigger than Earth and growing at an alarming rate. And experts have warned that the spot is large enough to produce highly dangerous “M-class” solar flares. They are capable of creating radiation 80

May 27, 2017 10:05 AM Watch magnificent partial solar eclipse in space captured by Nasa's SDO

A complete solar eclipse is due on 21 August this year. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured the moon passing across the sun, creating a partial solar eclipse in space. The SDO is one of Nasa's fleet of sun-watching observatories monitoring the sun's solar activity. The image was released by the space agency on 26 May. The transit lasted 126

July 12, 2015 8:59 AM Mini Ice Age to be seen in 2030

New York: There will be a "mini ice age" in 2030, solar scientists have said. The model shows that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent between 2030 and 2040 causing a "mini ice age". The conditions predicted have not been experienced since the last "mini ice age" which lasted from 1645 to 1715, called the Maunder Minimum. The findings are being presented 38

July 12, 2015 5:38 AM You think it’s cold now? Scientist claims ‘mini-Ice Age’ coming by 2030

Those already sick of the cold weather this weekend have more bad news coming as new research shows the earth is headed for a mini-Ice Age in just 15 years. Research into the 11-year solar cycle patterns show the Sun's solar activity, such as sunspots, will drop up to 60 percent in 2030, according to Professor Valentina Zharkova. Prof Zharkova recently 31

July 12, 2015 12:26 AM `Mini ice age' coming in next 15 years

There will be a "mini ice age" in 2030, solar scientists have said. We are now able to predict solar cycles with far greater accuracy than ever before thanks to a new model which shows irregularities in the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. The model shows that solar activity will fall by 60% between 2030 and 2040 causing a "mini ice age". The conditions predicted 23

April 3, 2015 1:01 PM What a cracking photo! Amateur astronomer captures image of a sun spot that looks like a CHICK just in time for Easter

You would be forgiven for thinking that the sun looked like a giant yolk after an amateur astronomer captured what looks like a chick sitting on its surface. The strange formation was photographed by amateur astronomer Gordon Ewen, and is a sun spot. The phenomenon is fairly common and the number of spots on the solar surface reflects with how active 13

March 24, 2015 10:49 AM Germanwings plane 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps

A Germanwings plane carrying 150 people has crashed in the French Alps on its way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. The Airbus A320 - flight 4U 9525 - went down between Digne and Barcelonnette. There are no survivors, officials say. The "black box" flight recorder has been found, the French interior minister says. The cause of the crash is not known and the plane 12