The sun is blank – No sunspots
“The sun is blank,” says reader Jack Hydrazine. “NASA data shows it to be dimming.”
“As the sun gets successively more blank with each day, due to lack of sunspots, it is also dimming. According to data from NASA’s Spaceweather, so far in 2017, 98 days (28%) of the days observing the sun have been without sunspots.
“Across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, the sun’s output has dropped nearly 0.1% compared to the Solar Maximum of 2012-2014.”
“Yesterday at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched a new sensor to the International Space Station named TSIS-1,” says reader Marcus. Its mission: to measure the dimming of the sun. As the sunspot cycle plunges toward its 11-year minimum, NASA satellites are tracking a decline in total solar irradiance (TSI).
“It appears that total Solar Irradiance is dropping,” says Marcus. “Although it may be a small change, small changes in the Sun’s output seem to have a large effect on this planet.
Sunspot number: 0
What is the sunspot number?
Updated 17 Dec 2017
Current Stretch: 4 days
2017 total: 98 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%)
2015 total: 0 days (0%)
2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
THE SUN IS DIMMING
Thanks to Laurel, Watchdog, Marcus, Don Brown, Michael D. and Jack Hydrazine for these links
Little Ice Age Tipping Point
“While the “GloBull Liars” continue with their ‘Warming Tipping Point’, I believe Solar Irradiance will soon be the Little Ice Age tipping point,” says Marcus.
“Temperatures wont be rising,” says Laurel.) “But watching the goracle and others fudge factors get wildly desperate might be rather amusing to some of us less gullible people.”