And cosmic rays are intensifying
12 May 2017 – SUNSPOT COUNTS ARE PLUMMETING:
Today marks the 33rd day in 2017 that the sun has been blank–no sunspots. This exceeds the total number of spotless days in all of 2016 (32). The accelerating pace of spotlessness is a sign that Solar Minimum is approaching. Forecasters expect the sunspot cycle, which swings like a pendulum between high and low sunspot number every ~11 years, to reach its nadir in 2019-2020. Stay tuned for more blank suns.
Meanwhile, cosmic rays are intensifying.
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Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link