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Summer Solstice: It's a Stormy Time for the Sun

Science & Tech  (tags: Astrophysics, scientists, Astrophysics Research Centre, Belfast, Sun, summer solstice, magnetic fields, solar flares, effect of Sun's activity on Earth )

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At the Astrophysics Research Centre in Belfast, we work with colleagues throughout Britain to try to understand the Sun's powerful magnetic fields, and how its multi-million-degree temperatures affect our lives.


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Monday June 21, 2010, 9:32 pm
Actually, the Sun is struggling to break out of the solar minimum that it has been in for the past 2 and a half years. Solar cycle 24 began a little over a year ago, more than a year and a half late. Now a year later the solar flux is still in the 70's which is a good indicator of how active the Sun is and how active it may become. By this time in the previous cycle, 23, the solar flux was around 100. The low solar activity we have had for the past three years is the big reason world temperatures have been low for the past two years.

Mack David (100)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 1:39 am
Your symbolism for the solstice is marvelous Judy

Alicia V (181)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 6:26 am
Thanks very much for this article. It is shared.

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Wednesday June 23, 2010, 3:20 am
Sun is the difficulty in exiting the solar minimum, it has been for two and a half years. Cycle 24 began just over a year, more than a year and a half late. Now a year later, the solar wind is still in the 70s, which is a good indicator of how active the sun is and how it can be active.

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