cycle 24

Is the Sun More Active Than it Looks? An Innovative Method to Characterize the Solar Cycle

by David Dickinson August 13, 2013

The Sun has provided no shortage of mysteries thus far during solar cycle #24. And perhaps the biggest news story that the Sun has generated recently is what it isn’t doing. As Universe Today recently reported, this cycle has been an especially weak one in terms of performance. The magnetic polarity flip signifying the peak […]

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Solar Cycle #24: On Track to be the Weakest in 100 Years

by David Dickinson July 29, 2013

Our nearest star has exhibited some schizophrenic behavior thus far for 2013. By all rights, we should be in the throes of a solar maximum, an 11-year peak where the Sun is at its most active and dappled with sunspots. Thus far though, Solar Cycle #24 has been off to a sputtering start, and researchers […]

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