Sunspots return to the Sun

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After a three day stretch of blankness, a new sunspot has appeared on the Sun. The question remains: Have we now seen the last blank day for the just ending solar minimum?


One comment

  • Artesian

    Nobody knows anything except that this is the longest minimum in modern time at over 800 days. Stock up on firewood and buy a poncho and a hat.

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