The Worsening Cosmic Ray Situation and MORE THAN A WEEK WITHOUT SUNSPOTS
The sun has been without sunspots for 8 consecutive days. Consider this the shape of things to come. The sun is rapidly plunging into a deep solar minimum. By the end of 2018, spotless intervals will be measured in weeks, not days, as the solar cycle continues to weaken. How does this affect us? Ironically, weak solar activity boosts cosmic radiation in Earth's atmosphere--a situation that is expected to worsen in the years ahead.