View Full Version : Solar Cycle 24 Sunspots Finally Say "Hello!"

2008-Sep-23, 01:20 AM
After an extended period of calm for Solar Cycle 24, a cluster of sunspots have appeared on the disk of the Sun. Although we have observed sunspots since the beginning of this new solar cycle (which officially began on January 4th, 2008 with the observation of a high-latitude sunspot pair), this is the first time [...]

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2008-Sep-23, 01:53 AM
Another teacher and I were just talking about this, this afternoon, about the dearth of sunspot activity, but I hadn't checked in a few days. Someone mentioned a while back that this wasalready up in the top twenty of all-time longest quiet. What rank is it now?