Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eleven Year Solar Maximum

The Sun goes through changes and we are close to a big one.

NASA has been observing the Sun's solar activty and on July 18th a large Coronal Hole appeard on the Sun.

Courtesy of NASA
So we are close to the end of the 11 year cycle so when the Sun reaches it's Solar Maximum a curious event occurs.  The Sun's Magnetic poles will reverse.   Most of us may not heard of this event however it is a regular part of the cycle that our Sun goes through.  A local Scientist at the Franklin Institute was quoted stating that this event should not affect us on the Earth. 

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