28 Aug 09 – The face of the sun has looked exactly the same for
the past seven weeks — utterly blank.
The sun remains eerily quiet, says spaceweather.com, with no
sunspots in the offing. “Solar minimum is shaping up to be a big
“According to NOAA sunspot counts, the longest string of blank
suns during the current solar minimum was 52 days back in July,
Aug. and Sept. of 2008. If the current trend continues for only four
more days, the record will shift to 2009.”
“It’s likely to happen,” says spaceweather.com.
Thanks to Thomas Loher for this link