Grand Solar Minimum
Warning: The Volcanoes Are Coming
May 22, 2020
File this one under “As If We Don’t Have Enough to Worry About.” We could be entering an age of revolution around the world, and I blame the sun. Solar Maxima/Solar Minima The sun goes through ~11 year cycles of high activity (solar maxima with lots of solar flares and sunspots) and low activity (solar minima with few solar flares and sunspots). NASA projected April 2020 (+/- 6 months) as the trough of the current cycle, number 24.