The Sun Is Set To ‘Change Form’ As NASA Says Solar Minimum Is On The Way

 

  • Sunspots are heading toward a low point expected in 2019-2020, NASA says
  • Solar minimum means certain types of activity, such as sunspots and flares, drop
  • But, it could cause coronal holes and enhance the effects of space weather

The sun is heading into a period known as solar minimum, during which activity at the surface will ‘change form.’

In this time, certain types of activity, such as sunspots and solar flares will drop – but, it’s also expected to bring the development of long-lived phenomena including coronal holes.

According to NASA, solar minimum could also enhance the effects of space weather, potentially disrupting communications and navigation systems, and even causing space junk to ‘hang around.’

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