A New Dalton Minimum ? (Off topic)

Seemingly weak Solar Cycle #24


A long time ago I was a meteorologist at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Guam.  One of my forecasters had a friend that used solar images to forecast wheat futures.  I wonder what those people are predicting these days.

The Dalton minimum occurred between 1790 to 1830.  If the sun does not perk up, solar cycle #24 will resemble the Dalton minimum solar cycles.  (See also the Spörer minimum and the Maunder minimum.)  For more information check out NOAA’s Solar Cycle Progression page.

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  1. John Faissler’s avatar

    Thats exactly what I thought. The sunspot minimum and the stock market hit bottom at the same time. I know this is significant. If sunspots decline let me know. Very interesying blog.

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