Solar Minimum in 2019-2020

According to the NASA Video below the next solar minimum is on the way and should arrive by 2019

As the next solar minimum is exposed by time, I will be focusing more on this event and its potential impact on the climate and our daily lives.

One of the events associated with a quiet sun in the increased number of high-energy cosmic rays that can reach the earth and it’s atmosphere. These cosmic rays are mention in the video. and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus project have been tracking the increase in cosmic rays since 2015 When the number of sunspots started to decline. and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays, a surprisingly “down to Earth” form of space weather. Cosmic rays can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes.


See Cosmic Rays in the Atmosphere at for more details.



3 thoughts on “Solar Minimum in 2019-2020

  1. Darren Carter June 2, 2019 / 4:49 am

    Will the sun simulator that’s been in our skies for 20 years prevent us from entering an ice age?

  2. Stoutski July 15, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    A common sense approach is prudent. Our unbiased recording of past gsm’s is indisputable. The results are also. The proof in indelible in ice core samples, tree rings in Russia, and eye witnesses. Also paralleling this is a proven increase of volcanic activity. Before we we went crazy, we call this “Mother Nature”.

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