The sun and the planet Earth
Scientists have warned of the sun entering a dormant stage, resulting in harmful cosmic rays leaking into the planet, causing freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, according to the New York Post.
Sunspots disappear and fear of cosmic rays
And the sun is currently in the minimum period of solar energy, experts believe that we are about to enter a period of a significant decrease in sunlight at all, especially since they have monitored the disappearance of sunspots actually.
Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said: “Today we receive the minimum amount of sunlight. The sun’s magnetic field has become weak, which will allow more cosmic rays to leak from space to our planet, which is a much harsher phenomenon than we have seen in the last century.”
The astronomer continued: “Excess cosmic rays pose a health hazard to astronauts and travelers in the atmosphere, and affect electrochemistry in the upper atmosphere of the Earth, and may help in causing lightning.”
According to the American newspaper, NASA scientists fear that this phenomenon is a repetition of a phenomenon that occurred between 1790 and 1830 that led to dry cold waves, crop losses, famines and volcanic eruptions around the world, during which temperatures decreased to about 2 degrees Celsius over a period of 20 years. , Which led to the destruction of food crops in the world.
On April 10, 1815, the second largest volcanic eruption on the planet in two thousand years occurred on Mount Tamboura, Indonesia, killing at least 71,000 people.
The solar phenomenon known as “hibernation” in that period caused a year without summer, specifically in 1816, and called those years “1800 freezes to death”, as the month of July witnessed snowfall; As scientists observed this year the disappearance of sunspots by 76%, a rate that was exceeded once last year in space only, as it reached 77%.
Unlike “hibernation”, scientists call this phenomenon the “minimum degree of Delton”, where the sun produces the minimum amount of solar energy, because of the low energy on its surface.
The origin of the name dates back to the British chemical meteorologist John Dalton, where he determined the period of low sun activity that continued between 1790 and 1830, and the minimum degree of Delton coincided with the period of low general average temperature, where the German station “Oblach” monitored a decrease of two degrees Celsius over twenty years .
In early May, a new study was interested in conducting a survey of sun-like stars, and scientists discovered that our star was unusually frightened, at least at this point in his life, and compared to its peers, the sun’s brightness is much less, and it has much less activity than average, which is a strange result It could have implications for the future of our life on this planet, according to the science website “sciencealert”.
The Sun differs slightly in brightness due to its 11-year cycles, and the cycle begins in a quiet period, with the solar magnetic field aligned precisely between the two poles, but since the equator rotates faster than the poles, it pulls the magnetic field out of shape, resulting in increased activity and spots Solar and variable brightness, and ultimately, after about 11 years, the magnetic field returns again to alignment, the poles turn and return to a quiet period.