Scientists warn that entering the sun during a “hibernation” period can cause a year without summer


Astronomers have warned against the sun entering a “hibernation” stage, resulting in harmful cosmic rays leaking into the planet in a phenomenon that has not occurred for more than a hundred years.

According to the newspaper, “The Sun”, experts believe that we are about to enter a period of significant decline in sunlight at all, especially since they have monitored the disappearance of sunspots actually.

Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said in a statement to the newspaper: “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.”

“Excess cosmic rays pose a health hazard to astronauts and travelers in the atmosphere, and they affect electrochemistry in the upper atmosphere of the Earth, and they may help to cause lightning,” Phillips added.

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, volcanic eruptions, and volcanic eruptions around the world, and that period saw temperatures drop to about 2 degrees Celsius over a period of 20 years, what It destroyed the world’s food crops.

On April 10, 1815, the second largest volcanic eruption on the planet in two thousand years occurred on Mount Tamboura in Indonesia, killing at least 71,000 people, and the solar phenomenon in that period caused a year without summer, specifically in 1816, and called these years “1800 freezes to death,” as July saw snow.

Scientists have observed this year the disappearance of sunspots by 76%, a rate that was exceeded once last year in space only, reaching 77%.

Scientists call this phenomenon the “minimum degree of Delton”, when the sun produces the minimum amount of solar energy, because of the low energy on its surface.

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 overall average temperature, where the German station “Oblach” monitored a decrease of two degrees Celsius over twenty years.

Source: Sputnik


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