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A Real Life Ice Age On The Way?

A real life ice age?

Below is an article from the Yahoo News:

The Sun Has Just ‘Gone Blank’ – Could There Be An Ice Age On The Way? – By Rob Waugh

Don’t be alarmed, but our sun has just ‘gone blank’ – with a total lack of sunspots leaving the surface like a snooker ball.

It’s part of the sun’s cycles – a sign that the ‘solar minimum’ is approaching – and some experts have suggested a new ‘mini ice age’ might be on the way.

Meteorology expert Paul Dorian of Vencore Weather says, ‘For the second time this month, the sun has gone completely blank.

‘The blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an increasing number of spotless days over the next few years.

‘At first, the blankness will stretch for just a few days at a time, then it’ll continue for weeks at a time, and finally it should last for months at a time when the sunspot cycle reaches its nadir.  The next solar minimum phase is expected to take place around 2019 or 2020.’

Some experts predict that we could soon see a ‘Maunder minimum’ phase – a mini ice age similar to one which began in 1645.

During the ‘Maunder Minimum’, temperatures plunged so much that the Thames froze over.

Prof Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University  predicts that there will be a sharp decline in solar activity between 2020 and 2050.

Zharkova said, last year, ‘I am absolutely confident in our research. It has good mathematical background and reliable data, which has been handled correctly. In fact, our results can be repeated by any researchers with the similar data available in many solar observatories, so they can derive their own evidence of upcoming Maunder Minimum in solar magnetic field and activity.’

From Kid To Kids: Too Much Sun Is Bad For Us

During the very hot weather, the direct heat from the sun can be bad for our health.

So, if it gets too hot, kids like you and me should not play in the sun for a long time.

And if you want to go out, it is wise to wear a cap or a hat to cover your head from the sun to avoid sun stroke.

Wide-brimmed hats in light colours are better because they help keep the sun from warming our head and neck.

Wear light clothing such as cotton in light colours, not only we’ll feel more comfortable but they also help to avoid our body temperature from raising too high.

In this weather, we must avoid doing heavy exercise during daylight hours especially in direct sunlight.

Please drink lots of liquids like water and juice because that is a good way to prevent ourselves from dehydration.

Yummy strawberry yoghurt drink looks as good as its taste. To learn how to make this tasty drink, please click: Delicious Strawberry Yoghurt Drink Recipe-With Pictures.

Anyway, please avoid drinking too much carbonated drinks that have lots of sugar and try to drink something healthier like fresh young coconut water and fresh fruit juice which are not only very good for us but are also very tasty.

Fresh coconut water fresh from the coconut is yummy and very good for us.

Fresh coconut water fresh from the coconut is yummy and very good for us.

Lastly, please have a good rest and please get enough sleep.

Awesome Sun Photos From His Backyard By Alan Friedman

Friedman uses a telescope he calls "Little Big Man." The stargazer sets up the telescope for high-magnification shooting. A camera replaces the eyepiece of the telescope. Bing Quock, assistant director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, is a fan. In an email to Yahoo News, Quock called his work “superb,” adding, “His photos are creative, artistic, and absolutely gorgeous…it’s amazing how much detail is contained in each one.” (©Alan Friedman/avertedimagination.com)

Friedman uses a telescope he calls “Little Big Man.” The stargazer sets up the telescope for high-magnification shooting. A camera replaces the eyepiece of the telescope. Bing Quock, assistant director of the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences, is a fan. In an email to Yahoo News, Quock called his work “superb,” adding, “His photos are creative, artistic, and absolutely gorgeous…it’s amazing how much detail is contained in each one.” (©Alan Friedman/avertedimagination.com)

Alan Friedman, an amateur photographer, took pictures of the Sun from his backyard  in Buffalo, New York.

The pictures were taken using a camera at the eyepiece of his telescope.

He called his telescope “Little Big Man.”

It is so awesome how he could get such beautiful pictures from his backyard.

By the way, here are more photos of the Sun by Alan Friedman ….

(Please click the photos for larger images)