• 10 hours Contrarian Investors Are Beating The Stock Market
  • 13 hours Bulgaria’s Revenue Agency Falls Victim To Biggest Cyber Heist In History
  • 16 hours Amazon Faces European Union Anti-Trust Probe
  • 18 hours Commodities Are Having A Stellar Year
  • 1 day Bezos’ Next Big Project Could Be Worth $100 Billion Per Year
  • 1 day 3,600 Years Later, Climate Change Turns Mammoths Into $40M Market
  • 2 days Tesla, Apple Claim China Is Stealing Intellectual Property
  • 2 days EV Giants Duke It Out For Battery Dominance
  • 2 days Tech Billionaire Takes Aim At Google
  • 3 days Chinese Police Bust Largest Ever Illicit Crypto Mining Operation
  • 3 days Expect A Pullback Before Gold's Next Major Rally
  • 3 days Why Interest On Gold Matters
  • 3 days Ten Extravagant Food Items For The Wealthy Only
  • 4 days Why Saudi Arabia Won't Give Up On The Aramco IPO
  • 4 days $32 Million Crypto Heist Halts Tokyo Exchange
  • 5 days Is A Gold Selloff Looming?
  • 5 days Central Banks Are Stashing Gold And Dumping Treasuries
  • 6 days Three Cannabis Trends Flying Under Investors’ Radars
  • 6 days $1.3 Billion In Cocaine Found On JPMorgan Vessel
  • 6 days Amazon Teams Up With Lady Gaga To Win Over Generation Z
The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory

The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory

Modern monetary theory has been…

Billionaires Are Pushing Art To New Limits

Billionaires Are Pushing Art To New Limits

Welcome to Art Basel: The…

  1. Home
  2. Markets
  3. Other

Sunspots

Sunspot Record: Including "Maunder Minimum"

400-Years of Sunspot Observation

  • The Maunder Minimum was associated with the Little Ice Age.
  • The Dalton Minimum was associated with significant cooling. This is shown in the following chart.

Winter Severity Index

England Winter Severity Index

  • The Dalton Minimum was associated with the last serious phase of cooling.
  • The Maunder Minimum was associated with even lower temperatures.


Sunspot Record: Cycle 1 to 24

Sunspot Record: Cycle 1 to 24

  • Note the highs set by Cycle 18, 19, 21 and 22.
  • 19 was the highest on record.
  • This was associated with the former warming trend.
  • The decline has been impressive.
  • It is the sharpest decline since the one into Cycle 6 and 7 - called the "Dalton Minimum".
  • The trend of declining solar activity has been associated with climate cooling.
  • Been going on for millions of years.

 

Internationsl Sunspot Number

  • Note the series of lower peaks.
  • The April number was 38, down sharply from the March posting at 54.9.
  • Cycles 23 and 24 are setting the lowest solar activity since the Dalton Minimum.

 

Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment