Astronomers said that the sun is slowly getting closer to a comprehensive “closure” state, scientifically known as the “minimum energy” stage, which may cause freezing weather, increase the chances of earthquakes, and affect our lives on the planet.
According to scientists, the sun is currently in the “minimum solar period”, meaning that activity on its surface has decreased significantly.
Experts believe that we are about to enter the deepest period of “recession” ever recorded sunlight, as the sunspot has virtually disappeared.
Astronomer Tony Phillips said that “the minimum amount of solar energy is occurring and is uncommonly deep.”
Researchers have reported that the sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing additional cosmic rays in the solar system. It may be dangerous to exist as a whole.
Excess cosmic rays pose a threat to the health of astronauts and travelers in the polar air, as they affect the electrochemistry in the upper atmosphere of the Earth and may help in causing the fatal lightning bolt.
The most optimistic estimates compare what is happening now to what happened three centuries ago.
NASA scientists fear that the minimal repetition that occurred between 1790 and 1830 led to periods of brutal cold, loss of crops and famine, and powerful volcanic eruptions.
At that time, temperatures decreased by up to two degrees Celsius (35.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over 20 years, destroying the world’s food production.
On April 10, 1815, the second largest volcanic eruption occurred in 2000 years, on Mount Tamboura, Indonesia, killing at least 71,000 people.
The lower bound also led to the so-called year without summer in 1816 – also nicknamed “Inanimate 1800 to Death”.
Historians say that that year saw snow in July!
Until this year, the sun was “empty” with no sunspot during 76 percent of the time, a rate that had been exceeded only once before.