Tuesday, 28 April 2009
The Sun should be coming out of it's cooler period within it's current 11 year solar cycle. During 11 year solar cycles the Sun goes through it's solar maximum and solar minimum periods (increased and decreased levels of solar activity). Scientists are baffled however, as the Sun doesn't appear to be getting warmer at present, when all predictions indicated that it should be. The last solar maximum was between 2000-2002( cycle 23 ). 2005 however, was still the warmest recorded year since the 1880's according to NASA.