According to scientists, the sun entered the period of “solar minimum” – a period of low solar activity, when the sun formed fewer flashes and spots. This leads to lower temperatures, resulting in earthquakes and crop losses.
It is now that the sun is in this state – and its activity has fallen sharply. Scientists say that today we are experiencing the lowest solar activity, because the spots from its surface have almost disappeared. According to astronomer Dr Tony Phillips, the sun’s minimum is happening now and it is in a deep stage. “The Sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing cosmic rays to penetrate the solar system,” says Phillips. “Excess cosmic rays pose a health risk to astronauts and travellers who are in polar conditions, affect the electrochemistry of the Earth’s upper atmosphere and can cause lightning. Scientists at NASA fear that this condition could repeat a minimum of Dalton’s that occurred between 1790 and 1830, which led to severe cooling, crop failure, famine and powerful volcanic eruptions. Over 20 years, temperatures have dropped by 2 degrees Celsius, with devastating consequences for world food production.
On 10 April 1815, the second-largest volcanic eruption in 2,000 years, Mount Tambora in Indonesia woke up, killing about 71,000 people. This phenomenon triggered what is known as a year without summer when 1816 in July it snowed. This year was called “Eighteen hundred and froze to death”, which can be translated as “A Thousand-Eight Hundred and Frozen to Death”. This year, the sun was spotless 76% of the time. The numbers were higher only last year, when sunspots were absent 77% of the time,” the New York Post writes.