The calm before the solar storm? NASA warns ‘something unexpected is happening to the Sun’
2013 was due to be year of the ‘solar maximum’
As this picture shows, in fact the sun is incredibly calm – baffling experts
By MARK PRIGG
8 March 2013
Something unexpected’ is happening on the Sun, Nasa has warned.
This year was supposed to be the year of ‘solar maximum,’ the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle.
But as this image reveals, solar activity is relatively low.