The solar minimum is coming!

Published May 20, 2020

Meh, no big deal. It happens all the time, but if you’re looking for an excuse to buy an extra roll of aluminum foil* and a hat-making kit, go for it.

The Sun is doing nothing unusual whatsoever. […] What could be happening is a very normal period in the Sun’s 11-year cycle; it’s called solar minimum. And it’s nothing to be afraid of — if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already lived through several solar minimums without even noticing.

She’s ready.

* Tin foil hasn’t been around in a century.
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