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Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?
A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum -- the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active.
But now, there is hardly a sunspot in sight. If you look closely at the image above, taken on July 18 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, you will see a tiny smidge of brown just right of center where a small sunspot appears to be developing. But just one day before, there truly was nothing. It was a totally spotless day.
So what's going on here? Is the "All Quiet Event" as solar physicist Tony Phillips dubbed it, a big deal or not?...
There is nothing new under the sun...Seriously does it make a difference? God is in control, not scientists. God can take care of His creation without us thinking we know more than the Creator. So let's leave well enough alone and concentrate on reaching the lost.