The Sun is at its weakest in 100 years despite being at the peak of its 11-year cycle, scientists have found.
Researchers have said that climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun.
Two large, complex sunspots have been spotted by astrophysicists moving across the face of the sun.
A new study has suggested that changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the 20th century.
Scientists have revealed that a `hiatus` in global warming- partly caused by natural climate variations this century - is not likely to last.
The planets can affect the solar activity on the sun by exerting tides but these effects are extremely tiny, just a few millimeters, in comparison to all other dynamical forces, a new research has claimed.
It has been assumed that the Sun’s 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth, but scientists couldn’t find strong evidence to prove it - until now.
The onset was expected by 2009, but the Sun remained surprisingly quiet.
Day in Pics: 31st August
August 30, 2014
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