Sun going through ‘maximum’ and we could see its effects

June 11, 2014 7:51 PM

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Sun going through ‘maximum’ and we could see its effects

TORONTO – Just as a sunspot unleashed three major solar flares this week, NASA scientists announced that they believe the sun is finally going through its maximum phase.

Our sun goes through minimum and maximum periods roughly every 11 years. But that cycle isn’t exact, sometimes it could be nine years, or it could be 14. The 11-year cycle is an average.

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