A Spotless Sun?

Back in February, I pointed folks at the Space Weather Prediction Center and the potential effects of solar flares. Now we have some new insights on solar phenomenon [reported by National Geographic, among others] that offer some interesting things to think about. For instance what if the Maunder Minimum between 1645 and 1715 is actually a single data point in an undiscovered series (sorry Will).

Sun Headed Into Hibernation, Solar Studies Predict
Sunspots may disappear altogether in next cycle.

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