NASA SOHO image shows a blank sun without sunspots, an indication of “solar minimum.” It’s a quiet sun these days. We are between sunspot cycles as we begin 2009. And we hit what most sun wathcers regard as “solar minimum” in 2008. In fact 2008 was the least active sunspot year since 1913! Astronomers watch Read more

Well, I have only been doing this for more than thirty-five years, so being humbled by Mother Nature is nothing new. I still take it personal. The much anticipated and predicted winter storm for the weekend fizzled, at least for a large part of central Minnesota. Plenty of fresh snow cover blanketed the ground in Read more