There’s more than one cycle for sunspots

Apparently there is another type of sun cycle called the grand minimum which affects the Earth in small ways periodically.

http://www.space.com/24378-why-is-the-sun-going-quiet.html

See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maunder_Minimum .. One explanation for the absence of reported sun spots could be human fallibility. Religious groups persecuted individuals during that time period when apparently no sunspots were seen.

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