THE sun has been void of sunspots for more than half of the year as some scientists believe the Earth could be in for a huge cold snap.  Scientists are reporting that the sun has been free of sunspots for a total of 133 days this year. With only 241 days of 2018 passing, that means the sun has been blank for the majority of the year. Experts warn this is a sign that the solar minimum is on its way. Website Space

Weather says: “The sun is spotless again. For the 133rd day this year, the face of the sun is blank. “To find a year with fewer sunspots, you have to go back to 2009 when the sun was experiencing the deepest solar minimum in a century. “Solar minimum has returned, bringing extra cosmic rays, long-lasting holes in the sun’s atmosphere, and strangely pink auroras.” READ MORE