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Popular Science says "Within a week, the average global surface temperature would drop below 0°F. In a year, it would dip to –100°." The average global surface temperature is about 57°F (15°C), so you could guesstimate 8°F (4°C) per day.


I think it's better if questions refer to events that either could happen or have already happened, but the answer to your question is that yes, the Earth would get slightly colder. As in this hypothetical situation the sunlight is only excluded for 24 hours, and the surface of the Earth is without sunlight for 12 hours of the day in any case, the adverse ...


I am familiar with this phenomenon. In London, in winter 1947, I remember being able to see sunspots with the naked eye. The sun was very orange, like the one in your photo. The reason I was able to see sunspots was,of course, that the London sky was polluted with fumes and the winter sun was low on the horizon, so the rays had a greater thickness of ...


If the sun disappeared the Earth would be flung out of its orbit, and with a bit of luck would collide with another planet to put us all out of our misery. For the Earth to freeze beyond excavatable depths would take hundreds of years; there are mines in S.Africa which are miles deep and are heated to almost unbearable temperatures by heat rising from the ...

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