|NASA's Solar Weather Prediction Center is forecasting that |
Cycle 25 will be another weak cycle, similar to the now-
ending Cycle 24. (Image from SWPC website)
Meanwhile, the South African Radio League reports that NASA researchers are predicting that Cycle 25 will be the weakest cycle in the past 200 years, with only 30-50% of the number of sunspots recorded in Cycle 24. This prediction is consistent with a paper recently published by nature.com, predicting that the Sun is about to enter a "grand minimum" lasting until 2055 (see more about this paper in the August issue of CQ).