Solar Cycle Update

February was another strong month for Solar Cycle 25. According to NOAA, the average sunspot number was among the highest of the past 10 years.

Originally,¬†forecasters thought¬†Solar Cycle 25 would be about the same as Solar Cycle 24, one of the weakest solar cycles in a century. February’s sunspot numbers are the latest sign that Solar Cycle 25 will exceed predictions. In fact, Solar Cycle 25 has outperformed the official forecast for more than 24 months in a row.

Solar Maximum is not expected until 2024 or 2025, so the solar cycle has plenty of time to strengthen even more, bringing X-flares, geomagnetic storms and auroras.

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