Articles tagged "solar cycle 25"

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First M-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 25 - Impulsive M1.1 at 07:24 UTC on May 29

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 erupted at 07:24 UTC on May 29, 2020. This is the first M-class solar flare of the new solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 25. The event started at 07:13, peaked at 07:24, and ended at 07:28 UTC. The eruption took place on the...

May 29, 2020

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First multi-spot group of Solar Cycle 25 - Active Region 2753 numbered on December 24, 2019

After 40 days with no sunspots on the Earth-facing side of the Sun, a new sunspot emerged near the southeast limb of the Sun on December 23, 2019, and was numbered Active Region 2753 on December 24. The region has magnetic polarity -/+, opposite of +/- magnetic...

December 24, 2019

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Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel forecast update

Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel, co-chaired by NOAA/NASA, released its latest forecast for Solar Cycle 25 (SC25) on December 9, 2019. The forecast consensus: a peak in July 2025 (+/- 8 months), with a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) of 115. The panel agreed that SC25...

December 10, 2019

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Century-class Solar Minimum in progress

The Sun was blank more than 89% of the time from June 22 - September 22, with only 6 brief and tiny sunspots and not a single significant solar flare during this period of extreme quiet, Dr. Tony Phillips of the SpaceWeather reports. "This is a sign that Solar...

September 25, 2019

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Irina Kitiashvili with the NASA Solar Cycle 25 Forecast

Next solar cycle - Solar Cycle 25 - is expected to be the lowest in 200 years. The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of...

June 26, 2019

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Solar experts predict below average activity in Solar Cycle 25

Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for the next 11-year solar cycle say that it’s likely to be weak, much like the current one - Solar Cycle 24. The current cycle is declining and predicted to reach solar minimum late in 2019 or 2020....

April 09, 2019

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SWPC: Solar Cycle 24 declining more quickly than forecast

Current solar cycle 24 is declining more quickly than forecast, NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) reports. The smoothed, predicted sunspot number for April to May 2018 is about 15. However, the actual monthly values have been lower, they say. Will...

April 27, 2018


Sunspot 1236 harbors energy for M-class solar flares

The magnetic field of sunspot 1236 harbors energy for M-class solar flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of such an eruption during the next 24 hrs.

June 16, 2011