It appears Solar Cycle 25 has begun – Solar cycle 24 one of the shortest and weakest ever

What, no grand minimum? Based on only one sunspot we are ready to declare SC-25 will be stronger than SC-24? Stay Tuned

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Evidence of a Cycle 25 sunspot found

In our previous post: Solar activity crashes – the Sun looks like a cueball, 

Our resident solar physicist, Dr. Leif Svalgaard commented and provided a link to something reported by his colleagues, something that likely would not have been possible without the fantastic solar observations of NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observeratory (SDO). He said:

Cycle 25 has already begun
http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/wiki/index.php/A_Sunspot_from_Cycle_25_for_sure

It looks to me that SC25 will be a bit stronger than SC24, so probably no Grand Minimum this time
http://www.leif.org/research/Prediction-of-SC25.pdf
http://www.leif.org/research/comparative-study-solar-prediction.pdf
(ignore the 2014 in the top line – it is just a place holder).

It seems a small sunspot has been observed, that has the opposite polarity of cycle 24 sunspots.

From the first link at Berkeley, Tomek Mrozek and Hugh Hudson write:


This brief Nugget simply announces that YES, we really have seen Cycle 25 [sunspot activity]. An earlier Nugget hinted at…

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3 thoughts on “It appears Solar Cycle 25 has begun – Solar cycle 24 one of the shortest and weakest ever

  1. Macha April 13, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    No. Other spots seen earlier. One swallow does not make a summer.

    • Gilberto April 17, 2018 / 7:01 pm

      May I recommend a class on this subject? By @dbirch214… The Star Man channel:

  2. Anthony Mengotto April 19, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Russ, you know as well as I do, there was no possible way that small speck could have been seen back in the 1800’s. This could have happened before. And could also mean we are going into cycle 25 very slowly.

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