Sunspots from Solar Cycle 25?

Spaceweather.com has the details:

SUNSPOTS FROM THE NEXT SOLAR CYCLE: Solar Minimum is here, but it won’t last forever. In fact, the next solar cycle made a brief appearance this week. On July 1st, a small sunspot materialized in the sun’s southern hemisphere (S21W02), then, hours later, vanished again. The polarity of its magnetic field marks it as a likely member of Solar Cycle 25:

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More HERE.

If they do not hang around and get a number do they really count as cycle 25 spots?

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3 thoughts on “Sunspots from Solar Cycle 25?

  1. Gabriel July 2, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    Some solar physicists didn’t considered it a sunspot due to its small size.

    • Russ Steele July 2, 2019 / 8:23 pm

      I agree. Let’s wait for the numbered sunspots.

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