Record Number of Sunspots!

July 20 Update

The sun hasn’t produced this many sunspots in a single month since 2002.

The sun produced over 160 sunspots in June, the highest monthly number in more than two decades.

The data confirm that the current solar cycle, the 25th since records began, is picking up intensity at a much quicker pace than NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasted, sparking concerns of severe space weather events in the months and years to come. 


Author: Ed KB6THO

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