Staring at the Sun

Current Solar Terrestrial Indices

Progress of Cycle 24

Magnitudes of Three Prior Solar Cycles

This image depicts the three solar cycles that have occurred throughout my own ham radio lifetime, from 1985 to present. Some solar physists believe the Sun is in the process of crossing into its magnetic middle age, where its 11-year Sunspot cycles will slowly disappear entirely, with few (if any) sunspots or coronal mass ejections. Now, if only we could boil up one more Cycle 19.

Current Visible Sun Spot Regions