Space Weather Update: Official Solar Cycle 25 Forecast Update

The NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle prediction panel has issued an official statement yesterday with news about the upcoming Solar Cycle 25.The most notable bit of information is that we likely haven’t passed solar minimum yet. The panel predicts solar minimum to occur in April, 2020 with an uncertainty range of +/- 6 months. The panel agreed that Cycle 25 will be average in intensity and similar to Cycle 24 with a peak in July, 2025 (+/- 8 months), with a smoothed sunspot number (SSN) of 115 which would make Solar Cycle 25 very similar to Solar Cycle 24.

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