We’re better prepared as a new solar cycle starts

This split image shows the difference between an active Sun during solar maximum (on the left, captured in April 2014) and a quiet Sun during solar minimum (on the right, captured in December 2019). December 2019 marks the beginning of Solar Cycle 25, and the Sun’s activity will once again ramp up until solar maximum, predicted for 2025. Credits: NASA/SDO.

We will get a better look at our sun than ever before as our closest star enters its 25th solar cycle since observations began in earnest, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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About Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell
Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.