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Solar Cycle 25: The Sun Wakes Up #SpaceSaturday

The image above is from January of 2012, but it’s a bit of a preview of what is on its way from our nearest star. The sun is waking up for Cycle 25. Here’s more from Phys.Org:

While we can expect space weather to get more exciting in the next few years, with peak activity expected in 2025, the panel came to the consensus that this next cycle will be very similar to the previous, both generally weaker than the average solar cycle.

“While small and medium-sized solar storms are more likely during peak solar activity,” explains Juha-Pekka Luntama, Head of ESA’s Space Weather Office, “it is important to remember that individual large solar events, huge flares and coronal mass ejections, can happen at any point, independent of where we are in the solar cycle or how strong the cycle becomes.”

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