Recent reports from NASA have shown that the Sun is free from any sun spots and even show no solar flare activity!
No need to panic…..the sun has been free from its regular ‘spot and flare’ activity for about 16 days now and this is showing that a ‘Solar Minimum’ is on the way. This part of an 11 year cycle which is perfectly normal and results in the sun being calm for a period of time. During a Solar Minimum vast coronal hole appear in the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up allowing vast amounts of solar particles to escape as solar wind.
These holes will appear throughout the entire cycle which can last up to 6 months.