The K7RA Solar Update

On Wednesday, December 19 Spaceweather.com displayed this headline: “Solar minimum conditions are in effect”, followed by “The Sun has been without sunspots for 209 days in 2018–that is, 59% of the time. To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go back to 2009 when the Sun was experiencing the deepest solar […]

Cycle 25? Not Quite Yet…

There’s been some hopeful excitement among sunspot watchers that a group of sunspots observed in late August with reverse magnetic polarity to most of the solar cycle 24 sunspots might signal the start of cycle 25. However, the ARRL Letter says the Royal Observatory of Belgium’s Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence has splashed cold water […]