Moreover, this LTE is quite unique because, according to a previous study which detected 26 LTEs during 2002-2015, no LTEs have been observed during the solar two-cycle minimum of 2006-2009, and the April 20, 2018, storm occurred during the solar cycle 24
and 25 expected minimum.
There continues to be speculation about a second peak to solar cycle 24
so it will be worth checking www.solarham.com during the winter months for news of solar flares and Kp increases.
The current 11-year solar storm cycle, called Solar Cycle 24
, which will be characterized by solar flares that erupt from sun spots, is predicted to peak in late 2011 and into 2012.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that the next cycle, known as Solar Cycle 24
, has now started (http:// spaceflightnow.com/news/n0704/29solarcycle).
In 2007, a group of experts led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took a stab at predicting what the current solar cycle--known as Solar Cycle 24
, as it's the 24th recorded cycle--might look like.
Solar Cycle 24
continues to be a weak cycle as predicted.
Take a look at the ScienceCast video explaining the behaviour of the ongoing Solar Cycle 24
Scientists will also keep their eye on the current cycle -- numbered Solar Cycle 24
-- because a polar switch at the north that is sooner than was expected also implies this may be a fairly small cycle in terms of the number of sunspots and amount of solar activity.
Solar Cycle 24
is finally underway, with solar maximum predicted to occur in the summer of 2013.
The reason for the concern comes as the sun enters a phase known as Solar Cycle 24
Considering that it is believed we are close to the maximum of solar cycle 24
, there has been remarkably little auroral activity during 2012 November to 2013 February, particularly in December, January and February following a reasonable November.
"To me this marks the beginning of Solar Cycle 24