The scientists claim that the Sun entered a new Cycle. It officially lasts nine months. According to the researchers' calculations, the new Solar Cycle may be similar to the previous one that lasted from 2008 to 2019. The new phase of the activity of the luminary is considered the 25th cycle. It can reach its peak by about 2025. It is assumed that the activity during the period will correspond to that observed in the last Solar Cycle that ended in December.
Sunny weather follows an 11-year cycle of activity. Its study is extremely important in order to make predictions on the influence of the Sun on life on the Earth and the phenomena occurring around the planet.
Sometimes they are devastating. Lisa Upton, who is a co-leader of the 25th Solar Cycle Forecasting Group and physicist at Space Systems Research Corporation, noted that the scientists are officially announcing the start of another Solar Cycle. The space weather is expected to mimic the activity of the previous period that lasted 11 years.
In it, the peak number of the Solar Bursts reached its maximum by July 2015. Traditionally, during the period of the highest activity there are up to 200 of them. The fact that the new Solar Cycle promises to be relatively calm does not mean that the scientists can relax.
In the previous Cycle, there was a very powerful Solar flare, it was recorded in 2012, and that event had been long before the peak. In fact, light formed an epic solar storm, but it did not affect our planet. But even now, when the activity of the Sun is extremely low, the Earth can feel its impact.
The activity of the Sun does not end, it simply changes its shape. Galactic cosmic rays are at an all-time high, and it could have implications for both space exploration and space tourism and aviation. Solar bursts affect space debris and it can enter the Earth's atmosphere.
The scientists developed a wide range of observations to track Solar activity and predict its interactions with the Earth. The easiest one is to count the sunspots located near the equator. They will help to make calculations of the activity of the next 26th cycle.