NASA's Solar Forecast Is 

Turning Out to Be Wrong

Solar cycle 25 kicked off

 last year. Forecasters thought it would be a mild one, but it's turning out to be quite the opposite. 

This solar cycle has 

been steadily outpacing predictions, producing more sunspots and spewing way more solar wind, flares and eruptions

Most space weather 

scientists are wrong about our star one heliophysicist's model of the sun's behavior seems to have gotten it right.

The number and size of

the spots ebbs and flows following a roughly 11-year solar cycle Since records began, the star has completed 24 cycles

As the number of spots grows

and recedes within one cycle the productivity varies from one cycle to another, patterns are still little explored 

 Cycle 24, which officially 

ended in December 2019 but overlapped with the ensuing cycle 25 for quite a while, was one of the weakest on record.

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