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Two Solar Cycle 25 Sunspots Appear

posted Dec 30, 2019, 4:04 PM by Cuyahoga Falls ARC

New Solar Cycle 25 is on the way, but just when the transition from
Solar Cycle 24 to Solar Cycle 25 will take place is not entirely

On December 24, two new sunspots - one in each hemisphere - emerged
on the face of the Sun that exhibit the reversed magnetic polarity
marking them as belonging to Solar Cycle 25. According to Hale's
Law, sunspot polarities flip-flop from one solar cycle to the next,
the National Center for Atmospheric Research explains.