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More signs that we are easing down to solar minimum: After a period of two weeks of sunspots, the Sun has once again gone blank.
It takes the Sun’s about four weeks to rotate and complete one “day”. What has essentially happened is that right now one face of the Sun is blank while the other face has sunspots. For two weeks, from the last week in June to the first week in July, the blank face was turned towards the Earth. Then the face with sunspots rotated into view for two weeks, and now the blank face has rotated back to face us.
Though new sunspots can always form on either face, I expect this blank stretch to last a few days, at least.