The strange spotlessness of the sun.
On Sept. 15th, NOAA and NASA announced that new Solar Cycle 25 has begun. Since then, the sun has been blank–totally spotless–almost 90% of the time. This sustained lack of sunspots shows that Solar Minimum is not over; Solar Cycle 25 is still too weak to break its icy grip on solar activity.
Mike Terry to WOR (2020-10-03)