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NASA says new solar cycle has begun; shares pic showing changes in Sun

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NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration experts have announced that the solar minimum occurred in December 2019, marking the start of a new solar cycle. Scientists expect the Sun's activity to ramp up toward the next predicted maximum in July 2025. During solar maximum (left), the Sun is freckled with sunspots and its magnetic field is taut and tangled.

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