When was the last sunspot event?

When was the last sunspot event?

Solar Cycle 24 is the most recently completed solar cycle, the 24th since 1755, when extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began….

Solar cycle 24
ISES Solar Cycle 24 Sunspot Number Progression
Sunspot data
Start date December 2008
End date December 2019

Did the sun explode in 2017?

Sun blasts first X-flare in nearly 4 years! The sun erupted with a surprise solar flare on Saturday (July 3), the largest since 2017, in an early explosion of cosmic fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July.

What solar events will happen in 2020?

Several times a year, the full moon appears slightly bigger than normal in the night sky, an event that in recent years has been come to be known a supermoon. In 2020, the night sky will feature four supermoons in a row, starting in February and glowing big and bright once each month through May.

When did solar 23 start?

August 1996
Solar cycle 23 was the 23rd solar cycle since 1755, when extensive recording of solar sunspot activity began. The solar cycle lasted 12.3 years, beginning in August 1996 and ending in December 2008.

Is the sun exploding in 2021?

But in about 5 billion years, the sun will run out of hydrogen. Our star is currently in the most stable phase of its life cycle and has been since the formation of our solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago.

Did the sun explode 2021?

At this point roughly 5 billion years in the future, the sun will stop generating heat via nuclear fusion, and its core will become unstable and contract, according to NASA.

What is the next big astronomical event?

A summary of the 2022 highlights

Date Event
August 12-13 Perseids Meteor Shower
August 14 Saturn at opposition
August 27 New Moon
August 27 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation

What is a rare Moon event?

A lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon is in Earth’s shadow, but only at full Moon. The Moon is directly behind Earth (opposite the Sun), at the time of full Moon.

What happens every 11 years on the Sun?

About every 11 years, the Sun’s magnetic field does a flip. In other words, the north pole becomes the south pole, and vice versa. This flip is one aspect of the roughly 11-year activity cycle the Sun experiences as its magnetic field evolves slowly over time.