The sun has begun a new solar weather cycle. It should be pretty quiet, scientists say.

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The sun is officially nine months into a new solar weather cycle, scientists have confirmed, and it will likely look much like its predecessor, which ran from 2008 to 2019.Scientists predict that the sun’s new activity phase, called solar cycle 25, will peak in 2025 but will generally be a less active cycle, quite similar to solar cycle 24, which ended in December. The sun’s weather, which follows an 11-year activity cycle, is a vital phenomenon to predict because its whims impact life and and around Earth, sometimes with devastating consequences.”We are very excited to be here today to announce that solar cycle 25 has officially started,” Lisa Upton, co-chair of the Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel and a solar physicist at Space Systems Research Corporation, a mission-support company based in Virginia, said during a NASA news conference today (Sept. 15) to discuss the findings.Related: The sun’s wrath: Here’s the worst solar storms in history A split image shows the sun during a solar cycle’s maximum on the left (April 2014) and during a solar cycle’s minimum on the right (December 2019). (Image credit: NASA/SDO)Space weather trackers should expect the sun’s activity to rise and fall in a pattern similar to that of the last 11 …

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