There is another solar minimum, and, as can be seen in the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory image, today the number of sunspots on the Sun is zero.
Solar cycling is a periodic change in solar activity. The most famous is the 11-year solar cycle, or the Schwabe cycle. There is also a doubled Schwabe cycle, in which the solar magnetic field returns to its original state through two complete 11-year cycles.
This development continues the long-term trend of reducing the number of sunspots – with a notable break in September 2017, when an unexpected surge of large sunspots and intense solar flares occurred.
The disappearance of sunspots signals a weakening of the solar magnetic field and a change in the nature of space weather. During the solar minimum in cosmic weather, solar winds and cosmic rays dominate, rather than sunspots and solar flares.