Where are the sunspots?

sunspotThey’re scarce this year.

When the sun is more active, several sunspots can appear on a daily basis. However, very few have been spotted in 2008.  It wasn’t until August 21 and 22 that the Solar Influences Data Analysis reported the glimpse of one dark spot….Experts say the question is not when will the sunspots reappear, but rather how fast will their numbers increase once they start to appear.

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