According to the Indian Institute of Science, and in particular to Prof. Choudhuri, the next active phase of our sun will be rather mild.
They have based the forecast using a new theoretical calculation, pointing out that some assumptions in the previous forecast model are unjustified.
Their final forecast, is that upcoming solar cycle will be 35% lower than the current one.
Certainly next years solar reports will say if Indians researchers have discovered a more reliable forecast method.
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