No I’m not asking you to fill in the blank, but I am asking you to notice that at this time, there are no sunspots on the sun at all. This piucture above shows the face of the sun for St Patricks day.
Contrast this to just a few weeks ago, when sunspot 930 (shown below) erupted with a massive X class solar flare, the largest in years. It just goes to show you how volatile our sun is and how small we are in the face oif its massive energy.
You can check http://www.spaceweather.com for details on the current state of the sun, the solar wind, and the geomagnetic field.