The sun is blank–no sunspots.
Several WUWT readers have inquired about why the SOHO MDI and magnetogram image has not been updated in several days. The last update was on July 28th.
Here is the reason:
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is having a minor problem. SOHO’s white light solar telescope is temporarily offline while new commands and data tables are uploaded to the spacecraft. Normal operations are expected to resume in a few days.