After being in a slump last month, it seems that sunspots are starting to pick up again as this latest SDO image shows:
This of course is just a minor blip, as the trend is downward, as we now are on the downslope of cycle 24 activity as this plot from Dr. Leif Svalgaard demonstrates. Click to enlarge.
(updated image per suggestion of L. Svalgaard)
Here’s more from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center Plots (updated monthly):
See even more on the WUWT Solar reference page