Today, there are two sunspots in the Sun's southern hemisphere. Their magnetic polarity reveals something interesting: They come from different solar cycles. One sunspot (AR2760, polarity -/+) belongs to old Solar Cycle 24, while the other (AR2761, polarity +/-) belongs to new Solar Cycle 25. This is normal. Solar cycles always overlap at their boundaries, sprinkling Solar Minimum with a mixture of old- and new-cycle sunspots. We might see more such combinations in the months ahead as we slowly grind our way through one of the deepest Solar Minima in a century. The simultaneous appearance of two solar cycles suggests a type of temporary balance. In fact, the tipping point might have already been reached. So far this year, there have been 7 numbered sunspots. Five of them (71%) have come from Solar Cycle 25. This compares to only 17% in 2019 and 0% in 2018. Solar Cycle 25 is still weak, but it is coming. https://spaceweather.com/ Stay Tuned!