What is the predicted solar activity for the next 6 months in 1997?

That's rather old news. The above plot shows where we are on October 30, 2000. The predicted activity is what is shown on the three curves. Choose the one you think fits the data the best for the last 5 years. They tend to agree that the minimum will happen around 2006.

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