Over the past 2 months the Sun has been remarkably clear of sunspots and active regions. The SDO observations of active regions 2753 and 2754 herald the start of a more active phase in the Sun's cycle.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Image courtesy of NASA/SDO and the Royal Observatory Belgium Solar Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)
For full details of this report please see the STCE report :