The December data from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center is in, and it looks more and more like the peak of solar cycle 24 has been reached, and that we are now past it. Even with documented problems like “sunspot count inflation” the sunspot count for December is quite low:
If you don’t know what sunspot inflation is, OK so they are now cooking the books with sunspots, which refuse to follow what the global warming gods want them to be. It’s another crock, to support the erroneous conclusion the 2012 was the warmest year ever.
Note the large difference between the prediction line in red, and the counts. There are other indications that our sun remains in a slump.
The 10.7cm solar radio flux seems to have peaked also. But I doubt most are interested in the technical data. It interests me, so I blog it.