Solar Cycle 25 is here, and that means - in the years ahead - more solar flares and more coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. People sometimes use the words interchangeably, but they're not the same thing. Here's the difference.
A study of oppositely charged magnetic field bands, moving in the sun's northern and southern hemispheres, suggests the coming sunspot cycle - Cycle 25 - will be a particularly strong one. This result contradicts an earlier expert forecast, suggesting a weak Cycle 25.