According to the NASA Video below the next solar minimum is on the way and should arrive by 2019
As the next solar minimum is exposed by time, I will be focusing more on this event and its potential impact on the climate and our daily lives.
One of the events associated with a quiet sun in the increased number of high-energy cosmic rays that can reach the earth and it’s atmosphere. These cosmic rays are mention in the video. Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus project have been tracking the increase in cosmic rays since 2015 When the number of sunspots started to decline.
Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays, a surprisingly “down to Earth” form of space weather. Cosmic rays can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes.
See Cosmic Rays in the Atmosphere at Spaceweather.com for more details.