There has been a lot of talk about the lack of sunspots. We just recently had a stretch of 51 days without any sunspots. This is just shy of the 52 day record (set last summer) of this sunspot cycle. It is becoming increasingly likely that the number of spotless days will be the longest in about 100 years. There is no sign that sunspots will increase so far.
Recently I came across an article from NASA on the disappearance of sunspots. Click here for a link to that article. You’ll find it an interesting read.