The graphic above is a NASA prediction circa March 2006 of when solar cycle 24 would arrive. Click here or on the graphic for a larger image. As you can see from the graph, solar cycle 24 was expected to begin in late 2006 or early 2007. It is now March of 2008 and solar cycle 24 has not arrived. The latest solar observations, photographs of which are posted here, continue to show that there are still zero sunspots. According to NASA's prediction, we were expected to be well into solar cycle 24 and experiencing upwards of thirty sunspots per month at this time.