Despite my last attempt at a humorous post title, I do indeed realize that we need sunspots to excite the ionosphere for extraordinary radio propagation conditions.
While we're in a lull right now, take a look at that sunspot on the left side of the sun in the picture. Looks like a good one, eh?
It's not what you think - but it is definitely way cool!
Click here, for what Paul Harvey would say is, "The rest of the story!".
73 de Larry W2LJ