A new 11-year sunspot cycle is about to begin, according to some blogs and other sources. I know very little about the Sun but am pretty sure that nothing disastrous is going to happen when a new cycle begins.
The Sun runs an 11-year cycle, which affects the number of visible sunspot as well as some other things. If you wish to track the cycle over the next 11 years please do so without directly looking at the Sun. I really can’t tell enough people this.