The current Solar Minimum cycle has had 619 days of a spot-free Sun (as compared with the typical solar minimum of 485 days). But Spaceweather reports today that a new active region on the Sun produced a Coronal Mass Ejection and a burst of radio emissions on the far side of the Sun that probably points to a new sunspot.
Increased solar activity affects satellite transmissions on Earth, and it seems to me that it likely affects the human electrical fields as well. The next sunspot cycle is expected to peak in 2012, leading some scientists to issue dire warnings about the collapse of the electrical grid.
suggests that the CME will be visible from earth over the next couple of days and more information will be available then.