posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 10:10 AM
Officially from NASA website:
"Predicting Cycles 24 and 25
The Predictive Flux-transport Dynamo Model is enabling NCAR scientists to predict that the next solar cycle, known as Cycle 24, will produce sunspots
across an area slightly larger than 2.5% of the visible surface of the Sun. The scientists expect the cycle to begin in late 2007 or early 2008, which
is about 6 to 12 months later than a cycle would normally start. Cycle 24 is likely to reach its peak about 2012.
By analyzing recent solar cycles, the scientists also hope to forecast sunspot activity two solar cycles, or 22 years, into the future. The NCAR team
is planning in the next year to issue a forecast of Cycle 25, which will peak in the early 2020s.
"This is a significant breakthrough with important applications, especially for satellite-dependent sectors of society," explains NCAR scientist
The NCAR team received funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA’s Living with a Star program."
I know the article is from 2006, but they specifically point out 2012 as the peak.
NASA Article Link