We tried the old fashioned method of Solar projection this afternoon and not a sunspot in sight.
As a result I started to look deeper and here are my abbreviated findings.
According to - http://www.spaceweather.com/ we should have some quiet sunspots atm. (Which I believe means that they are there but not very prominent!)
We are currently in Solar Cycle 24 which is expected to have a below-average number of sunspots, the lowest of any cycle since 1928.
The current suggestion seems to be that we are entering a lean period - even the new solar cycle number 25 commencing in 2020 is set to be worse than 24 - hence the talk of a hibernating sun.
Presumably that will affect solar flares, coronal mass ejections and prominences since they are all linked to the magnetic phenomenon associated with sunspots.
I might just have talked myself out of getting a Coronado PST.