Underneath the visible surface of the Sun, the solar dynamo is still churning out knots of magnetism that will soon surface to make new Sunspots. The current solar cycle is not finished. It is, however, rapidly waning, and forecasters expect the next Solar Minimum to arrive in the current decade. Between now and 2020, there will be lots of spotless Suns. As the extreme ultraviolet output of the Sun decreases, the upper atmosphere of Earth cools and collapses, allowing space junk to accumulate around our planet. Also, the heliosphere shrinks, bringing interstellar space closer to Earth. Galactic cosmic rays then penetrate the inner solar system with relative ease.
On July 25 the geomagnetic field was at quiet to unsettled levels but the passage of the weak CME caused active to G1 - Minor geomagnetic storms. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions were observed during the synoptic period followed by multiple active periods. The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels this week due to continued weak CME effects, followed by the arrival of positive polarity CH HSS.
Reference: (Source) http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/07/25/spotless-sun-heralds-solar-minimum-after-cme-producing-region-2567-departs/
CREDIT for Image featured at top: Spotless Sun on July 25, 2016. Credit: NASA SDO / HMI