Figure 1: Sunspot numbers of cycle 23 and beginning of cycle 24. The daily (yellow), monthly (blue), and monthly smoothed (red) sunspot numbers since 2000, together with predictions for 12 months ahead: SM (red dots): classical prediction method, based on an interpolation of Waldmeier’s standard curves; CM (red dashes): combined method proposed by K. Denkmayr. Source: http://sidc.oma.be/html/wolfjmms.html—Access in October 2011.