The solar wind, which originates in the Sun's corona, gusts and calms with the star's familiar 11-year cycle of activity ... but the entire Sun is blowing significantly less hard [now] - about 20-25% less hard - than it was during the last solar minimum 10-15 years ago.
The charged wind particles also carry with them the Sun's magnetic field, and this has a protective role in limiting the number of high-energy cosmic rays that can enter the Solar System. More of them will probably now make their way through.
This is not so bad where we are, as we have the earth's natural shields but it might be best not to take that space trip to Pluto you were envisaging.
How much do you know about the sun anyway?
1. How many earths could fit inside the sun, in round numbers?
2. What is the name given to the surface of the sun?
3. In Celsius and in round numbers, what is the temperature of the sun's core?
4. How many days does the sun's orbit take?
5. In which country is the hottest average temperature?
About one million, photosphere, about 15 million degrees, 27.4 days, Ethiopia [Dallol, 34.4 degrees]