SolarHam.com - Older News Archive (September 2018)

September 5, 2018 @ 13:30 UTC
Coronal Hole Update
Small coronal hole #22 is now facing our planet and an elevated solar wind stream is expected to reach Earth within the next few days. Currently the solar wind is near 500 km/s and a brief period of disturbed geomagnetic conditions (Kp4) was detected at 02:39 UTC (Sep 5). Sky watchers at higher latitudes should be alert for visible aurora within the next 24-72 hours.

Another coronal hole (#23) may come into play early next week and will be monitored.

September 2, 2018 @ 21:00 UTC
Solar Update
Hello again folks. September is off to a quiet start with the visible disk currently spotless. Expect many more days like today as we make our way through the bottom end of Solar Cycle 24.

Geomagnetic activity is also expected to be at quiet levels over the next few days. A small coronal hole will begin to face Earth later this week and may deliver an elevated solar wind stream past our planet. More updates regarding this whenever necessary.