Coronal Hole Stream Incoming
Coronal hole #14 and in particular, the southern extension of CH #15 will begin to face Earth this weekend. A solar wind stream is expected to reach our planet beginning January 17th. Enhanced geomagnetic activity will be possible at higher latitudes. Perhaps some good news for aurora sky watchers.
We Have a Susnpot
Stop the presses! A small sunspot group is now visible towards center disk. This "monster" was assigned AR 2796 and is not considered a threat for strong solar flares. Image below by SDO/HMI.