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Coronal hole faces Earth

Solar activity remains very low (there are no numbered sunspot regions on the earth-facing side of the solar disk today) but 2017 is off to a good start anyway. A large coronal hole is facing our planet today and sending an enhanced solar wind stream towards our planet.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
Active geomagnetic conditions expected
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (687.7 km/sec.)

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Today's space weather

Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 65%
Middle latitude 25% 1%
Predicted Kp max 5
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
Waning Crescent

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Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2017/04/03M5.8
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/04/23Kp6 (G2)
Number of spotless days in 2017:30
Last spotless day:2017/04/17

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