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Coronal hole faces Earth

The northern hemisphere polar coronal hole with an extension all the way down to the solar equator is back and sending an enhanced stream of solar wind towards our planet.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (589.6 km/sec.)

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 40%
Middle latitude 10% 1%
Predicted Kp max 4
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:2017/07/14M2.4
Last geomagnetic storm:2017/07/17Kp6 (G2)
Number of spotless days in 2017:48
Current stretch spotless days:5

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