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Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Friday, 8 December 2017 - 18:38 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, Quiet Sun

Today we have yet another southward extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole facing our planet.

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Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 20:52 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth, G2 watch issued

A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today.

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The past, the present and the future

Monday, 27 November 2017 - 17:10 UTC

The past, the present and the future

We've been a bit more quiet than you're used to from us during the past few weeks but our team is once more at full capacity ready to bring you the latest space weather updates. Without any further ado, let's get started!

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Sunday, 5 November 2017 - 18:52 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

We are currently in a very quiet period when it comes to space weather with no significant sunspot regions, solar flares or geomagnetic storms to report about but fortunately we still have the occasional coronal hole to lighten up the mood... and skies!

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 08:57 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

A large southern extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is facing Earth today.

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M1.1 solar flare from behind the east limb

Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 08:36 UTC

M1.1 solar flare from behind the east limb

A huge surprise last evening as solar activity unexpectedly reached moderate level thanks to an M1.11 (R1-minor) solar flare that took place behind the east limb. The solar flare peaked at 23:28 UTC on 20 October 2017.

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Small coronal hole faces Earth

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 14:15 UTC

Small coronal hole faces Earth

A small coronal hole faced Earth yesterday.

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Double far side eruption

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 13:21 UTC

Double far side eruption

Two non earth-directed coronal mass ejections are now visible in the latest SOHO/LASCO coronagraph imagery.

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Coronal hole faces Earth

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 15:46 UTC

Coronal hole faces Earth

A northern hemisphere coronal hole is facing our planet today.

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Coronal holes faces Earth, AR2673 returns

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 14:09 UTC

Coronal holes faces Earth, AR2673 returns

A large southern extension of the northern hemisphere polar coronal hole is facing Earth today.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
Active geomagnetic conditions
Observed Kp: 4
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (629.1 km/sec.)

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 25% 55%
Middle latitude 25% 5%
Predicted Kp max 5
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 1%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
New Moon

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