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Moderate solar activity, enhanced auroral activity

Solar activity increased to moderate levels thanks to an impulsive M1.6 solar flare at 19:33 UTC. Source was a cluster of sunspots just east of sunspot region 2237 which received number 2242. Auroral activity remains elevated as Earth remains under influence of coronal hole high speed stream effects. Photographers at high latitudes have been taking amazing auroral shots the past few days and some even managed to catch some Geminid meteors like Zack Splaine Photography from Canada did in this shot! Stunning!

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