Coronal hole activity continues

Monday, 7 December 2015 - 11:22 UTC

Coronal hole activity continues

Minor G1 geomagnetic storm conditions have been observed yesterday thanks to a coronal hole solar wind stream that is affecting Earth right now. More storm conditions are likely in the days ahead as another large portion of this coronal hole is about to face us.

This fascinating video that you can find here below is made with the help of imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows how large this coronal hole is that has been facing Earth for over a week now! This is truly one of the largest coronal holes we have seen for a long time.

When it comes to sunspots, we have to conclude that things remain very quiet. No sunspots facing Earth right now are capable of producing M or X-class solar flares.

Header image: Tor-Ivar Næss Photography, Norway.

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