Minor coronal hole faces Earth

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 - 22:23 UTC

Minor coronal hole faces Earth

A coronal hole is currently facing Earth. It is a small coronal hole just south of the solar equator so we shouldn't expect a lot of geomagnetic activity from it's solar wind stream.

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions (Kp3) could occur when the solar wind stream from this coronal hole arrives at Earth in about three days from now. We have to stress that this coronal hole will not provide us with auroral activity on par with the storm from two days ago but if you are a high latitude sky watcher it might be worth keeping an eye on the solar wind data in the coming days.

 Images: NASA SDO.

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