Small coronal hole faces Earth

Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 19:09 UTC

Small coronal hole faces Earth

Not a lot of space weather news to report about lately but we do have a small coronal hole facing our planet today. 

Solar wind flowing from this coronal hole could arrive at Earth in about 2 to 3 days from now. Geomagnetic storm conditions (Kp5 or greater) are however unlikely but it could be an interesting event for high latitude sky watchers.

Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm
Observed Kp: 6
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (605.6 km/sec.)

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
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Predicted Kp max 4
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