Small coronal hole faces Earth

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 14:15 UTC

Small coronal hole faces Earth

A small coronal hole faced Earth yesterday.

This coronal hole is not big and located just south of the solar equator. A small uptick in the solar wind conditions at Earth might be possible on 20 October but no geomagnetic storm conditions are expected.

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Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes
The solar wind speed is currently moderately high (502.3 km/sec.)

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