Geomagnetic storming, coronal hole

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 11:06 UTC

Geomagnetic storming, coronal hole

We're having a couple of very interesting days at the moment with us occasionally reaching geomagnetic storm conditions. Two days ago we managed to reach the moderate G2 geomagnetic storm threshold and earlier this morning we hit the minor G1 geomagnetic storm threshold. All of this geomagnetic activity is the result of a high speed solar wind stream from a coronal hole flowing past our planet.

Could this activity continue in the days ahead? Yes it can. Yesterday we had yet another coronal hole facing our planet. This is a transequatorial coronal hole and should keep the solar wind speed up around the 600km/s range in the coming three days. Expect more geomagnetic storming in the days ahead. Good times to be an aurora watcher!

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Header image: Aurora Borealis captured yesterday by Tiina Kela from Ylikiminki, Finland. 

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