A large coronal hole is turning toward Earth, and it is spewing a stream of high-speed solar wind into space.
NOAA forecasters expect the stream to reach our planet on Oct. 48 more words
G1-class geomagnetic storms are underway around the Arctic Circle on Oct. 16th as Earth enters a stream of very fast moving solar wind.
Veteran observers in Sweden are reporting one of the best displays in recent memory as “massive auroras” dance across the sky. 10 more words
7 OCT 2016
What’s influencing our Sun?
ESA & NASA
Our Sun is a beautiful, bubbling mess of plasma that’s controlled by its magnetic field – and roughly once every 11 years, the polarity of that magnetic field is reversed, causing a spike in Sun spots and solar flares. 615 more words
K9LA’s Amateur Radio Propagation host Carl Luetzelschwab gives a brief update on Solar Cycle 24, and then discusses the implication of the number of days with zero sunspots, the trend of the strength of the magnetic fields around sunspots, the correlation of the duration of solar minimum to the maximum of the next solar cycle, and several other issues. 26 more words