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A Bright Region Pair & An Earth-Directed Solar Storm | Space Weather News 01.27.2020

This week space weather started out quietly, but got exciting fast. We have two bright regions that have emerged on the Sun. One is a cycle 24 (old cycle) sunspot that has fired an Earth-directed solar storm! The second is a cycle 25 bright region that is helping to boost the solar flux back into the mid-70s. This means radio propagation on Earth’s dayside gets a nice boost. We also have a good chance for aurora at high latitudes (and possibly even mid-latitudes) starting on January 29. Learn the details of this coming solar storm, how GPS reception and radio communication will fare this week, and see what else our Sun has in store.