This week we say “goodbye” to region 2891, the last of the Big Flare Players that caused the fireworks we saw last week, and “hello” to some peace and quiet. Although region 2895 is showing a little bit of activity, it is not yet filling the footsteps of it’s predecessors. However, we are watching it for signs of growth. Meanwhile, just as region 2891 begins to rotate out of view, it fires off a goodbye kiss with an M2-class flare and a solar storm. Luckily, the solar storm is not Earth-directed. However, this region may retain it’s strong flare potential as it transits the Sun’s farside. If it survives it’s farside passage we could be in for big flares again in about two weeks time so amateur radio operators and GPS should enjoy the peace and quiet while it lasts. Aurora photographers at high latitudes get a slight chance for aurora this week with a small pocket of fast solar wind, but those at mid-latitudes will likely need to wait by the sidelines for some stronger fast solar wind, which will come in about 10 days from a better formed coronal hole that is just beginning to rotate into Earth view. See region 2891 fire off it’s “goodbye kiss,” learn how far aurora dipped down into mid-latitudes during the recent solar storm, and see what else our Sun has in store! Want early access to these forecasts, tutorials on Space Weather, & more? Visit: