This week the weather from our star remains at moderate levels. Impacts early this week have been mainly due to fast solar wind from some small coronal holes that are now rotating to the Sun’s farside. However, another larger coronal hole will send us some more fast solar wind over the next few days. Couple that with a side-swiping mini-solar storm today and aurora photographers at high latitudes could get a good show in through the new year. Aurora photographers at mid-latitudes might also get a chance for some sporadic shows, but they will be more fleeting. We also have several large active regions that are sporting big solar flares. Amateur radio operators and GPS users should expect radio blackouts on Earth’s dayside, easily over the rest of this week. Learn the details of the fast solar wind, find out when and where aurora is expected, and see what else our Sun has in store!
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