This week our Sun brightens our day with some fast solar wind and new eye candy! No less than four new bright regions are now in Earth-view and solar flux is back in the triple digits! This means radio propagation on Earth’s dayside is back into the good range. These conditions should continue over this week and quite possibly into next week! Also, with the fast solar wind, we have had some decent aurora shows at high latitudes and even down briefly into mid latitudes. Although we have hit storm levels over the past 24 hours, we will likely bounce between unsettled and active conditions over the next several days. Aurora is still possible at high latitudes, but views will become more fleeting at mid-latitudes. However, with these new active regions rotating into Earth-view there is a very good chance we will have some Earth-directed solar storms launch over the next couple of week. So, aurora photographers that miss this brief fast wind, keep your fingers crossed because there is a significant chance for more aurora soon. Learn the details of these new bright regions, visit the dust storms building on Mars and see what else our Sun has in store! Want early access to these forecasts, tutorials on Space Weather, & more? Visit: