Welcome to the month of May.
Solar activity remains at very low levels. Decaying AR 2818, along with plage region 2820 are about to rotate out of view and behind the southwest limb. Elsewhere, a potential active region is still about 2 days away from turning into view from behind the southeast limb. We will know more in a few days. For now solar flare activity is expected to remain at quiet levels.
A small but sudden increase in solar wind speed was detected within the past hour. This could possibly be an expected weak CME passage following a filament eruption on April 26th. A reminder that enhanced geomagnetic activity is predicted for the next 48 hours due to the possible CME passage, along with an expected coronal hole solar wind stream.
Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the most up to date information.