- Older News Archive (November 2019)

November 18, 2019 @ 23:50 UTC
Minor Storm Watch
An Earth facing coronal hole is expected to deliver a solar wind stream past Earth beginning late on November 20th. A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch was added for November 21st. Visual aurora will be possible at higher latitudes later this week. Image below by SDO/AIA. More to follow.

November 15, 2019 @ 02:30 UTC
Coronal Hole Facing Earth
A geomagnetic enhancement (Kp4) will be possible beginning November 16th when a coronal hole stream is expected to reach Earth. Aurora sky watchers around the polar regions should be alert this weekend. As of this update, geomagnetic storming is not currently in the forecast. More updates whenever necessary.

November 12, 2019 @ 20:30 UTC
Another Cycle 25 Region (UPDATED)
A magnetic region with a small sunspot currently visible is now turning into view off the southeast limb. The magnetic layout and high latitude location of this region associates it with the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. This is the second such region in the past few weeks. A positive step forward.

UPDATE: This small sunspot was assigned AR2752 on Wednesday.

November 11, 2019 @ 14:45 UTC
Mercury Transit
The planet Mercury is currently passing in between the Earth and Sun, providing solar watchers with a special treat today. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the great image below within the past half hour.

November 11, 2019 @ 14:30 UTC
Elevated Solar Wind Stream
A weak coronal hole stream containing a sector of southward Bz is now moving past Earth. A minor geomagnetic enhancement (Kp4) will be possible during the next 24 hours. High latitude aurora sky watchers should be alert once dark outside.

November 9, 2019 @ 14:15 UTC
Coronal Hole / Fundraising Update
Good morning. Solar activity continues at very low levels while the visible disk is again void of visible sunspots. A minor geomagnetic enhancement will be possible beginning late on November 10th when a weak coronal hole stream is expected to reach Earth. Perhaps some visible aurora for high latitude sky watchers. Image by SDO/AIA.

Fundraising Update

After 16 days of website fundraising, I am now 63% to my goal for 2020-2021. Thank You so much to everybody who have made a contribution so far towards keeping the SolarHam website online. If you too would like to support the work that I do, please click HERE for more information. Thank You.

November 3, 2019 @ 02:15 UTC
Halfway to Goal
Now halfway to my fundraising goal in only 10 days! A big thank you to those who have made donation towards keeping SolarHam going into Solar Cycle 25. Please click HERE if you too are interested in supporting this website.

Thank You - Kevin.

November 2, 2019 @ 18:15 UTC
Solar Update
Just as the tiny sunspot 2750 belonging to Cycle 25 in the southeast quadrant fades away, another small new sunspot is forming towards center disk. This one however belongs to waning Cycle 24. Solar activity should remain at very low levels in the short term. Image below by SDO/HMI.

November 1, 2019 @ 00:40 UTC
Cycle 25 Region (Updated)
Good evening. A very small sunspot is forming high in latitude in the southeast quadrant and has the correct magnetic layout to associate it with the upcoming Solar Cycle 25. Imagery below courtesy of SDO/HMI. This will likely fade away fairly fast, but is a positive sign that the next solar cycle is on the way.

UPDATE: This new cycle sunspot was assigned number 2750, but is already starting to fade away.

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