SolarHam.com - Older News Archive (April 2020)

April 29, 2020 @ 13:10 UTC
New Cycle Sunspot
A small new sunspot belonging to Solar Cycle 25 is forming in the northwest quadrant on Wednesday (Apr 29). So far it is not a threat for noteworthy solar flares. Expect solar activity to remain at very low levels in the short term.

April 26, 2020 @ 15:15 UTC
Solar Update
Hello again folks. Below is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Sunday (April 26). We currently have one spotted region and it is not considered a threat for noteworthy solar flares. AR2760 is a member of old Solar Cycle 24 and will likely fade away during the next few days. We will see. Image by SDO/HMI.

April 20, 2020 @ 10:30 UTC
Bz Sputh / Aurora Watch (UPDATED)
An elevated solar wind stream containing a sector of southward Bz is now moving past Earth. A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch is currently in effect. Visible aurora will be likely at high latitudes while it is still dark outside.

UPDATE: The Minor (G1) geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 10:44 UTC (April 20).

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5
Threshold Reached: 2020 Apr 20 1044 UTC
Synoptic Period: 0900-1200 UTC
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor

April 7, 2020 @ 01:15 UTC
Coronal Hole to Face Earth
Good evening. Below is an updated image by the Solar Dynamics Observatory showing coronal hole (26) that will soon begin to face Earth. A solar wind stream flowing from this zone should reach our planet by this upcoming weekend (April 11-12). Perhaps some aurora to look forward to at higher latitudes. More updates in the days ahead.

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