SolarHam.com - Older News Archive (March 2020)

March 31, 2020 @ 00:45 UTC
Aurora Watch / Cycle 25 Sunspot
An expected coronal hole stream is now moving past Earth around 500 km/s. This is helping to disturb our geomagnetic field. Aurora sky watchers should be alert at higher latitudes tonight.

In other news, an active region belonging to the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 is turning into view off the northeast limb. This region currently only has a few very small spots visible and is not yet considered a threat for noteworthy solar flares. Image below by SDO/HMI.

March 27, 2020 @ 22:20 UTC
Coronal Hole Faces Earth
A solar wind stream flowing from an Earth facing coronal hole is expected to reach Earth by March 30th. A geomagnetic enhancement (Kp4) is currently in the forecast beginning on Monday. Perhaps some visible aurora at higher latitudes.

March 8, 2020 @ 22:55 UTC
Solar Update
The new spot group belonging to the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 was assigned AR 2758 on Sunday. The region is located in the southeast quadrant and is not currently considered a threat for noteworthy solar flares. More updates to follow whenever necessary.

March 7, 2020 @ 11:50 UTC
New Sunspot Forming?
Good morning. It's been over a month since we've had a numbered sunspot region and solar activity continues on at very low levels. A potential new region however belonging to Cycle 25 is trying to form in the southeast quadrant. Something to keep an eye on during these quiet times. Magnetic image below courtesy of SDO/HMI.

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