Long range forecast claim large coronal hole will swing round to face Earth last week of March: If they are talking about it now it must be BIG!


    The sun is blank–no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI

    LONG RANGE FORECAST from Spaceweather.com
    are warning of a large coronal hole in the sun’s atmosphere and  will swing into geoeffective position during
    the last week of March. Solar wind flowing from the hole is expected to strike
    our planet’s magnetic field and spark G1- to G2-class geomagnetic storms on
    March 28-29.
    Regular visitors to The Big Wobble will be
    aware coronal holes are the main earthquake factor.
    The dark patches sometimes covering more
    than half the entire face of the Sun indicate that the interplanetary magnetic
    field connecting Earth to our Sun will be experiencing huge fluctuations of
    energy, these huge fluctuations increase then decrease pressure on our planet
    causing major quakes and often volcanic activity.
    The speed of these fluctuations or solar
    wind is incredible sometimes reaching speeds of almost 1,000 km/second

    There are no large coronal holes on the Earthside of the sun. Credit: NASA/SDO.
    Our Sun is very quiet at the moment; the Sun
    has been blank from sun spots for 9 straight days. The last time our Sun
    released an X-class flair was way back on 5/5/2015 as we head towards the Solar
    Minimum expected to arrive 2019/20, resulting in a period of relative calm on
    our Sun

    However, the absence of sunspots doesn’t
    mean no space weather to report as the new coronal hole will show.


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