The sun is blank–no sunspots. Credit: SDO/HMI
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
aware coronal holes are the main earthquake factor.
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.
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
mean no space weather to report as the new coronal hole will show.