Coronal Hole May Produce Aurora Late March

Northern Lights Now – Coronal Hole Number 66 will be rotating into the Earth Strike zone over the next couple days. With the area covered by the coronal hole straddling the solar equator, there’s a good chance that the solar wind from this hole will impact Earth. Here’s a snapshot of the Sun Today in AIA 211 (Purple):

Coronal hole may impact Earth's space weather early next week
Coronal hole may impact Earth’s space weather early next week

This coronal hole last was last pointed toward Earth on February 27. During that rotation, there was not a major response from the geomagnetic fields. The coronal has changed a bit since the last rotation so it is worth watching.

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