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    Rise & Shine with Solar Flares: Solar Storm Forecast 24 May 2018. Tamitha Skov.

    The Sun wakes up this week with several new bright regions that have rotated into Earth-view. The newest of these regions has been actively firing solar flares since it was on the Sun's backside. All this activity has boosted the solar flux so amateur radio operators and emergency responders are enjoying decent radio propagation. Meanwhile some pockets of fast wind continue to pummel Earth, keeping things at unsettled conditions. The wind isn't fast enough to bring us up to storm levels and bring aurora down to mid-latitudes, but it is enough to help improve GPS reception at low latitudes. Learn more about the new active regions, when the next solar storm is expected, and what else the Sun has in store for us this week.



    73 Al 4L5A

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      A Horse Gallops into the Earth-Strike Zone: Solar Storm Forecast 31 May 2018. Tamitha Skov.

      Solar activity stays elevated this week as a big coronal hole sends us some fast solar wind that could bump us up to storm levels. Aurora photographers should be ready for aurora views over the next couple of days. These views could reach mid-latitudes for a short while and linger at high latitudes through early next week. Amateur radio operators are also enjoying marginal radio propagation this week due to bright region 2712 with the promise of new regions rotating into Earth-view in a couple of days. GPS operators should also be enjoying clean reception of signals this week on the Earth's dayside. However, once the solar storm hits, GPS might have issues near aurora and near the dawn-dusk terminators. Learn the details of the coming storm and see what else our Sun has in store.



      73 Al 4L5A

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