//Sunspot Death Throes of Cycle 24 | Solar Storm Forecast 07.05.2020

Sunspot Death Throes of Cycle 24 | Solar Storm Forecast 07.05.2020

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This week our Sun gives us a chance for some brief storming due to a remnant coronal hole that has rotated into the Earth-strike zone. In fact, fast solar wind from this coronal hole is hitting Earth now. However, it wont last long so aurora views will be fleeting, even at high latitudes. In addition, a new sunspot has emerged in Earth-view– actually two sunspots emerged, but one of them was too weak to last so it didnt get an official designation by NOAA. The sunspot that did get numbered 2766 is actually a Solar Cycle 24 sunspot, but it is hardly recognizable as such because of the influence of Cycle 25. We will see how long it lasts. Luckily, the several existing bright regions in Earth-view are boosting the solar flux so that radio operators should enjoy marginal propagation on Earth’s dayside again for a short while before things begin to tank. GPS users should also be enjoying some decent reception, especially on Earth’s dayside. Learn the details of the old cycle sunspot, the solar storm launch, catch up on recent pics of noctilucent clouds and Comet Neowise, and see what else our Sun has in store!
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For a more in-depth look at the data and images in this video see previous videos. Im saving this space for credits and links to field reporter photos highlighted this week.

Field Reporter Photography:

Karla Leeftink, Drenthe, Netherlands:

Noel Bowman, Kent, Washington, USA:

Skunkbayweather, Seatlle, Washington, USA:

David Rosen, Seattle, Washington, USA:

Elias Chasiotis, Markopoulo, Greece:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164146
Lionel Majzik, Tápióbicske, Pest, Hungary:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164177
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164179
Chris Schur, Payson AZ, USA:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164183
Oscar Martín Mesonero, Salamanca, Spain:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164165
Michael Jaeger, Stixendorf, Austria:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164151
Bryan Murahashi, Sunnyvale, Ca, USA:
https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=164132