Saturday, September 14, 2013
The Sun Goes Strangely Quiet
Source - Space Weather News for Sept. 14, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
QUIET SUN: Right in the middle of Solar Max, the sun has entered one of its deepest quiet spells in years. Flare activity has subsided and the sun's x-ray output has flatlined. This event highlights the unpredictability of the solar cycle. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and commentary.
AURORAS ANYWAY: Even during a period of low solar activity, geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible as solar wind streams buffet Earth's magnetic field. Earth is inside such a stream right now. Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).