Saturday, June 04, 2016
Where did all the sunspots go?
Source - Space Weather News for June 4, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
WHERE DID ALL THE SUNSPOTS GO? Something interesting is happening on the sun. On Friday, June 3rd, the sunspot number dropped to 0, and the solar disk is still blank this weekend. This is a sign that the sun is slowly shifting into a new phase of the solar cycle. Learn more about the transformation on Spaceweather.com.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters say there is a 70% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on June 4th and 5th as Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind. This is the same stream, by the way, that triggered the fabulous Mother's Day Storm last month, when auroras were photographed in the USA as far south as Kansas and Arkansas. Visit Spaceweather.com for more information and updates