Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th


A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670.

And it is turning toward Earth… Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on August 12th. Imagine a disintegrating fireball in a green glow.

coronal hole
A huge coronal hole is floating over the sun and may threaten Earth in the next ew days. via

Such a hole is a region where the sun’s magnetic field has peeled back and allows gaseous material to escape. A stream of solar wind flowing from this hole will reach Earth on August 12th, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Imagine a disintegrating fireball explosing through the green glow of an aurora. Awesome!

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