Update: 6:30pm Eastern Time

Earthquake Condition Index A-. Jupiter opposes Venus, the coronal hole is here as well, and the potential for space weather events remains high. After going weeks and weeks with a sporadic 6 pointer here and there, we’ve had 2 in one day, and 3 in the last week. The uptick is here and WILL continue.

Solar Watch: The sunspots could obviously pop at any moment, they’ve got the credentials… but it appears the magnetic shutdown of our star is winning AGAIN.