Update: 5:45pm Eastern Time
Solar notes: These spots are not messing around — keep a watchful eye.

Remember – today is a FOTW day! Posted a few hours ago.

Earthquake Condition Index: A-
We remain relatively elevated with the planets’ most significant early-Janaury positions coming now. The coronal holes are only a partial factor at the moment but with the space weather energy integrating now. Watch for sudden changes in the solar wind or energetic flux.