Update #2: 6:45pm Eastern Time

Earthquake Condition Index: A. Coronal Holes, Mercury/Venus conjoining, strong space weather factors.

There is no reason to suggest the flaring will stop… also none to suggest we should expect an X10. Eyes open, as always.

Update #1: 3:18pm Eastern Time

X1… impressive… but not for solar max. Can she do better?

Venus top left, Mercury conjoining below.