Update: 5:30pm Eastern Time

Earthquake Condition Index: B+
Coronal holes: B [Southern opening is departing tonight] Sunspots: B [Near-term Peak is imminent] Spaceweather: A- [SSBC, Geomagnetic Storm] Planets: B+ [Heliocentric geometry is significant, ~48 hours until geocentric geometry is significant]

Solar Flarings and Earthquake Upticks are in Progress… right on time. (See past week or two for mentions of this uptick, and the FOTW with Dr. U-yen from earlier this month.

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