An eruption near the center of Earth-facing side of the Sun produced a partial HALO CME (coronal mass ejection) during the early UTC hours of May 23, 2017. The CME is weak, but it has an Earth-directed component.  Arrival at Earth is expected around 12:00 UTC on May 26. Unsettled to active geomagnetic field conditions are expected, with a slight chance

for G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm. Solar activity was very low during the past 24 hours and is expected to remain very low, with a slight chance for C-class flares, through May 26. Region 2659 (N13W12, Cro/beta) grew in spot count and is now the only spotted region on the disk. READ MORE