At the beginning of April Sunspot AR2645 grew from nothing into a sprawling behemoth more than 120,000 km wide, with multiple dark cores larger than Earth.
Sunspot AR2645 woke up our star from a deep slumber and delivered six M-class solar flares in the first three days of April: It is still almost 2 years since she fired off an X-class flare however.Taken by Maximilian Teodorescu on April 3, 2017 @ Magurele, Romania
As two massive Coronal Holes cover the Earth facing part of the Sun and thought to be the main quake and volcano activity factor there is still no sign of major quakes and the first 4 months of 2017 have recorded the lowest amount of major quakes in nearly 60 years with a meager 22 so far this year.
However Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano and Poas volcano have erupted and a volcano on Manam Island in Bogia, Madang Papua New Guinea erupted on Sunday
NOAA forecasters say there is a 55% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on April 18th when the tardy stream arrives.
The solar wind is flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere, and could influence our planet for 2 to 3 days.