Pluto is currently in retrograde, with 158 days left. Hang in there!
Solar activity was very low. Regions 2760 (S06W03) and 2761 (S18W27) decayed into plage regions and were inactive. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.
There is currently only one planet in retrograde.
Don’t expect that transformative events just kind of slow down and things mellow during this retrograde cycle, because it does not work that way. Pluto’s going backwards alright, right down into your shadow. It’s a good time to unpack some baggage lest you start projection vomiting it everywhere.
The Solar System at a Glance
Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft, reflected mostly nominal conditions. Total magnetic field strength ranged from 3-5 nT, and the Bz component was at benign levels. Solar wind speeds varied and averaged between 400-425 km/s. Phi angle underwent a switch from negative to positive about 28/1100-1900 UTC.
There is a 15% chance of solar activity, with a 1% chance of a minor event, a 1% chance of a moderate event, and a 1% chance of a strong event.
Not in Retrograde
Retrograde ends on 4 October, 2020
Fun Fact About Mercury
A day on the surface of Mercury lasts 176 Earth days, but a year on Mercury takes only 88 Earth days!