Pluto is currently in retrograde, with 155 days left. Hang in there!
Solar activity was very low. The solar disk was spotless. Plage Region 2762 (N23, L=338) produced a B2 flare at 01/1436 UTC. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available satellite imagery.
The solar kp index is quiet, with no changes to retrograde effects. The solar wind speed is currently normal.
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 reflected nominal conditions. Solar wind speed was at or near 300 km/s. Total field peaked at 8 nT while Bz dropped to a low value of -6 nT. Phi angle was variable.
There is a 10% 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!