Pluto is currently in retrograde, with 149 days left. Hang in there!
Very low solar activity continued and the visible disk was spotless. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph 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 were indicative of continued low background conditions. Total IMF strength was primarily 3 to 5 nT and the Bz component ranged from +/- 5 nT. Solar wind speed was around 300-325 km/s and the phi angle was negative until 12 UTC before switching to positive.
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!