For those of you who are interested in Space Weather and how it can affect radio propagation, I encourage you to visit the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Band conditions - Courtesy of  N0NBH

Aurora Forecast Courtesy of NOAA

North Auroral Forecast Image
Note the "Hemispheric Power" number in the above Aurora image … severe solar storms (high power) can significantly disrupt HF propagation. Updated every 30 minutes.

 ⊛ Global Propagation - Courtesy of the Australian Space Weather Agency

Go to the ASWA Global Propagation page, or
The intriguing T-Index Propagation animation map