Good morning. Solar activity has picked-up in the past few days. The Sun has shot multiple M-class flares from several new regions that are just rotating onto the East limb and the solar filament we were watching, did indeed erupt. We now have a solar storm on the way to Earth, which could bring us more aurora as well as disruptions in GPS and traffic services, satellite phone and internet, and problems with ham radio communications. Also from the recent activity, we are experiencing some elevated radiation, which may peak at the NOAA S1 storm level around September 6 with the impact of the coming solar storm. Learn how this activity might affect you and see what else the Sun has in store for us this week.
Solar activity is at low levels this morning and has been that way since the M2.5 event on Wednesday. Newly numbered region 2157, now turning into view off the southeast limb, appears to contain several small to mid sized sunspots. This region is likely a threat for at least an isolated M-Class event.
The source of a major solar flare on Sept. 1, likely an X-Class, and cause of a radiation event that bombarded the STEREO Behind spacecraft, is now beginning to turn into view off the northeast limb. So far only the leading edge of a large spot is visible. We will get a better look at it during the next 24 hours. Elsewhere, region 2153 did show some growth during the past day, but is otherwise stable this morning. All other regions, including newly numbered regions 2155 and 2156 remain stable for now. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were observed during the past day.