Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Monday. Solar activity during the past 24 hours was low. Region 2335 produced a number of minor C-Flares including a C8.0 at 00:52 UTC. The active region continued to expand and now has Beta-Gamma magnetic classification. There is now an increased chance for a moderate M-Flare. All other visible regions, 2336, 2337 and 2338 showed minor signs of growth, but were otherwise stable. An approaching active region located behind the east limb was responsible for a coronal mass ejection (CME) now visible in the latest coronagraph imagery. The source is possibly old sunspot 2322 from the previous rotation. We will begin to see the sunspot reappear during the next 48 hours. Increased solar activity could be on the horizon.
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Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Wednesday, along with a look at a large northern hemisphere coronal hole. Solar activity is currently at very low levels. Region 2327 is now turning onto the west limb and will soon be out of direct Earth view. To avoid going spotless, the visible disk is left with a very small sunspot located in the southeast quadrant that may be assigned a number later today. Just for the record, the last time the visible disk went spotless was in July 2014. There is currently little chance for a noteworthy Earth facing solar flare today. As mentioned in a previous update, the coronal mass ejection (CME) observed on Tuesday following a large filament eruption in the northeast quadrant was directed well off the Sun-Earth line. A few other faint ejections were detected during the past 24 hours but also appear to be non threatening.
Top headlines for April 29, 2015
Can you feel it? Can you See it? Our world continues its precipitous downward slide into increasing chaos and madness. ISIS is exposed, once and for all, as a proxy tool of Saudi/US warmongers in Yemen. Nepal is hit by a devastating earthquake that kills thousands in Kathmandu, and Chile's Calbuco erupts, as the 'West' celebrates the 100th anniversary of the deliberately planned slaughter of 140,000 allied soldiers in the battle of Gallipoli in 1915. 250,000 turkish soldiers also died, but they're not so important. Up to 900 people, including 50 children, drowned when the boat in which they were travelling capsized in the Mediterranean as it made its way from NATO-destroyed Libya to Italy. Wild weather continues all over, from unprecedented storms in Sydney, to severe storms across the US mid-South. Chaos isn't coming, it's here. Are you paying attention?
Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Monday. Solar activity is currently at very low levels. All three remaining visible sunspots are quiet and not a high threat for noteworthy solar flares at this time. A large plasma rich filament channel located in the northeast quadrant continues to turn into a more geoeffective position and should be monitored during the next several days. A number of coronal mass ejections were detected during the past 48 hours originating from the farside of the sun. Each are directed away from our planet and will have no impact on our geomagnetic field.
Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Saturday. Also included is a new video showing how Texas seeds their skies to produce rain, known as cloud-seeding or 'geoengineering'. Solar activity during the past 24 hours was low with C-Class activity detected around a group of sunspots (2321) turning into view off the northeast limb. This includes a minor C4.7 flare at 02:41 UTC (Apr 11). We will get a better look at these spots during the next 24-48 hours. Elsewhere, region 2320 is mostly stable as it moves across the southwest quadrant. There will be a chance for an isolated M-Flare this weekend.
Enhanced geomagnetic activity reaching near minor storm levels is being observed at high latitudes due to a primarily south pointing Bz/IMF solar wind component. Sky watchers at high latitudes should remain alert for visible aurora displays during the next 24 hours if it is dark outside.
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