Image Above: The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field carried past our planet via the solar wind is currently tipped south. Enhanced geomagnetic activity will be possible during the next several hours. Sky watchers around the Arctic Circle should be on alert tonight. Stuart Cant located in Scotland sends us this nice photo he captured during the early morning hours of February 17th.
Solar activity remained at very low levels. The periods activity consisted of sub-C class x-ray emissions and no events. Region 2284 (N15E10, Axx/alpha) and Region 2285 (S09W35, Axx/alpha) decayed over the period and were inactive. Region 2282 (N11W44, Cso/beta) remained stable and unremarkable. No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed. .Forecast... Solar activity is forecast to remain at very low levels with a chance for low levels for days one through three (17-19 Feb)
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