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Updated March 7, 2014
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Updated 03/07/2014 @ 13:10 UTC
Good morning. Attached is an updated image of the visible solar disk on Friday. Earth facing solar activity continues at very low levels. Region 1991 continues to decay as it moves across the southwest quadrant. Regions 1995, 1996 and 2000 each showed minor spot growth during the past 12 hours. All other regions remain stable for now. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were observed during the past 24 hours. There will remain a chance for isolated C-Class solar flares as we head into the weekend. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest information.
The Visible Solar Disk (Friday) - Click for Map
Added 03/06/2014 @ 16:50 UTC
Farsided Flares Continue
Solar flare activity continued Thursday morning off the farside of the sun. A pair of moderate to strong solar flares took place simultaneously and the bright flashes were captured by the STEREO Ahead space craft. One of these blasts was observed around old region 1986 which is still 11 days away from returning into Earth view. The larger of the two events was centered around a new active region, the same region that produced a strong farsided event on Wednesday. This likely sunspot will come into view off the east limb by the middle of next week. Click HERE to watch a movie of the two pronged event.
Added 03/03/2014 @ 13:40 UTC
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Prepared jointly by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA,
Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.
UPDATED 2014 Mar 08 0030 UTC
.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity was at low levels with a C2 flare at 07/1857 UTC from
Region 1995 (S16W76, Dao/beta). Regions 1995, 1996 (N15W10, Dai/beta),
and 2000 (S11E27, Cso/beta) all grew during the period. The remaining
regions were stable or decaying.
Solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a chance for M-
class flares for the next three days (08-10 Mar).
[Full Report and Forecasts]
[Report of Solar-Geophysical Activity]
A - Alpha (single polarity spot).
B - Beta (bipolar spot configuration).
G - Gamma (atypical mixture of polarities).
BG - Beta-Gamma (mixture of polarities in a dominantly bipolar configuration).
D - Delta (opposite polarity umbrae within single penumbra).
BD - Beta with a Delta configuration.
BGD - Beta-Gamma with a Delta configuration.
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