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Updated March 8, 2014
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Updated 03/08/2014 @ 13:55 UTC
Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Saturday. Solar activity was low during the past 24 hours with only minor C-Class activity detected. New sunspot 2002 was numbered after rotating into view off the east limb. It produced a minor C3.4 solar flare at 00:07 UTC. Region 1990 (ex-1967, 1944) continues to move closer to the west limb and will soon rotate out of direct Earth view. All other visible regions are either stable or in a state of decay. There will remain a chance for isolated C-Class flares this weekend. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest information.
The Visible Solar Disk (Saturday) - Click for Map
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 09 0030 UTC
.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity reached moderate levels due to an M1 flare at 08/2341 UTC
from Region 2002 (S19E64, Cao/beta). New Region 2002 also produced a C3
flare at 08/0007 UTC followed by a C1/Sf flare at 08/0443 UTC and a
C2/Sf at 08/1800 UTC. A C1/1F flare was observed from Region 1991
(S26W61, Cao/beta) at 08/0544 UTC. An additional C1 x-ray event was
observed at 08/1058 UTC from an unnumbered region beyond the east limb
at about S10. A CME was later observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 imagery around
08/1812 UTC from the same vicinity. Flux continued emerging near Region
1996 (N15W16, Dai/beta), the largest group on the visible disk. The
remaining regions were stable. A faint partial halo CME was observed in
LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery around 08/0036 UTC. It may be correlated
with an eruption observed in SDO/AIA 304 imagery between 07/2036-2146
UTC. Further analysis is underway.
Solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a chance for M-
class flares for the next three days (09-11 Mar).
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[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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