- Older News Archive (July 2015)

July 3, 2015 @ 13:30 UTC
M1.5 Solar Flare / Minor Storm Watch Added
Good morning. Here is an updated look at the visible disk on Friday. Solar activity during the past 24 hours reached moderate levels. Region 2378, now turning into view off the southeast limb, produced a number of minor C-Flares, along with an impulsive M1.5 solar flare at 12:51 UTC. Additional minor C-Flares were also detected around regions 2373 and 2376. The threat for another isolated M-Flare will remain in place, with regions 2376 and 2378 being the most likely source.

As I first reported on Thursday afternoon, a large prominence eruption off the northeast limb flung a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) into space and away from our planet. An impact to our geomagnetic field is unlikely.

A minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch is in effect beginning on July 5th due to negative polarity coronal hole stream expected to become geoeffective. Sky watchers at high latitudes should be alert for visual aurora later this weekend.

Stay tuned to for the latest information.

July 1, 2015 @ 13:30 UTC
SolarHam Fundraising Complete
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July 1, 2015 @ 13:20 UTC
Solar Update
Good morning and welcome to the first day of July. I would like to wish all fellow Canadians watching a Happy Canada Day. I hope you all have a nice holiday.

Solar activity on the sun remains at very low to low levels. Limited growth was observed within region 2376 during the past day, whereas regions 2373 and 2375 were stable. There will remain a chance for minor C-Class solar flares. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were detected during the past day.

Stay tuned to for the latest spaceweather data and imagery.