Here is a space weather update as we head into Saturday, August 13th.
The solar X-Rays during the past 24 hours was at fairly quiet, although increased levels with a number of low level minor C-Flares detected. AR 3076, newly assigned AR 3079 and a new active region forming in the northeast quadrant will be the most likely sources for additional C-Flares. An isolated moderate M-Flare could also become a possibility should sunspot growth and magnetic complexity continue to evolve as well.
A long coronal hole (CH14) stretching from the southern hemisphere to the north could be the source of a high speed solar wind stream past Earth later next week. This will be monitored over the next several days.
All imagery courtesy of SDO/HMI/AIA.
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