SolarHam.com - Older News Archive (January 2020)

January 07, 2020 @ 20:30 UTC
Limb Region
A region belonging to declining Solar Cycle 24 is now turning into view off the east limb. The area appears to be mostly spotless and is likely not a threat for noteworthy solar flares. Imagery below by SDO/HMI.

January 05, 2020 @ 21:10 UTC
Aurora Watch
An elevated solar wind stream containing periods of southward Bz is helping to disturb our geomagnetic field. Aurora sky watchers at higher latitudes should be alert once dark outside.

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 4
Threshold Reached: 2020 Jan 05 2059 UTC
Synoptic Period: 1800-2100 UTC
Active Warning: Yes

January 03, 2020 @ 02:10 UTC
Solar Update
Good evening. Here is an updated look at newly assigned region 2755. The small and not so threatening spot group belonging to the upcoming Cycle 25 continues to slowly evolve in the southeast quadrant and will be monitored. The rest of the visible disk remains void of spots and solar activity should remain at very low levels. Geomagnetic activity is also at quiet levels with no coronal hole streams expected over the next few days. Image below by SDO/HMI.

January 01, 2020 @ 17:15 UTC
Another New Cycle Sunspot Forming
Welcome to 2020! The new decade is starting off with a new sunspot belonging to Cycle 25, currently forming high in latitude in the southeast quadrant. Should it stick around long enough, it should be assigned AR 2755. Currently the region is not considered a threat for noteworthy solar flares. Still a good sign nonetheless.

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