Solar activity is still quiet. We had some small C Class Flares most of them from Region 1393.
Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity 8 January 2012
Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=39529&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=srs.gs-twitter&utm_source=t.co&utm_content=api
hours. Region 1393 (N16W45) continues to grow in both areal coverage
and magnetic complexity. The largest event of the period was a C4
x-ray event from around the east limb. A non Earth directed CME was
observed in LASCO C2 and C3 imagery around 08/0212Z. Region 1395
(N22E59) was numbered early in the period.
Region 1393 grows again from yesterday till now and increased from 30 to 100 millionths
This region increased also in magnetic complexity as it gets Flux
Latest colored SDO/HMI Quick- Look shows it up like it NINz said:
Region 1394 decayed losing the trailing spots
The largest group so far is still region 1391 at 370 millionths and it decayed slightly
SIDC Belgium reports now:
SIDC - RWC BELGIUM 08 Jan 2012, 0835UT
Solar activity is at eruptive levels and gradually increasing, with the GOES X-ray flux background close to C level. More than seven C flares were observed within the last 24 hours. Several more C flares are expected within the next 24 hours, with a chance for an M flare, especially from NOAA regions 11393 and 11388. Solar wind velocities measured by ACE have been mainly between 420 and 460 km/s in the last 24 hours, with the IMF around 5 nT. Geomagnetic conditions have been quiet in this period, and are expected to be predominantly quiet on January 8 and 10. On January 9, a glancing blow is possible from the CME first observed by COR2 A on January 5, 14:24 UT, in which case active geomagnetic levels are expected.http://sidc.oma.be/index.php