Thursday, February 28, 2013

New region 1683 numbered

All three sunspot regions remain visible. The largest region 1682 decreased in size during the last 24 hours. It is now a DAI Beta-gamma type group at 110 millionths in size. New sunspot region 1683 was numbered overnight, it is a HSX Alpha type group at 90 millionths in size. There is now more than one spot visible and a bipolar magnetic configuration.
No C class solar flares took place yesterday, the largest solar flare was a B8 from region 1682. Only C class solar flares are expected today.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spectacular Prominence Eruption

Early this morning, a prominence located off the southwest limb erupted.

The Sun spewed out a blob of plasma.

Here you get a close up 

As a result of this we notice a outstanding CME on Soho imagery (Soho Lasco C2 here).

Due to the location of this event (southwest limb),
most of the plasma cloud looks to be heading away from Earth.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Full Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

The STEREO Ahead Spacecraft captured a Full halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) this morning. 

The source of this event was a filament eruption inbounded with a solar flare near old region 1678 off the farside of the Sun. 

The Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) will not be geoeffective (farsided event).

Watch the Video down below!

Monday, February 25, 2013

New region rotated into view

Only two small sunspot regions are currently visible. Both are small and quiet so far. However, there is a new region that  rotated into view over the north-east limb. This is a single spot type group and is expected to be quiet. It looks like an 'H' type group with a single (Alpha) magnetic polarity. 'H' type spot groups are usually the last remaining spot of a once multi-spot type group, like the remains of a C or D type group.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Big Sunspot 1678 Lets Loose on the Sun's Western Limb

  X-ray background levels were on the rise earlier today from what appears to be a LDE flare from big sunspot 1678 that just rotated over the Sun's western limb. The solar flare reached it's highest level of  C4.7 at 16:09 UTC Today.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Active Sunspot Approaching the North-East Limb

   There is an active sunspot region approaching the north-east limb that we have been keeping an eye on.
 This  is the return of old Sunspot 1665 that will be rotating into a Earth facing position sometime during this coming weekend.

This sunspot is an active region that has been producing solar flares on the far side of the solar disk over the last couple of days..

We should know by the end of this weekend if this new region will remain active once it rotates into a Earth facing Position or fizzle out.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) observed


A bright coronal mass ejection took place from the north-west limb yesterday.

The majority of the cloud is heading north as we will see on the CME prediction model.

However a glancing blow will be possible on February 22nd.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

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Finally some solar activity! M 1.9 Solar flare around Region 1675

  After a long while a M 1.9 solar flare took place. Maxed out at 15:50 UTC.


Two new regions numbered and filament lift off

We have two new regions. The first is region 1675, which is a BXO Beta type group at 10 millionths in size. On my thoughts, this region is a larger type group and also in size larger than reported. There may even be a Beta-Gamma developing in the central portion of the group. This region emerged onto the solar disc. The second is region 1676, which is a single spot HAX Alpha type group at 30 millionths in size. This region rotated over the south-east limb. We also have  a couple of other sunspot region which are visible but are not numbered yet.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Meteor hits central russia it wasnt 2012 DA14! It's still up there

Apparently, at about 09:30 local time, a very big meteor burned up over Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia just east of the Ural mountains, and about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow. A pretty big sonic boom from the fireball, which set off car alarms and shattered windows. There are reports of many people injured (by shattered glass blown out by the shock wave).

Here's a video collection of the Ural Meteorit:

A vast collection of internet videos showing "Tuguska Light" (is there an 'official' term by now?) and its aftermath (Photo of the meteorite from the space and the 6-meter wide crater at Lake Chebarkul included) :