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.