With no sunspots producing strong flares, the sun is officially quiet. But although the sun is officialy “quiet” multiple C-Class flares have been detected within the past 24 hours. C-Class flares continue to be detected around various locations on the visible solar disk, including a long duration C3.6 Flare that took place around Sunspot 1356 in the northwest quadrant Wednesday evening. The special event today is the solar prominence on the eastern limb – about 7 times the size of Earth.
No new regions were numbered on Wednesday. A solar filament appears to have lifted off the Sun at the same time and this may have produced a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). There will remain the risk for an isolated M-Class flare on Thursday, 15 % propability. In the latest NOAA/SWPC solar forecast from Nov. 30 there is a possibility of coronal hole high speed stream effects from the southern polar extension coronal hole.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 25% chance of geomagnetic activity around the poles today as a solar wind stream buffets Earth’s magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after nightfall.
If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!