Earth facing side of Sun without active sunspots

Earth facing side of Sun without active sunspots

The Earth facing side of the Sun is nearly blank today (with the exception of a few very small sunspots). This is yet another example of how weak this current Solar Cycle 24 really is in comparison to the previous cycles during the past 100 years. Hard to believe that we are within a year of the next predicted solar maximum.

There is currently no chance for strong Earth facing solar flares. With no significant active regions facing Earth, NOAA forecasters estimate a mere 1% chance of strong M- or X-class solar flares. Solar activity should remain low for at least the next 24 hours.

3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Jun 22 22:00 UTC

Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be very low to low during the period. Region 1511 is capable of isolated C-class flare production.

Geophysical Activity Forecast: Geomagnetic activity is expected to be mostly quiet for the next three days (23 - 25 June).


m c 7 years ago

perfectly calm looking, hopefully not a calm before the storm.

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