Solar activity - page 19

AIA 171

"It's a Loopy Sun" by NASA/SDO

NASA/SDO released a short video which covers January 5 through 7 and shows the 171 angstroms channel, which is especially good at showing coronal loops - the arcs extending off of the Sun where plasma moves along the magnetic field lines. The brightest spots

January 08, 2013

nye solar blast

Video of New Year's Eve solar blast

An incredible swath of plasma erupted from the Sun on December 31st, 2012 over a four-hour period. NASA stated that a massive eruption on the surface of the Sun blasted out a wave of super-hot plasma so high that it could tower over 20 Earth. The length of the

January 06, 2013


Moderate solar flare reaching M1.7 erupted from Region 1650

After a long period of quiet time the Sun has sent us a greetings card today. At 9:31 UTC on January 5, 2013 an M1.7 solar flare peaked from Region 1650. The event started at 9:26, peaked at 9:31 and ended at 9:34 UTC. As of early morning today Region 1650

January 05, 2013


Low solar activity despite growing Sunspot 1640

Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event  was a C1 flare erupting from Sunspot 1640, observed late on the January 3rd. Sunspot 1640 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy

January 05, 2013

latest AIA 304

Low solar activity with chances of unsettled to active conditions in the next 48 hours

Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. There are currently three numbered sunspot regions on the disk - AR 1633 (Beta region), AR 1634 (Beta region) and AR 1635 (Beta-gamma region, Bright H-alpha). Sunspot 1635 could produce  M-class solar

December 24, 2012

AR1620 M2_2

Sunspot 1620 generated M2.2 solar flare

Sunspot 1620 produced M2.2 solar flare with peak at 21:36 UTC on November 28, 2012. Fast growing sunspot AR1620 has a beta-gamma-delta magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. M-class activity is also possible from region AR 1618 which has now

November 28, 2012

November 27 flare

Growing Sunspot 1620 produced moderate M1.1 solar flare

Moderate solar flare reaching M1.1 peaked at 21:05 UTC on November 27, 2012. The event originated in Region 1620, and was followed by C7.1 flare two hours later (from the same region).This is second M-class event of the day. Region 1618 already produced M1.6 solar

November 28, 2012


Moderate solar flare reaching M1.6 erupted from Region 1618

After some quiet time Region 1618 erupted with another M-class solar flare. This latest event started at 15:52, peaked at 15:57 UTC at M1.6 and ended at 16:03 UTC on November 27, 2012. Region 1618 still has Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration capable of producing

November 27, 2012

AR 1620

Fast growing sunspot AR 1620 harbors energy for strong flares

Five sunspot groups were reported today by Catania. Sunspots AR 1618 and AR 1620 have beta-gamma-delta and beta-gamma configurations of their photospheric magnetic field, respectively, and are being closely monitored for further flaring activity. NOAA/SWPC forecasters

November 26, 2012

1618 featured

Sunspot 1618 facing Earth - Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration

Active Region 1618 keeps evolving and it has now Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration  that harbors energy for M- and X-class eruptions. It produced an M3.5 flare with peak at 15:30 UTC on November 21, related to a halo CME first seen at 16:12 UTC by SOHO's LASCO

November 23, 2012

SDO November 20 2012 Region 1618 1927 UTC

Popping M-class flares - M3.5 solar flare erupted at 15:30 UTC

Region 1618 is popping one M-class solar flare after another. On November 21, 2012 it erupted with M3.5 solar flare peaking at 15:30 UTC. This is second M-class solar flare of the day, the second M-class from Region 1618 today, and fourth M-class solar flare in last 24

November 21, 2012


M1.4 solar flare with Earth directed CME erupted from Region 1618 - G1 geomagnetic storm predicted

Another moderate solar flare erupted from Active Region 1618. The event started at 06:45 UTC, peaked at 06:56 UTC at M1.4, November 21, 2012 and ended at 07:08 UTC. Region 1618 still has Beta-Gamma classification, harbors energy for strong solar flares and is Earth

November 21, 2012


Second M-class solar flare of the day - M1.6 peaked at 19:28 UTC

A second M-class solar flare erupted today peaking at M1.6 at 19:28 UTC (November 20, 2012). Data is still coming in but it looks like it originated from Earth directed Region 1618, a Betta-Gamma class Active Region capable of producing strong solar flares.We

November 20, 2012


Moderate solar flare reaching M1.7 erupted from Sunspot 1611

A moderate solar flare reaching M1.7 peaked at 12:41 UTC on November 20, 2012. This event originated from Active Region 1611 located on northwest limb and was not Earth directed. NOAA SWPC forecasters estimated there was 30% chance for an M-class event today and 5% for

November 20, 2012


Large prominence eruption and C8.4 solar flare - November 16, 2012

At 07:51 UTC, November 16, 2012 a C1.4 solar flare peaked from Active Region 1613. About the same time, a large solar prominence was observed off the Sun's eastern limb. Prominence produced Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), however it does not appear to be Earth directed.

November 16, 2012

latest_sxi nov 13 2012

Moderate solar flare measuring M2.8 peaked from Region 1613

Moderate solar flare measuring M2.8, at it's peak, erupted from Region 1613 at 20:54 UTC, November 13, 2012. A 10cm Radio Burst was associated with the event, this can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare.This is the same

November 13, 2012


Third M-class solar flare in a row from Region 1613 - M2.0, M6.0, M2.5

Active Region 1613, located in southern hemisphere, produced three M-class solar flares in last 6 hours. At 23:28 UTC, November 12, 2012 it peaked with M2.0 solar flare, then on November 13, 2012 at 02:04 an impulsive M6.0 peaked followed by M2.5 at 05:50 UTC.A Type

November 13, 2012