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Updated December 9, 2013
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Updated 12/09/2013 @ 13:25 UTC
Good morning. Below is an updated image of the visible solar disk on Monday. Solar activity is currently at low levels with minor C-Class flares detected within the past 12 hours. Sunspots 1916 and 1917 are currently the largest threats for isolated M-Class solar flares. New sunspot 1918 was numbered after rotating into view off the southeast limb and appears to be in a slight growth trend. Old regions 1899 and 1904 from the previous rotation are now rotating back into view off the east limb. Both appear to be stable at this time. No Earth directed coronal mass ejections were observed during the past 24 hours.
Visible Solar Disk (Monday) - Click to Open
Added 12/08/2013 @ 14:50 UTC
Geomagnetic Storm Observed
Geomagnetic Storming reaching the moderate G2 level was observed at high latitudes early Sunday morning. The unexpected storm was due to the onset of a coronal hole high speed solar wind stream, possibly coupled with weak CME effects. Geomagnetic activity has since returned to quieter levels. The solar wind stream remains elevated above 550 km/s. Minor geomagnetic activity will remain possible during the next 24 hours.
Aurora Over Finland (Early Sunday) - Joni Alavesa
More great images submitted by Jim Calaway in Wisconsin, USA, and Gilles Boutin located in Quebec, Canada.
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Space Weather Prediction Center and the U.S. Air Force.
UPDATED 2013 Dec 9 1230 UTC
.24 hr Summary...
Solar activity continued to be at low levels with only minor C-class
flaring observed during the period. Slight growth was observed in
Regions 1917 (S17E50, Dai/beta-gamma) and 1918 (S08E69, Dao/beta-delta)
while the rest of the spotted regions were relatively stable. No
Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were observed during the
Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares
(R1-Minor) for the forecast period (09-11 Dec). The most likely Regions
to produce M-class activity are Regions 1916 and 1917.
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A - Alpha (single polarity spot).
B - Beta (bipolar spot configuration).
G - Gamma (atypical mixture of polarities).
BG - Beta-Gamma (mixture of polarities in a dominantly bipolar configuration).
D - Delta (opposite polarity umbrae within single penumbra).
BD - Beta with a Delta configuration.
BGD - Beta-Gamma with a Delta configuration.
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