As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

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Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Postby Maria » Wed 4 October 2017 2:15 am

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region Summary
SRS Number 277 Issued at 0030Z on 04 Oct 2017
Report compiled from data received at SWO on 03 Oct
I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 03/2400Z
Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type
2682 S10W47 126 0120 Hsx 02 01 Alpha
2683 N13W32 111 0330 Cko 04 04 Beta (this Active Region is increasing in size)
IA. H-alpha Plages without Spots. Locations Valid at 03/2400Z Oct
Nmbr Location Lo
None
II. Regions Due to Return 04 Oct to 06 Oct
Nmbr Lat Lo
2680 N08 336 (an old sunspot may return)


http://legacy-www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/ ... 004SRS.txt

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region Summary
SRS Number 278 Issued at 0030Z on 05 Oct 2017
Report compiled from data received at SWO on 04 Oct
I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 04/2400Z
Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type
2682 S10W61 127 0130 Hsx 02 01 Alpha
2683 N13W45 111 0300 Cko 06 06 Beta


Notice that Beta AR2683 has increased in size.
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Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Postby Maria » Thu 5 October 2017 6:17 pm

Here is the latest comment from the Royal Observatory of Belgium: http://www.sidc.be/products/meu/

Solar activity was at very low levels. The two visible sunspot
groups, NOAA 2683 (Catania 57) and NOAA 2682 (Catania 56), produced 2 low-
level B-class flares each. NOAA 2683 displayed a moderate size increase of
some small opposite polarity sunspots south of the main spot
, whereas NOAA
2682 still features a long filament to the east and north of the main spot.
No earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) were observed in available
coronagraphic imagery. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at nominal
levels.
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Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Postby Maria » Fri 6 October 2017 3:56 am

According to NOAA, AR2683 has once again declined in area and AR2682 (formerly the monster AR2673) has not only decayed, but also is in the process of leaving this side of the sun.

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region Summary
SRS Number 279 Issued at 0030Z on 06 Oct 2017
Report compiled from data received at SWO on 05 Oct
I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 05/2400Z
Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type
2682 S10W74 127 0120 Hsx 02 01 Alpha
2683 N13W58 111 0280 Cko 05 05 Beta


http://legacy-www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/ ... 006SRS.txt
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Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Postby Maria » Sat 7 October 2017 12:24 am

AR2682 (former AR2673) is at the West Limb of the Sun and appears ready to unleash something big and bad.
Notice the arches, and also notice that the rest of the Sun is aglow with AR2683 also flaring.

From NOAA:

Both sunspot areas are now listed as Alphas.

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Region Summary
SRS Number 280 Issued at 0030Z on 07 Oct 2017
Report compiled from data received at SWO on 06 Oct
I. Regions with Sunspots. Locations Valid at 06/2400Z
Nmbr Location Lo Area Z LL NN Mag Type
2682 S11W87 127 0120 Hsx 02 01 Alpha
2683 N13W71 111 0270 Hkx 05 01 Alpha
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Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Postby Maria » Tue 10 October 2017 6:34 am

Although the sun has been spotless for two days now, it does not mean that the sun is not affecting us.

We are due for higher solar winds due to a huge coronal hole.

This coronal hole is visible in the post I made above on October 7, 2017. Look at the dark area.
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