Monday, February 08, 2010

Daily Solar Flux Reaches 90

Solar activity is definitely increasing. New active region #1045 really cranked it up over the weekend. It is now huge, with multiple complex spots and potential for more bright M-class solar flares such as the one yesterday. Noise bursts are also being monitored in the 21 MHz range.

Geomagnetic activity remains quiet, but region 1045 and an adjacent coronal hole are likely to change that.

Meanwhile, another large and very active region, #1046, is rotating around the limb, promising to keep things busy for a while longer.