Monday, March 7, 2011

New Solar Activity

M-Class Flares and two CME's - Several M-Class flares took place on Monday around Sunspots 1164, 1165 and 1166. Two Coronal Mass Ejections (CME's) did take place however both do not appear to be fully earth directed. These expanding clouds could deliver a minor blow to earths geomagnetic field within the next 72 hours. The largest flare thus far was an M3.7 which took place at 20:12 UTC Monday.
Solar Flux Update: Not to sound like a broken record, but the Solar Flux reading on Monday is 153.  This is yet again another high for Cycle 24. The last time the solar flux was as this level, was July of 2004. Please note that this flux reading is an estimate due to the Flare activity in progress.

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Todd it's sure nice to see some numbers that should be going up go up like the sun spot and the SFI. Seems the god's are smiling on the ham radio gang.