Carrrington Rotation Dates released August 30, 2015
Jeff Beish has supplied the Solar Section with Carrington Rotations dates from CR2092 to CR3082.
These are now availale in pdf download on the Solarblog site under A.L.P.O. SOLAR SECTION EPHEMERIDES page.
Brad Timmerson also supplied a Decimal Date file for CR2166 to CR2230 and is also available on A.L.P.O. SOLAR SECTION EPHEMERIDES page.
A.L.P.O.Solar Section Co-ordinator
July 24, 2015
Carrrington Rotation CR2163 click on CR2163. This has been uploaded to the Solar Section.
There were three observers with 23 submitted images.
ALPO Solar Section Coordinator
Description: CR2166 begins
Start Date: 2015-07-15
End Date: 2015-08-11
Description: CR2165 begins
Start Date: 2015-06-18
End Date: 2015-07-14
Here are a couple of great solar movies put out by Goddard Space Flight Centre
5th Anniversay of SDO
and the Difference between Solar Flares and CME’s
Enjoy, Spectaular images.
February 2nd, 2015
There is a Geo- magnetic Storm in progress http://www.spaceweather.com/
According to Only a few days ago, sunspot AR2253 did not exist. Now the fast-growing active region is wider than the planet Jupiter.
If its clear in your area go take a look, and watch the morphology of AR2253.
The TESIS page is a very good page for watching of solar flares, and keeping in touch with all Geomagnetic happenings on the sun.
From the TESIS website:
The TESIS includes five space instruments:
MgXII Imaging Spectroheliometer (MISH) with spherical bent crystal mirror, for observations of the Sun in the monochromatic MgXII 8.42 A line
EUV Spectoheliometer (EUSH) with grazing incidence diffraction grating, for the registration of full solar discs in monochromatic lines of the spectral band 280–330 A
Two Full-disk EUV Telescopes (FET) with multilayer mirrors covering the band 130-136 A and 290-320 A
Solar EUV Coronagraph (SEC), based on the Ritchey-Chretien scheme, to observe the inner and outer solar corona from 0.2 to 4 solar radii in spectral band 290-320 A
X-ray photometer-spectroheliometer SphinX, designed by the Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Science
:Issued: 2014 Aug 20 0945 UTC
roduct: documentation at http://www.sidc.be/products/meu
# DAILY BULLETIN ON SOLAR AND GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY from the SIDC #
# (RWC Belgium) #
SIDC URSIGRAM 40820
SIDC SOLAR BULLETIN 20 Aug 2014, 0908UT
SIDC FORECAST (valid from 1230UT, 20 Aug 2014 until 22 Aug 2014)
SOLAR FLARES : Eruptive (C-class flares expected, probability >=50%)
GEOMAGNETISM : Quiet (A<20 and K<4)
SOLAR PROTONS : Quiet
PREDICTIONS FOR 20 Aug 2014 10CM FLUX: 113 / AP: 004
PREDICTIONS FOR 21 Aug 2014 10CM FLUX: 115 / AP: 004
PREDICTIONS FOR 22 Aug 2014 10CM FLUX: 117 / AP: 004
COMMENT: There are 6 active regions on the visible side of the solar disk.
Only NOAA AR 12146 (in NE quadrant) has shown a significant growth in the
past 24 hours. We expect it will push up solar activity to C-class flaring
levels, though further growth in size, complexity and thus flaring levels
cannot be excluded. Note also that flaring activity is observed from behind
the NE solar limb. Quiet geomagnetic conditions are expected in the coming
3 days: there are no high speed wind streams expected from coronal holes,
nor are there any new CMEs on the way to the Earth. The arrival yesterday
(Aug 19) of the Aug 15 CME resulted in a Kp=6 episode. The Bz component of
the IMF has now turned fully Northward, thereby ending the geomagnetic
TODAY’S ESTIMATED ISN : 075, BASED ON 10 STATIONS.
SOLAR INDICES FOR 19 Aug 2014
WOLF NUMBER CATANIA : ///
10CM SOLAR FLUX : 111
AK CHAMBON LA FORET : ///
AK WINGST : 020
ESTIMATED AP : 019
ESTIMATED ISN : 069, BASED ON 25 STATIONS.
NOTICEABLE EVENTS SUMMARY
DAY BEGIN MAX END LOC XRAY OP 10CM Catania/NOAA RADIO_BURST_TYPES
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APOD Picture of the Day
What a wonderful image of the sun in all wavelengths by SDO & NASA
SDO's Multiwavelength Sun