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Today's Forecast
Courtesy NOAA. Updated
2010 Jan 23 2200 UT (2:00 PM PT)

24-hour Forecast
Solar activity will be Very low to low. Geophysical activity will be quiet..
Current Conditions
Solar activity is Very low. Geophysical activity is quiet.
The first M flare of cycle 24 occured at 5:40 Am PT from sunspot 1039. It registers M2.
Sunspots: 1041 (β ) 1042 (β )
Sunspot mag. field complexity key:α = alpha|   β = beta| βγ = beta-gamma| γ = gamma| δ= delta| βγδ = beta-gamma-delta
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Today in Space -- 24 Jan 2010

SUDDEN QUIET: After three days of intense storming last week, sunspot 1041 has suddenly gone quiet. The sunspot's magnetic field has settled into a stable configuration and--for now--poses little threat for strong solar flares.

MARS NEAR OPPOSITION On January 28, Mars will be close to Earth. Their distance will only be at 63 million miles apart. Click on the image to launch an animated preview: You don't need a telescope, however, to enjoy the close encounter. Pumpkin-colored Mars is very easy to see with the unaided eye. It rises in the east at sunset and soars overhead at midnight, outshining every star in its patch of sky. Check it out!.



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1.5
0.75
120
480
0.5
data
0.25
data
2
in3
600
mi/s
210 mi/s
0.396 in/3
As of 5:20 PM PT Dec. 18
1
Solar Flare Probabilities

Flare     24hr     48hr
  C         60%     60%
  M         20%       20%
  X         1%     1%
22
4
10
PST
16
Prominences
Space weather activity

Radio blackouts: R0
Solar Radiation storms: S0
Geomagnetic storms: G0

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Coronal holes:
Prominence Number: 7
As of Dec 21 09
Daily sun, Jan 24. 2010
1042
1041
There is only small coronal holes on the earth facing side
SOHO EIT 195
Sunspot 1041 has suddenly gone quiet. Solar activity is very low.
Blank suns
Current string: 0 days
2010 total: 2 days (9%)
2009 total: 261 days (70%)
Since 2004: 771 days (158% of normal) deep
Avg solar min: 485 days
Est. Avg Sunspot mag. fields: 2108 gauss
NOTE:SOHO is passing through a telemetry keyhole and this is delaying transmission of Daily Sun images. Updates will be posted as soon as they are available.
Far side of the sun:
Jan. 19, 2010
Behind
Ahead
<30% very shallow 30-75% shallow 75-125% normal 125-170% deep 170%> very deep
Earthside
Farside
Farside
example of a blank sun
This STEREO A and B image reveals sunspot 1040 on the far side of the sun.
Active Regions:
Solar Cycle #24
is in progress. The next sunspot maximum
is predicted to occur in May 2013.

Auroral oval:
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Geomagnetic storm level:
0.5 ºF
KP 0-3
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Earth magnetosphere tilt
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids: 1090
As of Dec. 24
PHA are asteroids that are larger than 300 ft and closer than 4,650,000 miles to Earth
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