17 March


Solar activity remained low (below R1-minor) with a few low-level
C-class events observed. Old Region 2006 (N11, L=011) produced a pair of
C1 events, the largest a C1 at 17/0829 UTC. Region 2002 (S18W50,
Eac/beta-gamma) remained the largest and most active region on the disk
producing four C-class events. The largest event was a C2 at 17/0045
UTC. Over the past 24 hours, the region exhibited some minor
intermediate spot growth with slight decay observed in the leader spot.
All other regions were quiet and stable. No Earth-directed CMEs were
detected.

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