22 January

Solar activity was low. The largest solar event of the period was a C2
flare from an area southeast of Region 1952 (S32W59, Hsx/alpha) at
21/1718 UTC. The associated coronal mass ejection (CME) appeared narrow
with a southern trajectory and should have no impact to Earth. Region
1957 (N12W13, Dai/beta-gamma) was the only region to exhibit growth. The
leader and intermediate spots could be seen consolidating and growing
while it maintained its beta-gamma magnetic configuration. In spite of
its growth, Region 1957 displayed very little flare activity during the
period. Region 1959 (S24E25, Eai/beta-gamma) showed signs of decay in
its intermediate spots and was in overall decay, yet managed to produce
a C1/Sf flare at 21/2236 UTC. The remaining seven numbered sunspot
groups were stable or in slight decay. A partial halo CME was observed
in Lasco C2 imagery at 21/2128 UTC. Analysis of STEREO B EUVI imagery
determined this event to be back-sided with a trajectory away from the
Earth. No impacts are expected from this CME. Aside from the CME
mentioned in the previous discussion that is due to arrive at Earth on
day two (23 Jan), no other Earth-directed CMEs were observed during the

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