27 February


Solar activity was at moderate levels as Region 1982 (S10W55,
Esc/beta-gamma) produced the largest flare of the period, a M1/1n flare
at 26/1501 UTC. This region displayed slight decay in the leader spots
as well as slight decay in the intermediate spots, yet maintained its
mixed polarities and beta-gamma magnetic configuration. Region 1991
(S25E58, Dko/beta) produced several low-level C-class flares, including
a C5 flare at 27/1045 UTC near the end of the period, as well as
multiple subflares throughout the period. It continued to grow in areal
coverage and spot number as it continued its transit further on to the
visible disk. Region 1986 (N15W24, Dsi/beta) also produced a low-level
C-class flare along with a few subflares during the period. Region 1990
(S13E50, Dkc/beta-delta), the source of the Feb 25 X4/2b flare, was
inactive during the period and showed no significant changes. However,
it did maintain a magnetic delta configuration, so high probabilities of
producing large flares still exists. Region 1984 (S18W61, Cao/beta)
showed consolidation in the leader spots and weak decay in the trailer
spots, and remained fairly inactive during the period. Regions 1988
(S09W46, Dao/beta) and 1992 (S20E13, Dao/beta) both exhibited overall
growth, but were also fairly inactive during the period. There were no
Earth-directed coronal mass ejections (CMEs) detected in coronagraph
imagery during the period.

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