7th January 2016

.24 hr Summary…
Solar activity was low. The largest solar event of the period was a C1
flare from Region 2480 (N02E65, Dao/beta). The region continued to
develop as it rotated further onto the solar disk, exhibiting penumbral
coverage around the trailer spot as well as developing new intermediate
spots. Region 2477 (N11E89, Hax/alpha) displayed the onset of some
separation in its singular spot. Several different areas of pours were
noted and are being monitored for further development.

Several eruptions were observed in SOHO/LASCO coronagraph imagery over
the past 24 hours. The most prominent was an eruption from around the SW
limb, near old Region 2473, creating a partial halo signature first seen
in C2 imagery beginning at 06/1412 UTC. A filament eruption around the
same time was observed lifting off the SE limb around 06/1200 UTC. Both
events were analyzed and not expected to cause impacts to Earth.

Another eruption in the corona was observed in SDO AIA193 imagery
beginning around 06/1241 UTC near Region 2477. Activity from previous
eruptions still being present in coronagraph imagery caused difficulty
in analyzing an associated coronal mass ejection (CME) signature. The
subsequent model run suggested a glancing blow is possible around 09
Jan.

.Forecast…
Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class
flares over the next three days (07-09 Jan).

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