South African Space Weather - Regional Warning Centre for Africa
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CURRENT CONDITIONS: Two M-class and several C-class solar flares have been detected in the past 24 hours. Solar activity is moderate with background X-ray flux at upper C-class levels. Geomagnetic conditions are at quiet to unsettled levels. Local HF working frequencies are near monthly average predicted values.
EVENTS: Two M-class and several C-class flares from active region 1750 and an unnamed active region.
OUTLOOK: New active region on the north-east limb of the Sun has a complex magnetic configuration which may produce M- or X-class flares. Signal absorption is expected due to the high background X-ray flux. Geomagnetic conditions are expected to be unsettled for the next 24 hours.
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: HF Propagation.
Below are the latest images from The SOHO Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope brought to you by The EIT Consortium when available. Full resolution versions of these images can be found at the SOHO spacecraft web site, or by clicking on the images below. The "CCD Bakeout" text that sometimes appear on these images refer to a regular (about once every 5 weeks) maintenance procedure performed on the SOHO satellite. This normally takes about a week, but about 20 days every three months.
HeII/SiXI(30.4nm) Fe XV(28.4nm)
Fe XII(19.5nm) Fe IX/X (17.1nm)
If SOHO is off-line, here are the latest images from STEREO (click on the images to link to NASA's source page)