Friday, October 18, 2013

Southern Hemisphere Activity Picking Up

Hi Everyone- We are glad to be back!

SDO/HMI 18OCT2013 16:51:41 UT
Activity in the southern hemisphere has been picking up over the past several days with quite a few M-class flares. Here is a image of the sun today with quite a few sunspots visible on the lower half, or southern hemisphere of the Sun.

SDO/AIA 18OCT2013 17:29:24 UT

Also as you can see from the AIA image there are quite a few active regions coming into view on the limb of the Sun.  There may be some more solar activity in store over the next several days.  The activity that we have had over the past week or so has given us quite a show with some lovely Aurora.