The Sun Online and solar activity. January 24, 2014

No C-class flares were reported in the past 24 hours. Catania sunspot groups 14 and 17 (NOAA ARs 1957 and 1959) keep the beta-gamma configuration of the photospheric magnetic field, so we expect flaring activity on the low C-level. A long filament in the southern solar hemisphere passed the central meridian. If it erupts, the associated CME is very likely to arrive at the Earth. The Earth is currently inside a slow (around 370 km/s) solar wind flow with average (4-5 nT) interplanetary magnetic field magnitude. We expect quiet geomagnetic conditions.

Equipment: Coronado 90 +  Imaging Source DMK  + LX75
Processing: Photoshop, Avistack
Date: 01/24/14
Time UT: 17:00
Exposure 1/150 sec.

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