The Sun online and solar activity.20.10.2014

солнце 20 октября
INFO FROM SIDC - RWC BELGIUM 2014 Oct 20 13:00:17

Six sunspot groups are reported by Catania today. The main source of the
solar flaring activity is the Catania sunspot group 88 (NOAA AR 2192) that
is growing in size and complexity. Now it has beta-gamma-delta
configuration of its photospheric magnetic field. After yesterday's X1.1
flare, the strongest flare was the M3.9 flare peaking at 09:11 UT today.
This flare was not accompanied by a CME. We expect more flaring activity up
to X-level from this sunspot group. The Earth is currently inside a solar
wind flow with intermediate speeds (around 500-550 km/s). This flow might
be associated with a narrow low-latitude coronal hole that passed the solar
central meridian on October 17-18. The interplanetary magnetic field (IMF)
magnitude was elevated (up to 9 nT), and the IMF was directed predominantly
southward during the last several hours. Intervals of active geomagnetic
conditions (K = 4) were reported by Dourbes and NOAA. We expect quiet to
active geomagnetic conditions in the coming hours.