Sunspot 953

After what seems to be a couple of months without  any notable sunspot activity.A new and quite large sunspot has come into view.Here is the report issued by the SpaceEnviromentCenter .

IA.  Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from  24/2100Z
to 25/2100Z:  Solar activity increased to low levels.  Newly numbered
Region 953 (S14E73) has partially rotated into view during the
period and produced a C2 x-ray flare at 24/2256Z.  A four spot Hsx
alpha sunspot group is currently visible in white light.

IB.  Solar Activity Forecast:  Solar activity is expected to be at
very low to low levels.

IIA.  Geophysical Activity Summary 24/2100Z to 25/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was at quiet to unsettled levels.

IIB.  Geophysical Activity Forecast:  The geomagnetic field is
expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on 26 and 27 April.  A
recurrent coronal hole high speed stream is expected to become
geoeffective on 29 April.  Active to minor storm conditions are
expected with the onset of the coronal hole.

III.  Event Probabilities 26 Apr-28 Apr
Class M    05/10/10
Class X    01/01/01
Proton     01/01/01
PCAF       Green

IV.  Penticton 10.7 cm Flux
Observed           25 Apr 077
Predicted   26 Apr-28 Apr  080/080/080
90 Day Mean        25 Apr 074

V.  Geomagnetic A Indices
Observed Afr/Ap 24 Apr  005/004
Estimated Afr/Ap 25 Apr  005/005
Predicted Afr/Ap 26 Apr-28 Apr  005/005-005/005-015/025

VI.  Geomagnetic Activity Probabilities 26 Apr-28 Apr
A.  Middle Latitudes
Active                10/10/30
Minor storm           01/01/15
Major-severe storm    01/01/10
B.  High Latitudes
Active                10/10/45
Minor storm           05/05/20
Major-severe storm    01/01/15
The image below was shot using my Pentax Dslr

ISO setting was 1/500th sec.

At the time of this shot the skies were fairly saturated with high clouds,which made focusing tough.

Image credit: Andrew


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