Active Region 1025

Posted August 31, 2009 by User 1


It's official: the proto-sunspot which appeared on the disk earlier today has been named Active Region 1025 (AR1025). And so ends the near-record-breaking streak of the lack of sunspots.

Not that the spot is something to be excited about. More likely than not, it will end up being more or less like the spot which ended that last streak in September of 2008 which was AR1001. It lasted for a day and then disappeared the next. Still, this does mean that the sun is still active.

The spot is small, but it's there. So take a look before it goes.

The official statement on NOAA's Space Weather Prediction for August 31, 2201 UT is as follows:

IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 30/2100Z
to 31/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. New Region 1025 (N17E33)
was assigned today. No flares were observed.


Source: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/forecasts/RSGA/0831RSGA.txt

Latest reports: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/forecast.html


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