Steady as she goes...

The STCE's SC25 Tracking page has been updated. Solar activity continues its march towards solar cycle maximum which is currently expected in 2024.

Naked eye sunspots

Over the last 2 weeks, some sizeable sunspot groups were visible with the (protected) naked eye.

An abundancy of M-class flares

Sunspot region NOAA 3311 rounded the Sun's northeast limb on 18 May and has since been a prolific M-class flare producer.

ESA Academy visits the STCE

On May 8, the STCE team was invited to teach at ESA's Academy in Transinne (BE) in a pilot for their new Space Weather Training Course. 
30 students were selected for a week-long, in-depth school about space weather and its technological impacts. The STCE was responsible for giving the students a first introduction on how to forecast space weather events and impacts.

It's raining... CMEs!

The average daily number of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) was at high levels during the first 2 weeks of May.

Radio Sun!

A trio of sunspot groups in the northeast solar quadrant were responsible for an important portion of the solar flares produced early May. Some of these flares were accompanied by strong emissions at radio frequencies.

Open Topical Issues in JSWSC

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) currently has 3 Topical Issues (TIs) open for submission.

The power of delta

Active region NOAA 3288 developed a delta magnetic configuration that resulted in increased flaring activity, culminating in a M7.1 flare on 1 May.

EUI can observe both elephants and mice among solar eruptions

Signatures and thermal structuring of null-point reconnection. Figure from

Close encounters of the aurora kind

A severe geomagnetic storm was recorded on 23 and 24 April. Aurora were photographed from Texas and southern Spain.



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