What’s Up? The Space Place: MEET SUNSPOT AR3590

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 Hey, Space Placers!

The biggest sunspot yet of Solar Cycle 25, AR3590, has been making news recently. The video tells you all you need to know and here is what it has looked like in a small telescope.

SUNSPOT AR3590 FEBRUARY 25, 2024

IMAGED WITH UNISTELLAR ODYSSEY PRO & SMART SOLAR FILTER

CREDIT: GREG REDFERN

Currently it has not had ANY impact on Earth or Space Weather. Current space weather forecast is:

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Boulder, Colorado, USA

SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #24-9

2024 February 25 at 7:30 p.m. MST (2024 February 26 0230 UTC)

**** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK ****

Summary For February 19-25

R1 (Minor) radio blackouts were observed on 21-25 Feb due to activity from Region 3590.

R3 (Strong) radio blackouts were observed on 21-22 Feb due to activity from Region 3590.

No other space weather storms were observed during the summary period.

Outlook For February 26-March 3

R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) radio blackouts are likely from 26 Feb – 02 Mar, primarily due to the flare potential from Region 3590.

No other space weather storms are expected during the outlook period.

Data used to provide space weather services are contributed by NOAA,

USAF, NASA, NSF, USGS, the International Space Environment Services 

and other observatories, universities, and institutions. More 

information is available at SWPC’s Web site http://swpc.noaa.gov

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