New sunspot region, NOAA Active Sunspot Region Nr. 11890, far left on the solar disc, will produce flares, this week.
The Sun continues to produce sunspots, and this week looks active, too. Expect another uptick of activity on higher HF bands such as 10 meters, as a “new” sunspot region has now rotated into full view. It has a complex magnetic structure, so it could produce moderate and maybe strong x-ray flares. We expect flaring activity to pick up, as a result.
With all of the recent activity, and the continued train of spots, right now, it certainly appears to be a sign of a “second” peak in the cycle. Most cycles exhibit such double peaks. Is this one of them in this current Sunspot Cycle 24?
Enjoy the DX!
73 de NW7US (Your CQ Magazine and Popular Communications Magazine propagation columnist)