My preference is SolarHam - the old solarcycle24
- the site provides many measures and types of data in one page and links out for more detail on any of them. SC24 has been such a fizzer they've renamed the site. VHF band has barely had a look in for several years now - ham operators are getting a bit pissed at their VHF equipment sitting unused in the corner.
From there, the field of the topic title doesn't seem to have registered with the Sun - in spite of 'predictions' (hopes perhaps?) that sunspot 1271 might produce flares, the current report is...
Updated 2011 Aug 19 2200 UTC
Joint USAF/NOAA Report of Solar and Geophysical Activity
SDF Number 231 Issued at 2200Z on 19 Aug 2011
IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 18/2100Z
to 19/2100Z: Solar activity was very low. Region 1271 (N16E25) did
not produce any significant activity during the past 24 hours,
although it did retain a large Esi type spot group with beta-gamma
magnetic characteristics. The other two regions were small and
IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low
on Day 1 (20 Aug), becoming low with a chance for moderate activity
on Days 2 and 3 (21-22 Aug) when old Region 1261 (N15, L=347)
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 18/2100Z to 19/2100Z:
The geomagnetic field was quiet and the solar wind at the ACE
spacecraft was unremarkable.
IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is
expected to be at quiet levels on Day 1 (20 Aug) and rise to
unsettled levels with a chance for active conditions on Day 2 (21
Aug). The rise in activity is expected with the arrival of a
coronal hole high speed stream. By Day 3 (22 Aug), a return to
mostly quiet conditions is expected as weak coronal hole effects
In other words, there is no news and will be even less in 3 days after a brief blip of barely noticeable activity.
X-Class flares for 2012 are not looking good... The Sun seems to have been sent to the naughty corner for some quiet time.