New field in the solar activity reports
- I've added a new field, that being the background X-ray flux as
measured by the GOES 8 satellite. It's reported using the same scale
that is used for reporting solar flares, since flare intensity is
determined by the X-ray flux it generates. If you see the background
X-ray flux rising, that means that there's a sunspot region that is
becoming active, and it indicates that flares might be a possibility.