SC24: I must be cursed
And here’s the magnetogram showing that it is indeed an SC24 phenomenon:
If you care to look at the last SC24 spot to appear in the Northern Hemisphere, then this does appear to be an SC24 spot, (the magnetic polarities being reversed between the hemispheres).
So I snap into action, going to SolarCycle24.com and…
…is that it? Or is it a dead pixel in the camera? Let’s check the magnetogram:
…and its gone!
Another SC24 “Tiny Tim” and I missed it.
Clearly spotting sunspots is more difficult than I thought. There cannot be more than a few hours between Anthony’s post and mine, and yet the SC24 spot and magnetic signature had both disappeared.
And on a sad note, it appears not to have been given a number by NASA. Maybe the person responsible went for coffee at just the wrong time.