As the sunspot count will likely near 100 and the SFI is now above 100 (just in time for CQWW SSB contest?!) there’s a region of the Sun which is bursting with activity that is not yet Earth facing.
It’s already produced C-class flares and an M flare as shown in the plot below:
Spaceweather.com explains more:
Suddenly, the northeastern limb of the sun is bursting with activity. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this frenetic 5-hour sequence during the early hours of Oct. 26th:
At least half a dozen explosions occured during that brief movie. The blast site is hidden just behind the edge of the sun. It’s almost certainly an unstable sunspot. The sun’s rotation will bring it into view within the next 24-48 hours, creating a geoeffective source of solar activity.