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Table 1

Average non-axisymmetries of sunspots and the different flare classes obtained with the best-fit parameters of ALs.

North South


sunspots 0.31 (66%) 0.33 (67%)
B-flares 0.42 (71%) 0.42 (71%)
C-flares 0.47 (74%) 0.43 (71%)
M-flares 0.51 (75%) 0.57 (79%)
X-flares 0.49 (74%) 0.68 (84%)

Notes. Percentage of flares and sunspots within the two ALs, N1/ (N1 + N2), are given in parenthesis.

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