Thursday, November 7, 2013


via Solar Ham

Added 11/7/2013 @ 15:00 UTCFarside Activity
A halo coronal mass ejection (CME) is visible in the latest LASCO C3 imagery. A moderate to strong solar flare was observed Thursday morning around sunspot 1875, currently transiting the farside of the sun. The solar rotation will carry the active region back into view early next week. STEREO Behind captured the eruption as seen in the imagery below.
Updated 11/7/2013 @ 14:40 UTC
Solar Update / M-Flares
Good morning. Solar activity was moderate over the past 24 hours. Sunspot 1890 produced the largest event, an impulsive M3.8 solar flare at 13:46 UTC Wednesday morning. A relatively small coronal mass ejection (CME) was produced and is not expected to be Earth directed. The active region also generated a moderate M2.3 event at 03:40 UTC early Thursday morning. Sunspot 1890 continues to hang on to a weak Delta magnetic formation within the trailing section of the cluster. There will remain a chance for at least M-Class solar flares around this region. An eruption off the southwest limb Wednesday evening registered as an M1.8 solar flare and generated a CME that appears to have a slight Earth directed component. A rise in proton levels streaming past Earth was detected, but remained below the minor S1 level radiation storm threshold. The plasma cloud is not expected to generate geomagnetic storming at this time. Region 1891 in the southern hemisphere continues to evolve and now possesses a Delta spot within the center of the group. There will be a chance for an isolated M-Class event around this region. All other groups appear to be stable or in a state of decay.

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