Tuesday, December 31, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: A 5-HOUR LONG FLARE -- 31 DEC 2013
A long duration C8.4 event was detected early Tuesday morning and was centered off the east limb. The event generated a non Earth directed coronal mass ejection (CME). The source region will begin to rotate into view during the next 24 hours. The largest and most complex visible Earth facing region, sunspot 1936, is currently producing C-Class solar flares. The large cluster of spots will remain a threat for isolated M-Class flare events. Sunspot 1934, also an isolated flare threat, is now beginning to rotate onto the west limb and will soon be out of direct Earth view.