Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Solar Activity Uptick

Via Solarham.com

M3.5 Solar Flare
Sunspot 1996 produced another moderate solar flare, this time an M3.5 event at 03:50 UTC early Tuesday morning. The active region continues to rotate closer towards the west limb. Any future eruptions around this region will be directed mostly away from our planet. Imagery below by SDO/EVE.
Updated 03/11/2014 @ 10:00 UTC
Solar Update / Moderate Activity Continues
Good morning. Below is an updated image of the visible solar disk on Tuesday. Solar activity remained at moderate levels during the past 24 hours thanks to a pair of M-Class flares observed around sunspot 1996, and one low level M-Class flare detected around sunspot 2002. The largest of these events was an M3.5 flare at 03:50 UTC centered around region 1996. A noteworthy coronal mass ejection (CME) was not associated with this event when viewing the latest LASCO imagery. Region 1996 continues to rotate closer toward the west limb and is no longer in a good geoeffective position. Region 2002 on the other hand is now moving into a better Earth directed position. Each region will remain a threat for M-Class solar flares today. All other visible regions are currently stable. A potential active region located beyond the northeast limb, the source of a strong farsided flare on March 5th, will begin to rotate into view during the next 24-48 hours. Stay tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest information.

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