Sunday, October 26, 2014

Large Solar Flares Continue From Largest Sunspot in over 10 years


Updated 10/26/2014 @ 11:45 UTC
Let's Make it Five
Region 2192 will not let up. Attached image below courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captures the fifth X-Class solar flare around the active region, this time an X2.0 peaking at 10:56 UTC Sunday morning. A strong R3 radio blackout was observed on the sunlit side of Earth. The latest event so far appears to have failed once again in producing a coronal mass ejection (CME). With the exception of producing bright flashes of energy as magnetic fields tangle, the magnetic layout and structure of the region is having a hard time releasing plamsa. Click HERE to visit the updated event log.
Updated 10/26/2014 @ 12:50 UTC
Solar Update
Good morning. Below is an updated look at the visible solar disk on Sunday. Solar activity during the past 24 hours was high. Region 2192 produced a pair of X-Class solar flares as it continues to rotate across the southwest quadrant. The first event, a long duration X1.0 at 17:08 UTC Saturday, did not produce a coronal mass ejection (CME). The second event, an X2.0 event this morning at 10:56 UTC, also looks to have failed in producing a CME. The active region will remain an ongoing threat for solar flares while it remains in view for the next 72 hours. All other visible regions are currently stable. Continue to monitor for the most up to date spaceweather data and imagery.
Added 10/25/2014 @ 21:55 UTC
Flaring Continues
Region 2192 continued to be productive on Saturday with an X1.0 solar flare peaking at 17:08 UTC. This is now the fourth X-Flare generated by the sprawing active region. Shockingly, all of the events thus far have failed to produce a noteworthy coronal mass ejection (CME). AR 2192 will remain a threat for additional flaring for the remainder of the weekend.

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