Strong activity on the far side of the sun

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NASA’s STEREO probes are monitoring strong activity on the far side of the sun. A spectacular CME erupted during the early hours of April 8th apparently from old sunspot AR1176. This is the second day in a row that the active region has hurled massive clouds into space. (SpaceWeather)

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The Solar X-Rays have been very low in the past 24 hours. All the current sunspot (1184,1185,1186 and 1187) remain quiet. A new sunspot is trying to form in the southern hemisphere on Friday. There will continue to be a chance for C-Class Flares.

Four C-class flares were observed during the period from a region on the NE limb. New Region 1187 (S19E62) was numbered today as an alpha group. A CME was observed from the SE limb on SOHO/LASCO C3 imagery at 07/0754Z, with a speed of approximately 548 km/s. The origin of the CME appears to be an active filament channel in the SE quadrant. This CME is not expected to be geoeffective. A second CME was observed from the SE limb on SOHO/LASCO C3 imagery at 07/1042Z, with an approximate speed of 824 km/s. The origin appears to be a flare from old Region 1176, which rotated off the west limb on 04 April. This CME is also not expected to be geoeffective. (SolarHam)

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