Sunspot 1476 unleashed a pair of M-Class flares in last 24 hours

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Solar activity is now at moderate levels and is increasing. New and active Sunspot 1476 rotated into view off the northeast limb and has so far produced a pair of M-Class flares within the past 24 hours. There will continue to be a chance for another moderate solar flare. This region is still not in the best position for Earth directed explosions, however this will change with each passing day.

The latest event was an M1.3 at 23:01 UTC Saturday evening.

Geophysical Alert Message

Issued: 2012 May 06 09:00 UTC
Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center

Solar-terrestrial indices for 05 May follow.
Solar flux 116 and estimated planetary A-index 4.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0900 UTC on 06 May was 2.

Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level occurred.

No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.

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