A strong solar flare reaching M5.1 took place at 01:47 UTC Thursday morning. The flare was centered around Sunspot 1476 near the northwest limb. A bright CME was generated but because of the spots location, the plasma cloud will be headed mostly to the west.
The M5.1 Solar Flare around Sunspot 1476 generated a moderate S2 Level Solar Radiation Storm now currently in progress. High energy Solar Protons are currently streaming past Earth.
ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2012 May 17 01:32 UTC
Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.
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