Second M-class solar flare today – M1.8 peaked at 16:53 UTC

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A second moderate solare flare reaching M1.8 peaked at 16:53 UTC (June 9, 2012).  This second one also comes from the new sunspot rotating into view in the southeast qudrant. SWPC is predictiong 25% chance for M-class solar flares and 0.1% chance for X-class flares.

Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on  June 09. The CME from June 06 is expected to arrive on Sunday, June 10, bringing unsettled
conditions with a chance for an isolated active period through  June 11.

Solar wind
speed: 441.3 km/sec
density: 2.6 protons/cm3
Updated: June 09 at 17:07 UT

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: M1 11:32 UT June 09
24-hr: M1 11:32 UT June 09
Updated: June 09 at: 17:00 UT

Featured image: SDO/AIA 193 – June 9, 2012 at 16:52:58 UTC

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