Sprawling Sunspot Cluster 1515 is now directly facing the Earth. This region is responsible for generating at least 5 M-Class solar flares within the past few days, including M5.6 and M3.8 events on Monday. So far on Tuesday, numerous C-Class flares have been detected including a C9.0 flare at 17:02 UTC.
View LASCO C2 animation of solar flares from June 29 to July 3
So far the Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) output has been directed mostly away from Earth. This could change at any time.
NOAA 3-day Solar-Geophysical Forecast issued Jul 03 22:00 UTC
Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be moderate through the period (04 – 06 July) with more M-class flares expected from Region 1515.
Geophysical Activity Forecast: Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels through the period (04 – 06 July) with a chance for active levels due to persistent CH HSS effects. Recent CME activity from Region 1515 is not expected to significantly disturb the geomagnetic field.
Two new sunspot region at farside is coming into Earthview. No numbers assigned for now.
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