Another strong M-class solar flare again – M5.3 from Region 1515 + M2.3

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It does not seem to stop. Region 1515 just produced another solar flare measuring M5.3. The event started 9:47, peaked 9:55 at M5.3 and ended 9:57 UTC on July 4, 2012.

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered primarily on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Radio – Limited blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for tens of minutes.

This is a second M-class solar flare so far today. There is 70% chance for another M-class solar flare and 10% chance for X-class.

This event sent out big CME, luckily it was not Earth directed.

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5
Serial Number: 92
Issue Time: 2012 July 04 10:28 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2012 July 04 09:47 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 July 04 09:55 UTC
End Time: 2012 July 04 09:57 UTC
X-ray Class: M5.3
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S20W18
NOAA Scale: R2 – Moderate

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Another M-class solar flare

At 12:32 UTC a third M-cass solar flare was produced today by the same Region – 1515. The event peaked at M2.3.

Follow Sun’s activity in real-time – SWS.

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