Sun ain't giving us a rest - after series of M-class events an M6.1 peaked at 11:44 UTC

Sun ain't giving us a rest - after series of M-class events an M6.1 peaked at 11:44 UTC

The Sun keeps producing M-class flares for second day in a row. We are now bound to get used to M-class same as we did with C-class. Yesterday we saw 5 strong M-class flares - today we reached that number before 8:00 UTC.


 
The day is still not over and we have already seen 8 M-class solar flares, almost all of them from Region 1515.

At 11:44 UTC on July 5, 2012 notorious Region 1515 peaked with M6.1 solar flare, the stronges so far. The event started at 11:39, peaked at 11:44 and ended at 11:49 UTC. 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.

Immediately after this eruption a powerful Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was observed but it's not Earth directed.

 


SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded M5
Begin Time: 2012 Jul 05 1139 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 Jul 05 1144 UTC
End Time: 2012 Jul 05 1149 UTC
X-ray Class: M6.1
Optical Class: 1b
Location: S20W32
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate


SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2012 Jul 05 1142 UTC
Maximum Time: 2012 Jul 05 1144 UTC
End Time: 2012 Jul 05 1145 UTC
Duration: 3 minutes
Peak Flux: 290 sfu


Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.



 

 Latest solar events: updated at 15:20 UTC, July 5, 2012

DATE/STARTENDPEAKCLASSREGION
2012/07/05 01:05:0001:15:0001:10:00M2.41515
2012/07/05 02:01:0002:32:0002:05:00C7.01515
2012/07/05 02:35:0002:47:0002:42:00M2.21515
2012/07/05 03:25:0003:39:0003:36:00M4.71515
2012/07/05 04:42:0004:49:0004:45:00C9.11515
2012/07/05 06:49:0007:05:0006:58:00M1.11515
2012/07/05 07:40:0007:48:0007:45:00M1.31515
2012/07/05 09:05:0009:11:0009:08:00C5.01515
2012/07/05 09:17:0009:24:0009:20:00C5.81515
2012/07/05 10:44:0010:50:0010:48:00M1.81515
2012/07/05 11:39:0011:49:0011:44:00M6.11515
2012/07/05 13:05:0013:32:0013:17:00M1.21514
 
There is 80% chance for more M-class flares and 20% chance for X-class.

More updates as they become available.

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Tags: m-class

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