New Active Region 1536 erupted with moderate solar flare today. The event peaked at 15:48 UTC on July 30, 2012 measuring M1.1. This is first M-class solar flare from Region 1536.
At 14:03 UTC today Region 1532 (S19E14) erupted with C8.8 flare. Analysis with magnetogram and white light imagery determined that Region 1532 was actually two separate regions. Region 1536 now encompasses the two larger spots trailing Region 1532. Another new spot group rotated onto the northeast limb and was numbered Region 1535 (N18E64). No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed in last 24 hours.
There is possibilty of more M-class flares. Regions 1532 and 1536 are the most likely Regions to produce M-class activity.
Geophysical activity forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be quiet to unsettled on July 31st. Mostly quiet conditions are expected on August 1st. By approximately mid-day on August 2nd, quiet to unsettled conditions are expected with isolated active periods possible due to effects from the July 28th CME.
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