Moderate solar flare – M1.6 peaked at 4:38 UTC Monday morning

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After low solar activity the Sun erupted today with a moderate solar flare. This latest event started at 04:33 and peaked at 04:38 UTC Monday, August 6, 2012 with M1.6 solar flare. The source of this event was probably a new region now about to rotate into view off the eastern limb. Associated with the event was Type IV radio emission. Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

There is 15% chance for another M-class solar flare, and 1% chance for an X-class.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 391
Issue Time: 2012 Aug 06 0524 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2012 Aug 06 0438 UTC

Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

Coronal Holes and Active Regions map – Aug 5, 2012

More data is coming in.. this page will be updated.

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