New active region produced strong M5.5 solar flare

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A new Active Region off the northeastern limb is really active and is crackling with M-class solar flares. Latest strong solar flare, reaching M5.5, occurred at 01:02 UTC on August 18. It did not produce Earth-directed CME.

New active region is numbered as 1547 and it  turns toward Earth in days ahead; giving the conditions by now, it could strongly affect our geomagnetic field in the coming days. NOAA/SWPC estimate that there is 20% chance for more M-class events in the next 24 hours.

CURRENT CONDITIONS:

Solar wind
speed: 360.9 km/sec
density: 0.1 protons/cm3

The Radio Sun
10.7 cm flux: 98 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 1 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal3.4 nT
BznT south

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