Second M-class solar flare of the day – M1.0 erupted from AR 1654

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Active Region 1654 erupted with second M-class solar flare of the day. On January 11, 2013 at 15:07 UTC a moderate solar flare measuring M1.0 was recorded. This latest event started at 14:51, peaked at 15:07 and ended at 15:24 UTC.

Earlier today we had a moderate but impulsive M-class solar flare measuring M1.2. The flare erupted from same region (AR 1654) at 09:11 UTC.

Region 1654 is now classified with beta-gamma-delta magnetic configuration and is becoming more geoeffective as it rotates into direct Earth view. This region is capable of producing strong solar flares and will pose a threat in the coming days.

Solar flare measuring M1.0 January 11, 2013

Solar flare measuring M1.0 on January 11, 2013 at 15:07 UTC

Sunspots - January 11, 2012

Sunspots – January 11, 2012

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Featured image: AR 1654 during M1.0 solar flare event – January 11, 2013. Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.

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