Active Region 1652 produced M1.0 solar flare

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Beta-gamma-delta Active Region 1652 generated M1.0 solar flare at 00:50 UTC on January 13, 2013. Considering the position of Sunspot 1652, which is facing Earth, geoeffective CME is possible.

Active Region 1652 (Credit: SDO/The Watchers)

 

There are currently 9 numbered sunspots. Active Regions 1652 and 1654 reached beta-gamma magnetic complexity and are capable of producing M-class and X-class solar flares in coming days. NOAA/SWPC forecasters estimate 65% chances of M-class and 10% chances of X-class solar flares.

Visible sunspots on January 12/13, 2013 (Credit: SDO/The Watchers) Solar regions summary (Credit: NOAA/SWPC)

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