Impulsive M1.2 solar flare erupted from Region 1686

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An impulsive M-class solar flare measuring M1.2 erupted from Region 1686 on March 5, 2013. The event started at 07:47, peaked at 07:54 and ended at 07:59 UTC. A Type II Radio Emission was associated. Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the Sun and typically indicate a Coronal Mass Ejection is associated with a flare event. Region 1686 has Beta magnetic configuration.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 838
Issue Time: 2013 Mar 05 0825 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2013 Mar 05 0756 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1010 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

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Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 1989
Issue Time: 2013 Mar 05 0505 UTC

CONTINUED ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Continuation of Serial Number: 1988
Begin Time: 2013 Mar 02 1040 UTC
Yesterday Maximum 2MeV Flux: 6262 pfu
Potential Impacts: Satellite systems may experience significant charging resulting in increased risk to satellite systems.

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SDO EVE SAM - March 5, 2013 - 7:55 UTC

 

X-ray plot showing M1.2 solar flare on March 5, 2013 at 7:58 UTC X-ray plot showing M1.2 solar flare on March 5, 2013 at 7:53 UTC

 

Beta classified Region 1682 is rotating onto the southwest limb, Region 1686 is following. Other than that, we have 4 more Beta classified regions about to become geoeffective. Regions 1683, 1685, 1687 and 1689 are visible on the image below:

Sunspots magnetic configuration on March 5, 2013 Sunspots magnetic configuration on March 5, 2013

 

Featured image: NASA SDO AIA 171 – March 5, 2013 07:52 UTC

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  1. do you suppose that one of these or bigger could cause a CME that could not only cripple our electrical but harm us as well? What are the chances? Do we understand enough? I mean this has gone on for years and years and yes only now we have such technologies to watch the sun but other than 1859 and was it 1993, could we really be facing something damaging or crippling in any way that we need to worry? After all, there are some scientist who claim aluminum foil wrapping out electronics will save it from any CME. Really?

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