Filament eruption and moderate M1.9 solar flare – May 12, 2013

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A moderate solar flare measuring M1.9 was registered on May 12, 2013. The source of event was a region located on the eastern side and about to rotate into Earth's view. This event peaked at 20:31 UTC.

 

In early hours of May 12, 2013 an unstable filament of magnetism on the Earth side of the Sun erupted hurling part of itself into space. A bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was recorded emerging from the blast and it could deliver a slight, glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on May 15. (Solar prominence vs. Solar filament here.)

Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams

A nice video of today's filament eruption can be found here

Sunspots

There are currently 9 numbered regions on the disk. Region 1741, located almost at the center of the disk has Beta magnetic field and there are 5 more, Beta classified regions, that are coming into center of the disk in the coming days.

Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
 

1738 – Beta
1739 – Beta
1740 – Alpha
1741 – Beta
1742 – Beta
1743 – Beta
1744 – Beta
1745 – Beta
1746 -Beta

 

Follow activity on the Sun in real-time on our Space weather station.

 

Featured image:  Large filament eruption on May 12, 2013. NASA – SDO.

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