Farside eruption generated bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

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STEREO Ahead COR 2 recorded farside eruption that produced bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). A new active region transiting the farside will rotate into Earthside later this week.This CME was directed away from Earth and pose no danger to our planet. 

STEREO Ahead COR 2 and SOHO's LASCO C2 imagery (Credit: STEREO/SOHO)

Two new regions were numbered on June 16, 2013 – AR 1774 and 1775 and now there are 8 numbered sunspots on the visible solar disk. Although the number of sunspots increased, NOAA/SWPC forecasters downgraded chances of M-class events to only 5 %. However, higher number of active regions raises propability of solar flares

Featured image: STEREO Ahead COR2 image from June 16, 2013 at 16:39 UTC (Credit: STEREO/NASA)

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