A moderate solar flare reaching M1.5, at its peak time, erupted on July 3, 2013. The event started at 07:00, peaked at 07:08 and ended at 07:18 UTC. The source of the event was probably Beta classified Region 1785 located on the Sun's eastern limb or the new region positioned very close to it. Region 1785 already produced about 14 B and 6 C-class flares since July 1st.
A Type II Radio Emission was associated with this event. Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.
Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 862
Issue Time: 2013 Jul 03 0954 UTC
ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2013 Jul 03 0709 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 1033 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.
NOAA SWPC forecasters estimated 10% chance for an M-class event today, and 1% chance for an X-class.
There are currently 7 numbered sunspot regions on the disk. 4 of them are classified with Beta magnetic configuration.
1777 – Alpha
1780 – Alpha
1781 – Beta
1783 – Alpha
1784 – Beta
1785 – Beta
1786 – Beta
Featured image: courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams
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