Large prominence eruption off the northeast limb

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A large prominence located off the northeast limb erupted early on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

A non-Earth-directed Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was associated with the event.

There are currently 6 numbered sunspot regions on the disk.

1855 – Beta
1856 – Beta
1857 – Alpha
1860 – Alpha
1861 – Beta
1862 – Beta

NOAA SWPC forecasters estimated 10% chance for an M-class solar flare, and 1% chance for an X-class solar flare today.

Featured image: SDO AIA 304 – October 8, 2013

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