Impulsive M 2.7 flare erupted from AR 1875

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Impulsive and moderate solar flare registered as M 2.7 erupted from Active Region 1875. The event started at 20:41 UTC, peaked at 20:53 UTC and ended at 20:59 UTC on October 23, 2013.

GOES X-Ray 1 minute flux plot with SDO's EVE (Credit: NOAA/SWPC/SDO)

This active region is now centered in the middle of visible solar disk what makes it geoeffective, so any Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) will be delivering solar plasma to our planet.

Rapidly growing AR 1875 developed beta-gama-delta magnetic configuration and poses threat of strong solar flares – SDO's HMI Intensitygram (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams)

There are currently four numbered sunspots on the visible solar disk. AR 1875 is the most active and the biggest while other sunspots remain stable for now. AR 1875 already erupted three M-class and numerous C-class flares yesterday, and it looks like it will continue with high activity in the days ahead. NOAA/SWPC forecasters estimate 30% chance of an M-class and 5% chance of an X-class solar events in the next 24 hours. Forecasters also give 80% chance for high activity around AR 1875.

Featured image: SDO's combined AIA 094/335/193 at 20:53 UTC on October 23, 2013 (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams)

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