Sunspot 1996 produced M3.5 solar flare

sunspot-1996-produced-m3-5-solar-flare

Active Region 1996, located in the northern hemisphere, produced moderate  M3.5 solar flare at 03:50 UTC on March 11, 2014. This active region continues to rotate closer towards the northwestwern limb.  

SDO's AIA 304 and EVE with GOES X-ray flux plot (Credit: SDO/NOAA/SWPC)

There are currently 6 visible sunspots facing Earth. Active Region 2002 located in the southeast quadrant produced three M1 flares and few C-Class solar flares. Growing Sunspot 2002 has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for X-class solar flares. New sunspots 2003 and 2004 were numbered overnight. All other visible regions remain stable or in a state of decay.  

No Earth-directed coronal mass ejections were observed in satellite imagery. NOAA/SWPC forecasters estimate 60% chance of an M-class flares and 10% chance of X-class flares in the next 24 hours.

Featured image: SDO's AIA 304 image taken at 03:55 UTC on March 11, 2014. (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams)

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.