Moderately strong M2.0 solar flare erupted from Region 2017

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A moderately strong solar flare reaching M2.0 erupted from Region 2017 on March 28, 2014 at 19:18 UTC. A Type II radiation sweep with estimated velocity of 528 km/s was registered at 19:18 UTC. Type II emissions typically indicate a Coronal Mass Ejection is associated with a flare event.

NOAA SWPC forecasters estimate 20% chance of M-class, and 1% chance of X-class solar flare in next three days.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP2
Serial Number: 917
Issue Time: 2014 Mar 28 1949 UTC

ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Mar 28 1918 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 528 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.

Sunspots

There are currently 6 numbered sunspot region on the Earth side of the Sun.

Sunspots on March 28, 2014. Image credit: NASA SDO / HMI

2010 S15W68 204 80 10 DAO 17 BG
2014 S15W32 168 290 15 EHI 35 BG
2015 S12W97 234 40 1 CAO 1 B
2017 N10W07 143 160 9 DSI 16 B
2018 N03W04 140 70 5 DSI 9 B
2019 S10W76 212 10 5 BXO 3 B
2020 S14E28 108 10 2 BXO 5 B

Featured image: NASA SDO AIA 304 at 19:18 UTC today.

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