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Moderately strong M1.8 solar flare erupts from Region 2497

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A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.8 at its peak time erupted from 'Beta-Gamma-Delta' classified Region 2497 at 15:24 UTC on February 13, 2016. The event started at 15:16 and ended at 15:24 UTC.

There were no radio signatures that would suggest a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced by the event.

This is a second M-class solar flare from this region; M1.0 erupted at 10:47 UTC on February 12, also without a CME. However, on February 12, the region was responsible for a long duration C8.9 solar flare that generated an asymmetric partial-halo CME with an Earth-directed component. The CME is expected to arrive early February 15, causing G1 – Minor geomagnetic storming.

D-RAP on February 13, 2016 at 15:25 UTC – M1.8 peak. Credit: NOAA/SWPC

M1.8 solar flare peaks on February 13, 2016. Image credit: NASA SDO/AIA 131

Sunspots on February 13, 2016. Credit: NASA SDO/HMI

2492 – Alpha
2494 – Alpha
2497 – Beta-Gamma-Delta
2498 – Alpha
2499 – Alpha

Featured image: M1.8 peaks on February 13, 2016. Credit: NASA SDO/AIA 304

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