A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2824 (Alpha) at 17:11 UTC on May 22, 2021. The event started at 17:03 and ended at 17:16 UTC. Its location does not favor Earth-directed CMEs, but there is a possibility that a part of it is directed toward us.
This region was responsible for numerous B- and C-class solar flares today, including C6.1, C6.0, two C1.3, C2.5, and others.
Multiple CME signatures associated with flare activity at this region were observed in coronagraph imagery prior to the M1.1 event.
Initial estimates suggest these CMEs are directed east of the Sun-Earth line, however, additional data is needed in order to complete a thorough analysis, SWPC forecasters said.
Featured image credit: NASA SDO/AIA 131
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