Long-duration M3.4 solar flare erupts from AR 3032, generating large CME

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A long-duration M3.4 solar flare erupted from Active Region 3032 at 04:07 UTC. The event started at 02:58 and ended at 05:12, releasing a large Coronal Mass Ejection (CME).

This event was associated with a Type II Radio Emission with an estimated velocity of 325 km/s (detected at 03:24 UTC). Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the Sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

A Type IV radio emission was registered at 03:36 UTC, indicating a strong CME and solar radiation storms were produced.

Additionally, a 10 cm Radio Burst lasting 53 minutes and with a peak flux of 670 sfu was associated with this flare event.

The CME appears to be heading mostly to the east and away from the Earth.

Region 3032 has a ‘beta’ magnetic configuration and is capable of producing more moderate to strong eruptions on the Sun. While its position currently doesn’t favor Earth-directed CMEs, this will change in the days ahead as it moves toward the center of the solar disk.

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Featured image: CME produced by the long-duration M3.4 solar flare on June 13, 2022. Credit: NASA/ESA SOHO LASCO C2


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