Strong M6.7 solar flare erupts from emerging region on SE limb

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A strong solar flare measuring M6.7 erupted from a new region emerging on the SE limb (AR 3615) at 19:19 UTC on March 18, 2024. The event started at 19:02 UTC and ended at 19:28 UTC.

There were no radio signatures detected at the time of press that would suggest a coronal mass ejection (CME) was produced. Even if it was, the location of this region does not favor Earth-directed CMEs. This will change in the days ahead as the region moves into a geoeffective position.

Radio signatures were forecast to be most degraded over SW United States, Central America and far NW South Africa at the time of the flare.

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Sunspots on March 18, 2024. Credit: NASA SDO/HMI

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