X1.6 solar flare erupts from Region 3663, forecast calls for CME impact late May 5

A major solar flare measuring X1.6 erupted from Active Region 3663 (beta-delta) at 02:22 UTC on May 3, 2024. The event started at 02:11 and ended at 02:27 UTC. A G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm is in effect for May 5 and a G2 – Moderate for May 6 (UTC day) due to the potential arrival of a CME produced by this flare.