Articles tagged "solar flares"

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Moderately strong M4.4 solar flare erupts, CME produced

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M4.4 at its peak erupted at 13:11 UTC on November 29, 2020, from a region about to rotate into Earth view. The event started at 12:34 and ended at 13:41 UTC. This is the strongest solar flare in more than 3 years. A Type II...

November 29, 2020

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Biggest sunspot in years producing multiple B- and C-class solar flares

Although solar activity remains at low levels, Active Region 2786 -- the biggest sunspot in years -- has produced multiple C- and B-class flares since November 25. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) were also observed, but none was Earth-directed. While we are still...

November 28, 2020

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Glancing blow CME possible on November 1

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by a C4.3 flare at 06:16 UTC on October 27, 2020, was analyzed by the SWPC and determined to be a possible glancing blow on November 1. The source of the flare was a large AR 2778 which produced multiple B- and C-class flares...

October 28, 2020

april 2017 solar flares through the eyes of solar dynamics observatory

April's solar flares through the eyes of Solar Dynamics Observatory

After 8 months without any significant solar flare, the Sun awakened on April 1, 2017, and unleashed 7 M-class solar flares over the next 2 days. The source of all of them was departing Region 2644. The series started with M4.4 on April 1 and was followed by M5.3,...

April 07, 2017


X-Class: A Guide to Solar Flares

Solar flares happen when the powerful magnetic fields in and around the Sun reconnect. They're usually associated with active regions, often seen as sunspots, where the magnetic fields are strongest. Flares are classified according to their strength. The...

November 21, 2012