Friday, 6 March 2015

Strong M3.1 solar flare

Solar flare measuring M3.1 observed off east limb at 04:57 UTC (March 6). Imagery by SDO.

Minor R1 Radio Blackout in progress (≥M1 - current: M1.25)

An impressive looking solar flare peaking at M3.1 was detected around an active region just behind the east limb at 04:57 UTC (March 6). As mentioned in my previous update, we will begin to see the likely sunspot appear within the next 12 hours. Imagery courtesy of SDO.

M3-flare & solarstorm from East limb region not fully in view! Enters Earth-strike zone in 3 days. Watching closely.