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M5.6 and M4.9 solar flares

Solar activity increased to high levels thanks to sunspot region 2257 near the west limb. She said goodbye to the earth-facing solar disk with an M5.6 (R2-moderate peaking at 04:24 UTC) solar flare that had a secondary peak at the M4.9 level around 04:58 UTC.

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