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M1.0 solar flare from sunspot region 2443

Sunspot region 2443 has come to life once more with many C-class solar flares right now and it even managed to produce an impulsive M1.0 (R1) solar flare at 17:52 UTC. This event did not launch a coronal mass ejection.

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Coronal hole faces Earth

A trans equatorial coronal hole is now facing Earth. This is the same coronal hole that was responsible for a strong G3 geomagnetic storm on 7 October 2015.

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