New active region producing C-class flares

Monday, 14 August 2017 - 13:21 UTC

New active region producing C-class flares

A new and unnumbered active region is now rotating into the earth-facing solar disk. It is new active region that only started to develop about 24 hours ago based on STEREO Ahead EUVI footage.

This video made using footage from SDO shows very clearly that it only recently started to develop as it rotated onto the earth-facing solar disk.

As a matter of fact, this newly born sunspot region already produced two C-class solar flares, the strongest of these two flares was a C2.7 solar flare that peaked today at 10:46 UTC. Will this become a sunspot region that has the potential to produce strong solar flares? Time will tell!

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