X1.0 solar flare from sunspot region 2192

Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 18:31 UTC

X1.0 solar flare from sunspot region 2192

Sunspot region 2192 did it again! Less than 24 hours after the major X3.19 solar flare from yesterday, it now produced a major X1.04 (R3-strong radio blackout) solar flare at 17:08 UTC. This was already it's fourth X-class solar flare but again it looks like it did not launch a coronal mass ejection.

SDO/AIA 94 Ångström

SDO/AIA 1600 Ångström

SDO/AIA 193 Ångström

SDO/AIA 304 Ångström

 

This solar flare looks very similar to the previous X-class solar flares. While coronagraph imagery is not yet available to confirm the launch of a coronal mass ejection, we can again conclude that due to the lack of any significant coronal dimming (traces in the solar corona of ejected material) there might not be a major coronal mass ejection associated with this event despite the long duration of the solar flare.

This post will be updated as soon as more information becomes available so keep checking back.

Be sure to also check out our other update that we posted today. 

NOAA SWPC alerts

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2014 Oct 25 1659 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate
SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2014 Oct 25 1655 UTC
Maximum Time: 2014 Oct 25 1708 UTC
End Time: 2014 Oct 25 1811 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.0
Optical Class: 3b
Location: S12W30
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

No coronal mass ejection confirmation (ADDED: 21:45 UTC)

Today's X1 solar flare was similar to yesterday's X3 solar flare. Again no coronal mass ejection as seen on this image from SOHO/LASCO.

Images: NASA SDO and ESA/NASA SOHO.

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