X1.1 solar flare

Saturday, 11 February 2023 18:59 UTC

X1.1 solar flare

After a fairly quiet start of the month the Sun has really started to pick up the pace again. The past few days we have had numerous M-class solar flares from many different sunspot regions. Some of these launched minor coronal mass ejections but most of the time the flares were too impulsive or the resulting coronal mass ejections just weren't aimed at Earth. 

Today's headline grabbing event was of course the X1.1 solar flare (X3-strong) from sunspot region 3217. The solar flare however rather impulsive and it is not likely that is launched a coronal mass ejection into space. We are still analysing other events that took place today to see if any of those have a chance to impact our planet. We are nevertheless keeping an eye out for more solar flares as we have a lot of sunspot regions on the disk today with sunspot region 3217 being the most potent of them all. Keep an eye on this place for the latest news and data!

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