New day, new coronal mass ejections to look at!

Saturday, 10 February 2024 18:34 UTC

New day, new coronal mass ejections to look at!

Another day, another big coronal mass ejection... but this time it came from the south-east limb! The coronal mass ejection from yesterday's X3.3 solar flare was impressive but we have yet another fine specimen to look at. An incoming sunspot region erupted with a M3.4 solar flare that peaked at 03:54 UTC. This coronal mass ejection is just like the coronal mass ejection from the X3.3 solar flare not aimed at our planet.

Just after the M3.4 solar flare from behind the east limb, another eruption took place just south of sunspot region 3576. The ejecta from this eruption is visible as a partial halo coronal mass ejection and the ejecta looks to be heading south of our planet. If some ejecta does arrive, we expect little geomagnetic activity from it. Sunspot region 3576 keeps a complex Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and has the potential for M-class (R1 and R2) activity. The sunspot region is in a perfect spot for earth-directed eruptions so fingers crossed!

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