Moderate solar flare reaching M1.3 erupted from Region 1762

A moderate solar flare reaching M1.31 erupted from Region 1762 on June 5, 2013. The event peaked at 08:58 UTC. The source was AR 1762 located on the western limb. AR 1762 is still classified with Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and will soon rotate out of Earth view. 

A Type IV Radio Emission was associated with the event which typically indicates strong Coronal Mass Ejections and solar radiation storms.

This region started flaring on June 1 and since then has erupted with 12 B-class flares and 3 C-class flares. This is its first M-class solar flare.

NOAA SWPC forecasters estimated 15% chance for M-class flare, and 1% chance for X-class flare.

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Space Weather Message Code: ALTTP4
Serial Number: 420
Issue Time: 2013 Jun 05 0939 UTC

ALERT: Type IV Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2013 Jun 05 0844 UTC
Description: Type IV emissions occur in association with major eruptions on the sun and are typically associated with strong coronal mass ejections and solar radiation storms.

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Sunspots

There are currently 4 numbered solar regions on the disk. Only region 1762 has Beta-Gamma-Delta magnetic configuration and is capable of more moderate to strong flares. This region will soon rotate out of the Earth view. All numbered regions are located on the Sun's eastern limb and will pose no threat to Earth in the coming days. Region 1759 is classified with Alpha mangetic field, Regions 1763 and 1764 have Beta magnetic field.

Featured image courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams

Tags: M-CLASS

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