April 17, 2024

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Space Weather Update: X1.0 solar flare from sunspot region 3354

Sunspot region 3354 departs with a major X1.0 solar flare (R3-strong) yesterday at 23:14 UTC as it approaches the west limb.

The X1.0 solar flare from sunspot region 3354 is already the 18th X-class solar flare of Solar Cycle 25. While strong and a long duration event, the solar flare was not eruptive and surprisingly did not launch a coronal mass ejection into space.

None of the other sunspot regions on the earth-facing solar disk are likely to produce M or X-class events right now. There are also no geomagnetic storms likely to take place in the foreseeable future. We wish everybody a happy summer and for our friends down under who are heading towards spring time we hope you will get a geomagnetic storm soon and hopefully see some nice aurora!

We also would like to apologize if you received multiple alerts on the SpaceWeatherLive app from this event. We had a technical issue which caused the system to send out a lot of alerts for the same event. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for using our iOS or Android app.

from SpaceWeatherLive RSS https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/news/view/503/20230703-x1-0-solar-flare-from-sunspot-region-3354.html