Solar Activity for November 14, 2013

Active Region 1897 has released an M1.4 solar flare on November 13, 2013 at 15:20 UTC. This region has ‘Beta-Gamma’ magnetic configuration and can produce strong eruptions. It is still rotating and will soon be in a position pointing away from Earth. Keep in mind, though, that this will soon change as AR 1897 rotates toward the center of the disk.

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Solar activity is likely to be moderate (R1-R2 Minor-Moderate) with a chance for X-class (R3-Strong) flares for the next three days (November 13 – 15) as Regions 1890 and 1897 remain large, complex, and capable of further significant activity.

NOAA SWPC forecasters estimate 60% chance of M-class, and 30% chance of X-class solar flare today.