A moderate solar flare peaking at M1.7 was observed off the east limb around >Returning Sunspot 1731 located off the east limb produced moderate M1.7 solar flare at 05:25 UTC on May 20, 2013. Sunspot 1731 will begin to rotate back into view within the next 24 hours when it will get new sunspot number.
Space weather forecasters predicted geomagnetic storming conditions up to major G2 level, however, the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) has been mostly pointed north, meaning that geomagnetic activity is being suppressed. Geomagnetic conditions are in normal background for now.
- Major G2 geomagnetic storm conditions expected as CME sweeps past Earth (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- Two sunspots (AR1730 and AR1731) / A spectacular prominence eruption observed (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- Another moderate solar flare M3.2 from Region 1748, CME detected (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- Increasing Solar Activity And Disturbances In Earth’s Magnetic Field Affect Our Behavior And Increase Our Health (wakingtimes.com)
- Sunspot Blasting Out Major Solar Flares Will Face Earth Soon (space.com)
- What the hell is happening on the Sun? (io9.com)
- Fallout from huge solar flare to sideswipe Earth (science.nbcnews.com)
- Sun unleashes four massive solar flares in two days (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (rt.com)
- Sun powers up: 3 major solar flares in 1 day (science.nbcnews.com)
- 5 Mind-Blowing Pictures of Solar Flares Captured by NASA (techeblog.com)