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April 13, 2015
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INFO FROM SIDC - RWC BELGIUM 2015 Apr 13 12:32UTC

The strongest flare reported during the last 24 hours was the C9.0 flare which peaked at 18:07 UT on April 12. The flare originated from the NOAA AR 2321, situated at that moment close to the east solar limb. No clear signatures of the CME possibly associated with this flare are visible in the currently available data. The NOAA AR 2321 presently has beta-gamma-delta configuration of its photospheric magnetic field and therefore also potential to be the source of C-class and M-class flares in the course of coming hours. The partial halo CME, first seen in the SOHO LASCO C2 field of view at about 23:36 UT on April 12 was associated with the flare and the filament eruption triggered by the flare (from the close to the west solar limb region). The associated type II radio burst,

signature of the shock wave, was reported by Culgoora Observatory. The radio burst gives indication that the speed of the associated shock was about 1100 km/s. The CME had the angular width of about 150 degrees and the projected plane of the sky speed of about 630 km/s. The expected CME arrival at the Earth is in late evening of the April 15 or early morning of

April 16. The Earth is still inside a slow solar wind with the speed of 350 km/s, and the interplanetary magnetic field is currently rather low with the magnitude of about 2nT. The geomagnetic conditions are currently quiet, and we expect quiet to unsettled geomagnetic conditions in the coming hours. The arrival of the fast flow, from the southern polar coronal hole which has strong extend towards the solar equator, is expected in the afternoon of April 14 and morning of April 15 with possible active geomagnetic conditions.






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