INFO FROM SIDC - RWC BELGIUM 2015 Apr 29 12:30UTC
The active regions are currently stable or decaying, except for a new developing small sunspot group Catania 48. No flares occurred during the past period.
SDO/AIA and H-alpha GONG images indicate a few filament eruptions on April 28 in the Eastern hemisphere. The eruption of the extended filament, which was stretching from S05E10 to N40E80, started around 11:00 UT. An associated partial halo CME was detected in SOHO/LASCO images, with first measurement at 14:29 UT. The CME is mainly propagating to the North-East of the Sun-Earth line, with an estimated projected speed of 361 km/s (CACTus estimate). At most a glancing blow will arrive at Earth on May 2 at the end of the UT day. Another faint, asymmetric CME was observed in SOHO/LASCO-C2, with first measurement at 2:48 UT on April 29, which is perceived as a backside event. There is a limited chance (20%) for C-class flares during the next 24 hours. The Interplanetary Magnetic Field magnitude is fluctuating between 0 and 8
nT, while the solar wind speed obtains values between 280 and 360 km/s. Quiet to unsettled (local K=0 to 3 at Dourbes) geomagnetic conditions were observed and are largely expected to remain so. There is some chance for a few time slots of active (K=4) to minor storm (K=5) conditions, due to an expected flow from a positive polarity coronal hole on April 30.