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INFO FROM SIDC - RWC BELGIUM 2014 Oct 31 12:49:39

During the past 24 hours, solar flaring activity was at the C-level, with a
C9.7 as strongest flare. The background irradiation is decreasing as
Catania group 88 (NOAA 2192) is rounding the west limb. Flares originated
from Catania groups 88, 98 and 3 (NOAA 2192, 2200 and 2201 respectively).
The C6.9 flare, originating from Catania group 3, peaked at 13:12 UT on
October 30 and C2.3 flare, originating from Catania group 98, peaked at
15:03 UT. Both flares were accompanied by radio type II bursts and narrow
eastward propagating CMEs. These CMEs will not have any impact on Earth.
Due to the position of Catania group 88, we retain the warning condition
for a proton event. 

The solar wind speed, observed by ACE, increased from 350  to 450 km/s, the
interplanetary magnetic field went up in magnitude to about 12 nT and also
the temperature increased. A northern coronal hole (extending from N10 to
N55) has passed the central meridian and the associated high speed stream
might arrive at the end of November 2. Quiet to active conditions are
expected, with limited chances for minor storm conditions. 

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2014 Oct 27 1511 UTC
Catania sunspot group 88 (NOAA AR 2192) produced an X2.1 flare peaking [more]

2014 Sep 07 1337 UTC
The latest halo CME alert generated by the CACTus software package: 025|2014/09/06 [more]

2014 Aug 08 1211 UTC
END OF ALL QUIET ALERT ...................... The SIDC [more]

Science Highlights

Oct 29, 2014: NOAA 2192 in perspective

Oct 27, 2014: Number 6 for NOAA 2192 (NL-FR-EN)

Oct 26, 2014: Fifth X-class event for NOAA 2192 (NL-FR-EN)

Oct 25, 2014: Another X-class flare from NOAA 2192 (NL-FR-EN)

Oct 24, 2014: X3.1 flare on 24 October (NL-FR-EN) - UPDATED

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