A strong solar flare measuring X1.0 was observed around region 2087 peaking at 10:30 UTC. The flare was rather impulsive in nature. The event generated a relatively faint coronal mass ejection (CME) that was visible shortly afterwards in LASCO C2 imagery. So far appears to be directed away from our planet.
06/11/2014 @ 11:40 UTC
AIA video of the X1.0 event now available. Located on right side of page.
06/11/2014 @ 10:55 UTC
A relatively faint CME is now seen emerging in the latest LASCO C2 coronagraph imagery. The plasma cloud appears to be blended in with an earlier CME following an M3.0 flare around the same region an hour earlier. Does not appear to be directed towards Earth. Image located on right of page.
06/11/2014 @ 10:30 UTC
A strong solar flare measuring X1.0 was observed around region 2087 peaking at 10:30 UTC. The flare was rather impulsive in nature. This follows an earlier flare measuring M3.0 around the same region. More details to follow.