Added 03/05/2014 @ 17:45 UTC
Strong Farsided Flare
A fairly impulsive, yet strong solar flare was observed Wednesday morning around a new active region in formation on the farside of the sun. Another coronal mass ejection (CME) is visible in the latest STEREO imagery. The source of this flare is a little over a week away from rotating into Earth view off the east limb. Something to keep an eye on.
Added 03/05/2014 @ 13:30 UTC
Attached video below by LASCO C2 captures an outbreak of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) during the past 24 hours. Unfortunately for sky watchers, each of these events were either farsided or directed away from our planet. A farsided filament eruption in the southern hemisphere was the source of the latest CME beginning at 09:30 UTC Wednesday morning.
Added 03/04/2014 @ 01:20 UTC
1974 Set to Return
Old region 1974, the source of a number of M-Class solar flares during the previous solar rotation, is set to return back into view off the east limb during the next 24-48 hours. What will be left of the former active region? We will soon find out. Image below by SDO/AIA.