M5.9 (yet another!) Flare

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Photo here is an updated image of the visible solar disk on Friday morning.

Solar activity is currently at low levels. A minor C3.0 flare was detected at 11:51 UTC and was centered around Sunspot 1762 now rotating onto the southwest limb.

All other regions, including Sunspot 1765 which is now in a perfect geoeffective position remain stable.

A moderately strong solar flare reaching M5.9 was observed Friday evening around Sunspot 1762 off the southwest limb. 2013-06-08 070555




Because of the location near the limb, any associated CME would be directed mostly away from Earth.

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I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.