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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

[BAA-ebulletin 00563] Solar Flare Activity Warning

BAA electronic bulletin

There are several solar active regions observable at the current time, two of which are producing flares. Observations should be sent as soon as possible to the Solar Section Director with details of date, time (UT) of start, peak and end of flare event, location and intensity.
Big Bear Solar Observatory activity warning is reproduced below:

Solar activity is moderate.

Region NOAA 11158 produced an X-class flare yesterday (14th Feb)
Since then it remains magnetically complex. An X-class flare
is still possible from this region. An M-class event
is likely. A C-class flare is also possible from
region NOAA 11161.

NOAA 11158, S21 W21 (X= 326,Y=-245). Beta-gamma-delta region. M-class
flare likely, X-class possible.

NOAA 11161, N11 E45 (X=-676,Y= 264). Beta region. C-class flare possible.

Positions as of February 15, 2011 at 12:30 UT.

Lyn Smith
Solar Section

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Colin James Watling
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